Red Jumper Studios: Book Creator
Founder at Red Jumper Studio (March 2011 to present)
Dan Amos (Red Jumper Studios) is the developer of the Book Creator app, the simple way to create beautiful, personal, digital books on the iPad, Android and windows. If you’re a writer or illustrator with an idea for a book, there is no easier way to publish it as an ebook for the Apple bookstore than with Book Creator for iPad. If you’re a child, parent, or anyone who wants to create an electronic picture book that can be read and shared on an iPad in iBooks , Book Creator is also for you. Book Creator for iPad is super intuitive and easy to use, and you get all of this for$ 4.99. See here for more information on Book Creator.
Dan Amos, founder and CEO of Red Jumper Studio was involved in the software industry for a number of years, most recently as a Product Manager for Nokia’s digital music service until 2011 when he developed the Book Creator app. He was working with his wife, an author, when he discovered the power in digital media and went to work to create a digital book app that would be easy, fun and powerful for the user. As an entrepreneur looks to change, Dan’s app has set the educational world on fire!
Book Creator has now topped the iPad book app chart in 25 countries. As Dan states, “ My aim is to make Book Creator attractive to as wide an audience as possible, and so far I’m getting great feedback from a wide spectrum of users. From K-2 teachers, right through to professional e-book creators and publishers who could write the necessary code but are finding Book Creator quicker and simpler. Having this wide spread of users means I take great care to introduce features that are going to be useful and usable for everyone, and I’ve been amazed at how much commonality there actually is. Going forward I do plan to add optional features for specific groups of users. For example, professional illustrators can look forward to enhanced typography and image tools”.
I was able to find a great deal of information about the app on the website, but not a great deal of information about the team behind Red Jumper, other than Dan and his wife!
As an educator , I use Book Creator as the #1 book app in our school district in British Columbia. Students as young as 6 can create digital books with images, their voice, writing and video to put their ideas out to the world! Once created, the book is easily published to iBooks where it can be read and enjoyed by many!