Develop a sophisticated interactive ebook builder software.
The software is built to help digital artists, authors create interactive ipad books the easiest ways. With templates and user friendly features, bookmakers can create book page-by-page with dynamic contents such as movie clips, animation, interactions, sound, and also dynamic characters that readers can personalize.
After all the pages are created, the software can help export the book project into ipad book formats that can be sold on Itunes stores (like how Adobe After effects let visual artists create/compose clips and export them to different video formats.)
Ideally, the book format can be read on both apple and android devices, but if only 1 platform/reading device has to be chosen, it should be the Apple ipad.
Develop time: 1-2 years max.
OS: Mac priority but Mac/PC interchangeable is preferred
Target users: advanced-level visual artists, bookmakers, designers. (think the sophistication of Photoshop, After Effects, Flash). Not for amateurs or authors without design background.
Softwares to be referenced for user interface and mechanics: Adobe Creative Suites, Flash
Things the software needs to do:
1. Create ebook from scratch, using built-in templates that can be updated (similar to how Keynotes and Powerpoint build templates in master slides)
2. Let bookmakers build story page by page with: background visuals, text boxes, movie clips, moveable visual elements, dynamic characters (which can be animated), and options to add sound and narration.
3. Dynamic characters builder option to let readers create the visual of the characters. Bookmakers will provide visual elements and how the characters can be built.
Requirements: High level software developers, a team or registered company is preferred, proper contracts should be signed and high commitment is a must.