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Fish – A tap essay for iPhone by Robin Sloan

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Created by Robin Sloan, a writer and media inventor from San Francisco, ‘Fish’ is a tap essay iPhone application, a short but ‘heartfelt manifesto’ about the difference between likingsomething on the internet and loving something on the internet. 

The app is also an experiment in a new format, entirely native to the iPhone. This is a tap essay, unfurling its argument tap by tap, using bold typography, bright color, and a few surprises. Driven by simple screen tap on the screen, you are led through the story at times word by word. The variation in typography, scale and colour positions the experiment in between traditional story reading and interactive book. The essay is pretty short and takes only about 10 minutes to read + it’s free.

The app uses Vollkorn by Friedrich Althausen and slabText by Brian McAllister.

Platform: iPhone
Version: 1.0
Cost: Free
Developer: Robin Sloan