For readers that are looking to start the New Year off with some classic Japanese poetry, there is an app for that.
App developer Honeybee Labs has a new iPad app available for fans of Haiku poetry called Chasing Fireflies: A Haiku Collection.
The $1.99 app features more than 150 haiku poems by authors including Basho, Buson Kikaku and Issa. It also includes an original score by composer Colin Wambsgans and unlike a print poetry collection, the app’s cover changes every week.
iTunes has more: “Each poem lives within a beautifully evolving background, moving through the cycles of the seasons in perfect harmony.”
This is the first eBook app for Honeybee Labs, whose founders have a history of making video games. The company plans to make more book apps. Here is more from their website: “Now, we’re bringing this experience to eBooks, incorporating multimedia and game design techniques into eBooks that will help define the new frontier of literature.”