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Contest Winners Announcement

Last week we received the last batch of submissions for the first Kwik+Corona Labs+Code and Web contest. In total, 15 submissions, from children storybooks (the majority), to comics, adult storybook and games. Overall, great projects, making all of us very excited. Thank you very much for the submissions! Also, my kindest words to David and Inna from Corona Labs, and Andreas, from Code and Web! The following topics were evaluated to select the winners: Originality; Quality of illustrations; Story (for game or storybook); Use of Kwik 2 native features; Estimated time for publishing in, at least, one major store (as Kwik 2 is coming just in a few days, we…

Floating Fun by Greg Pugh is the first Storybook Created using Kwik 2

Please welcome Greg Pugh, author of The Perfect Pillow (also made with Kwik) and a Kwik 2 alpha tester. His new storybook, Floating Fun, was made entirely using Kwik 2. This creative storybook app is currently waiting for approval in both Amazon and Apple’s App Stores – we will have links to share as soon as they are available. Learn more about Floating Fun and Greg’s journey as an author, illustrator and Kwik user. Enjoy! My name is Greg Pugh, I’m the creator of the Colin Turtle book series. My interest in children’s book writing came from the fact that my wife and I knew we wanted to start a…

Kwik 2 Contest [Updated]

In order to celebrate Kwik 2 Beta availability and to prepare the market for the full announcement later this year, Kwiksher partnered with Corona Labs and Code and Web (makers of Texture Packer and Physics Editor) to get the best upcoming apps made with Kwik 2. If you are already working on (or are planning) an extraordinary story and want to be highlighted in Kwik 2 launch PR, plus being interviewed at Kwiksher and Corona Labs website, follow the instructions below: How to participate: Download and start using Kwik 2 now – available at http://www.kwiksher.com/download-kwik2/; Create your first pages using the trial and send me (showcase@kwiksher.com) a link to a…

Introducing Kwik 2 Beta

Few days ago, in a private session for paid users, I introduced Kwik 2 Beta. Today, I am pretty excited to public announce the beta availability to any user. This is a huge milestone till the official launch date, coming this fall. What is coming? Physics is a major thing in the new version but, don’t be fooled: Kwik 2 is much more than that. In fact, the plugin was re-written almost entirely. Besides the new interface, several improvements and additions are coming due your feedback. Honestly, there are so many new features that is hard to find the most important ones. Below my top 5 list: 1) New interface:…

Getting ready to take-off: Showcase, new tutorial and other updates

Showcase: Since we announced the Kwik Showcase,  3 new storybook apps were added: Frederik Spin, tell us the story of a little spider who loves to create webs using gorgeous illustrations; Hello World Idodo’s Dreamy Adventure, allow us to travel with the little Idodo around the world; Oho the Monkey, brings us to the jungle to meet their friends. In all the cases above, no external code was added (pure Kwik apps as I like to say), confirming that Kwik can do its job no matter the experience of its users. Here goes Sparky again! This week Ansca’s announced Sparky the Shark as App of the Month (May) which is…

New Kwik Showcase ‘The Snow Queen’ and the Kwik Showcase Submission Form…

We’ve added a new app to the Kwik Showcase, The Snow Queen. This gorgeous app, which is based on the classic fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson, was developed by Sunshine Musicals. This musical storybook adventure comes to life with 5 original, fully orchestral, kid-friendly, songs performed by professional singers and includes sing-a-long text so that you and your child can join in the fun! Beyond the terrific songs, the storybook includes beautiful animated illustrations throughout – ladies and gentlemen, this is yet another “Kwik made” app done right! Congratulations to you Laura for the excellent app you created ! I highly recommend that everyone, young and old, buy this app today – it is…

Useful Data from Kids and Apps: A New Era of Play

One of the questions developers always ask is “How much should I charge for my App?” especially given the fact that the current trend towards the freemium/in-app purchases pricing model is so popular right now. I thought this information might be useful for Kwik users and all App developers in general. Earlier today the NPD Group released results from their latest report “Kids and Apps: A New Era of Play“. Here is a snippet from the press release: App Purchasing and Purchase Intent While gaming applications are the apps most frequently paid for (35 percent) followed closely by educational game and movie apps, most of the apps downloaded to devices…

App of the Week Honors for Sparky The Shark, Kwik Showcase and more…

This past week saw our old friend Sparky the Shark recognized by the team at Ansca as the App of the Week. I am very excited that Mark Newell and the rest of the team at Biscuit Interactive won this award because of the incredible work and time devoted to this excellent app. The talent and passion on display in this interactive storybook really brought Sparky to life. Kwik, Photoshop and Corona just helped get the app to the finish line and that includes being available for purchase on the App Store and Google Play. I invite you to check out Sparky the Shark, use it as a benchmark to…

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