Here's a snapshot of what we've been up to in the past five years...
Steve Reich’s Clapping Music is a free game that improves your rhythm by challenging you to play Steve Reich’s ground-breaking work – a piece of music performed entirely by clapping. Tap in time with the constantly shifting pattern, and progress through all of the variations. If you slip up or your accuracy falls too low, it’s game over.
We’re thrilled to announce that our app Disney Animated was voted the top interactive project at Sheffield Doc/Fest in the 2015 Audience Awards.
Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK's premier documentary and digital media festival. It is the place to see world and UK premieres of the best creative documentaries from the cinema, television and online arenas.
We’re used to challenging projects at Touchpress, and Juilliard Open Studios was no exception: we were given full access to the world-famous performing arts school, and pretty soon we had gathered around 6,344 minutes – 2,248 gigabytes – of source video for the launch episodes. We needed to find a way to filter this information and communicate it in a way that wasn’t overwhelming. More than that: the app couldn’t just be digestible, it had to be innovative. It had to be special. And whatever we did had to work on six different device sizes, from the iPhone 4s’ 3.5-inch screen to the iPad Air 2’s 10-inch screen, and everything in between.
It’s been an exciting few days for Touchpress – first, we were told that our app Molecules by Theodore Gray was selected as a Nominee for The 19th Annual Webby Awards in the Mobile: Education & Reference (Tablet & All Other Devices) category. Molecules was selected as one of the five best in the world in its category, and is competing for both The Webby and The Webby People’s Voice Award. We are extremely proud to have been nominated for this award. You can vote for Molecules in the People’s Voice awards here.
We’re proud to announce the launch of our new Elmer’s Photo Patchwork app today, on World Book Day.
It’s nearly time for Elmer the Elephant’s Parade, and his friends need your help to get ready. Get creative, take inspiration from the world around you and use your camera to decorate the elephants with your own bright, beautiful patchwork pattern.
Learn more about the app at: elmersapps.com
We are incredibly proud that Incredible Numbers by Professor Ian Stewart – the app we made with Profile Books – won the Digital Book Award last night in the Apps Adult Nonfiction category.
Our latest app, Think Like Churchill, is out now on the App Store.
Guided by Boris Johnson, this app lets you stand in the shoes of Winston Churchill as he faces some of the most difficult and challenging dilemmas in history. At the end of each scenario, your choice is dissected and analysed to help you understand how to become a better decision maker.
Learn more about the app at thinklikechurchill.com.
Molecules by Theodore Gray is the extraordinary sequel to The Elements.
For the first time, experience what it's like to touch, stretch and twist molecules, and discover how everything around us is made.
To find out more, visit: apps.theodoregray.com/molecules
Touchpress is proud to announce that the company’s app Disney Animated has been nominated for a Children’s BAFTA award in the Interactive: Adapted category.
In Disney Animated you will find privileged access to the inner workings of a studio that has shaped an entire industry for over 90 years. Within it you can discover the story behind the making of over 50 films from Snow White (1937) to Big Hero 6 (2014), and peel back the layers of animation to understand how every sketch is made into something magical.
In 2013, Apple chose Disney Animated as their iPad App of the Year. The app has also won a Digital Book Award in 2014 and a FutureBook Innovation Award.
Theodore Gray, co-author of Disney Animated and Chief Creative Officer of Touchpress, said “The world of Disney animation is amazingly rich and deep. The more you look into it, the more surprising and delightful it becomes. We are thrilled to have been nominated for a Children’s BAFTA.”
The winner will be announced on the 23rd of November.
You can find out more about the awards and the other nominees here.
The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information with intuitive design to create the ultimate field guide for passionate birders and casual birdwatchers alike.
To find out more please visit: collinsbirdguideapp.com
Earlier this week, Touchpress CEO Sam Aspinall attended a reception with The Queen at Buckingham Palace. Sam was invited by the Duke of York to an event celebrating the UK’s most promising digital entrepreneurs.
We’re incredibly honoured to have been invited and to have met some very talented and inspirational people – we’re all looking forward to future developments in UK Tech!
Rediscover a classic, only on iPad.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons tells the story of Vivaldi’s masterpiece with Trevor Pinnock’s cult rendition of Vivaldi’s original, Max Richter’s groundbreaking Recomposed and a wealth of text, audio and video commentary.
To find out more please visit: vivaldisfourseasons.com
Seamus Heaney: Five Fables lets you discover a classic of medieval literature with this sparkling translation of five of the fables written by Robert Henryson, a 15th-century Scottish poet. For more information about the app, including press releases and screenshots, please visit: fivefablesapp.com
We are incredibly honoured that Touchpress’ music apps have received a prestigious RPS Music Award for Creative Communication.
The Royal Philharmonic Society writes on their website: ‘Touchpress’s three iPad apps – The Orchestra, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and The Liszt Sonata – represent a new pinnacle in the marriage of performance, interpretation and new technology. In shedding light on aspects of our art which so often remain obscure, they possess a rare power to take every listener – regardless of age and expertise – straight to the music’s beating heart.’
Thank you to the Royal Philharmonic Society for the award, and to everyone who has downloaded our apps.