Yep, here we are once again. A new week, a new bunch of book apps. We browse through the stacks of weekly releases so you don't have to. Here are our picks for this week:
More and more people are seeing the value in reading on their mobile device. Another entry into this burgeoning app scene is BeyondPrint Reader by PBD Wordwide Fulfillment Services. This universal app will allow users access to EPUB and PDF based content, the two formats that are quickly becoming the industry standard. If that's not enough to warrant a download, perhaps the FREE price is.
Back In Time, by Landka, is a multimedia interactive book that takes readers back through the defining moments in the history of the universe, life, and humankind. The book is based on a simple conceit: what if the universe started 24 hours ago? The book follows the clock forward from midnight and the big bang all the way forward to now. It's made specifically for iPad and contains over 300 images as well as animations, videos, and illustrated timelines.
Ladybug Girl finds her own fun with a pair of wings, her pet dog, and a capable imagination in this interactive book from the New York Times bestselling book by David Soman and Jacky Davis and published by Penguin Group USA. There are musical, animated adventures to be had in the universal app named for the main character, as well as fun mini games - along with full voice narration.
Sometimes, readers also want to be authors. For all of those wanting to be published folks out there, Red Jumper Studio has published Book Creator for iPad, an iPad-only authoring system to create that stunning children, photo, art, cook or text book they already have inside them. Teachers and parents can also use this book with their children and students, guiding the sometimes tedious process of getting a book from idea to paper to bound volume.