The future of books on the iPad: AppBooks vs iBooks

Posted on March 12th, by Liam in Blog, iPad. 1 Comment

As today was the first day for iPad pre-orders in the US and there is quite a buzz about it, I thought it timely to make my first blog post and share some thoughts on iPad books.

A book is a book is a book

Not anymore!

A few days ago Mobclix data revealed there were some 27,000 AppBooks (Book Applications) on the iTunes App Store. Significantly, they now outnumber games as the largest App category.

Here is a pic from their website:

These are iPhone Apps. What will happen when the iPad releases?

We will see even more AppBooks. Or will we?

AppBooks and the iBookstore

There has been some discussion in the last few days about the possibility of Apple removing some AppBooks once the iPad and iBookstore releases. This began with Jason Kincaid’s TechCrunch post ‘Will books be the next to go … Read More »


Knots, Splices and Rope Work

Posted on March 7th, by Liam in iPhone Apps. Comments Off on Knots, Splices and Rope Work

Knots, Splices and Rope Work has consistently been in the top 100 of the Education category in the iTunes Store since release and has appeared in the top 100 overall.

‘Knots, Splices and Rope Work’ is based on the original 1917 classic treatise by A. Hyatt Verrill, the renowned American inventor, author, illustrator, archaeologist, explorer, zoologist and friend of former US President Theodore Roosevelt.

This App will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, scouts, sailors, rockclimbers, bushwalkers, fishermen and anyone interested in exploring the use and history of knots. This App includes scrollable text of descriptions and 154 diagrams of classic knots, splices and rope work to help you learn and practice the art of knot making.

This app was featured as one of the top 25 Outdoor Apps by The Adventure Life Website.

“How much of an outdoor geek are you? The test is … Read More »



Australian First Aid – Pocket Guide

Posted on March 6th, by Liam in iPhone Apps. Comments Off on Australian First Aid – Pocket Guide

Australian First Aid – Pocket Guide has consistently been in the top 25 of Healthcare and Fitness in the Australian iTunes Store since release.

Australian First Aid – Pocket Guide has been produced by Australians for Australians.

Maybe one of the most important things you can have in your pocket is a trustworthy first aid guide from Parasol EMT, a premier provider of first aid, OHS and advanced life support training, consultancy and equipment in Australia.

Australian First Aid – Pocket Guide has been created by professional ambulance paramedics to help in most emergency situations. It provides simple to follow information and treatment guides, including an introduction to first aid, essentials of first aid, most common trauma and medical emergencies.

When you are confronted with a situation that requires first aid, you will most … Read More »





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