IMAG-N-O-TRON: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" Edition
By Moonbot Studios LA, LLC
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Introducing the IMAG•N•O•TRON™, a grand new storybook app experience from Moonbot Studios. It starts with a real book! Once you have purchased your copy of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (not included) simply point the IMAG•N•O•TRON at it and watch the pages come to life. Get swept up in a storm! Transport to another world! Play music! Fly!!! It's a wonder of the ages!
Moonbot's IMAG•N•O•TRON... Now those books really can fly!
* - The IMAG•N•O•TRON is compatible with the iPhone 4 or later, the iPod Touch 4th generation or later, and the iPad 2 or later.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
Corrected requirements list. Your device must have a camera.
Good thing this was only 99 cents! I read all the reviews and despite the bad ones decided to give it a try. It's a cool idea but they really need to work on it to make this practical. First, you do have to have the book but the app description tells you that. I put this on my brand new iPad so I know the problem wasn't with my device. First we had to hold the iPad about 3 feet away from the book to get it to work, which meant putting the book on the floor so the iPad wasn't so high the kids couldn't see. Then it still took about 30 seconds on each page of adjusting the angle of the iPad and holding it still enough for it to work - no way my kids could do it on their own. And if there was any glare on the page from light in the room then forget it! There were only 2 or 3 pages that had cool animation going on, most did very little (like a single book fluttered around off the page) and some never did anything but read the text. Overall it was a big disappointment. It could be cool if tweaked to make it easier to use and more animation added. There is another $5 app for this book but now I'm hesitant to try it.
Need to fix bugs
This is a great app that really brings the book to life! There are a few bugs that need to be fixed however. I had difficulties with getting the app to play the pages that followed the "Look Around" featured pages. Many times I had to completely close out of the app and restart it on the new page. I could not always get the narration to work with the page that has the the piano on it. Also, the "Touch" feature on this page never would do anything. I believe it was supposed to allow you to play a keyboard. Please, please fix these bugs.
Lessmore is Even More Now!
I LOVE this app! It behaved on my iPad just as expected. I had purchased the hardcover book and the Moonbot book app before seeing this one. The book is so powerful and I share books with many kids so I wanted all the bells and whistles for this one. And there they are. The kids think it is fantastic when they see themselves in the whirlwind of books. It's truely magical.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Jul 28, 2012
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 318 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Moonbot Studios LA, LLC
- © Moonbot Studios LA, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).