9/07/2010

iPhone and iPod application approved!



Our children's book application "The Bird with the Rainbow Tail" mentioned below, has now been approved by Apple and is in the store now. It will take another four weeks to get the final approval for the iPad or so it seems.Thanks so much for all your kind comments, they have been much appreciated.

The illustration above is the icon that appears on screen as a sort of thumbnail, it had to be very eye catching with strong colours so that it stands out when displayed as a very teeny weeny square. Needless to say that I have it on my iPod and have been playing it non-stop to all and sundry! I showed it to my elderly parents who were completely mystified, I had a hard time explaining how we got Tony's voice in "that little thing". I also found it hard to explain how the iTunes shop works, I am not entirely sure myself! It must be very difficult for my father (who will be 97 this week), to understand blogs and tweets and apps, his world was all about cogs and wheels and thingamajigs.

20 comments:

  1. How exciting for all of you!

    Maybe one day I'll get a phone that an app will work on ;-)

    In fact a mobile that gets a signal would be a novelty!

    Had a peek at the preview - looks very special and what a lovely story-telling voice Tony has.

    Celia

    PS - visit PPPs to see where you tip-off led me.

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  2. Oh I am so happy for you...may it bless you
    Hardwork and talent and persistance
    paid off
    for all of us with little ones in our lives...
    I will tell my daughter, so little Finn can listen to your wonderful story
    celebrate!

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  3. Congratulations!! That's certainly exciting news. And Happy Birthday to your father! Not many from that great generation live to see such amazing technology.

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  4. Congratulations! Its so interesting how quickly things are moving with technology. I can relate to your father in many ways! I am NOT a texter, am not of facebook and surprised at myself that I am a blogger....! I have an ipod touch that I never use... maybe I'll learn now that I know someone with an ap!

    Are you thinking about the next one?

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  5. I just found your last post! What a treat this is and I'm so proud of you!

    Happy Birthday to your Father. We used to wonder what my husband's uncle... who was 94... thought about what he saw on television. I don't think he understood special effects very well!

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  6. Well done - congratulations - all though most of it is Double Dutch to me, as I think i still live mostly in the thinggummy jig world.

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  7. Congratulations Valerie! I followed the link in your previous post - it's all very exciting and a family achievement at that. Best wishes, Lesley

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  8. cor well done - I shall get my techno brain out tomorrow and have a go xx

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  9. Bravo, and bravo again, Valerie.

    I am going to have to get myself up to speed to sample this newest achievement of yours.

    Well done. (My mom is in her nineties, and even I grew up with out television until I was about 6 or 7. We did have running water and electricity, but my dad had to shovel coal into a furnace in the basement of the house to keep us warm in the winter. What a generation experiences!)

    xo

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  10. Justpurchased it and downloaded it to my computer! Now I need to connect my iPhone and get it on there! The 'thumbnail" looks so great!!!!

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  11. P.S. All downloaded to iPhone and watched all the way through! Now I want to know what happens with all those little blue egg! How will they grow up in the colourful world and what will THEY do continue to spread happiness and wonder throughout the forest!

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  12. Ah, it's lovely your father has reached such a grand age. Don't be fooled, he may know more than he lets on! x

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS, Valerie!
    I will listen as soon as my husband organizes this to i-tunes.
    This is SO exciting.

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  14. Congratulations, absolutely wonderful. I love the preview - looks marvellous.

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  15. You must be thrilled. Are you going to be doing more now you have gained all this skill at this new technology.
    Well done for all your hard work.

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  16. First off - happy birthday to your Dad!
    Congratultions on your "gig" with Apple! Very exciting. I totally relate to not understanding all the new technology. I finally got on facebook because my family was driving me nuts, but I still don't quite get it!

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  17. Congratulations, I can't wait to see the whole thing. Ipods are fantastic things, full of potential for artists.(I don't have my own ipod yet, but my son has one and he will help me with this!)

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  18. Happy days Valerie. That is wonderful. You must feel really proud about your work. How funny that you had to explain to the "older folk". My 93 year old dad learned the computer at 80 but he would never get the hang of all the jargon and systems that are used these days..bless.

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  19. congratulations, this is wonderful!

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