Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Interactive eBook
By PadWorx Digital Media Inc.
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Interactive eBook, regularly priced at $8.99, features hundreds of interactive illustrations, original music, buckets of bone-crunching zombie mayhem, and two literary masterpieces in one: Hold your device right side up to enjoy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Turn it upside down to read Jane Austen’s original Pride and Prejudice. Turn the device 90 degrees and read both novels side by side.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Interactive eBook is produced by PadWorx Digital Media in partnership with Quirk Books. PadWorx is the creator of the #1 book apps "Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition" and "A Christmas Carol for iPad," and winner of the 2010 Publishing Innovation Award. Quirk Book are publishers of attention getting works of fiction and nonfiction including “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and the bestseller “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”.
This revolutionary vision of what an eBook should be creates the definitive user-driven experience through text, animation, music, sound, gameplay-like elements, and touchscreen technology.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Fix for page turns
Needs some work
After downloading "Dracula" and "A Christmas Story", I was anxious to try "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". Not being familiar with the original story, it took me a while to realize that around the 7th chapter, I no longer had the zombie aspect but had actually been provided only the original "Pride and Prejudice" with no graphics or interaction. After viewing the table of contents to confirm my thoughts, I removed the app and downloaded it again. What a difference. I had missed so much. As for the interactive features, I found those far less responsive in this story than I had in the other two. There were numerous times I missed the story line because I just couldn't get the program to respond. Other times, it was sluggish and thinking there was no more, I moved on only to find the next part of the story had skipped too far. I'd back up but could never bring up the missing paragraphs. I think that when you charge $8.99 for a program, you need to be absolutely sure it is ready for marketing. I did enjoy the interactive features that were successful, but I would have appreciated the wonderful graphics more had everything run smoothly. Please work on the sluggishness the response time on pages that have more than one level of interaction. I have recommended the other two stories to friends but cannot in clear conscience recommend this e-book yet.
Horrendous user experience
The content itself is cute, but the app is a textbook example of the “telepathic” school of user interface design -- you have to read the minds of the developers to figure out what to do. Press the page number at the bottom to get a table of contents? Took a few pages to figure that out. Press the bloody fingerprints to advance the animation? Spent about a hundred pages randomly stabbing the screen to realize that. Rotate to landscape to get a side-by-side display with the original novel? I finished the whole book before learning about that in the reviews.
Can you get the app to remember what page you left off at? Or at least which chapter? Can you lay down a bookmark? Can you get to the table of contents without wasting time at the cover page? Any preferences? Never figured out any of these things.
And low-quality drawings?
And the page turning animation starts
and then stops
for a long time?
They normally want money for this? They should pay us for being their focus group.
Only buy if you have an iPad
iPhone version: 1 star. The text is way too small to be readable and there are no options to enlarge the text or zoom in. Only buy this if you have an iPad.
iPad version: 3 stars. You get both the original text and the zombies version. It's actually more readable on an iPad but there aren't any options to change font size which is annoying. I don't feel the presentation really adds anything much of value. I kind of like the pictures on each page, but that's about it.
Also, the app does't save your location, so when you come back to the book, you have to remember where you stopped and navigate back to that place yourself. How dumb.
Another minor quibble is that every time you start the app, it plays a cheesy zombie animation that you cannot skip which makes you wait even longer to get back to reading.
TIP: Here's a tip that wasn't so obvious to me. Press the bloody fingerprints on each page. There are also other interactive elements on some pages you should press before going on to the next page, otherwise, you will miss some of the text.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Oct 26, 2011
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 607 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: PadWorx Digital Media Inc
- © 2009 by Quirk Productions, Inc. Cover art courtesy the Bridgeman Art Library International Ltd. Cover zombification and design by Doogie Horner.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).