"app store" entries

Amazon iPhone App Uses Crowdsourcing for Product IDs

Amazon's new iPhone application has an experimental feature, dubbed Amazon Remembers, that blends product discovery and crowdsourcing. From the New York Times Bits blog: The tool lets users take a photograph of any product they see in the real world. The photos are then uploaded to Amazon and turned over to the far-flung freelance workers in Amazon's Mechanical Turk program,…

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Open Question: Standalone iPhone Ebooks vs. E-Readers

Ebooks as iPhone applications started as a novelty/workaround, but the technique is now being used by Houghton Mifflin for a full-fledged digital rollout. From Wired's Epicenter blog: The publisher recently partnered with a design and development company called ScrollMotion to launch a series of bestselling in-copyright e-books for the iPhone where each title is its own app and a…

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Q&A With Co-Creator of Classics iPhone E-Reader

The Classics app is a little different than competing iPhone e-readers: for starters, it’s not free. Classics co-creator Phill Ryu discusses the app’s pricing, design and development in this Q&A.

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Ebook to iPod to Hard Copy Purchase

Hugh McGuire is loving Stanza, the free ereader app for the iPhone/iPod Touch. From the Book Oven Blog: 40,000 ebook dowloads-a-day. I've got 35 of them sitting on my iPod. If you are a publisher, think long and hard about that number. The reason I have 35 books downloaded onto my Stanza is: a) it is easy, b) it…

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Band to Release iPhone Album App

Snow Patrol and its label Fiction/Polydor will release an interactive iPhone/iPod Touch application to coincide with the band's next album. From Music Week: The application, which will be downloadable online, will enable fans to access a raft of extra content including artwork, behind-the-scenes images and lyrics via the touch screen of their handsets, marking the first time a music…

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Q&A with Developer Who Turns Ebooks into iPhone Applications

Tom Peck transforms ebooks into individual iPhone applications. In this Q&A, Peck discusses his development process and consumer response.

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Books Fail to Crack Top 100 in iTunes App Store

Analysis from O'Reilly Radar shows that the Books category in the App Store is lagging behind others.

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A Big Boost to Books as Apps?

Books as standalone apps have already proven popular enough for Apple to add "Books" as a category. There are several important implications of this for publishers.

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Survey of Book Industry Reaction to New iPhone and App Store

The new iPhone/App Store has inspired a lively debate about publishing's role in digital content and software development. In this survey post, we catalog a variety of viewpoints from across the Web.

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