Tag Archives: app review sites

Topic for the 9/2/12 #storyappchat: The Networking Chat

#storyappchat topic badgeOK, app community, it’s time to get acquainted! If you are doing work in the children’s app space and want to do more of this sort of stuff in the future, Sunday’s chat is for you. This means if you are:

  • a writer or editor
  • an illustrator or production artist
  • a programmer
  • an app publisher
  • creator of a DIY app-making tool
  • a writer or reviewer for an app review site
  • a journalist or technology columnist
  • someone who specializes in app marketing
  • or anyone else connected with the world of ebooks/apps for kids

…then this chat will be a great way for you to meet others who may be interested in collaborating with you on their next project! Have links of your recent stuff and war stories ready to share, and COME ONE, COME ALL! We will kick it off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/ 6:00 p.m. Pacific Sunday evening, September 2.


Transcript for the 6/17/12 #storyappchat: Amanda of the iMums

‘Twas such a thrill last night to have Amanda (one-fourth of the iMums team) guest host #storyappchat for us. It’s truly amazing how the app world has exploded just over the last year, and her comments and advice for developers and content creators is timely and spot-on.

If you missed the fun last night, enjoy the transcript above with our compliments and make plans to stop by next Sunday (June 24). We’ll have educator Angie Harrison (@TechieAng) with us to talk about how story apps are being used in the classroom. We will see you then!

Guest Host for the 6/17/12 #storyappchat: Amanda of the iMums

The iMumsDo you know about the iMums? This is a group of four “mothers of little gadget lovers” who review educational, enrichment and entertainment apps for kids and families. Their site is a powerhouse resource for parents looking for solid information about apps and other digital media for their kids.

From June 23 to 30 they’ll be doing a special week-long event focusing on book apps for kids, so naturally we were excited to get Amanda to guest host Sunday’s #storyappchat–great timing!

Amanda received the nickname “the iMum” in 2005 due to her growing addiction to Apple’s products and her many, many apps. Amanda is a married mother of three boys from North Queensland, Australia and has a background in I.T.

So bring your questions for Amanda and join us Sunday night June 17 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific/9:00 p.m. Eastern for another lively discussion. Just use the #storyappchat hashtag on Twitter to chime in!

Transcript for the 5/27/12 #storyappchat: David vs. Goliath

Lots of good discussion during last night’s #storyappchat, when we talked about the challenges in trying to compete with the big brands of the children’s book world. We had lots of different perspectives taking part, from content creators to teachers to app reviewers.

Remember, we gather every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Join us next Sunday (June 3), when we’ll be welcoming Omer Ginor from Touchoo–the company has a new self-publishing tool for children’s book apps we are very excited to hear about!

Special Mother’s Day #storyappchat: The Role of ‘Mommy Bloggers’

#storyappchat topic badgeSunday’s family-friendly #storyappchat will be all about ‘mommy bloggers’ and their importance in getting the word out about your storybook app. Are mompreneurs the key to the PR plan for your digital children’s book? Of course, the ‘daddy bloggers’ are welcome to join us too, as is anyone interested in the world of children’s story apps and ebooks.

We will kick things off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday night, May 13. Don’t miss it!

Is this your first Twitter chat? No sweat. Get handy tips for taking part in a Twitter chat from Debbie Ohi–she’s put together a fabulous Twitter party cheat sheet to guide you. We look forward to seeing you!

Topic for 12/11/11 #storyappchat: App Trailers

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App trailers (short videos about your app, designed to generate interest and excitement) are becoming a very important part of the marketing phase of app development. In fact, many app review sites are now making an app trailer a required part of the review.

But how easy are they to create? Is it necessary to contract with a big-budget media group to produce one, or can you spend a few hours with iMovie (like I did) and put one together at almost no cost?

Let’s talk about app trailers at the next installment of #storyappchat THIS Sunday (December 11), at 9:00 p.m. EST. Bring links of your favorite app video trailers, including your own (if you have one). Let’s share the elements that go into a good app trailer, and how they can be used to promote a storybook app. Be prepared to ask and answer questions, and in the meantime, check out these book and app trailers below!

A Present for Milo by Ruckus Media Group

Tracks in the Sand by Loreen Leedy


Peterkin Meets a Star by PicPocket Books

JibJab Jr.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Bartleby’s Book of Buttons by Monster Costume

Cinderella by Nosy Crow Apps

Transcript for 11/6/11 #storyappchat: App Review Sites

Another fantastic chat last night, full of pithy opinions about app review sites. Thanks to all who attended and participated. Details in the transcript above.

AND, we gave out two copies of the @ElectrcEggplant Middle School Confidential app Be Confident. Congrats to @MissMelodyKitty and @HouseofProwse, the lucky winners!

We are very glad to have Andi from @NosyCrowApps guest hosting this coming Sunday (11/13/11)–watch this space for details and make plans to join us at 9:00 p.m. EST!