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Goldilocks and Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Kwik worked perfectly with the way the author had created the artwork for the app. Before we even started, the app was 50% complete!

Martin Wright

THE STORY BEHIND

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Meet Goldilocks, the girl with lots of mischief on her mind. The story sees the inquisitive girl exploring and ultimately creating chaos in the three bears house!

Help goldilocks to fill her rumbling tummy, fix little bears chair and make amends for her naughtiness.

Goldilocks and the three bears is a delightful app of discovery and exploration. The beautiful illustrations, quirky sound track and engaging games will ensure little ones can enjoy this app again and again!

How did Kwik help?

I’d chosen to use Corona because my client had expressed an interest in releasing iPhone, iPad and Kindle Fire versions of the their interactive children’s book app. I knew that Corona would offer the ability to create multiple versions from a single project.

I then came across Kwik on the Corona website. It seemed liked a good fit for the project. It was only when the client sent over their Photoshop files that I realised how great a fit is was. Kwik worked perfectly with the way she had created the artwork for the app. Before we even started, the app was 50% complete!

The majority of the app was based around interactions. Kwik made it easy to create animated sequences, whether simple or complex, from multiple Photoshop layers. With actions being able to call other actions, it was possible to create modular blocks of interaction that could be easy reused to create complex interactions.

The audio handling made it very easy to add narration, background music and sound effects.

What are your favorite features?

I was already familiar with many of the concepts of Kwik because it doesn’t try to reinvent anything. It’s not exactly a feature but it certainly great to be able to reorder the layers and rebuild the project for the frame you’re working on. This saves so much time.

Any tips and tricks to share?

Naming conventions make everything easier. Name your Photoshop file sensibly e.g. Frame1.psd. Name your Photoshop layers for the frame and item they relate to e.g. F1Background, F1ButtonA, F1ButtonB. This becomes helpful when you have multiple frames as having the conventions will speed you up, especially if you are coding your actions.

Make sure you only export the images when you need to, this massively improves the speed of testing your changes.

Create a frame display action which calls other actions instead of putting all steps into a single action. This makes it much easier to make tweaks at a later date.

Keep checking the tutorials section of the Kwik website, it gets updated with new content frequently! The majority of the problems you’re trying to tackle will already have been solved.

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