Kyoto, Japan – Mooklet Project today is pleased to announce the update of Mooklet, an iPhone application that lets users publish a photo book as an HTML5 web application.
The new “Social Gallery” feature is a function that enables users to interact with each other by collecting other users’ votes and exchanging comments about published Mooklets. Anyone can participate by using the “Gallery” button.
There are the two modes for gallery viewing: “Popular” and “New”. “Popular” mode shows Mooklets with high user ratings at random. And “New” mode shows Mooklets in descending order starting with the newest post.
Although it was possible to share Mooklets and opinions via Twitter, Facebook or Email before, by using the “Social Gallery”, communication between Mooklet users is now easier than ever!
Mooklet for iPhone is an app that allows users to create an animated “Photo Story Book” from iPhone’s photo library in just a few minutes. Since users can give out a published Mooklet as a “HTML5 based web application” via URL, family and friends can easily look at Mooklet on their iPhone or iPad. If users save that URL by using “Add to Home Screen”, they can install a published Mooklet with a unique icon and enjoy it in full-screen mode, just like a native application. Anytime, anywhere.
A Mooklet is not just a photo album. It is a “Photo Story Book” that lets users share the messages and stories. A Mooklet is unique in the world, and users can easily share it with family, friends and viewers.
Users can use Mooklet to send unique birthday wishes or wedding gifts made with photos of memorable moments. They can also create picture books or lively photo albums of vacation photos. Or, in a more practical application, a Mooklet can be their professional portfolio or a company’s digital brochure that is very easy to hand out to customers and fans.
Mooklet was released in App Stores worldwide on June 5th and downloaded more than 40,000 times in the following two weeks.
Mooklet won 1st place at the App Star Awards 2012:
On June 6th, Mooklet won 1st place at the App Star Awards 2012, presented by AppsFire, France (among the judges were Sarah Perez of TechCrunch, Jeff Scott of 148Apps and others).
Key features of Mooklet:
1. Publish Mooklet Photo Book as an HTML5 based web application.
Mooklet allows users to publish a Mooklet Photo Book as an HTML5 based web application. Since it is a web application, people can easily install favorite Mooklet on their iPhone or iPad home screen when they access the URL. If users access a published Mooklet from the home screen, they can enjoy it in full-screen mode, just like a native application, anytime, anywhere.
2. Just choose favorite pictures and title. It’s done in just a few minutes.
Users can choose “Manual mode” and “Automatic mode” when they create a mooklet. If users choose “Automatic mode”, just pick favorite photos and Mooklet will automatically choose fitting background textures and layouts and create a Mooklet Photo Book instantly. After that, they can complete it by editing the titles and captions.
3. Simple and powerful editing features
The design is simple and easy to use. Users will never get lost while switching pages or changing background textures and layouts. They can choose from 25 different background textures and 28 different layouts. Each layout has a preset animation and it can be easily turned the animations on or off with just one touch. Their work will be uploaded to a “Slot”, an online storage space for publishing.
4. Rewritable slot feature
A user work will be uploaded to a “Slot”, which is an online storage space for publishing. We will give three Free Slots to anyone who creates a user account. A “Free Slot” displays banner ads and can publish Mooklets of up to 24 pages. However, users can reuse it and publish new Mooklets as many times as they want. They can additionally purchase a “Standard Slot” which is free of ads and can hold Mooklets of up to 36 pages.
5. The “Social Gallery” feature which enables users to enjoy communicating with each other
With it, users can enjoy interacting with each other by collecting other users’ votes and exchanging comments about published Mooklets.
* iPhone 4 and 4S, iPod touch (Not supported iPad)
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* This app does not support iPhone 3G and 3GS
* 20.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Mooklet 1.5 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. We will give some Free Slots to anyone who creates a user account. Additionally, they can purchase “Standard Slots” at the special price while running Mooklet.
Mooklet Project was founded by Toru Kobayashi (KANTETSU WORKS), a professional software creater from Kyoto, Japan.The UI was designed by the professional design team 3FLab from Tokyo, who have worked on applications, product packaging, movies and more. The server side is supported and developed by Daisuke Ikeda, a professional engineer from a mobile back-end. Kobayashi and Ikeda met and built a good rapport at the co-working space Cowaki in Kyoto. Mooklet is their collaboration project, with more than 90% of the programming work done at Cowaki. Copyright (C) 2012 Mooklet Project. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.