Words Academics Are Using To Describe Book Apps

Mostly from the papers:

Engineering stories? A narratological approach to children’s book apps

Multimedia book apps in a contemporary culture: commerce and innovation, continuity and rupture

 

Apps

Short for application software: Software designed to accomplish specific user tasks (in contrast to “system software”).

eBooks

While e-books are single files that require specific software (e-reader software), apps (being software) run by themselves.

Multimodal Narrative

A digital story is defined as a ‘multimodal narrative’ text comprising  pictures, music, speech, sound and script.

Remediation

Whereas books are ‘adapted’ for screen, books are ‘remediated’ as apps.

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