Ten Trends in Interactive Media for Children from Dust or Magic

  1. Existing stories can be told in highly relevant and new ways, on a whole new level with book apps.
  2. Technologies that enable cross-platform publishing have become a dominant choice for app developers
  3. Curation in the app store continues to be a significant sales driver and signs are its role will continue to expand.
  4. PR is effective for app marketing but without a product that catches fire and demonstrates traction, being picked up by mainstream news is virtually impossible.
  5. Apps with a strong curriculum focus are on the rise.
  6. Apps for learning don’t all follow curriculum and we can learn from their approach – especially at the long tail.
  7. There are a flurry of digital toy apps with no intent or desire to create curriculum based learning goals.
  8. Traditional linear storytelling is limiting innovation in digital books and will change.
  9. Toys that interact with touch screen apps are increasingly sophisticated and on the rise.
  10. Gamification continues to be in vogue – even in creative commons literature.

Ten Trends in Interactive Media for Children from Dust or Magic

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