Reading a book is an experience that has evolved with the changing world of technology and graphics. What was once an interlude between the eyes, paper and one’s imagination has now transcended paper pages. Rich Shapero’s TooFar Media Immersive Story Experiences is one such example of how technology has expanded on storytelling. TooFar Media delivers this in a way that captures the imagination through experiential immersion. Here’s a little more about the app.
TooFar Media App Review
TooFar Media comes with unique story experiences. Story titles include Arms from the Sea, The Hope We Seek, Too Far, and Wild Animus. You can download the app on your iPhone, but it is best viewed on the iPad.
Characteristics of TooFar Media
FICTION: This is the story. Rich takes us to unique worlds that we may never have a chance to see or we ever imagine. As you move through the story, it feels like more than just moving on to the next page. It is a transition that carries you through – using sounds and visuals. Moving on to the next page is not like in other books; you open up the curtain to the next stage setting as you swipe from center outward, in both directions, using your thumbs. How unique!
ART: Mesmerizing visuals bring each story to life. These visuals are not like the printed pictures from books. They visuals are designed for adults and inspire imaginary expansions to the story almost as if you were in a dream.
MUSIC: With fully integrated players in each book boasting 33 pieces, you are immersed in sounds that pull you into the story and make it come to life. It was absolutely unlike anything I have experienced before.
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TooFar Media comes with one just one preloaded book and you’ll have to download the rest. So make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and enough bandwidth to download the data.
Renowned American author Howard Frank Mosher commented that Rich Shapero is a spellbinding storyteller.
Initially, I took a quick glance at each book by swiping left and right and checking each one out before deciding on one. Even this navigation was a rich experience.
The only improvement I would recommend for this app is to provide better guidance on app navigation. It was not obvious right away and I had to do some investigating to figure things out.
I have to say that that there are several books out there that make reading a very fulfilling experience, but if you are in the market for something different, then TooFar Media should be on your short list of downloads.