In the upcoming weeks, we are going to delve more into the process of App Production, as requested by many of you on Twitter and elsewhere. First up, we have an explanation of who does what on each project by Pactrick Dorey, our Art Director, based out of our NYC office. This is a very broad overview and we will try to get more into the specifics in the upcoming weeks.
Here’s a break down of various peoples jobs that work on each app:
First, dancing pixies sprinkle fair dust on a iPad and speak some secret magic words and with a burst of light, an interactive story book app is born. (Just kidding!)
First, a producer will work out with the client on the general concept of the app. For instance, if the story is based on an existing TV show episode or an original story, there are particular considerations.
Then a writer will write the original story or adapt it.
Once the story is ironed out, the producer will use it to create a rough storyboard which gets handed off to a few designers.
The designers will piece together story page art using existing images and digitally create some of the graphics from scratch and create animation.
Meanwhile, voice recording will take place and story’s narration begins.
When all the graphics and audio are complete and approved by the client, then everything will go to a team of developers to program the functionality.
At the end, the finished product gets delivered to Apple for their approval.
Once Apple approves it, then they will put the book in the iTunes App Store.
And voila, an app is born!