For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the concept of appsmashing it basically means using multiple apps on on your iPad to create a final product (generally including various forms of media such as audio, video, text, images, etc).
Here are a few great explanations & examples of appsmashing...
- Greg Kulowiec, the originator of the concept & term (@gregkulowiec):
- Lisa Johnson (@TechChef4u):
- Miguel Guhlin (@mguhlin)
- Carl Hooker (@mrhooker) & his fostering of the AppSmash Fight Club
For my first real attempt I created a tutorial for students. I often have student comment on the class blog as in-class or homework assignments. I thought an app smash was the best way to create something they could refer to when I'm not available...
Here's how it got smashed...
- Used Quicktime on my iMac to screen record the process of clicking in the blog & leaving a comment
- (hey, it's a 27" iMac, why would I not want to work on a screen that big)
- Exported Quicktime movie & saved to Dropbox
- On my iPad, opened up Explain Everything and imported the movie file
- Used Explain Everything to play the movie and recorded the voiceover while zooming in on relevant portions of the movie
- Exported new movie, with narration & zooms, to Camera Roll
- Used the iPad camera to take a photo of my lab
- Used Tellagami to create an animated version of me to put over the newly snapped lab photo
- Exported Tellagami to the Camera Roll
- Used Keynote on desktop to create 3 intro & ending slides (Keynote on the iPad wont export slides as images, had to use full OS version).
- Used Dropbox to get 3 slides to iPad
- Used iMovie to import newly created Explain Everything version of the movie as well as the Tellagami introduction into a new project
- Used iMovie to merge Explain Everything & Tellagami, add titles & music
- Exported finished product from iMovie directly to YouTube
All told it took about 60 minutes.
The final list of operating systems and apps smashed...
- OSX - Quicktime, Keynote, Dropbox
- iOS - Dropbox, Explain Everything, Tellagami, Camera, Camera Roll, iMovie, YouTube
So yes, not solely an "app smash" as I used programs on both the full OS X as well as iOS, but smashing nonetheless.
Fun stuff. Already contemplating my next one...