I love it when authors use technology to find exciting ways to present content!
Speaking of which, I recently came across this app called Byook. I had no idea what it was but I was in the mood for a good horror related app. It got great reviews and more importantly- it was free so, I installed it.
"Byook brings stories to life incorporating pictures, animations, and sound effects throughout captivating texts. Using codes and rules defined by movies, a byook strengthens the reader’s immersion and unleashes the true potential of Imagination."I know, I'm late to the game but this app is like the awesomest thing ever. The byook, titled Little Fear, is a horror short story punctuated at each turn of the page with animations and great sound effects straight out of a movie. Even with these visuals, it still left enough to the imagination. The story itself was well-written.
Because I signed in with Facebook, the app literally put me in the story. I will admit, this was a little creepy but awesome at the same time. According to some reviews, people who hated reading loved this. Anything that gets none-readers to enjoy reading is okay by me.
But, this could be a slippery slope. I'm imagining a future where badly written books become popular simply because they have great sound effects and animations.
...Sounds familiar. There is a very popular poorly written series, unfortunately. I take comfort in the knowledge that 10 years from now, no one will remember it.
Byook is an interesting idea. Let's see how it develops.