There’s an app for that


As much as I try my darnedest to segregate endeavors, I would be remiss if I didn’t announce the availability of my recently-launched apps for iPad: Olive the Woolly Bugger and Chuckin’ Bugs.

Olive the Woolly Bugger is an interactive book app based on my print book series. In addition to the entertaining and educational story, there are several interactive pop-up screens that describe certain aspects of fly fishing: fly patterns, insects, fish, water currents, etc. Additionally there are a bunch of fun animations to further entertain young readers.  Speaking of young readers, there are two modes for reading the app. Those old enough to read on their own can do so, while younger kids can have the story read to them thanks to recorded narration.

Download Olive the Woolly Bugger for $1.99

There is also a bonus feature included in the Olive app: Chuckin’ Bugs. This is a simple yet challenging game in which kids (and big kids) help Lefty Crayfish toss buzzing bugs to feeding fish. This game is also available as a standalone app.

Download Chuckin’ Bugs for free

Rather than tell you all about the apps, this video does a much better job of showing you.


9 thoughts on “There’s an app for that”

  1. cofisher says:

    Hey Kirk, I wanted to drop a note and say congrats on reaching your goal of the Olive app. I’m not very tech minded and don’t carry any of those gadgets but I really am happy for you. Do you by chance have a app for a viewfinder?

    1. Kirk Werner says:

      Why, thank you Howard. That’s the second nicest thing you’ve ever said to me :) Viewfinder app? No, sorry. Check your camera. You may find one there.

  2. Ed Hudon says:

    Hey Kirk!! I’m going to forward this to a friend whose son just started fly casting a couple of weeks ago! I think that he will love it.

    Do you do the voice narration?

    1. Kirk Werner says:

      Thanks, Ed. No, a professional voice actor was hired. This was no time for amateurs!

  3. Patrick says:

    And here I sit, while my wife is cruising Glacier Bay with the iPad.

    1. Kirk Werner says:

      You let her borrow your iPad?! While you stay home using the sewing machine? Sir, I believe an intervention is in order.

      1. Patrick says:

        Well, it was her iPad and she gave to me after getting a Kindle…and I was repairing some shorts that I favor when fly fishing.

  4. David G says:

    So, now I have to go buy an iSomething!? Will there be an android version?

    1. Kirk Werner says:

      Likely no Droid version unless a large app development company swoops in on their magical unicorn with wings and buys the development rights to the apps. Until then, iOS only due to iTunes share of the app market.

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