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Kiwi firm behind Anne Frank Diary iPad App

25 Jan 2013

A New Zealand firm is breaking new ground with the global launch of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank as an interactive iPad app.

BeyondTheStory, operating out of the UK, has developed digital technology to transform top-selling books into a multi-media iPad or tablet interface.

Found in 2005, the company, who has an office in Auckland, has since then developed a range of services and solutions for businesses that want to go digital.

It is now working on digital editions for other classic book titles, including The Wind in the Willows with Stephen Fry, as well as blockbuster movies.

The CEO of BeyondTheStory, Jen Porter, says the app takes readers to a new level of interaction and understanding of the author's experiences in World War Two.

"It is a world removed from the replication of e-book treatment and brings to life Anne's story in a way that will delight today’s digitally-savvy readers," she says.

The Anne Frank diary app was created for Viking, Penguin and the Anne Frank Fonds, 65 years after the much-celebrated book was first published.

By tapping a word or icon, users explore Anne Frank’s world through video interviews, audio clips, archive images, educational material and original illustrated features.

To view the app on iTunes, click here

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