Linked: Marco Arment on iBooks and private APIs

Marco Arment on iBooks and private APIs:

I won’t be able to offer some features that iBooks has (such as a true brightness control), but my customers will expect them, making my app inferior to Apple’s in key areas.

Assuming you want to build an app, that is. Seems there’s two ways onto the iPad at the moment – either a) you upload an ePub ebook onto the iBook Store, or you build your own book/reader app. Will have to wait to see which of the two is better.

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  • http://www.brainhandles.com Greg Bulmash

    Look into one of the html/javascript frameworks for building iPhone apps like Titanium or PhoneGap.

  • http://www.novelr.com Eli James

    Thanks Greg. Had no idea HTML/javascript was viable for the iPhone.