When we were are Book Expo America, we landed an exclusive interview with the lead developers of the EPUB 3 Team and things have been rather quiet since then. Today the team announced some news regarding their iPad technology and even included video. If you have never heard of ePub 3 before, check out our exclusive interview and video interview HERE.
The team announced today that they had some new features for their Apple iOS and iPad technology, such as incorporating audio, video, and slideshow animations. They also have some sweet Complex and fixed layout patterns with print replica layouts and embedded fonts, which really will make textbooks shine. The last big thing is the read aloud function, which should be useful for people who cannot read that well due to vision problems and for young children who are only just developing their reading skills.
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