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Transcript for the 02/09/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the 02/09/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the February 9, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter gathering where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight’s topic was iOS vs. Android: Which Platform is Best for Your App? We chat every Sunday night at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.

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Open Mic Night for #storyappchat THIS Sunday, July 21, 2013

Plan to drop by the weekly #storyappchat this coming Sunday [July 21] at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific) for Open Mic Night. That’s right–the topic or topics are up to YOU. The possibilities are endless:

  • Writers and illustrators: ask the developers about the ins and outs of getting your story built into an app or ebook
  • Story app developers and story app service providers: meet and get to know talented digital artists and writers; find out what your users like and don’t like about your apps
  • Moms, dads, teachers and caregivers: find out about new apps for your kids, and discover how they were created

Since you can create your own topic during the chat hour, there’s no reason why we won’t be seeing YOU this Sunday night at 6 pm PT/ 9 pm ET. Use the #storyappchat hashtag, and tweet away!

P.S. Try using our new #TWUBS account, http://twubs.com/storyappchat and follow @storyappchat for resources, transcripts and updates!

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Transcript for the 7/14/13 #storyappchat: Sponsored Apps

Transcript for the 7/14/13 #storyappchat: Sponsored Apps

Here is the transcript for the July 14, 2013 #storyappchat, a very lively discussion on a rather controversial topic, which was “Sponsored Apps: Finding the Right Balance.” Enjoy and we’ll see you next week!

Transcript for the 5/26/13 #storyappchat: Developing for Android

Wow, I am really sorry I had to miss this discussion, because it was full of great links, resources, stats and opinions on creating apps for Android, from people who have been there. Luckily for me, though, I have access to this transcript (just like you) which contains a rather plain but complete capture of the entire thing. So I can benefit from last night’s wisdom, almost as if I was there in person!

Don’t miss the next #storyappchat on June 2, when we’ll discuss the pros and cons of skeuomorphic interfaces. Details later, but plan to join us at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific!

Topic for the 5/26/13 #storyappchat: Developing for the Android Platform

androidWe talk a lot about the iPad here on #storyappchat, but Android remains a powerhouse player in the mobile market, both in the U.S. and worldwide.

So, what are the challenges when developing for Android? What are some tools that make this process easier, and what are some things to keep in mind when creating storybook apps specifically for Android? What are the known pitfalls to avoid, and what’s it like using the Google Play Store vs. the Apple App Store?

Let’s get together this Sunday, May 26 to chat about developing for the Android mobile platform. We’ll kick things off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. First time? No sweat. Just start tweeting using the #storyappchat hashtag, and we will welcome you to the discussion. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Transcript for the 4/14/13 #storyappchat: App Review and Curation Sites

Apparently the #storyappchat faithful are pretty passionate about this topic, because we had several of our regulars weighing in last night about the pros and cons of both app review sites and app curation sites. In fact, we probably could’ve kept going for another entire hour, which means we’ll probably revisit this topic in a few months.

Couldn’t join us? It’s all there in the transcript above for your reading enjoyment. Make plans to stop by next Sunday, April 21 for the next chat. We’ll kick things off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific!

Guest Host for the 3/31/13 #storyappchat: Ron Martinez

Aerbook Cloud PublishingThe tools available to writers/illustrators of interactive books continue to evolve. One of the most exciting new packages to come out recently is Aerbook Cloud Publishing, a browser-based platform which allows you to export content in a number of different formats, including iBooks, Kindle, and iOS/Nook/Fire app projects.

The founder of Aerbook is Ron Martinez, and we’re thrilled to have him host this Sunday’s #storyappchat. Among other things, he’ll answer our questions about the migration of app-like experiences to the eBook store, the differences in discovery and pricing, and what the limitations and opportunities are across the various platforms. And if the topic isn’t enough to interest you, Ron will be giving away some export credits for those who are able to pop into the chat.

Don’t miss this one! We’ll kick things off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific this Sunday, March 31. Looking forward to seeing YOU there!