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12/16/12

#storyappchat Transcript  for  12/16/12 @TheStoryElves

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From  User iPad_storytime timdemeter drawbeard brooks_jones brooks_jones Julia_Brannon TELPmedia brooks_jones DavidBFox theStoryElves drawbeard theStoryElves theStoryElves theStoryElves brooks_jones DavidBFox theStoryElves theStoryElves theStoryElves brooks_jones theStoryElves theipodteacher DavidBFox iPad_storytime DavidBFox brooks_jones drawbeard theStoryElves theStoryElves Julia_Brannon theipodteacher theStoryElves timdemeter

Tweet Time I'm  excited  to  meet  Zoe  from  @TheStoryElves  tonight  &  their  enchanting  new   app,  The  Waking  Prince.  Who  else  is  here  tonight?  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  01:59:55  +0000 I  am!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:00:56  +0000 I'm  here.  The  app  does  look  fantastic,  though  I  haven't  gotten  it  myself,  yet.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:01:21  +0000 Just  about  ready  to  get  ramped  up  for  #storyappchat  tonite!  We've  got  Zoe  from   @TheStoryElves  with  us.  Excited?  I  am! Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:01:25  +0000 @drawbeard  @timdemeter  @iPad_storytime  @DavidBFox  Welcome  to  all  of   you  for  tonite's  #storyappchat!  Always  a  pleasure  to  have  you  :) Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:02:00  +0000 Now  on  #storyappchat:  Zoe  of  The  Story  Elves  discusses  their  new  app,  The   Waking  Prince...  http://t.co/U43zm9op  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:02:24  +0000 Now  on  #storyappchat:  Zoe  of  The  Story  Elves  discusses  their  new  app,  The   Waking  Prince...  http://t.co/EiMDbO6b Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:02:44  +0000 I'd  like  everyone  to  meet  Zoe  with  @TheStoryElves:  they've  just  come  out  with  a   new  story  app,  The  Waking  Prince.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:03:53  +0000 I'm  here!  Easiest  way  to  participate  in  our  chat  is  with  TweetChat:   http://t.co/9IK8rYGa  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:04:11  +0000 Hello!    Very  glad  to  be  here!    Open  to  all  questions.    I  am  from  Berkeley,  the  land   of  candor. Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:04:29  +0000 @theStoryElves-­‐  how  many  people  worked  on  the  app?  Full  time/  part  time?   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:05:25  +0000 We  have  a  designer,  illustrator,  architect,  programmer,  editor... Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:06:45  +0000 Any  myself,  writer.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:06:56  +0000 First  typo... Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:07:12  +0000 For  those  who  have  not  yet  seen  it,  The  Waking  Prince  is  here:   http://t.co/C3Hekshw  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:07:35  +0000 Could  you  describe  your  app  for  those  who  haven't  seen  it  yet. Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:08:07  +0000 The  illustrator  was  nearly  full-­‐time.    The  designer,  editor  and  others  worked  part-­‐ time  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:08:10  +0000 I  am  very  interested  in  the  space  between  short  picture  books  and  chapters   books.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:08:35  +0000 I  think  this  is  a  long-­‐standing  hole  in  publishing.    I  think  there  aren't  enough  long   stories  which  have  a  lot  of  art  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:09:13  +0000 BTW,  we  will  be  GIVING  AWAY  two  copies  of  The  Waking  Prince  right  here  at   #storyappchat  tonite!  :) Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:09:24  +0000 So,  this  is  a  long,  lavishly  illustrated  fairy  tale  with  a  number  of  twists.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:09:31  +0000 Jon  smith  in  the  house.  In  and  out  tonight.    #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:09:42  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  BTW,  we  will  be  GIVING  AWAY  two  copies  of  The  Waking   Prince  right  here  at  #storyappchat  tonite!  :) Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:09:57  +0000 A  great  addition  to  the  app  world!  RT  @theStoryElves:  I  am  very  interested  in   space  b/t  short  picture  books  &  chapters  books.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:10:05  +0000 RT  @theStoryElves:  So,  this  is  a  long,  lavishly  illustrated  fairy  tale  with  a  number   of  twists.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:10:19  +0000 @theipodteacher  @Julia_Brannon  @TELPmedia  Welcome  to  #storyappchat   tonite! Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:10:22  +0000 @theStoryElves  the  art  does  look  amazing.  I  can't  wait  to  read  it.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:10:40  +0000 When  I  was  a  kid  I  was  very  curious  about  a  few  things:    when  will  there  be  a   prince  who  kisses  the  princess...  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:10:41  +0000 and  she  doesn't  wake  up,  how  come  witches  only  put  spells  on  the  princess,    and   why  is  there  only  one  witch  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:10:46  +0000 RT  @theStoryElves:  I  am  very  interested  in  the  space  between  short  picture   books  and  chapters  books.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:10:46  +0000 Glad  to  be  here.    #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:10:55  +0000 Kingdom  demographics...  very  interesting  from  me  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:10:57  +0000 @theStoryElves  Do  you  find  people  have  an  issue  with  the  price  of  your  app?   Seems  like  a  lot  of  folk  get  fidgety  above  $3-­‐ish.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:11:07  +0000

12/16/12

#storyappchat Transcript  for  12/16/12 @TheStoryElves

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DavidBFox katwife theStoryElves Julia_Brannon brooks_jones theStoryElves Julia_Brannon McFunkypants timdemeter theStoryElves theStoryElves katwife

DeclicKids McFunkypants theStoryElves theStoryElves brooks_jones DavidBFox theStoryElves brooks_jones McFunkypants drawbeard iPad_storytime theStoryElves theStoryElves brooks_jones theStoryElves theStoryElves Julia_Brannon DavidBFox theStoryElves

Great  questions!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:11:24  +0000 @brooks_jones  #storyappchat  what  could  be  better  than  an  app  giveaway?! Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:11:25  +0000 Anyway,  this  is  a  fairy  tale  with  an  original  storyline  and  a  huge  amount  of  art.         #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:11:36  +0000 Agree!  MT  @theStoryElves:..this  is  a  long-­‐standing  hole  in  publishing...there   arent  enough  long  stories  that  have  a  lot  of  art  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:11:45  +0000 @katwife  Welcome  to  #storyappchat  tonite!  Glad  to  have  you. Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:12:20  +0000 Price...  We  have  felt  very  "like"  the  Alice  App.    And  we  do  think  prices  are   shifting  in  the  app  store.    Slowly  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:12:46  +0000 reg.  $8.99  RT  @brooks_jones:  BTW,  we  will  be  GIVING  AWAY  two  copies  of  The   Waking  Prince  here  at  #storyappchat  tonite!  :)  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:12:53  +0000 I'm  most  interested  in  your  pricing.  $9  is  nine  times  more  than  many  multimillion   dollar  games.  Is  premium  price  best  choice?  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:13:01  +0000 @theStoryElves  also:  totally  agree  on  the  space  between  prose  and  pictures!   And  a  huge  digital  opportunity.    #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:13:32  +0000 This  is  a  question  for  us,  but  we  want  to  ask  the  question  of  consumers.    This   was  a  hugely  expensive  app  to  make.    #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:13:40  +0000 We're  a  start-­‐up,  we've  been  out  for  a  week.    And  we're  going  to  see...   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:14:16  +0000 @Julia_Brannon  @theStoryElves  #storyappchat  me  too.    32  pages  is  the  long   end  of  picture  books  but  not  many  r  that  long. Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:14:24  +0000 RT  @Julia_Brannon:  reg.  $8.99  RT  @brooks_jones:  BTW,  we  will  be  GIVING   AWAY  two  copies  of  The  Waking  Prince  here  at  #storyappchat  tonite!  :)   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:14:24  +0000 How  much  did  it  cost  to  make  the  app?  (if  you'd  be  kind  enough  to  share  we'd   be  most  grateful)  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:14:53  +0000 We  wanted  to  offer  a  huge  amount  of  art.    We  created  something  called  The   Couplet.    You  see  a  book  spread  in  portrait...  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:14:55  +0000 but  when  you  rotate  the  iPad  you  see  another  illustration.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:15:10  +0000 RT  @theStoryElves:  We  wanted  to  offer  a  huge  amount  of  art.    We  created   something  called  The  Couplet.    #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:15:36  +0000 @katwife  If  you're  counting  both  sides  of  the  page,  32  is  pretty  standard  for  PBs   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:15:43  +0000 The  fairy  tale  is  70  fully  illustrated  pages,  and  we  have  35  couplets.    We  also   have  four  distinct  content  areas.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:15:44  +0000 So  cool!  RT  @theStoryElves:  but  when  you  rotate  the  iPad  you  see  another   illustration.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:15:58  +0000 (BTW  I'm  not  criticizing  the  price:  I  think  you  made  the  RIGHT  DECISION!  The   appstore  "race  to  the  bottom"  hurts  us  devs!)  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:16:14  +0000 @theStoryElves  Wow.  How  many  pages/illustrations  all  together?  #storyappchat RT  @brooks_jones:  So  cool!  RT  @theStoryElves:  but  when  you  rotate  the  iPad   you  see  another  illustration.  #storyappchat I  would  rather  not  say  the  cost.      It  was  considerable!  #storyappchat Our  app  is  the  first  to  do  this  interface-­‐-­‐rotating  to  see  another  image.   #storyappchat Way  to  stand  out!  RT  @theStoryElves:  Our  app  is  the  first  to  do  this  interface-­‐-­‐ rotating  to  see  another  image.  #storyappchat We  open  the  app  with  a  two  minute  animation  on  reading  aloud.    We  are  very   into  the  idea  of  promoting    #storyappchat that  the  reader  is  "the  last  character  in  the  story".    So  this  animation  is  where   the  app  begins  #storyappchat I  look  forward  to  seeing  it:  RT  @theStoryElves:  Our  app  is  the  first  to  do  this   interface-­‐-­‐rotating  to  see  another  image.  #storyappchat @theStoryElves  How  did  you  do  all  the  animation  with  synchronized  lip  action?   Tough?  #storyappchat You  then  enter  the  fairy  tale.    It  is  70  pages  (art  on  every  one),  and  then  there   are  35  full-­‐color  Couplets.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:16:22  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:16:26  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:17:00  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:17:27  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:17:59  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:18:13  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:18:36  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:18:38  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:18:52  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:19:01  +0000

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#storyappchat Transcript  for  12/16/12 @TheStoryElves

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The  third  content  area  is  The  Story  of  the  Story,  where  we  tell  about  some  of  the   real  troubles...  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:19:53  +0000 we  had  making  the  story.    This  is  11  chapters,  with  wonderful  art  and  a  very  cool   interface.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:20:36  +0000 The  final  part  of  the  app  is  The  Next  Story,  and  here  we  are  showing  elf   journals...  talking  about  a  new  character...  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:21:10  +0000 we've  spotted.    This  is  a  big  app,  it  has  five  home  screens.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:21:27  +0000 Animations  is  a  wild  jungle.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:21:46  +0000 @theStoryElves  five  home  screens?  Almost  like  a  neighborhood!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:22:06  +0000 Animation  is  quite  complicated.    Its  TOTALLY  different  from  illustration.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:22:11  +0000 @DavidBFox  yes  not  the  credits  page.    #storyappchat.  My  stories  of  animals   make  a  perfect  set  up  for  interactive  play.  Changing  clothes  etc. Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:22:24  +0000 We  had  to  find  totally  different  people,  and  it  really  seemed  to  use  a  different   part  of  the  brain!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:22:33  +0000 And  you  need  to  work  with  sound  engineers  who  have  done  animation-­‐-­‐not   records  or  any  other  kind  of  sound  engineering!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:22:55  +0000 We  made  two  mistakes  there...thinking  all  sound  was  equal.    It's  not....   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:23:12  +0000 As  a  coder  I'm  curious:  what  engine  tech  are  you  using?  @theStoryElves     #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:23:25  +0000 You  can  do  a  lot  to  cut  down  on  lip  syncing,  but  if  you  have  a  good  animator,  lip   syncing  is  not  that  hard.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:23:49  +0000 As  both  an  animator  and  illustrator,  I  agree  they  are  very  different.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:23:59  +0000 There  are  9  mouth  positions  which  animators  use.    I  think  Pixar  uses  40!   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:24:31  +0000 Yes...  very  different....  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:24:42  +0000 But  can't  the  illustrator  do  animations?  The  spots  necessary  for  it?   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:25:08  +0000 These  were  Flash  animations  exported  to  .mov  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:25:16  +0000 @roxiemunro  Welcome  Roxie  to  #storyappchat  tonite!  Glad  to  have  you. Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:25:41  +0000 We  have  two  animations  in  the  app.    One  is  at  the  very  end  of  the  story,  and  this   is  something  I  am  interested  in:      #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:25:54  +0000 having  animations  in  books,  but  only  in  "strategic"  locations.    So  it's  not  a  big   disruption  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:26:16  +0000 The  illustrator  creates  key  frames.    And  the  animator  animates  between  them.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:26:43  +0000 The  illustrator  also  sets  the  color.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:26:53  +0000 Fascinating  chat  tonight!  Love  seeing  new  approaches  to  apps.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:27:07  +0000 But  aren't  animations  pretty  important  in  apps?  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:27:19  +0000 @roxiemunro  it  depends  on  if  the  illustrator  has  animation  training.  Animation   does  not  come  naturally  from  drawing/painting.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:27:20  +0000 @theStoryElves  Kinda  like  cut  scenes  in  a  video  game?  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:27:27  +0000 @chrisathecafe  Welcome  to  #storyappchat  tonite!  Glad  you  could  join  us. Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:27:29  +0000 Th  animators  have  to  be  pretty  good  artists,  not  just  technicians,  I  would  think.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:28:02  +0000 Hi,  i'm  a  little  late  to  the  party,  this  is  extremely  informative  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:28:21  +0000 @roxiemunro  Yes,  definitely.  Animators  have  to  think  in  the  extra  dimension  of   time.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:28:51  +0000 @bluesandpiper  Welcome  to  our  little  #storyappchat  tonite!  Nice  to  have  you   join  us  :) Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:29:00  +0000 Yes,  the  animator  needs  to  be  a  very  good  artist.    And  also  good  at  math.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:29:15  +0000 I'm  an  artist  but  since  I  have  no  animation  skills  it  was  better  to  hire  both  an   illustrator  &  animator  for  my  app  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:30:40  +0000 Just  about  to  give  away  the  first  copy  of  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  #storyappchat  Get  ready... Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:31:33  +0000

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#storyappchat Transcript  for  12/16/12 @TheStoryElves

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cnolanart DavidBFox artsylliu brooks_jones drawbeard brooks_jones cnolanart DavidBFox Julia_Brannon timdemeter bluesandpiper Julia_Brannon cnolanart theipodteacher roxiemunro brooks_jones KathyPerret cnolanart DavidBFox theStoryElves Julia_Brannon DavidBFox artsylliu brooks_jones cnolanart roxiemunro DavidBFox theStoryElves roxiemunro DavidBFox theStoryElves theStoryElves theStoryElves

Does  the  illustrator  need  to  do  the  frames  in  Illustrator  or  Photoshop  for  the   animator?  @thestoryelves  #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:31:36  +0000 @bluesandpiper  Good  to  know  what  you  can  do  yourself,  and  when  to  get  help   from  an  expert.  Shows  in  the  quality  of  your  app.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:31:38  +0000 Hello,  just  got  here  and  will  lurk  a  bit.  #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:32:19  +0000 OK!  1st  to  RT  this  WINS  a  copy  of  The  Waking  Prince  from  @TheStoryElves!   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:32:51  +0000 @cnolanart  it  depends  on  what  animation  methods  are  used.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:00  +0000 @artsylliu  Welcome  to  #storyappchat  tonite!  Nice  to  see  you  as  always  :) Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:06  +0000 Just  got  here  too  #storyappchat  #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:14  +0000 @cnolanart  What  @theStoryElves  said  earlier  was  they  did  the  animation  in   Flash  first,  then  exported  it  as  a  movie  (.mov)  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:17  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  OK!  1st  to  RT  this  WINS  a  copy  of  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:18  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  OK!  1st  to  RT  this  WINS  a  copy  of  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:28  +0000 I  believe  either  illustrator  or  photoshop  will  work  as  long  as  it's  in  layers   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:33  +0000 @artsylliu  I  love  your  imaginary  friend  painting  btw  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:36  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  OK!  1st  to  RT  this  WINS  a  copy  of  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:41  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  OK!  1st  to  RT  this  WINS  a  copy  of  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:44  +0000 Am  illustrator-­‐  wasn't  that  hard  to  create  spots  for  animation  (have  great   developer).  Did  maybe  2-­‐6  spots  per  animation. Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:33:59  +0000 @Julia_Brannon  won!  I  will  DM  you  the  code  here  in  a  bit...  Congrats!   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:34:12  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  OK!  1st  to  RT  this  WINS  a  copy  of  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:34:17  +0000 @DavidBFox  Thanks  Dave  -­‐  sorry  to  be  a  bit  behind  #storyappchat   #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:34:23  +0000 @roxiemunro  by  spots,  do  you  mean  touchable  hot  spots  in  the  app?   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:34:55  +0000 I  think  animations  are  important  in  apps,  but  I  also  think  that  we  can  begin  to   see  apps  in  broader  categories. Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:34:56  +0000 @brooks_jones  Thanks!  I  can't  wait  to  check  out  the  app.      #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:35:01  +0000 @cnolanart  no  problem...  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:35:09  +0000 @Julia_Brannon  thanks!  And  everyone  was  so  fast  with  the  RT  button.  I  was  still   looking  for  the  right  one!  #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:35:10  +0000 @cnolanart  Welcome  to  #storyappchat,  nice  to  have  you  hanging  out  with  us   tonite! Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:35:13  +0000 @drawbeard  Thx  u  #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:35:14  +0000 @DavidBFox  No.  Actual  variations  of  illustrations  that  are  animated  and  have   motion.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:36:34  +0000 @bluesandpiper  I  think  the  ideal  animation  program  will  let  you  preview  the   animation  as  you  create  them.    #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:37:26  +0000 I  don't  think  there's  one  spec  sheet  for  apps.    I  think  there  will  be  a  continuum  of   what  the  feature  set  is  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:37:26  +0000 @davisBFox  Actually,  YES.  Touchable  spots  that  animate/move/are  enlivened.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:37:35  +0000 For  the  animators  listening  in,  what  tool  do  you  use  for  creating  animation?   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:37:51  +0000 ...of  what  apps  do  and  offer.    So,  there  might  be  some  terrific  apps  which  have   no  animation,  there  might  be  terrific  apps...  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:37:57  +0000 with  little  "true"  interactivity.    I  think  the  question  is:    how  can  a  tablet  serve  the   story?  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:38:20  +0000 I  believe  that  the  animations  were  key  frames  were  created  in  photoshop.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:39:13  +0000

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#storyappchat Transcript  for  12/16/12 @TheStoryElves

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cnolanart acfay24 roxiemunro theStoryElves drawbeard iPad_storytime theStoryElves DavidBFox theStoryElves Julia_Brannon DavidBFox theStoryElves roxiemunro theStoryElves Julia_Brannon theStoryElves theStoryElves cnolanart DavidBFox theStoryElves Julia_Brannon drawbeard theStoryElves Julia_Brannon cnolanart theStoryElves brooks_jones theStoryElves roxiemunro Julia_Brannon brooks_jones

RT  @theStoryElves:  with  little  "true"  interactivity.    I  think  the  question  is:    how   can  a  tablet  serve  the  story?  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:39:21  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  OK!  1st  to  RT  this  WINS  a  copy  of  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:39:42  +0000 @DavidBFox  The  figure,  say,  moves  its  arms.  I  make  several  versions.Am  calling   that  "spot"  illustrations  that  are  animated..  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:40:10  +0000 I  like  the  old  "one  room  schoolhouse"  approach  to  learning-­‐-­‐many  ages  in  one   room.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:40:15  +0000 @DavidBFox  I  use  several,  but  some  good  ones  are  Adobe  Edge,  Tumult  Hype,  or   Scirra  Construct  2  for  interactive  game  elements  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:40:15  +0000 I'm  curious  about  the  age  range  you  think  this  app  would  be  ideal  for?  Not  being   narrated  makes  it  seem  more  for  age  10+  to  me  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:40:21  +0000 I  think  kids  are  very  asynchronous,  and  I  think  it's  hard  to  know  what  they  hang   on  to  and  don't,    #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:40:51  +0000 @roxiemunro  Got  it,  thanks.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:41:04  +0000 how  they  actually  build  their  knowledge.    I  have  three  kids  and  have  volunteered   in  elementary  classrooms  for  15  years...  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:41:37  +0000 RT  @drawbeard:  I  use  several,  but  some  good  ones  are  Adobe  Edge,  Tumult   Hype,  Scirra  Construct  2  for  interactive  game  elements  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:41:50  +0000 @drawbeard  Thanks.  I  should  check  out  Edge  since  I  subscribe  to  the  full  Adobe   suite.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:41:50  +0000 I  have  seen  a  lot  of  strong  readers  in  these  years.    So  I  am  not  sure  what  to  say   about  a  specific  age.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:42:13  +0000 Haven't  seen  it  yet,  sorry.    ;-­‐((  It  doesn't  use  language?  English?  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:42:42  +0000 If  you  would  read  Brother's  Grimm  out  loud,  I  think  that's  similar  to  our   language.      #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:43:04  +0000 @iPad_storytime  It  looks  to  me  like  it  could  go  down  to  8+...but  I'll  have  to  check   it  out  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:43:08  +0000 And  there's  a  huge  amount  of  art  to  support  the  experience-­‐-­‐which  is  all   intended.    Let  the  language  become  richer  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:43:31  +0000 and  supply  art  abundantly.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:43:58  +0000 RT  @drawbeard:  I  use  several,  but  some  good  ones  are  Adobe  Edge,  Tumult   Hype,  Scirra  Construct  2  for  interactive  game  elements  #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:45:15  +0000 @roxiemunro  Were  you  asking  whether  @theStoryElves'  app  uses  language?   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:45:19  +0000 Hans  Christian  Andersen  would  be  very  like  our  "level"  and  I  was  read  those   stories  when  I  was  5.      #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:45:21  +0000 @theStoryElves  Your  website  looks  great  too...  http://t.co/CNKAknMj   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:45:39  +0000 @theStoryElves  I  know  you  don't  want  to  say  the  cost,  but  do  you  mind  saying   generally  where  you  got  funding?  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:45:40  +0000 We  invested  money  ourselves,  and  we  borrowed  from  my  father  in  law.    I  think   this  is  a  very  important  question.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:46:30  +0000 @theStoryElves  As  a  marketer  I'm  pleased  to  see  that  you  have  multiple  twitter   accounts  listed  on  your  site.    #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:46:44  +0000 RT  @Julia_Brannon:  @theStoryElves  Your  website  looks  great  too...   http://t.co/CNKAknMj  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:46:50  +0000 You  can't  do  things  without  money!    So  where  does  it  come  from  is  crucial.     Apparently,  most  start-­‐ups  are  funded  by...  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:47:00  +0000 RT  @theStoryElves:  Hans  Christian  Andersen  would  be  very  like  our  "level"  and  I   was  read  those  stories  when  I  was  5.    #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:47:04  +0000 personal  loans  and  loans  from  family  (heard  this  at  a  recent  entrepreneur's   conference).  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:47:22  +0000 @DavidBFox  I  guess  it  is  in  English  only?  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:47:24  +0000 @theStoryElves  And  don't  forget  to  include  the  long  hours  in  investment  costs.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:47:34  +0000 RT  @Julia_Brannon:  @theStoryElves  As  a  marketer  I'm  pleased  to  see  that  you   have  multiple  twitter  accts  listed  on  your  site.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  02:48:11  +0000

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#storyappchat Transcript  for  12/16/12 @TheStoryElves We  are  learning  about  Twitter...  trying  to  determine  how  to  do  something   meaningful  #storyappchat Yes,  English  only  for  the  moment.  #storyappchat The  cost  of  translating  is  something  we  will  look  at.      It's  definitely  not  a  no-­‐ brainer.    At  least,  it  doesn't  appear  to  be.  #storyappchat @Julia_Brannon  You  mean  you  don't  work  for  free???  :-­‐)    #storyappchat Apple  gives  you  a  link  when  you  upload  an  app,  to  connect  to  translation   resources.  #storyappchat Ha!    Actually,    _I_  do.    :0)  #storyappchat @DavidBFox  I  mean  Zoe's  long  hours  are  part  of  the  investment  costs.  Devs  put   a  lot  of  sweat  into  their  work!  #storyappchat @DavidBFox  don't  we  all  at  first?  #storyappchat @theStoryElves  don't  know  if  you  answered  this  earlier,  but  how  long  was  the   whole  process  from  idea  to  end  result?  #storyappchat @artsylliu  @thestoryelves  Great  question!  #storyappchat That's  a  great  question.    I  have  been  writing  for  15  years...    I  have  been   interested  in  creating...  #storyappchat Do  you  have  word  recognition?  Just  today,  a  Scandinavian  response  that  child   was  learning  Eng  vocabulary  from  one  of  our  apps.  #storyappchat Word  highlighting.  #storyappchat @artsylliu  My  experience  was  8  months  is  that  a  long  time  or  the  norm   #storyappchat @Julia_Brannon  I  know...  I  should  be  including  my  time  (and  @Annie_Fox's)   when  calculating  total  cost  for  our  apps,  but  don't  #storyappchat long  illustrated  stories  for  10  years...  interested  in  the  iPad  since  it  came  out.       #storyappchat We  did  an  iBooks  version  of  The  Waking  Prince,  but  we  could  not  achieve  The   Couplet  (the  loading  of  a  new  image)...  #storyappchat Probably  translation  services  aren't  that  great,  if  they're  google  ;-­‐((   #storyappchat upon  rotation,  so  we  immediately  turned  to  building  the  app.    All  told,  I  would   say  2  years  on  this  app,  but  I  wrote  it  #storyappchat wrote  the  story  before  that.      #storyappchat @roxiemunro  You  definitely  need  to  work  with  a  real  live  person,  a  native   speaker,  to  do  a  good  translation.  #storyappchat @bluesandpiper  Six  months  each.  Pretty  much  full  time  at  creative  art/writing   end  and  developer  end.  To  app  store.  #storyappchat Wow!  @theStoryElves  That's  dedication!  #storyappchat We  have  no  audio  within  the  story,  so  you  cannot  tap  a  word  for  a  definition  if   that  is  what  you  mean?  #storyappchat @theStoryElves  I  love  the  idea  of  the  couplet.  Have  you  seen  it  anywhere  else,   or  did  you  come  up  with  the  idea?  #storyappchat @davidbfox  For  sure. @DavidBFox  Translators  should  only  translate  INTO  their  native  language.       #storyappchat RT  @Julia_Brannon:  @DavidBFox  Translators  should  only  translate  INTO  their   native  language.    #storyappchat @  thestoryElves  Word  highlighting  when  narrated.  Vocabulary.  #storyappchat @Julia_Brannon  Yes!!  Exactly  what  I  meant.  And  hopefully  a  translator  who  can   match  the  tone  of  the  original  writing.  #storyappchat We  did  come  up  with  the  couplet,  and  we  filed  a  provisional  patent.   #storyappchat We're  in  the  middle  of  translating  @Annie_Fox's  Raymond  and  Sheila  books  to   Spanish.  Each  word  is  critical,  esp  w/a  PB  #storyappchat About  to  give  away  the  last  copy  of  The  Waking  Prince  by  @TheStoryElves!  Get   ready,  ya'll!  #storyappchat RT  @theStoryElves:  We  did  come  up  with  the  couplet,  and  we  filed  a  provisional   patent.  #storyappchat

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#storyappchat Transcript  for  12/16/12 @TheStoryElves

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@thestoryelves  Educators  like  to  have  the  words  highlighted  when  spoken.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:00:08  +0000 @DavidBFox  I've  done  that  work.    I  agonize  over  each  word.    Translating  is  not   easy.      #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:00:32  +0000 RT  @Julia_Brannon:  @DavidBFox  Ive  done  that  work.    I  agonize  over  each  word.     Translating  is  not  easy.      #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:01:14  +0000 @roxiemunro  yes...  if  there's  audio  narration,  then  definitely  have  it  highlighted   if  it's  for  a  younger  child  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:01:21  +0000 All-­‐righty!  1st  to  RT  this  wins  The  Waking  Prince  from  @TheStoryElves!  Yay   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:01:45  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  All-­‐righty!  1st  to  RT  this  wins  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  Yay  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:01:57  +0000 @roxiemunro  the  app  we're  talking  about  from  @theStoryElves  doesn't  have   narration,  though.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:01:59  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  All-­‐righty!  1st  to  RT  this  wins  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  Yay  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:02:04  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  All-­‐righty!  1st  to  RT  this  wins  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  Yay  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:02:08  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  All-­‐righty!  1st  to  RT  this  wins  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  Yay  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:02:10  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  All-­‐righty!  1st  to  RT  this  wins  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  Yay  #Storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:02:13  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  All-­‐righty!  1st  to  RT  this  wins  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  Yay  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:02:14  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  All-­‐righty!  1st  to  RT  this  wins  The  Waking  Prince  from   @TheStoryElves!  Yay  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:02:23  +0000 RT  @DavidBFox:  @roxiemunro    if  there's  audio  narration,  then  definitely  have  it   highlighted  if  its  for  a  younger  child.  YES!  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:02:33  +0000 @roxiemunro  The  Waking  Prince  is  not  narrated,  no  word  highlighting/word   recognition,  since  there's  no  audio  voice  over  at  all  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:02:33  +0000 @timdemeter  Wow,  fast  fingers!  You  got  it!  Please  let's  be  sure  to  follow  each   other  so  I  can  DM  you  the  code  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:02:36  +0000 It  will  be  interesting  to  see  how  this  app  is  used  differently  by  educators  due  to   its  length.  http://t.co/aFjQ4Y3z    #tlchat  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:02:39  +0000 @Julia_Brannon  Definitely.  Also  shows  a  lot  of  respect  for  people  who  buy  the   book/app  with  alternate  languages.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:03:01  +0000 Great  chat  about  an  exceptional  new  storybook,  The  Waking  Prince!  Thank  you   to  @TheStoryElves  +  @brooks_jones  &  @DavidBFox  :)  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:03:19  +0000 Okay!...so  no  VO  or  narration...  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:03:30  +0000 @brooks_jones  :)  I  played  a  lot  of  Street  Fighter  in  middle  school!  #storyappchat RT  @Julia_Brannon:  It  will  be  interesting  to  C  how  this  app  is  used  dif.  by   educators  due  2  its  length.  http://t.co/EBSWPBwQ    #storyappchat Yes!  Thank  you  @TheStoryElves  and  co-­‐hosts  @brooks-­‐jones  &   @iPad_storytime!  Transcript  tomorrow  at  http://t.co/G5dujosY  #storyappchat @katwife  The  first  copy  was  won  by  @Julia_Brannon,  and  @timdemeter  just   won  the  second  one!  Congrats  #storyappchat @timdemeter  congrats!  #storyappchat Thanks  for  the  interesting  chat!    @iPad_storytime  @TheStoryElves   @brooks_jones  &  @DavidBFox      #storyappchat There's  VO  in  the  animation.    :0)  #storyappchat @roxiemunro  right  #storyappchat RT  @iPad_storytime:  Great  chat  about  an  exceptional  new  storybook,  The   Waking  Prince!  Thanks!  @TheStoryElves  +  @brooks_jones    #storyappchat Second  that!  RT  @Julia_Brannon:  Thanks  for  the  interesting  chat!     @iPad_storytime  @TheStoryElves  @brooks_jones  &  @DavidBFox       #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:03:53  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:04:05  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:04:41  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:04:49  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:04:52  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:04:54  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:05:04  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:05:19  +0000 Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:05:44  +0000

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#storyappchat Transcript  for  12/16/12 @TheStoryElves Lovely  chat  yet  again,  folks  ...  So  great  to  connect.  Always  learn  so  much!  ;-­‐))  #storyappchat WOW,  what  an  awesome  chat!  Remember  to  check  the  blog  for  the   #storyappchat  transcript  tomorrow  http://t.co/PwzChdfi Thank  you  so  much!    I  appreciate  your  time  and  interest.  #storyappchat

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Great  chat!  Thx  @Brooks_Jones  @DavidBFox  and  @theStoryElves  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:08:03  +0000 So  thankful  to  @theStoryElves  for  guest  hosting  our  little  #storyappchat  tonight!   Check  out  their  app  at  http://t.co/C3Hekshw Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:08:10  +0000 @brooks_jones  @DavidBFox  @iPad_storytime  @TheStoryElves  thx  for  a  great   chat;  @timdemeter  will  start  playing  Street  Fighter.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:08:25  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  WOW,  what  an  awesome  chat!  Remember  to  check  the  blog   for  the  #storyappchat  transcript  tomorrow  http://t.co/PwzChdfi Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:08:29  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  So  thankful  to  @theStoryElves  for  guest  hosting  our  little   #storyappchat  tonight!  Check  out  their  app  at  http://t.co/C3Hekshw Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:09:00  +0000 And  as  always,  thanks  to  @iPad_storytime  and  @DavidBFox  for  co-­‐hosting   #storyappchat.  Am  so  thankful  to  have  you  guys! Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:09:04  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  WOW,  what  an  awesome  chat!  Remember  to  check  the  blog   for  the  #storyappchat  transcript  tomorrow  http://t.co/PwzChdfi Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:09:17  +0000 Thanks  for  the  great  chat  and  what  a  great  website,  you've  raised  the  bar.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:09:44  +0000 Thank  you  again.    Delighted  to  have  been  here.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:09:53  +0000 Hah!  Funny  :)  RT  @artsylliu:  @timdemeter  will  start  playing  Street  Fighter.   #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:10:06  +0000 RT  @bluesandpiper:  Thanks  for  the  great  chat  and  what  a  great  website,  youve   raised  the  bar.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:10:19  +0000 We  also  have  a  new  blog  post  to  share:  Is  it  a  small  world  after  all?  Creating  Apps   in  a  Global  Village  http://t.co/7CFfdljY  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:10:28  +0000 Well,  darn  it!  I'm  an  hour  late!  Grrr.  Will  read  transcript  tomorrow.  See  y'all  next   time.  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:10:45  +0000 RT  @iPad_storytime:  A  new  blog  post  to  share:  A  small  world  after  all?  Creating   Apps  in  a  Global  Village  http://t.co/jB5EEgOl  #storyappchat Mon,  17  Dec  2012  03:11:28  +0000