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App Development Resources
When just getting started with app development, there seems to be information just about everywhere on the web. Below are links to various information needed for app development and marketing.
Review Particle Candy for Corona SDK
Recently, I have been creating storybook apps with the Photoshop plugin called Kwik by Alex Souza and Corona SDK by Ansca. I was very happy when Mike Dogan at x-pressive.com created a particle engine for Corona SDK because that meant that I could add realistic particle effects to my storybook apps.
Marketing Book Apps - Landing Page
A custom landing page will showcase your book app or brand and is the place for all of the info about your app. It's the "Call to Action" webpage, sending your potential readers directly to your app store listing. When spreading the word in forums, Facebook, and Twitter, you will link to this page.
Social Marketing Your Book App
Word of mouth is the best way to get the word out about your book app or brand. Cross marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr and YouTube is a great way to build a fan base. Your Facebook App pages integrate your other social networking sites with your Facebook Fan Page Timeline.
Storybook App Press Kits
A press kit, sometime called a media kit, is a time proven way to market your book app. It has been a staple in marketing for many years. There have been a few changes now that we have the Internet but the basic concept is the same.
Marketing Book App Website or Blog
An artist or author website is the place to market yourself as well as you book apps, to interact with your readers and for agents and publishers to easily contact you. Below is a list of the basic features that you will want to have on your website or blog.
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop
3DTotal Publishing is well known for their range of books featuring the best digital artists in the game and movies genre. If you are a novice to digital art, you will enjoy the Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop Volume 1, which has a fine introduction to this genre.
Digital Painting Techniques Volume 4 by 3DTotal
One aspect of the artist's life is the never-ending challenge to improve one's skills. 3DTotal Publishing's Digital Painting Techniques Volume 4 is a great source of learning and inspiration, especially for those interested in game and fantasy digital illustration.
Photoshop for Artists by Sylvie Covey
Photoshop for Artists A Complete Guide for Fine Artists, Photographers, and Printmakers by Sylvie Covey is all about Photoshop from a fine art point of view.
Page Template for Kwik 2 Book App
We will add the first page of our Kwik 2 book app and set the page and layer properties. You will learn how to set the buttons and other objects on this page as shared assets, so the Kwik knows to use them on every page of the book.
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