The purpose of this project is to solicit bids for the development of a digital version (app) of New Baby Productions’ graphic novel, The Chronic Argonauts, to be offered on the Apple App Market for the iPad. The app currently exists as an app for Android tablet devices and it is desired that the look and function of the iPad app match it as closely as possible.
The attached document provides only a high-level expectation of the functions of the app and does not provide details regarding how those functions will be programmed or coded. It is further expected that the developer will be able to offer ideas on how to improve the design and efficiency of the app.
There will be two versions of the app produced:
1. A free version that includes only the first chapter of the graphic novel. This version will also include advertising to generate some revenue, and will offer the ability to upgrade to the premium version through in-app purchasing.
2. A premium version that includes the full graphic novel and has no advertising. This version will also include H.G. Wells’ original story, “The Chronic Argonauts”, from which the graphic novel was adapted.
The app will be made for iPad tablet devices only and will not be available for iPhones. Because of the nature of the graphic novel material, viewing on anything that small would cause significant degradation in the quality of the images.