Sunday, October 14, 2012


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So I just discovered a very cool app called the IMAG-N-O-TRON by Moonbot Studios that is used with the iPad. The app comes with a specific book (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore) and was designed to work with it. You position the iPad over one of the pages of the book, and the app "augments" the pages with an incredible collection of animated images from the page! Sounds pretty weird, right? You have to check this technology out! Really. I can see this becoming a great way to illustrate Biology textbooks for example. Have a look here or at the Touch and Go blog from SLJ.


  1. This looks amazing. Another great app that might be of interest to those with smart phones can be found at the Madefire site. Currently, they are working with comic creators such as Brian Bolland and Dave Gibbons. Books are becoming much more interactive, and I get really pumped up when I think about what the next several years might bring to library systems.

  2. I was so wary of books on iPads until my mom showed me The Fantastic Flying Books, I was stunned at how freaking cool and interactive it was. When I found the physical book in my library I immediately sat down to read it. The book itself is pretty magical, which helps. I can't wait to check out this app and see what else it can do.