Posts Tagged ‘books’

Milo expressions test

December 13, 2010 - 3:16 pm No Comments

Why an iPad app?

December 10, 2010 - 11:45 am No Comments

Balloon Days (or Balloon Boy as it was initially called) has been on my mind as a ‘book’ idea for a while, I’ve always thought of it as a fun interactive picture book but (had) never really found the right platform. ‘Putting it on the web’ didn’t really feel like doing it justice, as it would have probably just got lost amongst the many others.

The original concept drawing was done by Christina 2 years ago, with some musings from me along the way. I was inspired to get on with development after seeing the Alice In Wonderland app, when the iPad first launched. A good story is primary for these, kids are too savvy too see through something that is just *fizz*, we really want it to be something you would read over and over. It has also been important for us to remember its not an animation, its a book idea.

Since having our little Lilly in the world I have been inspired by what she would like to read and maybe what her reading will be like in the future – she loves a good book already! Even my Dad (he’s a bit beyond picture books of course), now has a Kindle, which to me seems big step away from the paperback. The added bonus with iPad app is that it allows us to integrate some interactively for stimulation and play, its design is very much what I believe the ‘book’ will become in the future. The size of of the iPad is also a perfect book size, not to big to handle and enough to get the most out of the illustration detail. More later…