Remember the ResQwalk app from a few months back? The same humans have a really cool new app for you! I am pointing to it right here on my human’s iPhone. It’s called Animal Tales, it’s free, and it contains a selection of short, illustrated stories — and you can make your own pet the star!
They started off with three stories, and keep adding more. My human picked this one to try out…
And she starred Binga! Well, I guess I didn’t have much of a search for a home anyway, and she kind of did.
You start off by uploading a photo of your pet from your phone (you can resize it right inside the app so the face fits right), and giving just basic details — name and gender. Then you are good to go!
The app does the rest! It creates a 16-page eBook that stars your pet.
Notice that this is a different photo than the original one my human uploaded? You can change the photo on any of the pages. My human wanted Binga’s head facing different ways, so that’s what she did.
As you can see, the original photo worked better on this page, so she kept it.
Once you are happy with the results, you can keep the story on your phone, share it… or you can order it in actual book form! It’s a 5.5″x5.5″ 16-page softcover book and it is $12, including shipping in the U.S. (shipping is extra elsewhere). And 20% of the profits go to help rescue animals — the same groups that benefit from the ResQwalk will get the donations from Animal Tales.
Binga was very excited to see her story in book form!
She read the whole book in one sitting! If you are going to make a book, my human suggests using one of the many photo editing apps to adjust the photos you use of your pet to look their very best. My human is a stickler about photos and lightened the ones she used for the book just a bit because Binga is so dark. So she was really happy with the result.
I really hope that being the star of her own book is not going to her head. She is already a little hard to live with!
My human says that for the next one, she is creating a story about me!
Right now, the app is only available for iPhone, but if you have an Android, don’t worry, they are already working on a version for you. It should be ready by Winter 2015, which is right around the corner!
Animal Tales has my cheek rub of approval! You can download it from iTunes here.
Disclosure: I received compensation for writing about Animal Tales, but all opinions are my own. I only promote items I know my readers would like!