Hypercard for iPad. Create interactive apps for the AppStore

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Mack Flavelle
Mack Flavelle@mackflavelle · www.axiomzen.co
I know nothing else except that it has Hypercard in the tagline and I am really really excited.
Erik Torenberg
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
interactive books? what types of interactive books have you seen/read?
Murtaza Saadat
Murtaza SaadatMaker@murtazasaadat · Co-Founder, hyperPad
@eriktorenberg I think the hullabalu (https://hullabalu.com/) books are a great example of whats possible on the iPad. There are quite a few really impressive interactive books in the App Store. Another great example is the 3 Little pigs by Noisy Crow (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...).
Murtaza Saadat
Murtaza SaadatMaker@murtazasaadat · Co-Founder, hyperPad
I'm one of the founders of hyperPad so feel free to ask any questions. hyperPad is a free iPad app that allows you to create interactive books and games. You can export your creations as Xcode projects to publish to the App Store. We want to make it easy for everyone to create interactive apps, without having a technical background. Also here is a direct link to the app, ignore the name as that will be changed to hyperPad in the next update: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...
Eric Soelzer
Eric Soelzer@esoelzer · Co-founder, Gratify
Super interested in creating interactive books, so I downloaded this. It looks to be way heavier on the game development side of things, though. I think you will have to really focus on a niche with the marketing for this app. I was expecting more of a text editor with some content importing, typography, etc for creating eBook-type things with some slick graphics, but the tools are more centered around object animation and interaction. Not saying that isn't cool, but "interactive book" seems a little misleading.
Murtaza Saadat
Murtaza SaadatMaker@murtazasaadat · Co-Founder, hyperPad
@esoelzer Hi Eric, Thanks for the feedback. We're still working on the overall messaging but your right that there are a lot of game development things included. Text input and typography is one of our next key features. That being said, we're not an "ebook" creator. At least not the traditional concept of ebooks. Our platform is designed to enable you to create immersive gamified experiences with animation, music, sounds, physics, and object interactions. These immersive experiences are typically built on game engines with lots of coding, and not something regular people can jump into. I think our App Store description is misleading and giving off the vibe that it is for ebooks rather than the rich experiences that we're aiming for. Hope this clears it up a little, and we'll try and convey this more clearly with the app and our site.