Sunday 22nd Jan 2012

Citrus Suite has been developing a cool new app with Penguin Books US for release in February 2012.
Based on a dark picture book for mature teens imagined by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral, the app for iPad & iPhone is called Chopsticks and has already started getting some amazing pre-release press coverage.

A feature in the Wall Street Journal tiled Blowing Up the Book details the new crop of digital books that come loaded with interaction, video, audio and animation. Central to the article is Chopsticks…
Wall Street Journal

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Penguin Teen
Amazon

“Reading Chopsticks is like watching people kiss in the street: it’s private, it’s beautiful, it’s lonely, it’s wild, it’s secret, it’s everywhere and you can’t look away.”
Daniel Handler, author of Why We Broke Up

“Like the young artistic love it describes, Chopsticks is beautiful and strange and haunting. The story’s crooked path is made luminous by its extraordinary images.”
Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Further updates soon.



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Saturday 21st Jan 2012

“Who’s doing eBooks right? What are some great examples you’ve seen?”
Peter Meyers, author of “Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience“, highlights Wreck This App as “an eBook app done right”.

Peter will be speaking at SXSW on the topic “Making eBooks Smarter: Responsive Page Design” so this is high praise indeed.
Read the full article here…
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Update, March 2012: At SXSW Peter Meyers recommended Wreck This App for iOS as example of an eBook that invites the reader to participate in its creation.

Peter Meyers’s website A New Kind Of Book is right on the pulse of developments in eBooks and details innovations in the genre.

Since the last update Citrus Suite has developed an Android and Nook Color versions of Wreck This App.

Update, March 2012: Wreck This App voted best digital product of 2011 at the Penguin Group (USA)’s Third Annual David Awards.
See a summary of quotes and reviews here

The app has even had a mention in O, the Oprah Winfrey magazine and been nominated best non-fiction app at Digital Book World Conference in New York January 2012.
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Fresh Ideas, Sharp Solutions.
Citrus Suite develops apps, software, games and produces 3D digital artwork. Developer on iPhone, iPad, Android, HTML5, PC, YouView, IPTV platforms (YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, etc.).

Development of apps from Liverpool, UK.

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