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Recommended # of pages in an App?

Charmaine Anderson 5 years ago in By Screen / Design updated by Inna Komarovsky 5 years ago 1
Can you recommend roughly how many pages a kids app for toddlers should be?  I know books should be about 32 pages for young kids, but wonder what is a good rule of thumb for apps that is acceptable to the marketplace for kids under 5.  Thanks for your thoughts.

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Hi Charmaine,

I haven't been able to find a standard or suggestion for the length of children's book apps, and I think this is in part because of the flexibility of what you can do within just one page of an app. But I would say that if you want to go for the traditional children's book length, you can look at each app page as a spread in a physical book (two pages that face each other).

Other than that, since it is hard to tell how long an app will be without seeing the physical book, it can be great to include a very clear way of navigating the app, like a page menu or table of contents and maybe even some kind of visual to let the user know how far they are through the story.

I hope this helps!
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Hi Inna,

Thanks so much for your insight and yes, I agree with your advice.

Charmaine
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Hi Charmaine,

I haven't been able to find a standard or suggestion for the length of children's book apps, and I think this is in part because of the flexibility of what you can do within just one page of an app. But I would say that if you want to go for the traditional children's book length, you can look at each app page as a spread in a physical book (two pages that face each other).

Other than that, since it is hard to tell how long an app will be without seeing the physical book, it can be great to include a very clear way of navigating the app, like a page menu or table of contents and maybe even some kind of visual to let the user know how far they are through the story.

I hope this helps!