Last year, I was involved in a digital storytelling project for the Tower of London. I worked with children and parents to create their own short, personal stories on iPads – from planning and creating the content, to editing and uploading.
Here are some of the iPad and iPhone apps for storytelling I explored for this project (and some other apps I also think are wonderful for creating stories):
- iMovie – powerful way of creating short films with stills, audio and video.
- Tappy Memories – useful for one-to-one work and prompting memories from objects or photographs.
- ToonTastic – tell the story using characters that you can move around on screen. It’s a bit like puppetry, or telling stories with dolls.
- Picle – capture moments on your iPhone, turn them into stories, share with friends.
- Toca Tea Party – Toca Boca create digital toys for play. Encourages children to create their own stories through play and gives a framework on which to hang a story.
- Keynote – great for creating stories or planning out a story structure.
- Moodboard Pro – add photos, text, colour swatches onto boards. Also a Lite version available for free.
- Animation Creator HD – for creating animations. Also a free Lite version.
- Photopuppet HD – make cartoons on your iPad.
- Storify – Create social stories by browsing streams, and dragging and dropping photos, videos and updates into a story, and add your own text.
- iBooks Author – not strictly an app, but another powerful way to create a multi-touch story as an ebook, to publish, share and open on an iPad.
[Update 10/06/12: Here’s some other iPhone and iPad app suggestions for digital storytelling. Looking forward to trying these out.]