June 22, 2011 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Midland, Texas - Pictureless Books, a Kindle e-book series, by co-authors Teffanie T. White and Adrea L. Peters that plays with the alphabet to inspire people and honor the immense power of well-chosen words, launches AlphaTapp App for iPhones, iPads and iPods today. The AlphaTapp App features alphabetically organized vocabularies that uplift, surprise, teach, question, provoke and pay homage to positive words, and will allow users to:
* Spell a word to create a good word anagram or acronym
* Email an entire good word or love card to someone special
* Post a word to a friend's Facebook page or on their own
* Shuffle or Shake the deck for a surprisingly good word
The App is based upon Pictureless Books' series of science, math, wellness, art, and learning inspired e-books, and their encouraging alphabets.
* I is for Invigorated and Inspiration (the i m a g i n a t i o n series)
* W is for Walnut (w e l l n e s s series)
* E is for El Nino (the e x p l o r e series)
* C is for Canvas (the c a n v a s series)
* A is for Apple and A is for Angel (the a n g e l series)
* N is for Never Night and Ur Txtbk (the n o t h i n g series)
The words in each deck and e-book are arranged to emphasize the word in its purest form, without pictures. "We've chosen to promote imagination by emphasizing words, one letter at a time. We hope this will inspire the player's mind to wander and conjure very personal images and meanings," White said.
White and Peters are often asked how they select their words. "Beyond loving words and avoiding obvious new-age inspiration that's been done before, all of our words must pass through a filter: Is it fun? Does it feel good? Does it ignite my imagination?" said Peters.
White used the idea for good words as inspiration more than a decade ago when she was teaching in inner city Houston. After months of negative energy in the classroom, White resolved to change her life and theirs purely through new vocabulary.
"We began using positive, inventive words to end each class," said White. "Every student had to come up with a positive new vocabulary word each day - but no trite words or repeats were allowed. The entire exercise was life-affirming for every person in the room."
White allowed this "big idea" to marinate for years until she met co-author Adrea Peters at Seton Hill's writing popular fiction program in 2005. Peters brought White's vision to life through a hardcover Pictureless Books prototype that she designed as a gift for White. Together, they imagined and then created a book series that would be accessible, affordable and environmentally responsible.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 10.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
AlphaTapp 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Each Pictureless Book is individually priced at $2.99 on Amazon. AlphaTapp, which bundles the categories into six digital decks of cards, is also $2.99 for a promotional period.
The sole intent of all Pictureless products is to encourage the reader to conjure an image, or a feeling, or a way to seeing and believing in the words on the page. it is our forever hope that each letter and word evoke elation and joy within the reader as they play with their ABCs. Copyright (C) 2011 Pictureless Books. 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.