Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: Story Scrapbook, Digital Storytelling App

Friday, May 11, 2012

Story Scrapbook, Digital Storytelling App

We Want You
... to be part of the Beta test on our brand new multimedia story brainstorming app, Story Scrapbook

I have been developing the app for a couple of years with a brilliant new media developer Ben Train as part of the World-Building on a book we are co-writing.

This app is free. It's for Mac and PC (not iPhone / iPad yet) and it lets you bring together images, video, music, text and web grabs on virtual pages, bringing the writing process alive for people who think visually, interactively and aurally, as well as textually.

(Any trouble installing – get the latest version of Adobe Air first! Leave a comment below if you're still having issues.)
Story Scrapbook is a contemporary story tool, great for kids and teens, and I would love you to take it for a spin and let me know what you think by leaving a comment at the bottom of the Story Scrapbook page. We want to build a community around the app and improve it based on your ideas and feedback.

Click here to download the pdf for the Quickstart guide. Or just start playing.



Sam Eeles said...

Thanks, Tristan - this looks wonderful!

Can't wait to start playing.

Tristan Bancks said...

No problem Sam. Thanks for being so supportive in your comments on FB etc. I hope it's useful for you and look forward to hearing the feedback. T.

Ghislaine Ashley said...

Hey Tristan, great app but I'm having some trouble getting back to my story page after importing a file from Google. How do you get back to the story page from the web page?

Tristan Bancks said...

Hey Ghislaine

Thanks for leaving a comment. This is a common issue that users have so we'll be resolving it soon. To return to your Scrapbook page after using the Web Object, just click down the bottom on the Web tab or click at bottom of screen onto your page and that will make the Web browser disappear.

Hope this works. Just ask if you have other issues. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Hi Tristan,
I work at TSAC, you visited us recently. Thank You the kids are so inspired and what you spoke about has really helped them with our unit on Short Stories. I just wanted to confirm that Story Scrapbook is NOT an app for the iPads? My students all have iPads, can they access it though their web browsers on their iPads?
Thanks for your help,

Tristan Bancks said...

Hi Kate

No, it's not an app anymore. It was an app for Mac and PCs. Now online. It can be used on iPad but mixed results. It's best used on Mac and PC using anything other than Internet Explorer. Hope that helps!

Thanks for a great day at TSAC!



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