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Posted by Tom, August 31, 2012

Apps of the future

We had a big apps meeting yesterday and began to make plans for next year and beyond, and there were several questions to which we returned when we considered our programme for 2013. What should our apps be? What should they do? Where, fundamentally, does the future of the story lie?

The ideas that we talked about weren’t, actually, radically different from the things our apps currently ‘are’: very interactive, filled with animation, original music and voicework, and with a strong narrative at their centre. These things are the basic building blocks of our apps – the challenge is re-arranging them into new and interesting combinations, and finding original ways of telling a story.

What’s the most important thing about a story app for you? Is interactivity more important than art? Is story more important than animation? What do you think the app of the future will look like? If you have a really brilliant idea for a new app, we’d love to hear from you (you can read our submission guidelines here) – and if you have any answers to these questions, please – leave your comments below!