Interactive Picture Book Launches in iTunes
The Cloud Factory, an animated children's picture book app developed by Dalmation Studios, officially launched in the iTunes store this week. The Cloud Factory engages children to interact with a relatable story about a young girl and her grandfather, in which he teaches her how clouds are made.
"I wanted to reinvent the way children read and listen to stories," says Steven Andrew, President of Dalmation Studios. "Cloud Factory engages children by telling a compelling story which they can participate with."
The story begins as the young girl, Luna, patiently waits on a train ride to visit her Grandfather. After some catching up between the two, the Grandfather explains that he works at The Cloud Factory, and promises to teach Luna the detailed steps in the creation of a cloud. Children will follow along by performing various actions such as swipe, tilt, and shake, to move forward in the story. These actions are used to gather the ingredients to make a cloud, and bring them to the factory to be mixed.
"By requiring them to perform actions to move the story along, the app is keeping the attention of the child; making learning easier, and more fun than ever," Andrew adds.
The Cloud Factory is available now in the iTunes store. For more information, download the app or visit the app's website at http://dalmatianstudios.com/.
Steven Andrew, an independent developer born in Long Island, NY, is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology in the Computer Graphics program, and was the recipient of the Computer Graphics Award in his major. His love for book making and publishing landed him a job in 2006 at Random House, Manhattan. At Random House, Steven developed skills in illustration retouching, which helped him win the National Association of Photoshop Professionals award in photo-retouching. Steven also worked on projects for many notable companies such as Disney, Pixar, Mattel, Random House and Golden Books. In 2013, Steven would incorporate, and Dalmatian Studios was born. Later that year in April of 2013 work began on Steven's first app, The Cloud Factory. The Cloud Factory is based on five drawings that were presented in Steven's capstone project at the Fashion Institute of Technology.