Books for iPad and iPhone
The iPhone made reading more portable, but the iPad continues propelling the world digital publishing ever forward. Reading can now be a truly interactive experience. For a list of our favorite ereading apps and digital books for kids, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks for Best Books for iPhone and iPad.
Peter Rabbit: Buddy Edition Uses Game Center for Tech-Savvy Storytelling
Peter Rabbit: Buddy Edition is the classic Beatrix Potter tale brought to life and made all the more interesting with the implementation of Sideways’ Buddy Reading System. The Buddy Reading System uses Game Center to connect two devices for audio communication.
Reading Gets Social with Kobo
The App Store is jam packed with eReader competitors. Apple, Amazon, Google and Barnes & Noble all have a presence with apps for their respective platforms. A new eReader app has joined the pack with a unique proposition for solitary bookworms.
Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece
While the title is a mouthful, Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece, Book I proves to be anything but ordinary. An intriguing story about 10 year-old Simon Graham and his grandmother’s mysterious past coupled with riddles and puzzles that tie the story line together keep players entertained for a couple of hours.
SAS Survival Guide App Repackaged for a new Generation
SAS Survival Guide - HarperCollins Publishers has teamed up with Trellisys.net to bring you an iPhone app of...a book. Granted, it's a classic, the distillation of the survival knowledge of 26-year Special Air Services veteran John "Lofty" Wiseman.
Quick Reader Brings Speed Read Training Right to Your iPhone
QuickReader is a newly released speed reading trainer and ebook experience for iPhone and iPod touch and the first tool of its kind that I’ve found in the App Store. To fully appreciate the sophistication and potential of QuickReader, you will need to recognize the concept of speed reading and have a desire to practice the skill.
IndieBound Uses iPhone to Promote Business for Local Booksellers
Like everyone else, independent bookstores are struggling in today's knuckle-dragging economy, but their problems started years ago with the arrival of big-box bookstores in malls.
myBooks Tracks Your Reads, but Not as Well as Similar Apps
Netwalk's myBooks is a database for your personal library.
You can enter the name of the book manually, by typing information into the provided fields (year, genre, purchased, whether you loaned it to a friend) or you can search for the title on the Internet and select the book you own from a list.
Wattpad Shines on Amateur Writers
Wattpad, from the company by the same name, is an example of socialism in action. Wattpad was founded on the idea it would be an electronic meeting place where any community member could share his or her own content and read content written or contributed by any other community member.
Kindle for iPhone a Reader's Delight
Amazon's Kindle has revolutionized how many people approach reading. The iPhone has done the same for mobile phones. Combine the two and you have your favorite mobile apps and books all in one device. The strength of the Kindle for iPhone is the access it provides to Amazon's vast online store of ebooks.
iSurvive Loses Itself in a Wilderness of Words
I wanted to like iSurvive Wilderness but in the end, it lost me. North New Orleans Blade Works' app aims to be a pocket survival guide for anyone who might lose their way in the wilds and need to find food, start a fire, navigate, perform first aid and do all the other things they teach you to do in Boy Scouts.
The Bird & The Snail — Knock Knock: A Storybook App with Added Value
The Bird & The Snail — Knock Knock is a new interactive storybook app released by Haunted House Publishing. The story of a bird and a snail who thoughtlessly gobble up an apple, which turns out to be a little worm’s home, is depicted through charming hand-drawn charcoal images that become animated throughout the story.
AppEngines Releases Credit Secrets Investigated Using iPhone Reader
We were recently offered the chance to review Credit Secrets Investigated, an ebook by Tony D'Andrea published for the iPhone by AppEngines. You may have noticed, we don't do too many book reviews around here.
Teach any Dog with Dog Tricks and Bark Machine
If Fido eats your shoes instead of fetches them, Dog Tricks & Bark Machine could be useful for teaching him a few new tricks. It's an app from Robert Mann and Deidra Jones, which features training tutorials in one part and a sound machine in the second part.
Stanza eReader Opens New Chapter for Reading on iPhone
Put a sign that says "Free" on anything from a broken Beta VCR to a basket of kittens, and I'll probably take it home. When I came across Lexcycle's e-Reader Stanza in the App Store, I grabbed it, even though I seldom read lengthy docs on my iPhone.
Classics Browse Cherished Literature With a Digital Touch
It isn’t exactly the holidays yet but we can already think of a couple of applications that might be gift worthy. Classics by Andrew Kaz and Phillip Ryu is just that kind of application.
Classics is an eReader application that includes full versions of literary favorites from the public domain.