The sCoop: Week of April 16
New Instagram iPad app Iris
Last week Instagram was sold to Facebook for a billion dollars and this week Iris an excellent new Instagram iPad app is released. Iris is a fun easy way to experience your Instagram photo's on the iPad. If your an Instagram user it's a must have.
Dropmark is a new web service that allow you to create and share collections. The collections can contain all types of media elements by using a simple drag and drop interface. Dropmark is designed to make easy for individuals to invite friends or colleges to the collections for quick and easy collaboration. Dropmark is a great collaboration tool for design teams who need to share mock-ups, documents or inspiration.
FoxTrot Pad Pack #1-3
FoxTrot created Bill Amend just released his comic strip to the iBooks store using the iBooks Author publishing tool Apple released earlier in the year. For $1.99 you can buy 1 of 3 Pad Packs. Each Pack contains about 100 strips that are designed for quick consumption.
The Rise of Interactive eBooks
With the popularity of the iPad and other tablets, we are on the cusp of a digital publishing revolution or at the very least a major reinvention on how digital content is published. Checkout UX Magazine great article on the Interactive eBook Apps: The Reinvention of Reading and Interactivity
The Smashing Book #3
I've always been a big fan of Smashing Books and the "Smashing Book #3" looks like it's going to be a good one. The book is slated to be released at the end of April so I've been pretty religiously watching for it's release.
If you're interested in learning how the cover was created, check out Veerle Pieters blog post. "The Smashing Book #3" cover design
Fontcase CS Plugin
The FontShop plugin (BETA) provides a simple way to try out any FontShop font directly inside your own artwork. The plugin allows designers to experiment with font variations, and to show different typographic options to their clients before actually purchasing anything.