This week, Mooklet Project announced the release of “Mooklet,” an iPhone Application that lets users create a photo story in just a few minutes. Since users can give out a published Mooklet as an “HTML5 based web application”, family and friends can easily install it as native photo book app on their iPhone or iPad Home screen and enjoy it in full-screen mode. On June 5th, “Mooklet” won the App Star Award 2012, presented by Appsfire, France.
Mooklet Project announced the release of Mooklet, an iPhone application that lets users publish a photo book as an HTML5 web application.
Mooklet for iPhone is an app that allows users to create an animated “Photo Story Book” from iPhone’s photo library in just a few minutes. Since users can give out a published Mooklet as a “HTML5 based web application” via URL, family and friends can easily look at Mooklet on their iPhone or iPad. If users save that URL by using “Add to Home Screen”, they can install a published Mooklet with a unique icon and enjoy it in full-screen mode, just like a native application. Anytime, anywhere.
A Mooklet is not just a photo album. It is a “Photo Story Book” that lets users share the messages and stories. A Mooklet is unique in the world, and users can easily share it with family, friends and viewers.
Users can use Mooklet to send unique birthday wishes or wedding gifts made with photos of memorable moments. They can also create picture books or lively photo albums of vacation photos. Or, in a more practical application, a Mooklet can be their professional portfolio or a company’s digital brochure that is very easy to hand out to customers and fans.
On June 5th, Mooklet won the App Star Award 2012, presented by Appsfire, France. It was chosen from a crowd of hundreds of contenders.
Toru Kobayashi, the founder of Mooklet, commented, “We’re very excited to introduce this creative application. With Mooklet, users can astonish their audience by creating unique story books filled with amazing pictures.
These days, the ways of sharing photos using mobile devices are increasing rapidly. However, existing photo sharing services such as Instagram, Flickr, Picasa or Facebook focus on organizing and displaying photos in a conventional photo album. Currently, there is no service that allows users to display photos to their fullest effect with more than just a photo album, like original “Photo Story Books” or photo books enhanced by your personal messages. Although people can use a conventional paper photo book service, the printing costs are a concern if you want to give it out to many people.
Mooklet offers you the flexibility of being published online as well as installed as a web application on your iPhone or iPad home screen. It is a powerful tool to let your viewers experience the unique and high-quality photo books you created, exceeding the limits of a mere photo sharing service.”
=== Key features of Mooklet ===
1. Publish Mooklet Photo Book as an HTML5 based web application.
Mooklet allows users to publish a Mooklet Photo Book as an HTML5 based web application. Since it is a web application, people can easily install favorite Mooklet on their iPhone or iPad home screen when they access the URL. If users access a published Mooklet from the home screen, they can enjoy it in full-screen mode, just like a native application, anytime, anywhere.
2. Just choose favorite pictures and title. It’s done in just a few minutes.
Users can choose “Manual mode” and “Automatic mode” when they create a mooklet. If users choose “Automatic mode”, just pick favorite photos and Mooklet will automatically choose fitting background textures and layouts and create a Mooklet Photo Book instantly. After that, they can complete it by editing the titles and captions.
3. Simple and powerful editing features
The design is simple and easy to use. Users will never get lost while switching pages or changing background textures and layouts. They can choose from 25 different background textures and 28 different layouts. Each layout has a preset animation and it can be easily turned the animations on or off with just one touch. Their work will be uploaded to a “Slot”, an online storage space for publishing.
4. Rewritable slot feature
A user work will be uploaded to a “Slot”, which is an online storage space for publishing. We will give three Free Slots to anyone who creates a user account. A “Free Slot” displays banner ads and can publish Mooklets of up to 24 pages. However, users can reuse it and publish new Mooklets as many times as they want. They can additionally purchase a “Standard Slot” which is free of ads and can hold Mooklets of up to 36 pages.
[ Pricing and Availability ]
Mooklet 1.0.1 is FREE and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. We will give three Free Slots to anyone who creates a user account. Additionally, they can purchase “Standard Slots” at the special price while running Mooklet.
[ Device Requirements ]
- iPhone 4 and 4S, iPod touch (Not supported iPad)
- Requires iOS 5.0 or later
- This app does not support iPhone 3G and 3GS.