The Very Hungry Bum, written and illustrated by Claudia Rowe, narrated by John Flaus.
Like a very famous caterpillar, The Very Hungry Bum consumes quite a lot. Over the course of a week it devours several pairs of underpants and other innocent objects, which were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Then, after a gluttonous week and a particularly indulgent camping trip, it undergoes an incredible transformation.
The Very Hungry Bum is a new iBook for iPads, iPhones and iPod touches. It is a fun and cheeky parody of a classic children’s book that I’m sure you remember!
Read the book by yourself or choose between manual or automated narration by renowned actor and broadcaster John Flaus.
[update] The Very Hungry Bum was selected as a New & Notable book by Apple.
The original paperback version (printed on 100% recycled paper!) has sold out, but preorders … Read More »
The Waterhole by Graeme Base is the second app we have produced for The Base Factory. Upon release, the iPad version was featured on the Australian store. It reached #1 in iPad Book Apps and #14 overall in the Australian store and was featured on the iPad homepage.
The Book is not dead, it’s just changing context. For The Book to be dead, we would have to no longer care about stories or understanding complex ideas that take more than 140 characters to convey. Books are more alive more than ever before. They don’t have to be linear. They don’t have to be bulky. Text and diagrams can move and be played with. Pictures can be zoomed or rotated in 3D. They can be personalised to the extent that if we downloaded the same book, your experience of it could be completely different from mine. They can also be updated in real time. We think of books as defined by their physical containers, but we’re the last generation that is going to think that way.
Animalia for iPad has been updated with two new sections and 100% more content.
New AppBook ‘Animalia for iPad’ based on the much loved children’s book by Graeme Base is now available on the iTunes store.
‘New and Noteworthy’ iPad app in the US and Canada. Feature tiles in Australia and New Zealand.
September 2010: #2 iPad app in Australia. #1 in iPad Books in the US, Canada and Australia. Top 10 iPad Book in 19 countries. Top 100 in 50 countries.
‘Animalia’ for iPhone and iPod Touch also now available.
For more information, visit www.appbooks.com
As today was the first day for iPad pre-orders in the US and there is quite a buzz about it, I thought it timely to make my first blog post and share some thoughts on iPad books.
A book is a book is a book
A few days ago Mobclix data revealed there were some 27,000 AppBooks (Book Applications) on the iTunes App Store. Significantly, they now outnumber games as the largest App category.
Here is a pic from their website:
These are iPhone Apps. What will happen when the iPad releases?
We will see even more AppBooks. Or will we?
AppBooks and the iBookstore
There has been some discussion in the last few days about the possibility of Apple removing some AppBooks once the iPad and iBookstore releases. This began with Jason Kincaid’s TechCrunch post ‘Will books be the next to go … Read More »