Great interactive iPad booksIvan | Thu, 2011-09-29 01:54
The iPad and other tablets opened the opportunity for publishers to create brand new book reading experiences. A handful of them took advantage of what the touch interface, gyroscope, GPS, internet connectivity and other technologies offer. Stories can now be told in a more engaging and original way on the iPad.
Two of the most notable examples are Al Gore's book Our Choice that is written for adults and Richard Dawkins' new app that is made mainly for children The Magic of Reality.
This book has a lot of content. Each chapter is richly illustrated, the images can be opened to full screen and you click the small world icon to show the location of the photo in relation to your current location. There are lot of detailed illustrations that explain technologies and climate processes all done in a consistent and clean style.
Dawkins' new book takes the reading experience even further. Besides the multimedia it also features mini games that help explain to kids certain ideas in action. For example there is a game where you can learn about evolutionary selection processes by breeding frogs over 5 generations so they can survive snakes in the wild.
What is your favourite interactive book on your tablet? Tell us in the comments!
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