iPad Book App: We Are Looking for BETA Testers!
Development of the interactive iPad edition of Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus is coming along well. The ability to jump from section to section and to pop-up animated illustrations of gadgets and character portraits, among many other features, is in the works.
For example, when viewing the mechanical drawings of the Widowmakr, Sherlock Holmes motorcycle, the reader can animate various components of the vehical with the touch of a finger. See video at bottom (this is a composite video showing all the animations in one loop: in the application only the component you touch will animate and it will do so until you tap again or several seconds have elapsed.)
The portraits are also animated. If you forget who a character is you can touch their name and a profile with a portrait pops up on the screen. The portraits are all lightly animated - each in its own way.
The BETA, which launches in mid-August, will be limited to a few select individuals so that we can keep the BETA manageable. As soon as the BETA period is complete (when we've flushed out all the issues ) the full version of the Book App will be released to the App Store (no later than November of 2012).
If you are interested in being included in the BETA program, please send a message directly to us via Kickstarter's "send message" system or comment on this update. Tell us what kind of iPad you own and, in one sentence, why you think you would be a great BETA tester.