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StoriesAlive features interactive titles for young children
September 3, 2014 | 2:25 pm

stories-alive-logoReading apps for children is an area that many companies have looked into expanding. The difficulty that comes in that arena is two-fold: how to keep kids interested and how to get parents to spend money. StoriesAlive is a subscription-based reading app that contains multiple children’s stories, and is consistently growing. However, what sets Stories Alive apart is the interactive element of the app that keeps children engaged in ways that every reading experience is different even when checking out the same book again and again. At BookExpo America this year, I had a chance to sit with Umesh Schukla, CEO of...

Pocket Gets Even More Social with ‘Send to Friend’ Feature
April 22, 2013 | 5:00 pm

PocketBy Christina Jones Pocket has added a few new feature for its users. Before, you could share your saved articles to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, as well as through e-mail. Now you can share articles along with a personal comment and highlighted quote to other Pocket users, sending them push notifications and an e-mail about it. You can also view archives of where and who you sent articles to directly in the app. The Send to Friend update is the latest overhaul since Pocket re-branded itself from its Read it Later namesake. The new feature is a reflection of the...

Perdrix TXT e-reading app (review)
March 19, 2013 | 12:03 pm

Perdrix TXTHave you ever run across a solution looking for a problem? Unfortunately, that's my reaction to Perdrix TXT, a new e-reading app for iPhone and iPad. The developer contacted me over the weekend and gave me a promo code for a free review copy, and I gave it a look. Here's what they say about the app on their site: Getting closer to the real book experience… Focused on book immersion, this app features innovative design such as book side views, life-like bookmark and a separate Search screen. Read free e-books and plain text files. At a quick glance that sounds good. The app...

50 Best iPad Apps for Users with Reading Disabilities
September 17, 2012 | 8:54 am

Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator who works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability...

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