Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2
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Encapsulating the spirit of visual storytelling with the tactile nature of flicking through a magazine, Storehouse is a classy creation app for iPad users, enabling them to put together their own visual stories. It lacks a few finer details that would make it exceptional but it's a fine starting place for those who want to create, as well as those who want a new coffee table app to enjoy.
Setup is a simple process, much like everything else to do with the app. It's wise to take a few moments to look at other people's creations - for inspiration's sake as well as for simple enjoyment. It's impressive what people have created, with some particularly delightful imagery abound. Creating one's own visual story is just as simple, too.
Importing images is a simple process, offering the ability to import from the Camera Roll, Dropbox, Flickr, and Instagram, with adding pertinent text nearly as easy to do. Drag and drop is the focus of the controls here with it being simple to add text sections or even videos amongst the imagery. Users are restricted to adding headers, quotes, or 'normal' text rather than being able to adjust the font color or type, but it mostly covers the relevant bases.
Similarly, while the layout of such creations is pleasant, it is quite basic; restricting users to a grid based look, rather than being able to place things anywhere they want. It works though, and even the most basic of stories looks attractive once put through Storehouse's interface.
Currently, there's no way of creating a private story that can only be viewed by certain people. Instead, Storehouse is a very open community that comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Storehouse is still well worth a look though, even for those not so keen on creating for themselves. It'll be interesting to see how further updates will refine this already attractive package.