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Interactive Book with games (Help)

Discussion in 'HTML & JavaScript' started by Fadi946, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Fadi946

    Fadi946 Power Member

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    Hello guys, I've been doing my mom a website about her books (Teaching a language), and we would like to make her books interactive online so everyone can learn without getting bored.

    So what we're planning to do is to make sounds (like reading a text) and to make them able to "fill the word" or "drag the text to the image" mini games like these.

    I've searched a lot in google and even asked my PHP teacher how is it possible to do it, but didn't get a good answer.

    So I wanted to ask you here, how do you suggest me to do it? The book is on a PDF, please consider that.

    Thanks so much! I hope you will be my savior because I've been looking forever to get to a good answer.

    -Fadi

    (PS: I hope I posted in the right section)
     
  2. fsatark

    fsatark Junior Member

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    I don't think that you can keep your material in pdf and create all this. Possible you have to use the material but build a web site using php. In any case my opinion is go to mobile market. Create an mobile app for this.
     
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  3. Fadi946

    Fadi946 Power Member

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    Thanks for your answer, but I'm not really into a "mobile market" because I'm creating a php website, and in this website I will be putting these interactive books with games exercises and stuff.
    The closest solution was Adobe Acrobat, which allows me to put sound and videos, but I didn't find it very good, the buttons there are hard to click and when I put an SWF it doesn't show up properly.

    So maybe anyone has a better solution? The main things I want in my interactive book is sound and mini-games like a "Drag the text to the image" and "Fill the word".

    Thanks again, I hope a savior will show up!
     
  4. terebi

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    How about adobe air or flash?

    It its impossible atm to make an interactive pdf (never made for that).

    Read this post

    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/games/postmortems/articles/sylvesters-band.html

    He builds an interactive childs book.

    "Winner of the Best Lifestyle & Community App in the Adobe AIR App Challenge, Sponsored by Sony, Sylvester's Band is an interactive children's book that I released on the Apple App Store, Android Market, and BlackBerry App World in July 2011."

    With air, it looks like you can create once and deploy to many platforms easily:)
     
  5. inviz

    inviz Newbie

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    Like teribi said in his post, PDF files does not support much at all, other than displaying text and images.. So if you want to make an interactive learning application you have some possibilities like, Adobe flash, shockwave, air or Java.. And of course, IMHO the best alternative wich would be HTML5 and a javascript library like jQuery wich would make your project easy portable to an android application and/or iPhone app.. Good luck!
     
  6. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    I have to agree with terebi that Flash is perhaps your best option. PDFs are a document platform and not an application platform.
     
  7. mrtwister_65

    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    Go with flash, atm its the most doable solution for you. Learn some actionscript first.
     
  8. inviz

    inviz Newbie

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    Flash is gonna die really soon. So please, for your own sake, invest your time in learning something usefull you also could use in the future. The only reason I even mentioded flash in my last post is because it's possible to achieve what you are asking with flash.. A good idea? I would say no.. but just my opinion :)
     
  9. Ptrick125

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    There's got to be a site that allows you to create learning mini games... Then you could embed that into your mom's site.