Platform: iOS devices
Client: Random House LLC USA
Development: 2015 – present (ongoing updates)
The Daily Wonder App is a free daily affirmation app that provides a precept for each day of the year celebrating goodness and strength. Based on the book 365 Days of Wonder by #1 New York Times bestselling author R. J. Palacio, there’s something for everyone here—drawn from popular songs, inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones, fortune cookies, and words of wisdom from such noteworthy people as Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Confucius, Mother Teresa, and Mahatma Gandhi, as well as everyday kids.
Chris & Steve visited New York in late 2017 to meet with Penguin Random House on the day Wonder The Movie was released in US theatres. And coincidentally, the Citrus Suite developed app was selected / “featured” by Apple under the section “new apps we love” on the same day. And in June 2018 The Daily Wonder made the big screen at
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• Daily quotes
• Short biography of attributed author
• Social sharing
• Calendar view
• Educational resources for Wonder
• Excerpts of books by #1 New York Times bestselling author R. J. Palacio
Users are given access to seven days of precepts at any given time, with a new precept from 365 Days of Wonder becoming available every day. Additional features include daily reminders, social sharing (ages 12+), a short bio of the author of each precept, a calendar view, a book section with extended excerpts and praise, and a resource section for Wonder classroom materials.
The Daily Wonder App is available for free on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
“I have been so moved by the response of readers around the world to the Choose Kind message started by Auggie in Wonder,” says Palacio. “I love that the app will enable readers to share daily messages of kindness with friends and family and to each other, every day. I also want to say, as a former graphic designer – the app is beautiful to look at!”
R. J. PALACIO (@RJPalacio) resides in New York City with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. Her debut novel was the #1 New York Times bestselling Wonder. Palacio is also the author of three e-original stories, The Julian Chapter, Pluto, and Shingaling, as well as 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts. For many years, prior to becoming a published author, Palacio was an art director and book jacket designer, creating covers for countless writers in every genre of fiction and nonfiction.
Follow the Wonder conversation on Twitter via #choosekind and on ChooseKind.Tumblr.com.
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