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Another evolutionary step for albums as Lady Gaga plans app release

Another evolutionary step for albums as Lady Gaga plans app release | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Nick Ayala: "Set to be released in spring 2013, the ARTPOP app will feature “chats, films for every song, extra music, content, gaga inspired games, fashion updates, magazines” and the promise of additional updates to come"...

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Showcasing Canadian Digital Creativity, part 3: Entertainment Apps

Showcasing Canadian Digital Creativity, part 3: Entertainment Apps | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

James Martin: "Canada is MIPCOM 2012's Country of Honour. From now until then, we'll be highlighting the nation's most creative projects, via the CMF/FMC. Enjoy!"

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Reimagining the timeline: behind our Second Screen web app

Reimagining the timeline: behind our Second Screen web app | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The Guardian: "Pulling together the vast mass of Olympics-related updates - blog posts, tweets, pictures, results, and more - in a single app for tablet created a bunch of design challenges."

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Write 'Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books Through This Clever HTML5 App

Write 'Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books Through This Clever HTML5 App | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson: "The branching narratives of interactive books are logistical nightmares. That is, until one company released this free writing tool" ...

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Visual storytelling app Ptch wants to give mobile content a beautiful home

Visual storytelling app Ptch wants to give mobile content a beautiful home | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Molly McHugh: "From the Dreamwork's powerhouse comes Ptch, a richly visual editor that turns your images and videos into rich storyboards."

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First Mobile Platform for Transmedia Storytelling

First Mobile Platform for Transmedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"LAUNCHING TODAY is a mobile app that allows audiences to immerse themselves in stories that blur the boundaries of fiction and reality and digital life and real life."

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Terry Gilliam talks apps, iPad and interactivity

Terry Gilliam talks apps, iPad and interactivity | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
"iPads are here, apps are here: there's no way of being a Luddite any more! You have to go with the flow," says Gilliam.


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A Dad's Plea To Developers Of iPad Apps For Children

A Dad's Plea To Developers Of iPad Apps For Children | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Through extensive observational research, I’ve discovered what works and doesn’t work for my daughter, so I’m going to shamelessly generalize my findings to all children and propose four essential guidelines for developers who work on iPad apps for children...


A no nonsense approach ...

  • Affordance Is King
  • Pagination Is A primary Action
  • The Menu Is A Distant Seconday Action
  • If You Try To Trick My Kid Into Buying Stuff, You're Dead To Me

... and a must read.

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Totally Amp’d blends TV and apps

Totally Amp’d blends TV and apps | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Calling it the first of its kind, a pair of Toronto companies have joined forces to launch a completely app-based video series called Totally Amp’d.
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Exquisite "The Numberlys" Blurs The Line Between App and Film

Exquisite "The Numberlys" Blurs The Line Between App and Film | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The latest offering from Moonbot Studios is a gorgeous homage to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis bundled up in a children’s story about a world where the alphabet has not yet been invented, and everything is communicated through numbers...
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At Moonbot's Louisiana Studio, A Pixar Vet Dreams Up Magical, Interactive Stories

At Moonbot's Louisiana Studio, A Pixar Vet Dreams Up Magical, Interactive Stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
With Moonbot Studios, a children’s animation star remakes the cinematic experience. And that’s just his first trick.
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Action Movie FX App is Awesome, Free Fun

Action Movie FX App is Awesome, Free Fun | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
This new free app lets you add special effects to your iPhone videos.
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Tintin app takes users inside the world of Hergé

Tintin app takes users inside the world of Hergé | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The Tintin experience just got even better for fans – HarperCollins Publishers, Weta and Moulinsart have collaborated on an app to let viewers immerse themselves into Hergé's rich fictional world...
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Launchpad Toys Co-founder on Inspiring Storytelling in Youngsters

Launchpad Toys Co-founder on Inspiring Storytelling in Youngsters | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Molly Gerth: "Intrigued by [Toontastic, from Launchpad Toys']  recent success and noble mission, we connected with co-founder, Andy Russell, to learn more about the company’s vision" ...

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Lady Gaga's Next Album Will Be a Multimedia Experience

Lady Gaga's Next Album Will Be a Multimedia Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Brian Anthony Hernandez: "Pop megastar Lady Gaga just revealed on her Little Monsters social network that her forthcoming album, "ARTPOP," will be an app-based multimedia experience for iPad, iPhone, other mobile devices and desktop."

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Travis DjApex Imboden's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:44 AM

Lady Gaga decided to take an app-based route to help promote the release of her new album.  I think this is a smart way to interact with fans.  Though, I have seen artists do this before, and it never really turns out as well as they planned.

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Passion Pit’s “Gossamer” App

Passion Pit’s “Gossamer” App | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Laura Sterritt: "Music apps continue to be at the forefront of innovation for musicians. Björk’s Biophilia app album and The Polyphonic Spree’s Bullseye app were both beautiful and immersive, allowing for expression on the musician’s end and engagement for the fan" ...

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iPhone App Lets You Live Inside 'The Dark Knight Rises'

iPhone App Lets You Live Inside 'The Dark Knight Rises' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Christina Warren: "The creators of The Dark Knight Rises released a new iPhone app on Thursday that immerses fans into the world of Gotham City like never before."

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iPhone [Transmedia] Theater Performance Brings LES Love Story to the Streets

iPhone [Transmedia] Theater Performance Brings LES Love Story to the Streets | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Serena Solomon: "A Lower East Side love story told through an iPhone app is at the center of a walking tour and performance art piece about to kick off next month" ...

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows gets second-screen iPad app

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows gets second-screen iPad app | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Stuart Dredge: "Second-screen apps are all the rage in the TV industry, but the idea is catching on for the film world too" ...

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Parents vs In-App Purchases

Parents vs In-App Purchases | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In-app purchases are all over the place, including children's apps featuring well known brands.


DRC: Why in-app purchases make sense, but only if you do it right.

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How App-cessories Benefit Children’s Learning

How App-cessories Benefit Children’s Learning | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The three areas I can see real value in are collaboration and engagement, extension beyond screens and enhancing 21st century skills...
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The Changing Nature of App Design and Development for Kids

The Changing Nature of App Design and Development for Kids | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The children’s digital space, especially mobile devices and apps for children, is currently at its most vibrant and interesting. Our offspring are the beneficiaries of the new and emerging spaces in which tools to entertain, educate, and engage them are being created...
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Apps for preschoolers experience strong growth

Apps for preschoolers experience strong growth | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The mobile market and opportunities for educational apps targeted to toddlers and preschoolers continues its ascent as a new study from the The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop […] reveals...
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Burnett and Downey Partner on ‘Bible’ Companion App [with demo video]

Burnett and Downey Partner on ‘Bible’ Companion App [with demo video] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Transmedia entertainment producer Mark Burnett and actor Roma Downey have partnered with Immersion Digital and Zondervan on Bible360, a free app that melds the religious text together with multimedia, interactivity and social media.It stands alone...
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What Makes a Great App

What Makes a Great App | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In looking at the year in apps and trying to decide which were among its best, I found it impossible to ignore the fundamental question: Just what makes a book app great?
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