Bookful is easy to use and works with any Apple device that supports AR, as well as some Android devices. When you open Bookful, you will be taken to the library. Scroll through the shelves to find your favourite book and choose to either try or buy. To read with Bookful, start swiping through the pages. You can either have the book read aloud to you, or click the pause button at the bottom of screen to turn off the narration and read alone. Zoom in to see the animations up close or keep swiping to continue with the story. To activate full AR mode, select the AR button on the right of the screen and then tap on any surface to place the book on it. Make sure that you lift your device, that there is enough light in the room, and that you’re not covering the camera. In full AR you can move your phone around to see the animations from different angles as they come to life in your real life room.
If you would like to play games with your favorite characters after you have finished reading, simply click on the map in the right corner to go out of the library and into the playground.
Surrounding the Library, there are lots of games which will help you learn and have fun with your favourite book characters.
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
|iPad Pro (all models)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (5th generation)
Bookful is also available on some Android devices – please check availability in the Google Play store!
Head to the Library and select one of the books with the red ‘Free’ banner on the corner.
Yes. Our hope is that just as a child would return to the same physical book, a child would return to a book in AR multiple times. In fact, Bookful’s AR books and activities are designed to encourage children to interact with them repeatedly. The animations add so much to the books that we believe children will want to come back time and again.
Unlocking a book also unlocks the book’s character in different games. By seeing the character repeatedly both in games and the books, children form a relationship with the character and like to revisit them in the books.
AR requires to access your camera in order to augment the reality you see. Being an app for children, their privacy and safety is our utmost concern. We assure you that we do not record or save anything images or videos from your device.
In addition, in order to be approved by Apple and Google as an app for children we have to pass rigorous safety checks, which we have passed.