Flipnote Studio is a Nintendo DSi application developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and published by Nintendo. Flipnote Studio allows the user to create both word and picture-based notes with the stylus, add sound effects, and put them together to create a frame-by-frame flipbook-like animation. Though referred to as Moving Notepad by Nintendo in prior English-language conferences, it was officially announced as Flipnote Studio at E3 2009. It is now preloaded onto Nintendo DSis and Nintendo DSi XLs with firmware 1.4.
Flipnote Studio is one of the many games and apps that cannot be transferred to the Nintendo 3DS. However, Shigeru Miyamoto, while in France, announced that a successor, Flipnote Memo, will be coming soon to the platform. The release date for this successor is still unknown.
Flipnote Hatena is a flipnote-sharing website made and maintained by Hatena. It allows users to share their creations to the people around the world. Hatena also has its own economy using different types of "stars". You can earn stars through flipnotes when other people add their stars to them. You have an infinite amount of gold stars to spend, but green, red, blue, and purple stars can only be earned through other people, visiting other Hatena services such as Hatena Coco, and by purchasing them. You can also spend as many color stars as you want until you run out.