“Once upon a time, in a land that isn’t really that far away, there were a bunch of book publishers who lacked imagination and, when presented with new technologies like touchscreens, said ‘let’s make books exactly the same, only digital…’” Well no more, kids! No more!
See Here Studios have put together an interactive storybook for the iPhone and iPad called “The Wrong Side of the Bed” that has both 2D and 3D versions, the video of which is above.
Young readers of the tale can pinch and zoom and have the app read the story to them. If you don’t have any old 3D glasses kicking around, you can also order some from within the app. The prizewinning artwork for the story was carefully converted to 3D.
Rather than just kicking out ePub version of books, it’s nice to publishers actually thinking about how to take advantage of new forms to both entertain and educate.