Cory Doctorow released his new book Makers under a Creative Commons license and so I decided to use it as a further experiment with my iPhone software for books. This is a very simple tool that builds upon Vladimir Olexa's CiUI framework by adding some simple paging features. All it takes is a tap to the bottom or top of the screen to advance one page or go back.
Click Here to Read It
Click Here to get it from iTunes
- This web based version doesn't require Apple to sign off of the book, something that's a big pain. ( See here. )
- Paging takes just a tap of the finger. Tap on the bottom to scroll down. Tap on the top to scroll up.
- I can update this quickly with bug fixes. Write me if you have thoughts or suggestions. (p3 at-sign wayner dot org)
- You can install this as an icon on the main panel of your iPhone by just clicking the plus key at the bottom. There's a custom icon and a nice splash page with a classic image from James Wright of Derby.
Instructions for installing are below the break. Click through to read them.
Go to the right page.
Check out a page with some text.
Click on the plus key to add it to your home screen. Then click on the "Add to Home Screen" Button.
Choose a name. "Makers" is pretty good.
Then see the icon. Clicking on this will open up the page in full screen mode giving you a few extra lines of text. You now get a fancy splash screen.