“The Cinderella story isn’t new, but Nosy Crow’s developers use the app platform in new ways to make this an entertaining experience with extremely high play value and a long engagement time,” said the Publishing Innovation Awards judges of the Juvenile App category. “Clever design decisions, excellent navigation, and enhanced content allow young readers to play in a very natural way with the story. Readers can stay on a page as long as they like and will be rewarded for every tap, tip, or swipe.
While I doubt appbooks will replace regular books or even regular e-books, there is certainly room for well-created apps that can help the learning process. This $7.99 app (with a free lite version) looks like a good example—as well as a great example of how stories in the public domain can be put to commercial use.