In partnership with Media Plus Jordan, has published its first iPhone and iPad application, “أي شيء,” based on their 2010 role-playing picture book of the same title.
أي شيء is intended to be the first of a series of seven Arabic picture book apps adapted from the delightful lift-the-flap “Goldfish Series” published by Dar Al Salwa. (A review of the series.) All seven were authored by renowned writer Taghreed Najjar and illustrated by Syrian artist Nadine Kaadan.
Visitors to the Abu Dhabi Book Fair can attend daily readings by Taghreed Najjar at the fair’s creativity centre. They can also try out the new story application.
In a blog on the Al Salwa website, Salwa Shakhshir said, “We believe that encouraging children to read requires us to publish our books in the highest possible quality, and in all possible media available.”
The ” أي شيء” book App is now available for download from iTunes to iPhone, iPod and iPad on “Android Market.