News & Trends: AppWatch
Application: David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T2i/55OD Companion App
Produced by: Course Technology PTR/Cengage Learning and Sideways
Description/Features: Based on Course Technology PTR's best-selling David Busch camera guides, photographers are guided through all aspects of using the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/55OD camera, with text, video and a 3D Canon image that is touchable and rotatable so users can navigate the camera's controls. The first app in this series, it utilizes content from Busch's "Canon EOS Rebel T2i/55OD Guide to Digital SLR Photography." Additional features include instructional videos featuring Busch, and interactive command cards that help readers navigate camera menus.
Application: Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips
Produced by: Guinness World Records and Brandwidth
Description/Features: Designed for the Apple iPad, this is a more robust version of a "lite" app launched last spring. This version includes more than 150 photographs, 140 records, 20 video clips and three exclusive games, including one in which users can attempt to break a Guinness World Record, and scores are sent directly to GuinnessWorldRecords.com. It will be updated regularly with new record-breaking content.
Application: What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day?
Produced by: Minedition and Auryn
Description/Features: Based on the print edition by Minedition, this app is an interactive story of a little girl's curiosity about what her teddy bear does when she's away. Features include a color drawing tablet, a mini puzzle and a splatter-paint page where children can uncover secret images.
Application: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Produced by: XIMAD
Description/Features: This app, based on the classic fairy tale and part of the "BooksAlive" series by XIMAD, features illustrations that respond to your hand gestures, and objects that move and animate when you tilt the iPad.