All those who think that flipbooks are old-fashioned need to take a look at Flickbooks, a unique iPhone app that facilitates the creation of such souvenirs.
Flip books are most often associated with cartoons, but this iPhone app uses real-life videos, shot with the camera of your phone. In order to fit a 50-page (100x56mm) flickbook, the clip must be between 5 and 12 seconds. Anything longer than that must be shortened, either by using a software of your choice, or by editing the movie online.
You also get the chance to design the cover of the flip book according to your taste. Besides that, a message or a greeting can be added, to increase even more the degree of personalization. If you intend to give the flick book to a beloved one as a gift, the personalization will be appreciated, without any doubts. The cover is laminated and the entire flipbook is printed on high-quality paper. If you add the fact that the flickbooks are printed in Switzerland, you are guaranteed to benefit from the highest quality. All these help the flickbook to last for many years.
One of the main advantages provided by the app developer is that you do not have to be an iPhone user to get a flipbook. You can use the Flickbooks Generator to upload short clips shot with any cell phone or digital camera. In all the cases, the recommended resolutions are 640×480 and 800×600. The accepted file formats include mov, avi, mpeg, flv, wmv, mpeg, mp4, 3gp, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4 and many other popular ones. When uploading the video, make sure it does not exceed 100 MB, as this is the upper limit. When you finish editing the video in the app, upload it to the Flickbooks website via either 3G or Wi-Fi. Due to the increased speed, the latter connection is recommended.
The app is available for free download in the App Store. However, the flip books cost €9.90 (approximately $14), plus €3 ($4.20) for packaging and posting to Europe.
Special Offer! The manufacturer is offering the Walyou Community a 25% off e-coupon on your first Flickbook order. Enter iflickbooks at checkout to receive the discount. Offer expires Sept. 30, 2011.