Currently we are developing the next major Sophie version - 2.1. The new version contains a lot of stability improvements as well as the HTML 5 export that was started this spring. This will allow Sophie users to create interactive books and put them on the Internet right away. Readers will no longer need to even have Sophie installed. Early pre-alpha is expected at the end of August this year.
If you are attending the 2010 EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting, January 19-21, in Austin, Texas, come find out more about Sophie 2.0 as Susan Metros and Holly Willis present a talk and demonstration titled "Reimagining the Book: A Multimedia Authoring Tool Named Sophie" on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Institute for Multimedia Literacy within the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California is seeking project proposals for exemplary Sophie 2.0 projects to be produced in collaborations between scholars and IML staff. If you have a project that would benefit from the unique compositional affordances of Sophie, and you wouldn’t mind having these become showcase projects on the Sophie 2.0 Web site, please contact Holly Willis. Include a project description and explain why Sophie 2.0 would enhance the project. hwillis@…
As announced earlier a wiki page with links to useful videos is now available at http://sophie2.org/trac/wiki/Videos .
We hope that you will find answers to most of your questions about the project there.
Public access to videos of our weekly meetings and design discussions will soon be available, providing more information about the different technologies and practices that we're using. For developers, this should help provide answers and make work on the project easier; it will also provide an archive of our project's process. A link to the videos will be provided soon.
The Astea Solutions Sophie Team.