Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chat Transcript: 5/29/11

We enjoyed a terrific chat last night. Here’s some of what came out of the chat:

@mimicross: RT @brooks_jones: I check the Digital Storytime site daily! GREAT resource for parents and anyone else who is interested in storybook apps

@A4CWSN: i would go to @ipad_storytime and @a4cwsn has videos of over 100 story books

@annie_fox: @ipad_storytime From our experience making the app is the easy part. The marketing is the ongoing task. 500K apps to compete w/

Here’s the chat transcript, if you weren’t able to join us (or if you didn’t capture all the links that flew back and forth last night). And a hearty THANK YOU to Oceanhouse Media for donating four apps to give away!

Please join us THIS Sunday, June 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Topic will be posted soon!

Join Us for #storyappchat THIS Sunday, 5/29

Plan to stop by during the next #storyappchat this Sunday (May 29) at 9 ET. We’ll be discussing the following topic: Finding out about storybook apps: how do you know when a great new story has been released?

Developers, this is a great way for you to find out from parents where to focus marketing and social media efforts. App review bloggers: stop by and let attendees know about your site, and your criteria for reviews. And parents: be sure to share with the group where and how you find out about new apps.

Oceanhouse Media

And as a special bonus: Oceanhouse Media has agreed to allow us to give away apps during this Sunday’s chat! You know these guys as the publishers of the Dr. Seuss, Berenstain Bears and Little Critter storybook apps.

So now you have no excuse–we will see you Sunday night at 9!

Chat Transcript: 5/22/11

Thanks to all who stopped by last night’s inaugural #storyappchat! We had some real nuggets of wisdom come out of our first Twitter party, including:

@RuckusMedia: Sound and animation are key, too, in bringing a storybook to the digital space

@A4CWSN: I believe that what children remember is a good story, imagination is the most important thing, for my children at least

@MissMelodyKitty: I like books with more interactivity, but must be easy to navigate or kids lose interest quickly

Here’s a PDF transcript of the chat:

Thanks again to Ruckus Media, who generously gave two fab apps away last night to @matusic and @lovinmomma8. And if you missed yesterday’s chat, plan on joining us THIS Sunday at 9. Topic: Finding out about storybook apps–how do you know when a great new story has been released?

Ruckus Media App GIVEAWAY During 5/22 Chat

Ruckus Media GroupWe have just received word that Ruckus Media, publishers of A Present for Milo, Andrew Answers and several traditional stories under the Rabbit Ears imprint (Pecos Bill, the Velveteen Rabbit and others) will have several apps to give away during the very first #storyappchat (set for this Sunday, 5/22 at 9 PM ET).

A big THANK YOU to Ruckus Media for this terrific bonus. Read more about their apps, and check out their blog.

And by the way, don’t forget to follow @storyappchat on Twitter for the latest chat-related news. We look forward to seeing everyone Sunday night at 9!

New Chat Starts Next Sunday, 5/22!

Welcome to the online home for the NEW #storyappchat. This is a weekly Twitter chat designed for those who have a thing for children’s storybook apps and ebooks. You might be a developer, writer, illustrator or a parent interested in choosing the best content for the mobile devices your kids use. You might even be an editor or agent from the world of print publishing, or someone who reviews kids apps. Great! Come one, come all.

We’ll kick things off on Sunday evening, May 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET, with the following topic:

Storytime vs. playtime: what turns a book into a game?

Join the chat by adding the #storyappchat hashtag to your tweets starting at 9 on the 22nd. Never attended a Twitter chat before? Here’s a fantastic primer on the world of Twitter chats, courtesy of Inkygirl (Debbie Ohi). We’ll post a chat transcript here in the day or two following the chat, so bookmark this and we’ll see you on Sunday nights!