Press Release: StoriesAlive Enhances Library With Premier Digital Storytelling Apps
LOS ANGELES, Calif. February 26, 2014 - Today, StoriesAlive, the largest collection of children's interactive stories and creative workbooks, announced two additions to its library app available via iPad and Android tablets. The first is the launch of Nancy Tillman's New York Times Bestseller On the Night You Were Born storybook, which now incorporates animation, interactive visual effects and non-linear storytelling to create an immersive reading experience that brings the pages to life. Additionally, StoriesAlive has launched its first-ever set of storybook creation apps, MyStories, which allow children to craft their own narratives by adding text, audio and photos to personalize each page. The interactive library is published by Auryn Inc., the most award-winning premier digital publisher dedicated to engaging children and their imaginations through interactive storytelling experiences.
"When we launched StoriesAlive in October of last year, our goal was to expand and enhance the storytelling experience for both children and parents," said Umesh Shukla, founder and CEO of StoriesAlive. "With On the Night You Were Born and MyStories now available on StoriesAlive, we are continuing to pioneer new and innovative ways for families to interact and for children to express their creativity."
On the Night You Were Born uses advanced technology and sound modifications to create an industry-first, personalized memory book based off of Nancy Tillman's narrative with unique features such as:
- Illustrations that move with the touch of your hand and sing the child's name across the screen;
- Ultimate personalization such as voice recording-parents, grandparents can record the narration in their voice so children can continue to enjoy the story even when the adults are not around;
- A scrapbook component that allows parents to add pictures of the family, video and handprints of the child to make the book a one-of-a-kind invaluable keepsake.
"With the added elements of animation and personalization, reading On the Night You Were Born on one's tablet is an additional, interactive way for children and parents to experience my book," said Nancy Tillman. "Capturing and making memories through storytelling is vital to any childhood, and StoriesAlive is making that more accessible than ever by bringing titles such as mine to tablets."
The MyStories app collection gives children an unlimited world to become storytellers through one of five templates currently available on StoriesAlive-All About Me - Boy, All About Me - Girl, Me and Grandma, Me and Grandpa, and Coloring Book - Animals. Using their tablets, kids can:
- Craft narratives about themselves or their grandparents (i.e., personal characteristics, favorite color, favorite TV show) by adding text, audio and up to six photos on each page;
- Take videos/photos and record their voice to bring their imaginations to life;
- Create a "hot spot" - designated area for custom audio - on each page, which plays their custom-made sound when tapped;
- Draw/color wherever they'd like throughout their storybook.
Both Nancy Tillman's On the Night You Were Born and MyStories are available through StoriesAlive's premium subscription service, at $7.99 per month. Download StoriesAlive for free on your tablet through the iTunes Store, Google Play or Nabi App Zone.
StoriesAlive is the largest collection of interactive and award-winning stories and creative workbooks for children (3-8yrs) featuring more than 150 stories. The app is free to download and comes with six free trial story apps. With a library of hundreds of popular and award-winning titles from classics to current bestsellers, StoriesAlive features carefully selected, well designed titles from world-renowned, award-winning authors such as Rosemary Wells, Suse MacDonald, Dean Koontz and Don Freeman. For more on StoriesAlive, visit www.stories-alive.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
About Auryn, Inc.
Founded by Academy award-winning visual effects experts from Hollywood's top movie studios, Auryn, Inc. is the most award-winning digital publisher of children's apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other tablet devices. Recognized by the Producers Guild of America and Variety magazine as the Digital 25 top innovator in Emerging Media and winner of more app awards than any other digital publisher, Auryn is paving the way in digital publishing and fast-becoming the leader in children's storybook apps.
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