Ready to learn the difference between an iPad App that has been placed in the category of Books VS. an iBookStore iPad app?… Add interactivity. Just a page turn effect will NOT be enough to get your book app approved as an “app”. And the App Store is the place to be right now. The iBookStore is a whole different entity with I’m sure far fewer people casually looking around.
But the good news is, remember that iOS lesson I just taught, its already setup for adding interactivity on a per page basis. The thing I need to emphasis in the lesson is adding something is a MUST to get it approved as an app. And that pic above, links to a video with some great suggestions on things you can do. You might want…
– Add simple buttons that change the page artwork (think of a light switch clicking on or off)
– Incorporate the accelerometer to float some of the art work around
– Add touch events that move some of the artwork. That could easily be called a “sticker” portion of your book.
There’s TONS you can do. And when you submit your book for review, I would definitely detail in the description of the app, all the things that separate your book app from a boring ol’ book. Or else Apple will just want to shelf it in the iBookStore.