We love to experiment, and we are always looking for new ways to bring our books to life. Just recently, technology has made adding interactive features to paper books easy. As you can see from the video below, we’ve begun adding AR (augmented reality) to our book. It’s super fun! Imagine turning a page in the book and having a character jump out, or a movie begins to play, or an interactive game launches. And, all of these features help teach the lessons in the book using different learning styles.
Watch the video (my cat, Furrell, makes a cameo) and try it yourself in the link below.
This is my first AR (augmented reality) project, and it also happens to be my first video tutorial, where I show readers how to use the app. I’m using the free Adobe Aero app and an iPad. (You can also use an iPhone.) As you can see in the video, when the iPad’s camera sees the image of the book cover, the Donkeycorn pops up. You can also interact with the Donekycorn to make it spin around.
The Donkeycorn AR app
Here is the link to Download the Donkeycorn AR game. You will be asked to download the Adobe Aero app if you don’t already have it. It’s super easy.
For now, the app only works on iPad and iPhones. The link will prompt you to download Adobe Aero app if you don’t already have it. It’s super easy to do. By the way, you don’t need our book, but it is more fun.
Dream It! AR app
Here’s another fun one. Project the words “Dream it!” on any surface. Then click the button to take a picture or record a movie. It’s easy. You can see Furrell the cat made another guest appearance.
Download this AR activity here:
We’ll be updating this article with more games as we develop them.
Let us know if you would like us to add more fun surprises to the book.