Photo Story, Animate, Audio Annotation, Ebook Creatorsand Aug Reality

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Splice together HD photos and videos in an amazingly simple way. Add music tracks from your iPod library, sound effects, transitions, borders, effects (like Ken Burns, slow motion and fast forward), trim video and audio, narrate with your own voice, and much more it allows you to create and edit videos from start to finish via your iPhone or iPod Touch with no laptop or desktop computer necessary.

Storyrobe allows you to create a short photo video story with recorded speech. Send to youtube or email. Cost .99

With Sonic Pics you can narrate a photostory of images and sound –can upload to youtube or send via email if not too large. Creates .mp4 video files. Cost 1.99


Scribble story: 6 stories with audio included and 1 create your own story.

With Songify Live (included FREE in the
latest version of Songify), you can now Songify YOUR Life in realtime! This
magical app will turn everyday speech into song...WHILE you speak $2.99.

Audioboo is a great tool for having students read short poems or stories and add a photo. Describe artwork or a picture. Use for book reports. Save online using the embed code.

Ebook and Digital Story Creators
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Book Creator
The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.

Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.cost about 2.99. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on. Watch the video of Book Creator in action

Creative Book Builder
Cost is about $2.99. Great options for formatting as .pdf for epub and allows chapters and editing of images and audio directly in the app. Also can bring in video.

Little StoryBook Creator Free app to create stories with sound images and text. Share via email or open in an ereader.

Book Magic share your book on the platform. Comes with sticker images and allows photographs and text to be included.

Picture book: Picture book is a free app to create a digital book with a set of sticker images or import your own images and add text

Ebook Magic $4.99 app for creating ebooks with images, text and using pre included templates and formats. Allows export to .pdf

Website that lets you make interactive books and save them online. Register for a free account to make and read books with audio files and images online.


Story Kit
Create an electronic storybook. Make use of the little gaps in life - on the sofa after dinner, in the back seat of the car, or on a train - to do something creative together. To create your story: * Write some text. * Illustrate by drawing on the screen, taking a photograph of something you see.View in the iTunes web catalog


Puppet Pals
Free version and paid version differ in the number of stories you can make and customization options o

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Sock Puppets
Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice. Friends can work together with multiple puppets and create hilarious conversations. While recording, simply tap a puppet and that puppet will lip-synch, tap a different puppet and switch auto lip-synching to it. Switch backgrounds to take your puppets to different places, move the puppets, props and scenery to animate them while recording. Cartoon and photo realistic puppets are included. Paid version $2.99


Pow! Strip Designer
Select one of the many included page templates. Insert photos into the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like "Boom", "Splash", or "Bang" to spice up the story and share. Photos can be added from the camera, your photo-album, or downloaded directly from your Facebook account. You can apply filters to photos, and change the layout of the page and even paint on the photos, or draw your own sketches from scratch. Text balloons can be positioned, sized, and rotated freely on the page. You can alter colors, font, text-size. You can even give the balloons color gradients for additional impact. There are plenty of stickers to spice up the action, but you can also create your own using photos from your photo-album and the built-in masking and drawing tools.Paid $2.99

Video / Stop motion
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Koma Koma
iPad app for stop motion animation. Simple user interface with only 4 buttons. (shoot / delete (1frame/all frames) / play (loop) / save) Has variable frame rate from 1fps to 30fps, Onion skinning; Automatic capture with time interval (3sec to 10min); Save movie to Camera Roll; Email your work on flip book format image. Free.


It can be a fun way to tell a story. It can be a thank you message or a vacation postcard. It can be a birthday greeting, party invite or cool way to share photos. Create a Gami in 3 easy steps: 1 - Customize a character and choose your background 2 - Record your voice or type a message for your character to say

3 - Share your Gami on Facebook, Twitter or send via text or email

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Adobe Voices
Voice helps you create stunning animated videos in minutes. No filming — just talk to tell your story. Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images to show your ideas and Voice automatically adds cinematic motion and a soundtrack. Persuade, inform and inspire anyone online. Make an impact.


Video and the web are coming together. TouchCast is a new medium that looks like video, but feels more like the web. A TouchCast is a video that is fully browsable, responsive, and alive. Webpages, images, and an assembly of video Apps (vApps) can be tapped for a two-way video experience. Create broadcast-quality videos with a built-in teleprompter, green screen, visual filters, sound effects, and titles. Watch TouchCasts from the app or online at

30hands Mobile is a fun, innovative storytelling app that allows students, teachers and anyone with creativity to easily create narrated stories or presentations based on photos, images, drawings or video clips using an iPad, iPhone or iPod.
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Augmented Reality and Interactive QR Codes


AurasmaAugmented Reality
Aurasma is an augmented reality app that’s changing the way millions of people see and interact with the world. Bring tagged images, objects and even physical locations to life with interactive digital content, such as video, animations and 3D scenes, we call Auras. Lets you create and share the auras. Most popular user-generated Auras include adding 3D dinosaurs to your street, sending a video message on a greetings card, leaving hidden clues in a treasure hunt, adding instructional information to a machine and augmenting text books and project work in education. See for demo videos (youtube)
i-nigma turns your camera into a sophisticated barcode reader. Thanks to exceptionally quick and robust scanning, it is regularly ranked as top performer in this category.

Scan QR, DataMatrix and UPC/EAN (a.k.a. "Supermarket") codes. Additional codes available with our SDK (details below) include: PDF 417, Micro QR, Code 39, Code 128, Codabar/NW7, Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF), QRcode Models 1&2 . Scan colored and creative barcodes, Scan reversed codes (bright patterns on dark background) All codes are scanned simultaneously - no need to preset barcode types.

Augment 3D
Augment is a mobile app that lets you visualize your 3D models in Augmented Reality, integrated in real time in their actual size and environment. Use with kids on the spectrum to help visualization Augment is the perfect Augmented Reality app to bring your print to life. Add your own 3D models and custom trackers onhttp://augmentedev.com
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