So, this is pretty neat. Loud Crow Interactive (@loudcrowinc) creates interactive versions of children’s books for tablets. This is like the pop-up book of the future.
The video shows an iPad, but they just released an Android version. As a developer, I wonder if they’re doing native development or HTML5. We’ve seen HTML5 do realistic books in the past. As a parent, I’m stoked to give my kid this type of rich experience for books, creating some parity with video games, TV, intertubes and movies.
Update: Semi-related, right after I posted this, I saw Matthias Müller-Prove’s (@mprove) presentation on “The Infantilisation of UI Design” interesting stuff given the rise of tablets for children.
Another update: Some days the bugs in the Matrix are too obvious. Here’s another children’s book for your tablet (ahem, iPad) from Moonbot Studios (h/t Fast Company Design) called “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”. This stuff is really awesome, although now I’m wondering if interactive books like this will make boring school books even more boring. Maybe that’s the next logical step for innovation . . .