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K2 progresses

It is really soon to show things coming up with K2 (it is in an early stage of development) but I would like to share some news, especially on the development process and the workflow I use. Maybe it will provide some insights for you as well. The Goals For version 1, the main goal was to provide an easy tool for designers and illustrators to create storybooks. With dozens of applications made, and some even winning some awards, I am really happy to say the aim was achieved. For K2, the main goals are: Enable designers and illustrators to create amazing stories with activities that may include physic and…

Interview with Marmelada

To end this week interviews, I would like to share my conversation with Fotis, from Marmelada, the authors of The King with Dirty Feet, another storybook made with Kwik, available at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/king-with-dirty-feet/id501754179?ls=1&mt=8 Tell a little bit about you and your company? We are a small group of individual artists (Author/narrator: Sally Pomme Clayton, illustrator: Martha Tsiara, music: Panos Ghikas, Interactive designer: Fotis Begklis ) that decided to work together under the name of “marmelada” (my old interactive design company) in the production of interactive storybooks for children and adults. What is the app about? ‘The King with Dirty Feet’ – the picture-book and the storyteller meet inside an app! The…

Kwik 2 Survey Results

First of all, thank you all for helping me filling out the survey about Kwik 2. One hundred and eighty people contributed with their opinion. As promised, I drew one FREE license for Kwik and the winner is Khairil Anwar Jusoh from Malaysia! Congratulations! If you couldn’t make it, please feel free to provide your input too. The link is still valid at http://www.icontact-archive.com/TJrllihCA_qG_jusHj0Yq2ukufVxREly?w=2 So, what are the results? 1) Are you a paid user? 50/50% here. 2) For how long are you using Kwik? 30% using more than 3 months, 50% using less than 3 months and 20% not using yet. 3) Will you consider to upgrade to version…

Interview with Aktifmob team

This week the interview is with the Aktifmob team. They talk about Ghost Slayer, their first app made with Kwik, and future projects. Enjoy! Tell a little bit about you and your company Aktifmob is a mobile integrator and digital media company that deals with technical integration for brand owners wanting to go mobile and helping traditional media publisher moving into mobile arena. Our core services include mobile advertising and digital media publication. So, we have been working for partners such as Unilever, Ford, Suzuki and many more, mostly in the mobile advertising and integration to Indonesia cellular market. What is the app about? Well, the app was first created…

Kwik by the numbers

This Saturday I will close the current survey about Kwik 2 (if you missed the chance to provide your feedback and have a chance to receive a FREE serial number for the current or future version of our plugin, do it now: http://www.icontact-archive.com/TJrllihCA_qG_jusHj0Yq2ukufVxREly?w=2). With that, I hope to move from planning to design phase. Meanwhile, I would like to share some facts, I just found today, visualizing Kwik 2 (potential) new features. Kwik 1.0 (launched May 5th, 2011, after 4 months of design/(learn to and) coding) 19 modules (being 3 external Lua modules provided by Ansca: reader, toggle and ui, and 1 by Ricardo Rauber: director). 2 animation types, 4…

Interview with Richard Roberts

Today I would like to showcase Richard’s first app made with Kwik, Brigeetas Brittle. Like many of us, this is his first app developed and he is kind enough to share his story. Enjoy! Tell a little bit about you and your company My wife, Janette, and I started the company to handle all my creative ideas starting with a golf tee! teebythenumbers.com. We both agreed that anything we start should fall under the umbrella. Get the funny? Par Excellence??? ha ha! I’m a piano player that wears so many hats from being a PADI scuba instructor to a professional musician. I started writing code last October (wish I would…

Interview with Sylvie Lesas

This week I had the opportunity to interview Sylvie, from Evigshed, author of two (launched the same day) coloring books, Funny Animals and Cartooning, with Kwik. Below, she comments on her experience. Enjoy! Tell a little bit about you and your company. Evigshed is an independent publisher digital press of interactive magazines, games and books concerning Art, Entertainment and Music. It started in 2010 through a blog with the idea of inspiring a love of learning and having fun at the same time. What the apps are about? Animals are my two first interactive coloring books for kids all ages and those who need to distract themselves. These coloring books…

Interview with Raimondo Della Calce

Below, a good chat with Raimondo, from Italy, developer of The Comet, one of my favorites apps made with Kwik (the app is available in English and Italian). It has a beautiful story, gorgeous illustrations, a nice sound track and several “added by hand” features, which shows the potential of Kwik with a few lines of code… Tell a little bit about you and your company My name is Raimondo Della Calce, I’m the founder and creative director of artFive animation studio (www.artfive.co.uk ) which creates 3D animation for tv series, commercials and short films, and co-founder of the new company called bitLuna (www.bitluna.com ), which creates apps for kids….

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