I’m beginning this post with the idea that it’s not ever going to be done–this is a first listing of resources available to build and design Interactive Books for the iPad.
Karen Robertson, Sydney, Australia—DigitalKidsAuthor.com–A video is just around the corner of some great tips and ideas from Karen. If you’ve not seen on of her books on the iPad, you’ve missed out. Please, stop reading and jump over to iTunes right now and download one. This is really good stuff.
Tumult Hype–This is a great program I’ve begun using to help create widgets for the iPad interactive book. It produces animations in HTML 5, too, so they can be added to either a website or to an iBook for the iPad.
Google SketchUp–This is a good tool to use for simple 3-D animations that can be added to the .iab format.
Classwidgets.com–Timeline Scrubber–This is one of the coolest tools yet–and like Google SketchUp, it’s free. But if you have a series of maps you want to merge into one document for an interactive book for the iPad, this is the gem. You simply go to the site, upload your images into the order you want them, export the information and it creates a downloadable widget. You then just drop it into your .iab and you’re done. Free. Amazing.
David Barranca posts this helpful piece about loading images into iBooks Author. Good stuff.
What Tools Do You Know About?
This post will be updated with more and more information as time goes along.
Who are some other leaders in this field who should be included under authors? Who are some leading developers worthy of recognition?
What are some horror stories you’re learning as you go along?
- Leading The Development In Interactive Books for the iPad (claxtoncreative.com)
- Interactive Books for the iPad Way of the Future (claxtoncreative.com)
- Ottawa’s Skyreader Media Inc. launches new iPad eBook for Children – Draw Along Pip (danlargo.com)
- iPad eBook Producer Skyreader Media Teams With A-List Children’s Author Leslie McGuirk on Pip the Penguin (sys-con.com)
- Perky Pranksters: Have Fun in the Country for iPad-Interactive Kids Book (themactrack.com)
- iStory Interactive Children’s Books Now Available for iPad (prweb.com)
- Daily iPad App: The Little Girl Who Could Fly is a delightful interactive book for children (tuaw.com)
- iBooks 2 and the digital textbook revolution (vodafone.com.au)
- TheWondersExpedtion.com Launches Campaign For Interactive Books for the iPad (claxtoncreative.com)
- iPad resources for lawyers grow plentiful (nylawblog.typepad.com)
- Apple iPad Review (epicagear.com)
- Got an iPad! Now What? (benjisimon.blogspot.com)
- 94.64% of tablet web traffic is from the iPad (cyberetto.com)
- So, is the iPad 2 really thinner? (epicagear.com)
- Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? (epicagear.com)
- Portable Ebook Reader (answers.com)
- Six scenarios where the iPad is trouncing the PC (hazima.wordpress.com)
- Touchtype is a pretty sweet case for your iPad and wireless keyboard (thenextweb.com)
- Adobe introduce two new iPad apps but are they useful? (boagworld.com)
- Interactive Books for the iPad Key Resources & Authors (claxtoncreative.com)
- Touchoo Seeks Support for their Mobile Storybook Platfrom (talkingmobile.com)