This is a guest post by Anthony DiLaura. Anthony is a good friend who took the time a couple summers ago to get me started with Hype. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and hosts an iBook Hack Event for educators each summer. I am fortunate and thankful to have Tony test out and review Tumult’s newest HTML 5 widget creator: Hype 3 and Hype Professional. Thank you Tony! Follow Tony on Twitter here
Software: Tumult’s Hype 3 + Hype Professional
What it is: Software specifically for the Mac OS X that creates key-frame animation and interactive content in HTML5. Easily add content, actions, timelines, scenes and interactivity to your layouts for use in web design and iBooks Author widgets. Hype has a clean UI and perhaps can be likened to a compilation of iMovie, Keynote, and iAd Producer. Objects on the canvas function based on a specific timeline that plays when a scene is loaded.
Why: eLearning, mobile learning, HTML content, animation, iBooks Author widgets, instructional design
Ease of Use: Intermediate to advanced
Cost: $49.99 Hype 3, $99.00 Full Hype Pro (or $49 upgrade in App purchases), $29.99 Hype 3 Education Pricing
Purchase for education: http://tumult.com/store-edu/
Overall: Love it!
Review, examples, and tutorials:
All cards on the table here, I am not a web designer, I don’t know HTML, CSS, or Java scripting. I am a teacher with a passion for learning and technology. I enjoy creating iBooks using iBooks Author. I have turned to Tumult’s Hype to help create HTML5 widgets for my iBooks. I am convinced that I am only scratching the surface of what Hype is capable of doing. However, for my skill set and what I am looking to do, Hype is a wonderful tool. Click below or here for more.