Picturebook iPad App on Sale This Weekend

By on Aug 13, 2011 at 3:32 am

Mountain View, California – Maplekey Company, LLC will be placing Picturebook illustration sets on sale by 50% or greater from August 12-15, 2011 as a part of the Back to School promotion for child and parent friendly apps organized by Digital Storytime, Technology in (Spl) Education, and Teaching All Students. The Twitter hashtag for the sale is #B2SAppSpecials.

Picturebook is a free iOS app that lets you create, share, and read illustrated stories for free. Stories are authored on the iPad and can be shared and read by anyone with an iPad, iPhone, or an iPod touch. In the 2 weeks since its launch, Picturebook has made it to the New & Noteworthy and What’s Hot lists in the iTunes App Store under the Books category.

Users can choose from a constantly updating library of cute pictures to add to their stories. Picturebook includes 24 pictures to use as soon as the app is installed. Over 100 additional images are available for download with a mix of free and purchasable picture sets.

Making Picturebook stories on the iPad is as simple as sticking pictures on a page. Using this app is absolutely intuitive – drag images around with one finger, stretch and rotate with two fingers. Aspiring authors can create illustrated novellas while younger children have access to an endless, mess-free supply of virtual stickers.

It’s a beautiful app that’s a pleasure to use, with detailed touches like paper-textured cutouts, stamped cloth covers. Toddlers giggle at pictures that wiggle when touched and love having stories read to them where the characters are named after them and the people they know. Older kids (and adults) get their kicks making funny stories for each other. Fun creative writing exercises can be created by sharing story beginnings and having other people finish them.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 7.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Picturebook 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

Picturebook 1.1
Download From iTunes
Back to School App Sale
Digital Storytime
YouTube Video
Press Kit (zip)

Maplekey Company, LLC is a software company based in Mountain View, California. With its mission to create smart, friendly software, Maplekey plans to make its mark in both the consumer and enterprise spaces. Maplekey’s mobile application portfolio includes both Android and iOS applications such as Picturebook, the Speed Dial Old School and Flex Dialer productivity apps, the Popcorn series of games, and the quirky Kip and Kiki children’s book. On the enterprise side, Maplekey’s ShopStats application helps Android developers track and analyze their Android Market sales data. Copyright (C) 2011 Maplekey Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.