I think the iPad is just the right device at the right time, bringing a book-sized intuitive interface to millions of households with kids overnight. Within just months of getting an iPad, my child & I began reading nearly 50% of all our kid’s books in the form of iPad apps.
This revolution is also fueled by the unique quality of ‘apps’ themselves. These small, discrete bits of software can be downloaded from anywhere in the world, then deleted and ‘stored’ in the ‘cloud’ for re-downloading anytime, like a library at your fingertips. They even ‘update’ for free most of the time, staying compatible with the latest OS. It also doesn’t hurt that ‘apps’ are hip. And the prices are remarkable, compared to new print picture books, making them extremely accessible (although the price-point of the device itself will likely remain a barrier to true accessibility for some time).
A theme with tons of tripped-out functionality, busy graphics or way too many options just creates a learning curve that’s complicated and way too long. Your time is better spent in the studio producing work than it is trying to turn yourself into a web developer because you need a short course in CSS and HTML in order to use your theme.
“Share a Smile” is the latest step in Emirates’ global brand campaign Hello Tomorrow, launched in April 2012 that aims to inspire people across the world to explore and connect with each other across cultures and borders.. Emirates’ multilingual crew explain the meaning behind popular local phrases like ‘Don’t make an elephant out of a fly’ (Russian), ‘You’re so pretty it made a bang’ (Cantonese) and ‘You’re the cat’s whiskers’ (English). There is also a compilation behind the scenes out-takes video showing the fun the crew had making the films.
Hypertext markup language popularly known as HTML is one of the widely accepted language that is adopted worldwide to develop and upload the required content on the World Wide Web. The technique forms the core of any website designing and development project. Owing to the effective role it plays and the need of the hour, new and enhanced versions of it has been introduced by the web developers. HTML5 is the enhanced version of this traditional formatting language and includes a package of attractive features like cross compatibility, SEO, device support storage, and browsing. This new HTML version helps incorporate and build on more interactive website design that includes amazing animations and effects. The codes support the animations which are developed from a latest drawing tag feature.
Lauren Gawne writes: Given that the average PhD thesis would take a full day to read aloud, it’s no mean feat for a research student to distill the importance of their work into just a couple of minutes.
From music to live theatre and major motion pictures, the web is providing a new and unique platform for storytellers. "Find Your Way to Oz" represents an amazing collaboration and intersection between entertainment and technology. It allowed Disney to create an engaging experience with their film that was immersive and entertaining.
Όπως λοιπόν προείπα, το Gamification είναι ένα νέο επιστημονικό πεδίο και όπως καθετί νέο θα πρέπει να το ορίσουμε ώστε να γίνει κατανοητό. Με τον όρο αυτόν αναφερόμαστε στη χρήση/ενσωμάτωση διαφόρων μηχανισμών/χαρακτηριστικών παιχνιδιού σε καταστάσεις/δραστηριότητες που δεν σχετίζονται με το παιχνίδι με στόχο την εξεύρεση λύσεων μέσω της αλλαγής συμπεριφοράς των χρηστών καθώς και της αύξησης της συμμετοχικότητας και της δέσμευσής τους.
The ongoing success of the iPad is creating amazing opportunities for independent mags. We speak to four small publishers making the most of it.“I already had a MacBook, Apple’s development tools were free to download and the developer’s fee was only $99 a year, so I wasn’t taking much risk to explore, plus I had a ton of free time to take up the challenge,” says Moore. “As soon as I got some apps in the Store, I realised I could sell them for a few dollars and make almost the same kinds of profits, if not more, from the apps. I didn’t have to worry about distribution because it was in the App Store. All I had to do was promote a link.”