We are proud to announce the release of version 2.0 of Storymaker, a tool to help anyone learn to make and share better stories, with or without internet access.
By Brian Conley, Small World News
It has been just over a year since the generous support of StoryMaker Coalition member Free Press Unlimited enabled us to rethink the interface and core functionality of the app in the fall of 2014. StoryMaker was originally imagined as a tool to help anyone learn to make and share better stories, with or without internet access. The ongoing support of Free Press Unlimited enables us to release StoryMaker 2.0 today out of beta. The coordinator of Free Press Unlimited’s work on StoryMaker, Bethel Tsegaye, had this to say, “We have seen citizen reporters go from amateur storytellers to professional journalists, making professional quality stories. The app enables journalist to report on issues as they happen. With StoryMaker, people realize even more how powerful their smartphones are in getting voices heard.”
The final release out of beta comes with the inclusion of a Catalog of new content packs. These content packs are separated into three categories: Lessons, Guides, and Templates. StoryMaker Product Manager Steve Wyshywaniuk explains the release of StoryMaker 2.0 this way, “StoryMaker 2 is a step forward for media training. We now have our entire curriculum localized for Persian and Kirundi speakers, as well as the original Arabic curriculum. The ability for users to learn a new concept and practice immediately with an activity will help people learn much faster.”