Children's apps: 'Technology interferes with the story in most apps'

Author and critic Nicolette Jones says shes never seen a picture-book app doing something a book cant do betterLots of developers and publishers are exploring the potential of interactive picture book-apps for children, but can they ever hope to deliver a reading experience comparable to books? Author and critic Nicolette Jones remains to be convinced.Im very impressed with those sorts of apps that tell you something around a book what Egmont did with the War Horse app, or what Hot Key Books did with Maggot Moon, or Hero On a Bicycle, with its online presence that told you about Italy during the war, she said, speaking at The Bookseller Childrens Conference in London. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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