Expecting the growing popularity of tablets, Vibal Publishing launches a digital version of two of their well-loved titles from its Chikiting Book series.
The interactive, digital version of their Yummy Fly Pie and Ang Mahiwagang Kamiseta are already available at the Android Market and can be downloaded for free on devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo).
These storybook apps feature “œLet Me Read” and “œRead-to-Me” options, vibrant customized animations, and other interactive elements that will surely engage the minds of young readers. You can also get them from http://www.vibalpublishing.com/chikiting.php.
Other upcoming Chikiting Apps are Jomike Tejido’s Animal Myth Series.
So where’s the iPad version you say? It’s coming soon and it will be Asia’s first bilingual interactive Storybook App to be made available on the App Store. iPad Storybook lineup includes Ang Mahiwagang Kamiseta and other enchanting Philippine folklore stories Mariang Sinukuan and Amansinaya, both written by award-winning writer Eugene Evasco.
Chikiting Books is a line of storybooks that promotes Filipino-inherent values. With the digital editions, readers will read, watch, listen to, and play with their Chikiting book apps on tablet devices over and over again.
In our digital times, I wholly support these apps to empower kids to start and enjoy reading at a younger age.