Cat-Nav: The developers’ view

We’ve recommended around 200 iStory titles since we first began putting together our stylish, elegant and free-to-download Cat-Nav discovery app at the end of last year.

Thousands of satisfied customers have now downloaded Cat-Nav and we continue to get great feedback about both our reviews and the app itself. We’re absolutely delighted that it is shaping up into an invaluable addition to the collection of any discerning lovers of interactive iStory apps.

So Cat-Nav is a big hit with our customers. But what do other developers and publishers – the companies whose work we critique week in, week out – think to the app?

We decided to ask them.

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Cat-Nav developments

Prompted by Joshua Douglas-Walton moving on to work on the script for our forthcoming graphic novel app Solarized full time, Hull-based playwright, “writer of stuff” and iPad Dad Dave Windass has joined the Cat-Nav reviewing team.

Dave, along with Mina Dixon, will guide you to the very best apps available in the App Store / iTunes with a series of weekly recommendations for the free-to-download discovery app.

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Guest post: Dave Windass on The Gift

Dave Windass is a Hull-based playwright with a background in journalism for The Stage, the Hull Daily Mail and the Big Issue in the North – where he worked with our Marketing & PR Manager Sean Smith.

These days, Dave spends his time writing plays like Sully and Thinspiration for Hull Truck Theatre and is currently developing a piece about the life of the British film mogul J Arthur Rank. He also spends a lot of time reading to his four-year-old son Finn.

Dave downloaded The Gift and gave us some lovely feedback through Twitter and iTunes so we asked him to tell us more. Over to Dave:

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