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Tweet Time Getting  ready  to  ramp  up  for  tonite's  #storyappchat,  who's  out  there  and  ready   2.60184E+17 brooks_jones to  chat? Mon,  22  Oct  2012  00:59:54  +0000 2.60184E+17 CleverMammals @brooks_jones  I  am!  Def  joining  this  week.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:00:43  +0000 Kindoma  is  excited  to  participate  in  a  chat  about  books  and  animations.     2.60184E+17 kindoma #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:01:12  +0000 2.60184E+17 DavidBFox I'm  here  and  feeling  very  animated.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:01:29  +0000 @CleverMammals  @kindoma  Great,  glad  to  have  both  of  you  for  tonite's   2.60184E+17 brooks_jones #storyappchat! Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:01:29  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  Getting  ready  to  ramp  up  for  tonite's  #storyappchat,  who's   2.60184E+17 iPad_storytime out  there  and  ready  to  chat? Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:01:47  +0000 cynthia  from  Rascal  Media  here  and  very  interested  in  tonight's  topic   2.60184E+17 cynthianugent #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:01:56  +0000 @DavidBFox  @iPad_storytime  @cynthianugent  Always  a  pleasure  to  have  you   2.60184E+17 brooks_jones three  for  #storyappchat! Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:02:13  +0000 @CleverMammals  Looks  like  you'll  be  able  to  contribute  a  lot  to  the   2.60184E+17 DavidBFox conversation  with  your  CGI  background.  Nice!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:02:23  +0000 Hello  from  @bnemedia!  E  will  try  to  keep  up  with  #storyappchat,  but  she's  on  a   2.60184E+17 bnemedia bus  home  and  her  phone  may  die. Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:02:44  +0000 My  best  free  Animated  list:  http://t.co/UqygB7BE  &  Best  free  Interactive:   2.60185E+17 iPad_storytime http://t.co/6JABAQJd  lots  of  crossover    #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:04:34  +0000 gave  talk  to  teacher  librarians  yesterday  and  discovered  even  w/  teachers   2.60185E+17 cynthianugent there's  confusion  between  picturebooks  &  I  can  reads  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:06:50  +0000 @bnemedia  Great  to  have  you  here  for  tonite's  #storyappchat!  Thanks  for   2.60185E+17 brooks_jones joining  us  :) Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:06:50  +0000 @theipodteacher  Welcome  to  tonite's  #storyappchat!  So  glad  you  could  stop   2.60186E+17 brooks_jones by. Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:07:14  +0000 2.60186E+17 Julia_Brannon Following  on  the  iPad  -­‐-­‐  mostly  just  observing  tonight...  #Storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:07:30  +0000 Had  to  remind  them  that  picturebooks  aren't  readers  and  vocab  is  aimed  at  oral   2.60186E+17 cynthianugent comprehension  not  reading  comprehension  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:08:27  +0000 @cynthianugent  Interesting!  Do  you  mean  in  print  or  digital  formats?   2.60186E+17 iPad_storytime #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:08:47  +0000 @Julia_Brannon  Welcome,  always  a  pleasure  to  have  you  join  us  for   2.60186E+17 brooks_jones #storyappchat  :) Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:09:08  +0000 @iPad_storytime  Where  is  a  line  between  animated  and  interactive?   2.60186E+17 kindoma #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:09:35  +0000 Carisa  Kluver  of  @iPad_storytime  is  speaking  at  "How  to  #Create  and  #Market  a   2.60186E+17 RipplFX Children's  #Book  #App"  -­‐  http://t.co/xZXCBNin  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:10:01  +0000 @kindoma  There's  likely  to  be  overlap,  but  a  book  can  have  animation  and  not   2.60186E+17 DavidBFox be  interactive  at  all.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:10:36  +0000 @kindoma  and  it  can  be  interactive  with  absolutely  no  animation  (e.g.,  using   2.60186E+17 DavidBFox sound  responses  on  touch)  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:11:03  +0000 @iPad_storytime  Both.  some  adults  complaining  that  story  apps  have  too  many   2.60186E+17 cynthianugent interactions  because  interfere  w/  linear  narrative  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:11:07  +0000 2.60187E+17 DanaSchlingman #storyappchat  I'm  excited  to  join  the  chat  tonight  :^  ) Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:11:15  +0000 @kindoma  animation  is  one  way  you  can  respond  to  an  interaction.   2.60187E+17 DavidBFox #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:11:51  +0000 @DanaSchlingman  @RipplFX  Welcome  to  #storyappchat  tonite!  Thanks  for   2.60187E+17 brooks_jones stopping  by. Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:12:04  +0000 @DavidBFox  Is  there  a  rule  of  thumb  when  you  want  one  and  not  the  other?   2.60187E+17 kindoma Any  good  design  principles  to  follow?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:12:13  +0000 Honored!  RT:  @RipplFX  @CarisaKluver  is  speaking  at  How  to  #Create  and   2.60187E+17 iPad_storytime #Market  a  Children's  #Book  #App  http://t.co/yCEk2g1Z    #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:12:14  +0000 Also,  I  wanted  to  say  that  there's  a  broad  range  of  what  people  refer  to  as   2.60187E+17 DavidBFox animation.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:12:25  +0000 But  print  p/bs  have  never  been  strictly  linear.  Children  study  pictures  for  secrets   2.60187E+17 cynthianugent and  surprises  &  page  back  &  forth.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:12:30  +0000 2.60187E+17 DavidBFox Is  a  ball  moving  across  the  screen  animation?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:12:49  +0000 2.60187E+17 theipodteacher @brooks_jones  #storyappchat    Glad  to  be  here. Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:12:53  +0000 @DavidBFox  I'd  say  yes,  any  on-­‐screen  movement  counts  as  animation,  IMHO   2.60187E+17 brooks_jones #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:13:15  +0000 What  about  full  character  animation  with  a  cat  walking  across  the  screen  and   2.60187E+17 DavidBFox jumping  up  on  a  table?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:13:17  +0000

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#storyappchat  has  anyone  combined  the  "read  to  me  concept"  with  touch.  ie   2.60187E+17 DanaSchlingman touch  the  word  and  it's  read  aloud  or  it  activates  some  animation Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:14:04  +0000 @kindoma  full  character  animation  (either  hand-­‐drawn  or  CG)  can  be  really   2.60187E+17 DavidBFox expensive.  Moving  a  ball  across  the  screen  is  cheap.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:14:48  +0000 @kindoma  taps  can  make  things  appear  &  disappear,  sounds,  change  light   2.60187E+17 cynthianugent colour.can  be  from  gesture  or  begin  as  screen  opens.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:14:50  +0000 @kindoma  Some  interactions,  like  sound  effects  or  words  highlighting  when   2.60187E+17 iPad_storytime touched,  aren't  really  animation,  but  many  do  both.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:14:59  +0000 So  the  level  of  animation  is  going  to  be  determined  in  part  by  your  budget  (or  if   2.60188E+17 DavidBFox you  can  do  it  yourself).  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:15:20  +0000 @DanaSchlingman  Oceanhouse  apps  have  words  pronounced  and  highlight   2.60188E+17 cynthianugent when  you  touch  them  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:15:31  +0000 I  know  of  apps  that  had  $100K  budgets  because  of  so  much  animation  included.   2.60188E+17 DavidBFox Much  more  difficult  to  get  your  investment  back.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:15:50  +0000 RT  @cynthianugent:  @DanaSchlingman  Oceanhouse  apps  have  words   2.60188E+17 DanaSchlingman pronounced  and  highlight  when  you  touch  them  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:16:43  +0000 @DanaSchlingman  There's  'touch-­‐to-­‐hear'  &  even  'touch-­‐to-­‐spell'  for   2.60188E+17 iPad_storytime words  in  a  book  -­‐  try  Kiwa  (QBooks),  Oceanhouse,  Auryn  ...  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:17:04  +0000 animation  can  show  arc  of  action  rather  than  a  slice  as  in  illustration.  eg  object   2.60188E+17 cynthianugent falling,  moving  across  scene,  stars  twinkle  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:17:19  +0000 RT  @cynthianugent:  @DanaSchlingman  @OceanhouseMedia  apps  have  words   2.60188E+17 brooks_jones pronounced  and  highlight  when  you  touch  them  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:17:32  +0000 2.60188E+17 DanaSchlingman #storyappchat  thanks  @cynthianugent  I'll  have  to  check  that  out Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:17:43  +0000 Important  warning!  MT:  @DavidBFox  I  know  of  apps  that  had  $100K  budgets   2.60188E+17 iPad_storytime b/c  of  animation.  Difficult  to  get  investment  back.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:18:21  +0000 simple  animatns  aren't  hard.  think  of  a  flip  book.  Make  a  short  series  of  pngs  eg.   2.60189E+17 cynthianugent a  bird  pecking  only  needs  3  diff  pngs  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:19:21  +0000 We  created  our  animations  first  and  built  stories  around  them.  We  wanted  to   2.60189E+17 bnemedia tell  stories  with  animation.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:20:08  +0000 a  great  software  is  anime  studio  pro.  you  can  import  psd  layers  to  Make  a  little   2.60189E+17 cynthianugent animatn  then  export  it  as  pngs  for  app  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:20:29  +0000 #storyappchat  @cynthianugent  our  local  library  wants  to  create  a  literacy   2.60189E+17 DanaSchlingman program  for  special  needs  adults  -­‐  that  feature  would  be  great Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:20:30  +0000 @DanaSchlingman  @cynthianugent  Here's  a  sample  of  some  that  have  'touch-­‐ 2.60189E+17 iPad_storytime to-­‐spell'  ...  http://t.co/ROqtcEnd  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:21:25  +0000 @DanaSchlingman    also  check  out  toon  boom.  they  have  lots  of  sales,  lots  of  ed   2.60189E+17 cynthianugent support  and  v  cheap  starter  softwares.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:21:56  +0000 2.60189E+17 DanaSchlingman #storyappchat  @iPad_storytime  thanks  that's  great  -­‐  I'll  check  it  out  :^  ) Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:22:16  +0000 MT  @DanaSchlingman:  #storyappchat  Our  local  library  wants  to  create  a   2.60189E+17 brooks_jones literacy  program  for  special  needs  adults,  that  feature  would  be  great Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:22:16  +0000 2.6019E+17 ruBORED @brooks_jones  #storyappchat    hi  everybody.  Interesting  topic  tonight Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:23:22  +0000 @bnemedia  I  think  a  story  app  should  v  short  animatns  that  integrate  with  the   2.6019E+17 cynthianugent words,  pictures,  animations  on  each  screen.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:23:44  +0000 @cynthianugent  @danaschlingman  Our  animation  guru  uses  toon  boom.  Loves   2.6019E+17 bnemedia it,  she  says  wouldn't  use  anything  else.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:23:57  +0000 As  with  sound  and  music,  I  think  people  have  high  standards  for  art  and   2.6019E+17 DavidBFox animation.  Maybe  kids  don't  see  the  difference.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:24:07  +0000 @cynthianugent  We  want  to  do  that,  but  the  file  size  gets  out  of  control!   2.6019E+17 bnemedia Animations  are  insanely  big.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:24:55  +0000 Here's  a  v  simple  cut-­‐out  animated  book  trailer  made  with  anime  studio   2.6019E+17 cynthianugent http://t.co/0DLoTTHb  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:25:45  +0000 #storyappchat  @cynthianugent  Does  toon  boom  create  the  animation  for  you   2.60191E+17 DanaSchlingman or  is  it  a  software  package  that  allows  you  to  do  it  yourself? Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:27:42  +0000 2.60191E+17 brooks_jones @ruBORED  Welcome,  glad  to  have  you  here  for  #storyappchat  tonite! Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:27:52  +0000 @bnemedia  animatn  big  if  u  put  video  files  in  an  app  but  if  you  use  sprites  (png   2.60191E+17 cynthianugent files)much  smaller.  too,cant  interact  w/video  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:28:12  +0000 @bnemedia  Good  point  about  file  size.  I  delete  a  lot  animated  books  to  make   2.60191E+17 iPad_storytime room  on  my  iPad.  How  big  is  too  big  an  app,  in  MB?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:28:52  +0000 @DanaSchlingman  software  for  making  yourself.  You  need  to  either  draw  the   2.60191E+17 cynthianugent art  or  have  art  files  you  can  cut  up  in  psd  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:29:06  +0000 RT  @cynthianugent:  Here's  a  v  simple  cut-­‐out  animated  book  trailer  made  with   2.60191E+17 DanaSchlingman anime  studio  http://t.co/0DLoTTHb  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:29:17  +0000

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@cynthianugent  I  disagree  about  interacting  with  video-­‐-­‐someone  just  hasn't   found  how  to  do  it  yet.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:30:01  +0000 @iPad_storytime  apps  are  getting  huge  -­‐  450  MB  is  not  unusual  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:30:06  +0000 RT  @cynthianugent:  Here's  a  v  simple  cut-­‐out  animated  book  trailer  made  with   2.60191E+17 brooks_jones anime  studio  http://t.co/9scWiEBx  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:30:08  +0000 Yep,  too  bad,  IMHO  RT  @cynthianugent:  @iPad_storytime  apps  are  getting   2.60192E+17 brooks_jones huge  -­‐  450  MB  is  not  unusual  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:31:32  +0000 @iPad_storytime  Ours  is  100mb  and  I  think  it's  huge.  If  I  can't  download  on  3G,   2.60192E+17 bnemedia it's  too  big.  (Sad  for  our  app.)  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:32:02  +0000 @brooks_jones    #storyappchat  thanks.  Enjoying  the  topic.  I  am  really  interested   2.60192E+17 ruBORED in  animation Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:33:04  +0000 @bnemedia  u'll  be  waiting  a  long  time.  interactns  are  w/  objects  on  screen.  film   2.60192E+17 cynthianugent is  a  whole  layer  &  u  can't  tap  on  bits  of  it  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:33:04  +0000 @bnemedia  the  Morris  Lessmore  app  is  essentially  interacting  with  video.  They   2.60193E+17 DavidBFox just  cut  it  up  into  segments  that  you  trigger...  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:35:01  +0000 #storyappchat  is  there  a  way  to  host  animations  on  a  server  outside  the  app  and   2.60193E+17 DanaSchlingman load  them  into  the  app  as  needed? Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:35:13  +0000 2.60193E+17 DavidBFox ...as  you  touch  or  swipe.  So  it  feels  interactive.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:35:20  +0000 I  think  under  100  is  good,  over  200  is  too  big,  yet  we  have  apps  I've  reviewed   2.60193E+17 iPad_storytime that  are  well  over  300  or  400  MB.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:36:17  +0000 @cynthianugent  I  believe  in  ML,  they  stop  the  animation  and  let  you   2.60193E+17 DavidBFox touch/swipe/tap  to  continue  to  the  next  segment  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:36:20  +0000 @DavidBFox  that's  the  case  w/  feature  films  but  small  animatns  in  apps  r   2.60193E+17 cynthianugent charming.see  v  start  of  http://t.co/uhCdCrqC  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:36:34  +0000 2.60193E+17 cynthianugent @DavidBFox    what  is  ML?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:37:00  +0000 @DavidBFox  That's  what  I  was  thinking  of.  And  there's  this  Xmas  hedgehog   2.60193E+17 bnemedia YouTube  "choose  your  own  adventure"  video.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:37:03  +0000 @cynthianugent  but  there's  no  reason  you  couldn't  have  another  layer  w/hot   2.60193E+17 DavidBFox spots  that  was  also  animated  to  track  objs  in  video  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:37:04  +0000 @DavidBFox  I'd  definitely  put  the  Morris  Lessmore  app  in  the  heavy  animation   2.60193E+17 brooks_jones category.  Nicely  integrated  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:37:45  +0000 @DanaSchlingman  you  could  host  movies  outside  the  app.  Problem  is  that   2.60193E+17 DavidBFox you'd  then  only  be  able  to  use  the  app  while  online  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:38:04  +0000 @DavidBFox  oh  really?  do  you  have  a  link  explaining  how  this  works?   2.60193E+17 cynthianugent #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:38:15  +0000 @DavidBFox  @bnemedia  It  is  technically  challenged  but  possible  to  have  a   2.60193E+17 kindoma video  and  interaction  done  together.    #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:38:18  +0000 MT  @iPad_storytime:  I  think  <  100  is  good,  >  200  is  too  big,  yet  we  have   2.60193E+17 brooks_jones apps  I've  reviewed  that  are  well  over  300  or  400  MB.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:38:24  +0000 @DanaSchlingman  and  the  delay  to  download  anything  is  going  to  make  it  not   2.60193E+17 DavidBFox feel  interactive.  You  want  immediate  response.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:38:35  +0000 @cynthianugent  Morris  Lessmore...  was  trying  to  keep  the  tweet  short  :-­‐)     2.60194E+17 DavidBFox #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:39:17  +0000 @DavidBFox  @bnemedia    Our  team  did  it  for  some  Sesame  Workshops  apps  for   2.60194E+17 kindoma Windows  devices.    #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:39:47  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  MT  @DanaSchlingman:  #storyappchat  Our  local  library   wants  to  create  a  literacy  program  for  special  needs  adults,  that  feature  would   2.60194E+17 gcaserotti be  great Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:40:47  +0000 @cynthianugent  I  don't  know  if  I've  seen  it  in  current  apps...  just  believe  it  could   2.60194E+17 DavidBFox be  done,  but  would  take  some  work!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:40:48  +0000 why  have  long  animations  in  a  bk  app?  Moonbot's  r  more  filmic  and  less  a   2.60194E+17 cynthianugent multimodal  book.  child  not  in  control  of  movement  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:40:59  +0000 2.60194E+17 kindoma @DavidBFox  @bnemedia  http://t.co/0qSNInmm  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:41:31  +0000 2.60194E+17 lizcastro Hi  all,  great  topic,  sorry  I’m  late  #storyappchat  :) Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:41:51  +0000 Here's  our  600+  books,  sorted  by  MB  (size  listed  by  review,  under  "Screenshots   2.60194E+17 iPad_storytime &  Options"  tab)  http://t.co/c7USfotI  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:42:15  +0000 2.60194E+17 brooks_jones @lizcastro  Hi  Liz,  great  to  have  you  here  for  #storyappchat  tonite!  LTNS  :) Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:42:17  +0000 2.60194E+17 bnemedia @cynthianugent  I  guess  it  would  depend  on  the  aim  of  the  book  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:42:29  +0000 @cynthianugent  I  don't  think  having  long  animations  is  a  good  idea  either,   2.60194E+17 DavidBFox unless  they  don't  stop  interactivity  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:42:33  +0000 RT  @kindoma:  @DavidBFox  @bnemedia  It  is  technically  challenged  but  possible   2.60194E+17 MissMelodyKitty to  have  a  video  and  interaction  done  together.    #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:42:55  +0000 2.60191E+17 bnemedia 2.60191E+17 cynthianugent

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I  don't  like  modal  interactions...  tap...  wait  until  animation  is  done...  tap   #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:42:57  +0000 MT  @iPad_storytime:  Here's  our  600+  books,  sorted  by  MB   2.60195E+17 brooks_jones http://t.co/1v8CY85q  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:43:36  +0000 Much  better  if  it's  all  available  all  the  time.  Early  LivingBooks  from  the  90s  were   2.60195E+17 DavidBFox very  modal.  During  exploration,  it  would  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:43:40  +0000 get  frustrating  if  you  inadvertently  triggered  a  long  animation  you  had  already   2.60195E+17 DavidBFox seen.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:44:01  +0000 Definitely  agree.  RT  @DavidBFox:  I  don't  like  modal  interactions...  tap...  wait   2.60195E+17 brooks_jones until  animation  is  done...  tap  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:44:06  +0000 @brooks_jones  Yes,  I’m  sorry?  It’s  a  really  hard  time  slot.  Plus   2.60195E+17 lizcastro Halloween’s  coming.  Tonight  everyone  went  to  bed  early.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:44:10  +0000 Then  came  the  Humongous  Entertainment  titles.  All  their  interactions  were  in   2.60195E+17 DavidBFox parallel.  You  could  have  5-­‐10  things  happening.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:44:33  +0000 a  story  app  is  a  series  of  multimodal  screens:  an  expansn  of  p/bk  (words  +   2.60195E+17 cynthianugent images)  with  mode  of  sound,  interactions,  movement  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:44:50  +0000 @DavidBFox  What  are  some  Humongous  examples?  Sounds  awesome!   2.60195E+17 brooks_jones #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:45:07  +0000 I’m  interested  to  know  what  sort  of  animations  and  interactivity  people   2.60195E+17 lizcastro think  are  the  most  effective  in  stories  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:45:08  +0000 2.60195E+17 DavidBFox @lizcastro  hey  Liz!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:45:13  +0000 RT  @lizcastro:  I’m  interested  to  know  what  sort  of  animations  and   2.60195E+17 MissMelodyKitty interactivity  people  think  are  the  most  effective  in  stories  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:45:48  +0000 Great  question!  MT:  @lizcastro  I’m  interested  to  know  what  sort  of   2.60195E+17 iPad_storytime animations  &  interactivity  people  think  are  most  effective  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:46:14  +0000 @iPad_storytime  what  an  amazing  list!  are  you  a  librarian?  that's  fantastic.   2.60195E+17 cynthianugent #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:46:37  +0000 @brooks_jones  these  were  CD-­‐ROM  "Junior  Adventures"  -­‐  @Annie_Fox   2.60195E+17 DavidBFox designed  several  of  them.  "Putt-­‐Putt  Joins  the  Parade"  was  #1  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:46:37  +0000 2.60196E+17 lizcastro @DavidBFox  Hi  David!  How  are  you?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:47:11  +0000 2.60196E+17 DavidBFox @lizcastro  Good!  :-­‐)    #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:47:50  +0000 #storyappchat  Hi  all!  Great  topic.  I  use  @CoronaLabs  SDK  &  they've  a  great   2.60196E+17 LuvApp plugin  for  anim'  @kwiksher  you  need  photoshop  also.  Worth  a  peek Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:47:59  +0000 RT  @LuvApp:  #storyappchat  Hi  all!  Great  topic.  I  use  @CoronaLabs  SDK  &   they've  a  great  plugin  for  anim'  @kwiksher  you  need  photoshop  also.  Worth  a   2.60196E+17 DanaSchlingman peek Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:49:26  +0000 @LuvApp  Yes,  the  Kwik  plugin  lets  you  move  objects  around  the  screen  and  you   2.60196E+17 DavidBFox can  import  frame-­‐based  animation.  Very  helpful.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:49:40  +0000 @MissMelodyKitty  not  interactn  b/how  used.  eg  slider.  in  moo  baa  la  it  raises   2.60196E+17 cynthianugent curtain.  in  Heart  &Bottle  shows  change  of  heart  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:50:01  +0000 @cynthianugent  I'm  a  researcher,  mostly.  But  I've  read/reviewed  1000+  book   2.60197E+17 iPad_storytime apps  in  2  yrs  (&  have  a  nifty  database)  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:50:56  +0000 @violenoet  hi  Violeta,  come  join  us  at  #storyappchat,  topic:  interactivity.  I  bet   2.60197E+17 lizcastro you  have  lots  of  good  ideas  and  experience.  (Til  10) Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:50:59  +0000 @DavidBFox  @brooks_jones  Just  tuned  it!  Love  that  you  guys  are  recalling  Putt-­‐ 2.60197E+17 Annie_Fox Putt!  Those  were  so  fun  to  design.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:51:23  +0000 Interactns  in  apps  are  basically  the  same  as  popup  books-­‐see  my  dust  or  Magic   2.60197E+17 cynthianugent talk  on  this  http://t.co/VFcMTUN8    #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:52:09  +0000 RT  @LuvApp:  #storyappchat  Hi  all!  Great  topic.  I  use  @CoronaLabs  SDK  &   they've  a  great  plugin  for  anim'  @kwiksher  you  need  photoshop  also.  Worth  a   2.60197E+17 lizcastro peek Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:52:18  +0000 2.60197E+17 cynthianugent @iPad_storytime  I'll  say.  It's  totally  impressive.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:52:36  +0000 @LuvApp  @Annie_Fox  Welcome  to  tonite's  #storyappchat!  Always  a  pleasure   2.60197E+17 brooks_jones to  have  you  guys  join  us! Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:52:48  +0000 For  devs:  Anyone  ever  implemented  a  feature  (animation/interaction,  etc.)  that   2.60197E+17 iPad_storytime they  later  removed  b/c  of  story  comp  issues?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:53:32  +0000 2.60197E+17 cynthianugent @DavidBFox  I  don't  understand  your  use  of  "modal"  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:54:09  +0000 #storyappchat  Can't  believe  it's  been  20  years  since  Putt  Putt  joined  the  Parade!   2.60197E+17 Annie_Fox http://t.co/BySbFiDE  Here  he  is  on  YouTube Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:54:27  +0000 2.60197E+17 cynthianugent @iPad_storytime  what  are  "story  comp  issues"?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:54:41  +0000 @DavidBFox  @brooks_jones  #storyappchat  TY  Brooks.  Always  nice  to  see  you   2.60198E+17 Annie_Fox too. Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:55:06  +0000 2.60194E+17 DavidBFox

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@cynthianugent  I  like  to  crunch  data,  and  immerse  myself  in  things.  Book  Apps   have  certainly  given  me  a  lot  a  of  both.  :)  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:55:09  +0000 @cynthianugent  interactive  mode  followed  by  animation  mode.  Trigger   2.60198E+17 DavidBFox something,  it  animates  and  you  have  to  wait  til  it  ends.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:55:45  +0000 @DavidBFox  @brooks_jones  #storyappchat  Those  Humongous  Ent.  CD-­‐ROMS   2.60198E+17 Annie_Fox were  my  starting  place  in  the  industry.  Good  times! Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:56:15  +0000 In  children  stories,  animations  &  interactivity  need  to  be  a  part  of  the   2.60198E+17 violenoet narrative.  If  they  are  mere  ornamental,  they  distract  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:56:22  +0000 MT  @Annie_Fox:  #storyappchat  Can't  believe  it's  been  20  years  since  Putt  Putt   2.60198E+17 brooks_jones joined  the  Parade!  YouTube  link:  http://t.co/2X41gY0E Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:56:38  +0000 @cynthianugent  Story  comprehension  ...  like  a  feature  that  distracts  or   2.60198E+17 iPad_storytime interferes  w/  kids  understanding  storyline/plot  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:57:15  +0000 @violenoet  @MissMelodyKitty  Welcome  to  #storyappchat  tonite!  Glad  to  have   2.60198E+17 brooks_jones you  :) Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:57:21  +0000 @DavidBFox  have  you  used  it  for  any  of  your  apps?  I  haven't  yet  but  will  do  for   2.60198E+17 LuvApp my  next  project.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:57:28  +0000 @DavidBFox  interesting.  Multimodal  in  picturebook  scholarship  just  means  the   2.60198E+17 cynthianugent relationship  of  word  mode  to  picture  mode.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:57:45  +0000 So  true!  MT  @violenoet:  In  kids  stories,  animation  &  interactivity  need  to   2.60198E+17 bnemedia be  part  of  narrative.  Mere  ornamental  =  distraction  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:58:28  +0000 How  do  you  combine  words,  animation  and  interactivity?  When  does  it  stop   2.60198E+17 violenoet being  a  book  and  it  becomes  a  movie  or  a  game?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:58:47  +0000 @iPad_storytime  @cynthianugent  as  a  librarian  watching  children  read,   2.60199E+17 MaryAnnScheuer features  that  keep  them  in  the  story  are  essential  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:59:17  +0000 @violenoet  Are  you  doing  a  lot  of  interactive  titles?  Are  they  selling  well  in   2.60199E+17 lizcastro Argentina?  Do  you  guys  do  apps  or  just  ebooks?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:59:20  +0000 @violenoet  That  is  something  I  struggle  with-­‐-­‐hate  to  distract  from  the  story   2.60199E+17 brooks_jones #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  01:59:47  +0000 Can't  believe  this  animated  chat  is  just  about  over!  Such  good   2.60199E+17 brooks_jones opinions/links/experiences  shared.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:00:50  +0000 @violenoet  I  think  book  apps  are  changing  so  quickly,  that  it  only  stops  being  a   2.60199E+17 bnemedia book  when  the  dev  says  it  does...  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:01:01  +0000 Why  does  it  matter  if  it  is  not  clear  if  it  is  a  book,  a  movie  or  a  game?  Maybe  it's   2.60199E+17 jpujolar simply  something  else.  Find  a  name  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:01:39  +0000 @iPad_storytime  thx.  been  an  illustratr  4  20  yrs.  Everything  I  add  2  text  is  4   2.60199E+17 cynthianugent story  comprehension.  see  http://t.co/Mqr4DzD1  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:02:24  +0000 @LuvApp  I  used  the  first  version  of  Kwik  to  help  lay  out  our  http://t.co/CAliGfgh   2.60199E+17 DavidBFox app  (Android)  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:02:33  +0000 @bnemedia  I  thing  that  when  the  story  stops  ruling  the  other  elements,  thats   2.60199E+17 violenoet when  it  stops  being  a  book  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:02:33  +0000 #storyappchat  friends,  check  out  @iPad_Storytime's  post  on  the  #Cybils  -­‐  this  is   2.60199E+17 MaryAnnScheuer the  time  for  developer  submissions  http://t.co/tEo2CL97 Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:02:33  +0000 @brooks_jones  I  think  as  long  as  it  adds  to  the  story,  it's  okay.  Even  a  mix  of   2.60199E+17 bnemedia animation,  games,  words,  etc.  could  be  okay.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:02:39  +0000 YES  RT  @violenoet:  @bnemedia  I  thing  that  when  the  story  stops  ruling  the   2.602E+17 brooks_jones other  elements,  thats  when  it  stops  being  a  book  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:02:53  +0000 2.602E+17 DanaSchlingman #storyappchat  Thanks  everyone  -­‐  I  have  a  lot  of  research  to  do  now  :^  ) Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:03:04  +0000 RT  @MaryAnnScheuer:  #storyappchat  friends,  check  out  @iPad_Storytime's   post  on  the  #Cybils  -­‐  this  is  the  time  for  developer  submissions   2.602E+17 iPad_storytime http://t.co/tEo2CL97 Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:03:05  +0000 2.602E+17 brooks_jones @bnemedia  Agreed!  It  is  possible  to  integrate  many  elements  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:03:37  +0000 2.602E+17 DavidBFox @MaryAnnScheuer  we  submitted  our  app!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:04:01  +0000 @violenoet  @brook_jones  @MaryAnnScheuer  @cynthianugent  @bnemedia   2.602E+17 iPad_storytime That  line  is  pretty  fuzzy,  but  fascinating  conversation  ...  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:04:16  +0000 2.602E+17 bnemedia Thanks  for  the  awesome  #storyappchat! Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:04:17  +0000 @jpujolar  It  doesn't  unless  what  you're  trying  to  make  is  a  text-­‐based  material   2.602E+17 cynthianugent #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:04:20  +0000 @cynthianugent  I  think  modal  is  also  a  UI  term...  having  an  interface  that   2.602E+17 DavidBFox switches  from  one  mode  to  another.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:04:48  +0000 So  appreciate  all  of  you  who  stopped  by  for  tonite's  #storyappchat.  Please   2.602E+17 brooks_jones check  the  blog  tomorrow  for  transcript  http://t.co/PwzChdfi Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:04:53  +0000 2.602E+17 DavidBFox but  that's  modal  and  not  multimodal...  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:05:01  +0000 2.60198E+17 iPad_storytime

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RT  @LuvApp:  #storyappchat  Hi  all!  Great  topic.  I  use  @CoronaLabs  SDK  &   they've  a  great  plugin  for  anim'  @kwiksher  you  need  photoshop  also.  Worth  a   kwiksher peek Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:05:09  +0000 And  a  huge,  perpetual  THANK  YOU  to  @DavidBFox  and  @iPad_storytime,  stellar   brooks_jones #storyappchat  co-­‐hosts,  week  after  week! Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:05:39  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  So  appreciate  all  of  you  who  stopped  by  for  tonite's   #storyappchat.  Please  check  the  blog  tomorrow  for  transcript   iPad_storytime http://t.co/PwzChdfi Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:05:43  +0000 Great  topic!  I  can  see  we  can  talk  a  lot  more  on  this  one.  Thanks  co-­‐hosts   DavidBFox @brooks_jones  and  @iPad_Storytime!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:06:02  +0000 DavidBFox Hey,  anyone  want  to  suggest  topics  for  upcoming  an  upcoming    #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:06:22  +0000 brooks_jones Next  week  we'll  do  a  spooky  "Post-­‐Mortem"  theme  as  the  topic!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:06:30  +0000 DavidBFox @kwiksher  hey  Alex!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:06:43  +0000 this  really  went  fast.  Thank  you  to  fabulous  hosts  Brooks,  David  and  Carisa.  You   cynthianugent are  so  wonderful  for  arranging  this  every  wk.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:06:53  +0000 brooks_jones @DavidBFox  want  to  tell  'em  what  the  'Post-­‐Mortem'  is?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:06:59  +0000 @jpujolar  That’s  a  fair  point.  But,  especially  with  kids,  many  want  them  to   lizcastro be  *reading*,  don’t  value  movies,  games  same  way.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:07:01  +0000 Another  lovely,  lively  #storyappchat!  I'll  be  gone  next  week  to  speak  at  "How  to   iPad_storytime Create  &  Market  a  Children's  Book  App"  http://t.co/yCEk2g1Z Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:07:18  +0000 @brooks_jones  Post-­‐Mortem  is  a  term  often  used  in  game  design...  after  a   DavidBFox game's  done,  we  talk  about  the  gory  details...  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:07:36  +0000 Don't  know  if  this  is  good  topic  but  I  have  questions  @  foreign  rights.  Do   cynthianugent countries  form  rights  boundaries  for  apps  as  print?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:08:00  +0000 ...what  worked,  what  didn't.  What  were  the  huge  messes,  and  how  to  avoid   DavidBFox them  next  time.  Same  applies  to  app  dev!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:08:06  +0000 RT  @iPad_storytime  to  speak  next  week  at  "How  to  Create  &  Market  a   brooks_jones Children's  Book  App"  http://t.co/nZqCwRii  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:08:08  +0000 @DavidBFox  Actually,  learning  a  lot  so  far  just  reading  what  you  guys  have  to   CleverMammals say!!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:08:42  +0000 brooks_jones We  will  see  you  all  next  week  (I  hope)!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:09:05  +0000 Our  kids  have  got  hooked  to  audiobooks;  and  my  son  (10)  absolutely  requires  us   jpujolar to  read  him  aloud  at  bedtime  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:09:23  +0000 So  even  classical  books  end  up  being  used  in  different  ways,  Next  thing  will  be  e-­‐ jpujolar books  that  read  aloud.  Why  not?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:10:53  +0000 So  is  the  idea  just  to  develop  the  cognitive  ability  of  silent  print  reading?  Or   jpujolar telling  the  story?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:12:28  +0000 TY  â™¥  @DavidBFox  &  @brooks_jones!  &  Devs:  don't  forget  to   iPad_storytime submit  #bookapps  to  #Cybils  by  Oct.  31  http://t.co/5uvnskiP  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:13:00  +0000 @jpujolar  There  are  lots  of  ebooks  that  do  read  aloud...  both  on  Nook  and  iPad   DavidBFox (iBooks).  Also  highlight  text  as  they're  read.  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:18:14  +0000 DavidBFox @CleverMammals  Glad  you  listened  in!  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:18:33  +0000 20  years!  Seriously?  RT  @Annie_Fox:  #storyappchat  Can't  believe  it's  been  20   alicewilder years  since  Putt  Putt  joined  the  Parade!  http://t.co/xJj35cKw Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:18:47  +0000 @jpujolar  Good  points  (&  questions)  -­‐  A  new  name  is  an  interesting  idea  -­‐   iPad_storytime any  suggestions?  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:22:09  +0000 RT  @alicewilder:  20  years!  Seriously?  RT  @Annie_Fox:  #storyappchat  Can't   believe  it's  been  20  years  since  Putt  Putt  joined  the  Parade!   MeganPanatier http://t.co/xJj35cKw Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:25:26  +0000 I  LOVED  Humongous  &  Putt  Putt  so  much!  We  worked  with  them  on  Blue's   alicewilder Clues  back  then!  #aging  RT  @Annie_Fox  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:34:55  +0000 jpujolar So  maybe  e-­‐story,  i-­‐tale,  o-­‐text,  u-­‐tellit,  whatever  #storyappchat Mon,  22  Oct  2012  02:35:05  +0000 Topic  for  the  10/21/12  #storyappchat:  Animations  and  Interactivity  via   mawter @iPad_storytime  |  @scoopit  http://t.co/lZrOi1lj Mon,  22  Oct  2012  03:33:23  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  So  appreciate  all  of  you  who  stopped  by  for  tonite's   #storyappchat.  Please  check  the  blog  tomorrow  for  transcript   Caboome_Ebook http://t.co/PwzChdfi Mon,  22  Oct  2012  03:36:25  +0000