How to Make the Bookry Memory Widget

How to Make the Bookry Memory Widget
In this Bookry for iBooks AuthorR tutorial, we will create the Memory widget for a holiday digital book created in iBooks Author. One of the nicest features of this Bookry widget is that you can customize all the graphics for the widget to match the theme of the book. In our case, it will be a Christmas story with holiday graphics.

A Visit From Saint Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore is my favorite classic. So, I just had to create my own version in iBooks Author using the Children's Storybook Template. I first created it as a book app T'was The Night Before Christmas - An Interactive Classic. But I always wanted to make it again in iBooks Author. In the book app, I had a few jigsaw puzzles. But in iBooks Author, I could include many other games including the Memory and Slider widgets.

In the Memory widget, there are several graphics including a cover graphic, a background graphic, a start up graphic, a losing graphic, a winning graphic and of course the game cards. Let's go to Bookry.com and get started setting up the options for the Static Settings.

  1. Widget Name: Let's name the Memory widget XmasMemory. This name will only be seen by you. So use it to manage your widgets.

  2. Orientation and Size: The Children's Storybook Template has a Landscape layout. So let's keep the default Landscape setting for the Orientation and Size setting for this widget.

  3. Cover and Startup Images: As most of my clients are children's book authors, I usually use the default Bookry images, because they are colorful 2D flat illustrations. But for this holiday book, we will use a custom Cover/Startup image. This image includes the game background, which we will upload next, and the game cards. The game cards are all turned over to hide the images on the reverse side, except for two of the cards which have been matched. Anyone familiar with this type of game will know immediately that this is a memory game. When you create your custom image, it needs to be 1024 x 768 pixels.

  4. Background Image: The custom background image is a full bleed background with holiday garland at the top and snow at the bottom. The open area in the center is just enough for the game cards to be displayed. This image needs to be a little shorter at 1024 x 728 pixels.

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