August 8, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Seville, Spain - Electronic books for adults as well as for children are reinventing reading to making it more up-to-date with today's technology. Kid's books aren't just beautiful paper creations anymore but fantastical worlds of reading with music, narration and pictures that move. And TouchyBooks brings those stories together in an easy to use and very practical digital bookstore app.
When TouchyBooks first appeared on the iPhone and iPad platforms in October 2010 the bookstore app included 5 titles in three languages and offered children a new way to experience books and offered parents a safe and organized way to choose books. Since then the app has grown to have more than 70 titles in five languages and expects to have 200 titles by the end of 2011. This bookstore has received more than 700,000 user/parent downloads worldwide which has allowed the app to remain among the highest ranked Book apps in the AppStore. These stories can now even be found on Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry Playbook. So what is it that makes these books such a distinct experience for children?
TouchyBooks incorporates so many characteristics that make their books stand out. Each feature is carefully studied by educators and parents to enhance a child's experience. For example autoplay, which has been added in their latest 2.0 update, is essentially directed towards younger readers so they can listen to and view the story in order to learn how to create it themselves when the Autoplay is off by reading and touching the interactive illustrations. More about the 2.0 version can be found here.
Many of the interactive features in the books stimulate children's intuition and motor skills. The music and sound effects engage them and make the reading more exciting and fun. Many of the books are also given a spectacular appeal with different types of animations like snow particles and drag and drop. TouchyBooks have even made it possible for a child's decisions to actually affect the story by adding logic to the animations.
TouchyBooks publishes new books every week, they make it easy for parents to preview books and offer them at very competitive prices from $0.99 - $3.99. So, are people like Al Gore and JK Rowling investing big in this new trend? Will paper books become old fashioned? Is this the future of publishing? Schools? Education? The answers to these questions are becoming clearer every day.
TouchyBooks is an innovative, multilingual children's bookstore for Smartphones and Tablets where parents can find high quality interactive story books in English, Spanish, French, and German for young children aged 2-8. The story books target children's creativity and imagination while they read, listen, view and interact with text and images making learning entertaining and easier. Copyright (C) 2011 TouchyBooks. 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.