Story Patch by Haywoodsoft LLC (iPad)
Released: Aug 27, 2010
Version: 2.1.1
Size: 100 MB
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Ranking - Education (iPad)

Story Patch

Haywoodsoft LLC
Do your kids love to tell stories?

Want a great way to encourage creativity in your children?

Like many parents, you answered "YES" to both of these questions. Now you can help your child's creativity grow with Story Patch, a beautiful new application for the iPad that children can use to create their own picture books. With hundreds of included images, easy-to-use controls, and the ability to import photos, your kids will be creating fun and engaging stories in no time!

Want to see Story Patch in action? Check out a demo on our website!

Be sure to read some of our reviews too!
From the Washington Post--"Great iPad Apps for Kids"

From"Story Patch: A New Storytelling iPad App for Fun, Education and Sharing"


*Story Patch comes with over 800 illustrations that can be used to bring your child's stories to life.
*Story Patch also comes with characters that your child can customize! Create characters that fit seamlessly into each page of your story by changing facial expressions, body position, skin and hair color, and more!
*Story Patch has easy-to-use controls for making illustrations look exactly the way your child wants.
*Story Patch allows your child to import photos from the iPad's photo library to use as backdrops in a story.
*After your child has created his or her masterpiece, share it with friends and family by emailing a PDF version of the story with just a tap of a button.
*Story Patch also includes a set of story themes that younger children can use to create stories with help. After your child selects a theme, Story Patch asks your child a series of questions and then builds a story based on his or her responses. Story Patch inserts all of the text, so your child simply has to illustrate each page of the story.


*Unleashing your child's creativity-- Children can be extremely imaginative with Story Patch because the software takes care of all of the tedious aspects of creating a story. When you were a kid writing a story in school, remember how much effort was spent on printing a few lines of text and sketching a few drawings by hand? You spent so much time on those details that there was little time left to create a truly original story and bring your vision to life.

With Story Patch, the time consuming details disappear because there are so many illustrations at you child's disposal and typing is a breeze on the iPad. This allows your child to devote his or her time to being creative and crafting a memorable story. There is a popular saying in business that people should work smarter, not harder. With Story Patch, your child can CREATE smarter, not harder.

*Hours of fun engaging your child's mind-- Children are inherently creative, and storytelling is a NATURAL behavior for kids. Story Patch provides children with a new avenue for exploring the fun and excitement of telling stories. Because Story Patch is so intuitive, it encourages children to delve deeper into their creative selves to compose original stories about everything from saving the world, to winning a world championship, to befriending animals in the forest. Story Patch will provide hours of entertainment while it engages your child's mind and stimulates new ideas, a great alternative to spending hours in front of the television!

What's new in version 2.1.1
--Version 2.1.1--
Bug Fix:
--Fixes a crash when opening old stories for reading or editing
--Fixes a crash when navigating to pages that were copied and had inserted photos or custom characters deleted

--Version 2.1--
New Feature:
--Add simple shapes like rectangles, circles and stars to your story.

Bug Fixes:
--Fixes an issue where illustrations would sometimes "jump" to a different rotation after spinning with two finger gesture.
--Fix crash during page navigation.
--Other minor bug fixes.

--Version 2.0.1--
Fix an issue where some old stories created in Story Patch 1.x were not loading correctly in Story Patch 2.0

Added a "Parental Gate" on the Share A Story feature to be in compliance with App Store Review Guidelines for the Kids section of the App Store.

--Version 2.0--
Story Patch 2.0 is a massive upgrade to Story Patch. The application has been completely rewritten to leverage modern features in iOS 7, make the application significantly easier to maintain and add new features to in the future.

What you will see in this version:
- Updated look and feel that is consistent with iOS 7 design principles
- Full retina support throughout the application
- Settings have been moved into the app (no need to exit Story Patch and run the Settings app to change fonts and interface type)
- Redesigned Story Manager that makes it easier to keep track of stories
- Story Patch now asks for a story name when you first begin creating your story
- Photos can now be imported from inside any of the image categories (instead of just scenery)
- Rotation and zoom gestures are now recognized simultaneously on illustrations
- Story Patch will occasionally send push notifications with ideas for stories for you and your children to write

Fixed Bugs:
- Character builder applies colors correctly to characters
- Layout/Rotation issues that appeared with the release of iOS 7 have been resolved
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Story Patch is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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