Rui Lai is a talented young designer attending the prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, China. I first met Rui last year when CAFA hosted Adobe visitors and showcased some of their innovative work built using our tools, and she enthusiastically described an e-book project that she was planning. I offered my encouragement and some suggestions, asked Rui to keep me updated as her project progressed, and saw a demonstration of her work when I was last in Beijing a few months ago. And today Rui posted her apps to the Apple App Store. Cinderella Animated Ebook is a richly illustrated telling of the classic Cinderella fairytale, and Cinderella Interactive Ebook turns the story over to the reader, allowing for decisions to be made that alter the storyline and conclusion. Both apps started out as Photoshop illustrations, and were animated using Flash Professional, and then turned into iOS apps using the new iOS packager. Congratulations Rui, these are outstanding first projects, and I look forward to seeing your future creations.

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