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Calvium's "AppFurnace" App Development Environment Powers The Guardian's "Streetstories" London Audio AppAppFurnace app development environment used to create an immersive audio walking guide with sounds, music and stories relevan (March 23, 2012)
The app comes in two flavours, a compact version featuring ten stories for both iPhone and Android, and a longer iPhone edition - Streetstories Extra - offering over seventy stories. Users outside of King's Cross can still listen to the stories at home using an interactive map interface.
The Guardian created the multi-layered sound experience within Streetstories using AppFurnace development tools. The creative team marked interesting locations around King's Cross on an online map and associated them with layers of ambient sounds, music and spoken stories. The Guardian team then worked with AppFurnace developers to customise the built-in audio engine with sophisticated fading, merging and playback rules to create a final experience that is unique to each user of the app.
Jo Reid, Sales and Marketing Director for AppFurnace adds "This app gives you an absorbing and real connection to the streets. We are proud to have developed the powerful creativity tools that have enabled such talented media artists and designers to compose it.." She continues: "Analytics built into the app will help The Guardian to explore how visitors experience and respond to the located stories in Streetstories. We're sure that soon they will be able to report that visitors to King's Cross find Streetstories to be just as engaging and enjoyable as the project that created it."
For further details contact, please contract Jo Reid: jo[at]calvium[dot]com, 0117 3708875
About AppFurnace (http://www.appfurnace.com/)
AppFurnace makes app technology more affordable for businesses. AppFurnace allows designers and front-end developers to make beautiful custom mobile apps themselves, for clients. AppFurnace has easy to use screen layout tools for designing apps. It also has a powerful geo-editor for making engaging location aware apps. It is free to sign-up and use.
AppFurnace enables cross-platform development by providing a designer-friendly interface on top of PhoneGap. App development systems are tailored to suit a client's business so that they can easily produce apps in volume. Calvium has created such systems for Treasure Trails and The Guardian for its Streetstories immersive audio walking guide. Clients using the AppFurnace app development service include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Historic Royal Palaces, Soho Theater and many others.
Calvium, the Bristol-based company behind AppFurnace, was founded by ex-HP Laboratories engineers and also offers training, consultancy and specialist app development systems and services.
For further information please contact: jo[at]calvium[dot]com Telephone 0117 370 8875, http://www.appfurnace.com/
Jo Reid is a founder and Sales & Marketing Director of Calvium
Calvium is the trading name of Calvium Ltd.
Registered office: The Old School House, 75a Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DJ
Calvium Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 07055812 VAT registration: 112476634
Related Keywords:AppFurnace, App Development, Streetstories, Mobile, Mobile Apps
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