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Thursday, October 22, 2009

An iPhone App is Born - Lula's Brew!

Drum roll please...
I'd like to announce my first iPhone App -
written, illustrated and read to you by
Elizabeth O. Dulemba (Yours Truly)
     Lula's Aunties want her to be a witch like them. But Lula hates to fly on brooms. She'd rather study cookbooks than spellbooks ... Lula dreams of being a famous chef!
     When her Aunties insist she attempt one last potion, Lula secretly adds her cooking flair and in true witchy fashion ends up creating a brew that bewitches the entire town ... maybe her Aunties too!
     This rhyming tale transcends the typical Halloween story to appeal to cooks and "foodies" throughout the year.
     I had to try it - these new apps are too exciting! Are they books? Sort of, but they're really something new and different. For instance, they're GREAT for on the road when you can't have your books with you. And I love that we have another way to share our stories!
     LULA'S BREW available NOW for $1.99 through:


search: Lula

To help celebrate, here are the Stray Cats singing Be-Bop-A-Lula LIVE!

Here's a quick demo:



Anonymous Wanda said...

Congratulations! That is so cool. What was involved in creating this? I have been thinking about apps and wonder what is involved. Remember to update your ARTS profile. I think you can put your app up there.

8:41 AM  
Blogger David Macinnis Gill said...

Yay! I've been waiting for this since you talked about it at the Southern Festival of Books.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Dang David - did you say 'hi'? I LOVED SOUL ENCHILADA! :) e

9:54 AM  
Blogger Traci Van Wagoner said...

Very cool. I too would like to know how you did this. It looks like tons of fun. Yours is such a great idea and, of course, so adorable.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:) said...


Now that is another reason I want to get an iPhone. Unfortunately as long as ATT is the sole provider I will have to wait as that service up here is not very good. I did hear a rumor that the phone may be available to other carriers in the future, and I will be on the lookout.

Lula is a delightful character and certainly deserves the attention she will receive and accolades too!
I see great possibilities for animation ... do you have that in mind?

All the best!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Thanks for all your great comments everybody!!
I've received SO MANY inquiries about how I did this, I'm writing an article about it and will share soon.

Ginger, I know some of the currently available iPhone picture book apps have animation, but I wanted to get LULA out in time for Halloween so had a pretty tight deadline to work with. So, no animation on this project, but maybe in the future!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Christina E. Rodriguez said...

This looks awesome! Kudos on the app release!

3:44 PM  
Blogger Erik Brooks said...

Wow! Nice work Elizabeth. I'm WAAAAY behind the eight ball on this kind of thing, but seeing this is inspiring.

10:10 AM  

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