By Dennis Abrams
Want to create and publish an interactive children’s book but don’t have a lot of technical expertise? Now there’s help.
New York and Seoul based Moglue (last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing finalist) has rolled out changes to their publishing platform, making it even easier for customers to distribute interactive eBooks to the Apple App Store and Google Play.
There are now two parts to the Moglue platform: MoglueBuilder and MoglueViewer. MoglueBuilder is used to create the app, using a simple, highly user-friendly drag-and-drop interface with a free, downloadable PC application, for both Windows and Macs. Moglue Viewer is used to preview books being made in Builder on any iOS or Android device, and then to place the titles as apps directly in the Apple App Store or Google Play, following a “step by step” process from within Moglue Builder.
MoglueBuilder’s new publishing feature not only helps customers sell their books, it also packages the application for distribution. There is no limit as to how many books can be created, or how many times they can be previewed. Customers will be asked to upgrade to paid accounts only when they wish (and are ready) to publish their books.
The company is providing a special offer of one year of unlimited publishing to both iOS and Android, available until December 31, 2012. (Other publishing and pricing options can be found on the company’s pricing page.)
This latest version of Moglue Builder comes preloaded with more than one hundred images two hundred sound and music files (along with a set of 90 Halloween-related images!), which may also be used for free.
“We feel that this is an important step forward for the company, and digital publishing. Our goal is to continue to build a service that makes it dead-simple for people to create amazing interactive content, and share it with the world,” said Moglue co-founder Chris Riley.