Many start-ups are operating now under the model of launching a beta period to encourage new users to try out the platform with the express purpose of learning from the user feedback before attempting a full launch. GoodEReader first profiled one such company at this year’s Tools of Change event in New York; Flipick, the Mediawide company that allows publishers to create ePub ebooks directly from InDesign, announced this week that it has released an update to its platform based on valuable feedback about the site.
“We paid serious attention to the feedback of Flipick members during the first phase of our beta launch. There were unanimous suggestions for Flipick to support text wraps, tabs, tables and footnotes,” says Ravi Dugal, President of Flipick, in a press release on the relaunch. “Our R&D team lived up to these challenges and built a fascinating product, where these features are no longer converted to an image.”
Some of the features that Flipick made available after the original beta period include support for text wraps, tabs, tables, facing pages, drop caps and footnotes, which are all vital, industry standard features in publishing. Also, Flipick plug-ins are available for InDesign CS 5.5 and InDesign 6.0 for both Mac and PC.
Flipick is continuing its beta period to allow users the opportunity to try out that additional features. Users can sign up for the beta at flipick.com.