October 29, 2011 in Books (F)
[prMac.com] Pontirolo Nuovo, Italy - Simiula announce the update to make compatible with iOS 5 his Children Picture book iPad app: "Simone and the night's monsters". This is the classic story about children that are scared by monsters hidden inside the closet or under the bed. The story is perfect for Halloween nights with your young children.
Simone and the night's monsters is an iPad ebook focused on utilizing at best the mobile device to create the animations children will love!
The best loved feature of the app is that the character's name and the monster's names can be changed. A sometimes made less scary, the monsters inside this story book. Using the view story button, you can record your own voice on each page. Then using the watch mode button, children can watch the animated story with Mom and Dad Narrator voices over the sound effects.
The idea behind the app-book 'Simone and the night's monsters' is to take an old fashioned children book painted by Italian artist Graziano Vitale and bring it to the iPad era. The original drawings are digitally scanned, then each of the characters isolated and the backgrounds are rebuilt by the author himself using digital tools. Once all the graphics are splitted among layers it was animated using Final Cut Express software to create a series of short movies. A stunning soundtrack cinema-like is added to each scene. Then Simiula put all together into an iPad app and the result it is a stunning animated book.
In fact, it is not like watching a movie, but it looks like an old fashioned book with beautiful animated on the device and now with parents as Narrator!
Features of this iPad e-book:
* the character's name can be changed and also the monster's names
* record your own voice on each page and replay them in watch mode over the sound effects
* the story can be watched with colorful animations and sound, but with page by page turn
* the story can be read as normal paper book
* abandon the story before the end (quit the app) auto-save the page to come back to it later on.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 57.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Simone and the night's monsters 1.4 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Located in Pontirolo Nuovo, Bergamo/Italy, Simiula is a new privately held Italian company founded in 2009 by Gerardo Iula. Gerardo has been since 1984 starting from the very old home computer games, to the Amiga and PC application software, internet 1.0, and now working to create modern Apps for mobile devices. The company leverages the latest technologies, but used in creative ways and always connected to social networks. Copyright (C) 2010 Simiula. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.