April 24, 2010 in Books (F)
[prMac.com] Doylestown, PA - MobiStories continues its sharp rise in iPhone app development with their cutting edge presentation of both interesting and fun books for children of all ages on all digital devices. Joining their successful, "Celebrating President Barack Obama in Pictures," Still Motion Media has just released its second book in the series, "Celebrating First Lady Michelle Obama in Pictures." It is an interactive application that can be downloaded to an iPhone, iTouch, and iPad from the iTunes App store. A similar MobiStory can also be downloaded to PC and Mac computers from the company's website.
Licensed from Enslow Publishers, this app chronicles Michelle's life as a child through her rise to becoming our First Lady in the White House. Still Motion Media created a unique 'camera to photo album with soundtrack' approach for these books. Featuring audio clips of both Michelle and the President taken from the campaign trail, kids can access the photos and learn a few Fun Facts along the way. Narrating the English version of this ebook is the internationally recognized speaker and top selling author, Sanyika Calloway Boyce.
What makes this digital book iPhone app even more special is that it is narrated and written in three languages: English, Spanish and Chinese. MobiStories' unique controls allow the reader to see and hear any mixture of language for both text and narration. "Hearing the Chinese and seeing the English text, or vice versa, is something many language educators have requested," commented Rick Toone, Creative Director of Still Motion Media. "Furthermore, by adding multiple languages, more children will be able to enjoy this MobiStory," he continued. "Exposure to alternate languages is something kids don't have access to in a traditional textbook on this kind of subject matter. It's just another way interactive apps open up learning in new and different ways."
Photos of Michelle, the President and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia are cleverly depicted as snapshots within a camera body. When the user "taps" the camera, a shutter sound will be heard, the photo will enlarge, the caption will appear and the narration and accompanying sounds will begin. Utilizing iPhone functionality, double tapping the photo brings it full screen on the handheld device.
About Enslow Publishers
The mission of Enslow Publishers, Inc. is to publish high-quality educational nonfiction books for children and young adults. The company currently publishes 200 new library-bound titles a year for students in first through twelfth grades. Over the years, Enslow's award-winning titles have been recognized by organizations such as the American Library Association, the NAACP, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Society of School Librarians International.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 59.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Michelle Obama in Pictures is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Still Motion Media, creator of MobiStories, is the leading producer of downloadable digital books, apps and e-books bringing children's picture books, to iPhones, iPads and computers. For more information about Still Motion Media and MobiStories, please visit them online. Still Motion Media and MobiStories are registered trademarks or trademarks of Still Motion Media in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.