This is the month of my daughter Maddie’s birthday. To celebrate, I’m giving away Maddie Bear’s Birthday for iPad for free for a limited time. Some of you may remember the days when the birthday kid in school would bring in cupcakes to celebrate their birthday. This is Maddie’s version of that, everyone gets a free iPad app. If you could leave a review as a birthday gift to her, it would be very appreciated.
A few months ago, Charles McKeever from OpenSourceMarketer.com interviewed me about my paperback book “Maddie Bear’s Birthday” and my other children’s books.
Last week, Kwiksher released their latest version of Kwik Photoshop plugin. I was fortunate enough to be part of the beta testing, and helped CEO Alex Souza discover some of the bugs before the final version was released.
Kwik now is compatible with Corona SDK’s new storyboard tool called “Composer” as well as their new Graphics 2.0 anchor point system. It offers a revamped interface and a plethora of new features and settings that were not available in previous versions. You can now add monetization with iAds and AdMob, splash screens, in-app purchases if you’re a Corona Basic, Pro or Enterprise subscriber, and you no longer have to deal with the annoying task of enabling Adobe Flash to run the plugin.
Kwik has also switched over to a subscription business model to allow for more updates in order to keep up with the ever changing world of mobile app development. When Apple or Android make a change to their operating systems, Corona Labs has to follow suit, which in turn makes Kwiksher have to follow their lead.
There is also another huge benefit to their new subscription model. Let’s say you have an idea for a storybook app, but you’re not ready to make a huge investment in software in case your app doesn’t make you a lot of money or in case you just don’t end up liking app development. You can download the Corona Lab’s Starter Kit for free and then just do a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription to Kwik, depending on how long you’ll need it.
You can also have your script reviewed, have video chat support, and pretty soon, Kwiksher can even publish your app to all of the major app store for you via their services program.
My latest book, Maddie Bear’s Birthday, would have taken much, much longer to develop had I not used Kwik. It saved me days worth of coding. Check out my app at MaddieBearBooks.com to see what is possible with Kwik.
Maddie Bear’s Birthday was just released for the Apple iPad! To celebrate, the first 20 people who purchase the paperback version get a free promo code for the app. Here’s how to claim your free iPad version:
- Purchase Maddie Bear’s Birthday from Amazon or the autographed bundle from MaddieBearBooks.com
- Use the “Contact” button on MaddieBearBooks.com to e-mail your receipt of purchase
- Await your free promo code for the iPad version
You can either give the promo code to a friend, or use it to have both the interactive and paperback version for you and your kids.
I’m very happy to officially announce that the first installment of my new children’s book series is available on Amazon.com!
I’m also offering autographed copies through www.MaddieBearBooks.com. Each autographed copy comes with (3) 3″x3″ Maddie Bear Stickers and a small, hand-drawn character sketch. I’m not sure how long I’ll be offering the autographed copies, it depends how long I can keep up with the demand of drawing and coloring the sketches. I’m hoping to get the first batch mailed out by early February depending on Amazon’s production time.
Please note that if you’re purchasing the autographed copy, there’s a section to enter to whom the autograph should be addressed. It’s pretty small on the PayPal site, so it’s very easy to overlook.
After you’re done reading it, I’d really appreciate if you could write a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Thank you to everyone for your support and for everyone who has bought a copy and spread the word.
Now onto the iPad and Kindle Fire app versions…