Creating a definitive application on sharks was no easy feat, but when MyDiscovery asks you to be their partner on the endeavor, you know it will be a very deep dive into treacherous waters to bring these creatures to life on the iPad, and that’s exactly what we did, right in time for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.
We’ve been working with Random House to create George R. R. Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire – A Game of Thrones Guide, which was recently featured on Mashable.This is the first official app guide to George R. R. Martin’s bestselling cycle, Game of Thrones. Whether you’re reading the books or watching the television series, you’ll want this definitive companion with profiles of 540+ characters, 380+ places, and major houses, as well as interactive world maps. For more information on the app check out the Mashable feature or the official Random House press release.
We are excited to share with you the new Belo Corp. weather forecast experience, WeatherCaster for iPad!
Belo came to Smashing Ideas with the desire to create a weather app to reflect their top-notch meteorologists and satisfy their audiences’ needs and expectations for a better weather forecast.
We worked closely with the Belo team to build an experience that takes weather forecasts to the next level and next screen to not only satisfy the needs of Belo’s local audience, but a national one.
We built a robust product that takes advantage of Belo’s trusted on-air meteorologists, provides in-depth weather forecasts, severe weather alerts, animated radar and interactive maps – all in retina-enhanced high definition. We learned Belo’s most active weather aficionados wanted to participate in the forecast, so we built social components into their app and gave users the ability to collect, post and share their favorite weather photos and videos in a social community setting.
You can check out the new WeatherCaster in the video below or in iTunes where Apple already featured it as a top weather app in their Weather category!
We’re thrilled to share with you the arrival of the cutting-edge enhanced eBook editions of First Lady Michelle Obama’s book AMERICAN GROWN: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, published by the Crown Publishing Group division of Random House, Inc.
Emerging from a creative collaboration between Crown, the Random House eBook Development team, and Smashing Ideas, the digital edition of AMERICAN GROWN is now available as an iBook on Apple’s iPad, an eBook on Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google.
We believe that the iBook version of AMERICAN GROWN is the most sophisticated digital book product released by a major publisher to-date. As an eBook it has the functionality of an app, pushing the boundaries of Apple’s iBooks platform. Continue reading