Safari Queue Update Includes Support for Highlighting and AirPlay

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Version 1.1 of Safari Queue is now available in the iTunes Store. We launched the app in late November, and we’re pleased to say that we’ve made a number of improvements in this first update. What’s new in this version? Version 1.1 of the Queue app includes the following new features and improvements: Highlighting! Highlights… Read more »

Getting the Most Out of Our New iOS App, Safari Queue

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Yesterday, we posted about Safari Queue, our new iOS application. Fundamental to the app is the notion that it syncs with your “queue,” a feature that is part of new Safari. Queuing is integrated throughout the Safari experience, but it may not be clear exactly what it does. What is the queue? Why would you… Read more »

Safari Queue for offline reading and watching now available on iOS

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Safari Queue, the iOS companion app for Safari, is now available in iTunes. About Safari Queue 1.0 Our goal for the first release of Safari Queue was to provide a great experience for reading books and videos when offline — by far our most requested feature, difficult to provide in a standalone web application. Unlimited offline availability Queue places no limits… Read more »

Easier EPUB Experimenting and Updating in iBooks

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[Update: Liz Castro has an even easier post on editing EPUB files directly on the iPad.] The arrival of iBooks this year helped many people understand that ebooks were already capable of interesting experimentation, multimedia, and nuanced, thoughtful design. Many of iBooks’ strengths come directly from the fact that they wisely chose to base it… Read more »

JavaScript and interactivity in iBooks

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Note: As of iBooks 1.1.2 (December 2010) this example no longer works, though JavaScript is still supported. I’m hoping to post an updated example soon. iBooks supports JavaScript-based interactivity in EPUB content. I took some content from Cooking with Booze by James Bridle (a.k.a. George Harvey Bone). It’s released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike… Read more »

Geo-aware ebook demo

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We’re making the geo demo featured in the Interactivity in EPUB talk available for download under the MIT License. About the demo In the demo, the geolocation capability of the web browser transmits your latitude/longitude. The code then queries the Geonames database to get an English placename. After that, the code will continually poll for… Read more »