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Friday
Feb192010

Storytelling app: StoryPlease



StoryPlease is a storytelling app that lets you record a story in your own voice, or your can use the default professional recording. I first came across the StoryPlease people (person?) when they attended the #kidlitart chat last night. During the chat, they said they were purchasing the rights to use illustrations/characters in digital format for the iPhone and iPad.



For 99 cents, I couldn't resist buying a copy from the iTunes store to try out to see how useful this might be to picture book writers. However, it looks as though you can't add your own stories. The app comes with two stories, but it looks as if you have to pay to get more.

Every time I tried recording a line, the app crashed on me, and I was also unsuccessful getting the auto-read function to work properly. Unfortunately I can't recommend this for writers, but future versions of the app may be of interest to parents with young children, depending on what stories the developer adds.

Reader Comments (4)

Hi there, StoryPlease team here. The app's not crashed on us in the latest release -- But this is good feedback. We'll fix it ASAP and send you an update -- Do you know what version of the OS you have? I will test it again. Thanks!!

Here's how you can find out the version of the OS you have:
Click on Settings and then General.
Click on About and you should see a entry called Version.

Thanks for making StoryPlease better!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStoryPlease Team

Hi, We've tested our app on both phone versions, and every different OS version. Can you let us know when the app was crashing?

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStoryPlease Team

I deleted the app from my iPhone but will try it again and let you know.

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInkygirl

Not sure when I'll be able to try this (need to catch up on a bunch of stuff), sorry. As I recall, the screen froze repeatedly whenever I got to a certain point in recording, perhaps after the first page. I never was able to record more than one line.

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInkygirl

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