Digital storytelling apps have a tendency to be cumbersome and not so conducive to telling stories on the go. Not so with Steller, which lives up to its name by letting users combine text, photos, and video to create stories with the ease of an Instagram or Twitter post.
Users build their stories page by page, choosing the type (text, photo, or video) and layout before tweaking things like colors and fonts. Design choices are limited, but result in a modern, professional-looking story that, once published, uses the parallax effect in iOS to produce an impressive 3D page-turning experience.
Publishing your story adds it to Steller’s home page, where other users can like, comment, and follow your profile. The stories can also be embedded into blogs or websites, emailed, or posted to Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter.
So far, stories posted to Steller run the gamut from travelogues and fashion lookbooks to illustrated recipes and even short works of fiction, but the potential uses for libraries and teens are exciting: book reviews, booklists, school projects, and portfolios would all be at home here. Or, you could turn all the photos you take this holiday season into beautiful stories to share with your family and friends.