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