I first saw this app when the developer, Galvin Scott Davis, showed me a few of the pages, in his studio in Sydney. I immediately loved the artwork, and the unique page turn navigation system that he and his developers had created. He also mentioned a “hook”, a special feature that was included in the app that the kids would love, and that added another level of interactivity to the story “experience”.
He wouldn’t tell me then what the hook was, but we know know that it is the ability to “blow dandelions from the screen”.
The app is up on Kicktarter to help with the final development production. With only a week to go, the app is approximately 90% funded and needs just a bit more help to get it over the line.
Click here to go to the Kickstarter page, to get all the info on the project including a video showing some of the features in action. Then why not make a pledge… every little bit helps.
Read below for the official Press Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dandelion – “Bullying is for people with no imagination”:
A positive tale told with a unique tech interaction stands out amongst the current bullying news.
‘Dandelion’ is a just-launched anti-bullying project by award-winning creative Galvin Scott Davis.
The children’s iPad book encourages kids and parents to discuss bullying by interacting with an iPad App in an entirely new story…
By physically blowing Dandelion wishes from the screen of the device!
‘Dandelion’ was released this week on Kickstarter.com (the subject of many recent online success stories) and is already surpassing its daily target.
The project asks children to embrace creativity to combat the problem and spread the word that “Bullying is for people with no imagination”.
The project has taken months of development to prefect the Dandelion spore blowing, and combines hand/eye game components with interactive storytelling.