Monthly Archives: March 2012

Transcript for 3/25/12 #storyappchat: Copyediting

Kan ewe reed thiz? Such typos aren’t terribly common in storybook apps, but that’s not to say most apps couldn’t benefit from some editing help. We enjoyed a lively chat looking at all angles of this issue, and you can follow along with us by checking out the transcript above.

NEXT WEEK: Getting Your Storybook App Printed! We’ll be looking at print-on-demand services and other options when you’re ready to produce a hard copy of your app story. It’ll all start at 9:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. PDT–so don’t miss it!


Transcript for the 3/18/12 #storyappchat: File Sizes/Optimization

Last night’s chat was a fantastic discussion, with newcomers and regulars alike sharing tips for getting those app file sizes down before submitting. Lots of good information–and it’s all available in the transcript above.

We’ll be chatting about copy editing during next week’s session: March 25 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Don’t miss it!

Transcript for 3/11/12 #storyappchat: the New iPad

We shared a lively discussion last night about the pros and cons (yes, there are a few!) of Apple’s shiny new tablet device. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to share opinions, and if you missed it, please enjoy the transcript above with our compliments.

By popular demand, we’ll be chatting about file sizes and optimization during the next #storyappchat on March 18, and answering the question: How do you keep your apps lean and mean, especially with the increased resolution of the new devices? It’ll kick off the evening of 3/18 at 9:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. PDT–see you then!

Topic for the 3/11/12 #storyappchat: The New iPad

Fancy new 5 megapixel iSight camera. Stunning hi-res Retina display. More powerful processor and 4G. These are the main features of Apple’s new tablet device: the New iPad. But if you’re working on creating interactive stories for kids, you may be wondering: what will this mean for the future of story apps and ebooks?

Join us this Sunday (March 11, 2012) for #storyappchat and we’ll discuss the pros and cons of this new technology. We kick things off around 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific time–just remember to use the #storyappchat hashtag, and you’re golden!

Transcript for the 3/4/12 #storyappchat: Pricing

Lots of lively discussion during this chat about the hot topic of app pricing. Most everyone agreed that the price of a good storybook app should be higher–but unfortunately the market is flooded right now with cheap apps, which makes that difficult.

Enjoy the transcript above, which includes a link to a very informative study on educational apps by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

Remember that we chat every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific time. We look forward to seeing you next week!

Topic for 3/4/12 #storyappchat: Let’s Talk Pricing

#storyappchat topic badgeI’ve noticed a lot of price changes lately in the App Store. Most often, price drops–for the following reasons:

  • Introduction: It’s brand new, and at a lower price for a limited time
  • Celebration: Lower price to celebrate an anniversary, holiday or other milestone
  • Discount: Release of a new app, and the older apps are discounted to celebrate, or a special promotion (a Moms With Apps mention, for instance)

Carisa talked about this on her blog recently–let’s chat about it tomorrow night (March 4) too. Bring your opinions and share what’s worked for you in terms of app and ebook pricing. We will kick it off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern–just get the #storyappchat hashtag primed and ready!