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 →
Over a year in the making, our rendition of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book has finally launched on the iTunes app store. It has truly been a labor of love for the team, finding gaps in project schedules, random half-days and quiet hours in-between other more pressing studio initiatives. Sometimes the best final work is done when you let it “breathe” awhile!
Just a few short days after launch, “pat the bunny”® is now showcased as “New & Noteworthy” in the iTunes store, and has already hit the #1 paid app in the iPad Book category. It’s a delight to see the interactive version of this classic find so many new fans!
This is the 2nd iOS book Smashing Ideas has produced for Random House Digital that has appeared as the #1 paid app, with “Wild About Books” having also had the honor.
Just in time for spring, a childhood classic is hopping onto the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Designed especially for toddlers and preschoolers, the app features 14 fully interactive scenes your kids can tap, swipe, and explore. Working closely with the team at Random House, Smashing Ideas took full advantage of the iPad offerings, including a special feature for the iPad 2 and iOS devices with front-facing cameras that prompt kids, to their delight and surprise, to “look in the mirror” and see their smiling reflection.
Watch and listen, read at your own pace, or record your own voice to play read back to you. Pat The Bunny for iPad is an example of how a truly wonderful story can be brought to life through interaction. Enjoy!