Creation of interactive book-apps for tablets and smartphones made simple with this best-of-breed tool by Touchoo.
Launching the best tool for creating interactive book-apps
An evolution is in progress all around us : it's the evolution of books, of reading and of storytelling into digital experiences.
Sounds exciting? Inevitable? Well, the fact is that while text-based books already have great solutions on e-readers, tablets and smartphones, interactive children's storytelling experiences, or "Book-Apps", are not finding their way in as easily, and everyone involved misses out..
Despite the real need to tell children's stories in a new, immersive way - using the interfaces kids love so much, interactivity, music and animation - a need that's becoming stronger and more evident by the day, most independent creators and publishers are deterred from becoming active.
One of the main reasons for that is that book-apps are VERY EXPENSIVE to produce, as their creation requires considerable technical skills (in other words - you need software developers...). Moreover – their reach is limited by the technology they were created for (usually either iPad or Android).
So this is where we come in!
Touchoo aims to enable the evolution of storytelling. We've created an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use web-based tool where all children’s content creators and owners – established or first timers – will be able to create their wonderful interactive book-apps themselves!
This is what it looks like:
The Touchoo Creator
The Touchoo Creator, at its current Alpha release stage (not exposed to the public), already lets users create interactive children’s book-apps on any Mac or PC, and easily publish them to iPads, iPhones, and all sorts of Android devices. No coding needed whatsoever!
Creating various actions and experiences made simple
It allows easy collaboration with others since all the work is saved and backed up on the cloud. You can add multimedia files (images, audio, animation), create tap and shake interactions, test your creation on a built-in simulator and test-run as many times as you like on real devices until you’re happy with the final product.
Interactive pages can be constructed in a matter of minutes!
Power to the creators of great content!
And we’re almost there!… The alpha version has been released!
This is how you create an interactive page using the Touchoo Creator in its current fully-operational stage:
With all its current splendor, we still need your help in finalizing the Touchoo Creator, adding features and removing some rough edges towards a robust "beta release" stage.
In return for your pledge, you will receive our deepest appreciation, an invitation to use the Touchoo Creator in its Private Beta (and for some - even as early as the late Alpha version) and the power to influence Touchoo Creator's development - and that's in addition to the awesome goodies in each reward tier!
Regardless of all other rewards and whether the project gets funded or not - the first 100 to pledge will get one of our great book-apps - as a sign of our appreciation for your support!!
We founded Touchoo on a summer night in 2010. As young parents and entrepreneurs, we wanted to provide parents and children with a rapidly growing selection of high-quality, educational and interactive children’s book-apps. Our aim is to bring to parents everything and anything they’d want to find in children’s storytelling and educational books for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
5% of profits received will go foward to helping fund other great kickstarter projects! http://kickingitforward.org
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 9, 2012.
May 10, 2012 - Jun 9, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
"Valued Supporter" - good karma and our sincere gratitude for your support! We will also email to you coloring pages of “One Little Boy” book app and continuous project updates.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
“Driver of Progress” - the above + a book-app of your choice from Touchoo’s praised collection of interactive children’s books for iPad\ iPhone or Android. You'll also have access to the Private Beta and its community.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $20 or more
BOOK-APP STARTER KIT - choose any 4 (yes, four!) children's book-apps by Touchoo for iPhone, iPad, or Android devices (find them at http://touchoo.com). Get inspired, see what the Touchoo Creator can generate already now, enjoy the book-apps yourself or give to others. + access to the Private Beta.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
“Storyteller” - all of the previous rewards + our everlasting gratitude (!) and a transferable pack of pro tools for the Touchoo Creator, containing a bundle of 3 game modules (jigsaw puzzle, coloring page, memory game) and sound effects worth together 50$. You will also get voting rights on features we'll develop - decide what we build for you!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $35 or more
12 backers Limited (88 of 100 left)
ALPHA TEAM MEMBER - most people would have to wait until the project is complete to start using the Touchoo Creator. As an elite Alpha backers you won't have to. You will be exclusively invited to use the Touchoo Creator already during the summer of 2012, well before the Beta release. You will also get a cool project T-Shirt stating that you're a part of the team.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $60 or more
10 backers Limited (190 of 200 left)
“Gracious Benefactor” - fame and glory to you! Your name will appear on the Touchoo Creator’s loading screen as a Touchoo Creator Guardian for one year or more. We will display 5 names randomly at a time. ALSO you’ll get a cool iPhone\ Galaxy S case you design with your child’s picture and a Touchoo Character! for shipments outside the US or Israel, please add $5 for shipment.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
11 backers Limited (39 of 50 left)
“Fount of Wisdom” - Get to a flying start creating your book-app! All of the previous rewards + an exclusive 10 Hours webinar course on creating interactive book-apps with the Touchoo Creator, including personal Q&A which will set you off to a flying start as a digital creator and publisher!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $300 or more
“Master Storyteller” - this one is for the self publishers among you... create and distribute your book-app to Apple and Android devices with a full license, keeping total control and all revenues. It's great value compared with our regular price of $899! You'll also get access to our Private Beta and voting rights, of course.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $600 or more
“Literary Sensation!” - so you've considered the previous reward and realized you either have a whole series in mind, or you would like to also give a friend the opportunity to publish their own book-app. This reward lets you publish and distribute 3 book-apps for the price of 2 “Master Storytellers”! This is phenomenal value for our supporters - and you get Private Beta and voting rights, too!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
3 backers Limited (22 of 25 left)
“Santa Claus” - early Christmas for your creator\ publisher career! On top of “Literary Sensation” reward, we'll give you full personal support and guidance in the creation and publishing of your first book-app. We'll be your dedicated agent and adviser, ensuring that your first book-app is the best it can be! You'll also get an exclusive Director account in our private Beta - with a strong influence on which features we develop, and more!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $3,500 or more
PATRON OF THE ARTS - the highest level of support there is for this project! We will support the best independent creators of book-apps in your name - letting them know who their Patron of the Arts is! Additionally, you will get a place of honor in the opening credits of the Touchoo Creator as a Patron of the Arts and 5 iPhone\ Galaxy S cases with personalized prints of all your loved ones alongside Touchoo characters - as another sign of our gratitude.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $9,300 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
GET PUBLISHED - Touchoo has been hailed amongst the best publishers of book-apps. That's how we know what it takes to create a really good book-app... Now our skills and combined talents are at your disposal! Get a story published as a book-app through us and by us. Send us your story and illustrations, and Touchoo's accomplished creative studio will do the rest. This includes a full interactive multi-media experience, using our very best technology to bring the most out of your creation (restrictions may apply - email us before choosing this reward). You'll be a part of the creative process, so that your next book-app can be done by you...Estimated delivery: Feb 2013