Augmented reality enhances the real-life environment by adding computer-generated objects into your existing surroundings.
AR is an incredibly powerful tool that deeply enhances the educational value of a book. Augmented reality makes reading fun and exciting, which instills in children a strong passion for it. By making plot and characters interactive, augmented reality allows readers to gain a deeper understanding of a book’s content. Augmented reality engages visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners alike by enhancing a book’s interactivity and generating additional stimuli. AR book animations also provide relevant facts and information that go beyond the pages of a book.

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.

Bookful is available in the iOS app store and can be used on any device with AR capabilities that also has iOS 12 or newer. Here is a full list of Apple devices that support Bookful:
iPhones iPads
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE
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!

Bookful is free to download. There is an option to purchase additional content through in-app purchases.

Head to the Library and select one of the books with the red ‘Free’ banner on the corner.

Yes! You don’t need the physical book to use Bookful. Activate the app by pointing your device at any surface and the book will appear in front of you along with the animations. 
Bookful has an ever-growing catalogue of available books, with more books being added each month. For a full list of books, click here.
Our user interface is designed to be super user-friendly, especially for children. Bookful encourages children to explore books independently and allows for children to read by themselves or with an adult, or have the story narrated to them. While independent reading is certainly encouraged, Bookful also provides parents and children with an opportunity to engage in a magical reading experience together.
The Bookful map allows for children to visually navigate through the app. The different buildings represent the books and games that they contain, encouraging children to easily explore and find all the activities available in Bookful.

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.

No. The Bookful app is under 70 MB.
NO! But we hope to help your child get addicted to reading!
Yes, Bookful is completely safe for children. All content is designed for children and as such, all content is age appropriate. Parents can also monitor the content their child can access.

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.