According to InteractStudios‘ Ezra Weinstein, “You don’t need to be a programmer” to create a mobile app using the InteractBuilder 3.0 platform. Anyone with an iPad (or even a desktop or laptop) can use InteractBuilder 3.0 to create a wide range of interactive materials including games, kids books, photo albums, greeting cards, and presentations that will function on a variety of tablets and smartphones. InteractStudios hopes that a successful Kickstarter campaign will help bring Interact Builder 3.0 to market.
Readers can use the applications they create with InteractBuilder 3.0 in the developer’s sister app Interact Books (PadGadget = 4.0 stars), but version 3.0 InteractBuilder now functions outside the iOS app.
“We are creating a software platform that allows anyone to create apps for tablets, desktops and smart phones without any programming, said Weinstein. “Our software platform will run on both tablets and desktops and is extremely easy to use and very powerful. We feel our efforts can revolutionize the app creation market.”
According to Weinstein, “What started as an interactive storybook builder in version one, has evolved into a powerful multimedia tool that can be used to easily create thousands of different types of apps in this third version.”
Those who use InteractBuilder 3.0 can add graphics (even layered PhotoShop files), text, animation, sound, video, and Internet links to their creations. InteractStudios hopes that when app developers are freed from the burden of learning to program that they will have more time and energy to put into content design and creative presentation.
InteractStudios even gives a developer a choice to submit apps for approval through Interact’s developer account at no additional cost if he chooses, which promises to remove another barrier to app creation, especially for first-time developers.
InteractBuilder 3.0 will be free when it’s released, but they still have a way to go to reach their funding goal. Pledge $10 to receive three Interact Books titles as a thank you. Larger pledges earn a variety of rewards from T-Shirts to early access to InteractBuilder 3.0.
Help ensure that InteractBuilder 3.0 reaches its funding goal before the pledge period ends on Monday January 7, 2013.