The Los Angeles based start-up Within has a released a new storytelling app called ‘Wonderscope’, and its creative approach to storytelling will make you feel a whole lot better about letting your child spend all day an iPad or iPhone.
Available now via the iOS App Store, Wonderscope uses Apple’s ARKit to turn the real world into an interactive stage for a wonderful augmented story that children can actively participate in. But the value of Within’s storytelling app doesn’t end there. Wonderscope can actually teach your children how to read.
The setup process is fairly painless. First, you’ll need to give Wonderscope access to your devices camera and microphone. It’s at this point that you will meet Blob, a friendly on-screen character who will assist you in changing your setting. He’s so helpful, in fact, you’ll wish he was available in every app you used.
The first story featured in the AR experience is A Brief History of Stunts by Astounding People. Written by Beth Garrod, this exciting tale introduces kids to three thrill-seeking individuals responsible for some of histories greatest stunts. This includes Betty Bromage, the 88-year-old grandmother who walked on the wings of a bi-plane; Helen Gibson, the first American professional stunt woman; and Charles Blondin, who was made famous for walking across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
Watch the presentation video.
Wonderscope is available now as a free download on the iOS app store. The experience comes packaged with A Brief History of Stunts by Astounding People for free.
Source: Bobby Carlton, VRScout
Image Credit: Within