Making iPad comics with Corona SDK has always been a feature relatively underutilized by our user community. We have had users create eBooks with Corona SDK, complete with sound and interactive goodies, but that same level of immersiveness hasn’t quite been matched with comics.
Self esteem in kids has always been a widely spotlighted issue, and the square aim of Be Confident is to help kids stand up to negative pressures, whether it’s bullying or just self-doubt. The app itself is an eComic modeled after the Middle School Confidential motivational book series; not only does it faithfully reproduce the paperback on the iPad, but it also adds an entire layer of immersive soundscapes that take full advantage of the iPad’s offerings as a comic platform!
Be Confident uses well-plotted sound effects and ambient noise to make the comic come to life on the iPad. Rather than making a comic designed to be read simply off the iPad screen like any normal page, creators Electric Eggplant turned it into a cinematic experience fully utilizing iPad capabilities such as sound and animation.
Electric Eggplant’s David B. Fox gave us a sneak peek at Be Confident back at our Developers Kitchen. Even then, I knew it was ahead of the pack in creating a multi-sensory comic experience on the iPad. Judging by the reviews it’s already getting, this app could very well set a precedent for anyone looking to convert their book or comic to “app form.”
Go get Be Confident at the App Store now and you’ll see what I mean — even if its underlying message is a little below your age group.