The Kaist Institute of Information Technology Convergence in South Korea has put together an impressive new ebook reading experience using the Apple API. They have developed a new e-reading application that will take books to a new level. It has the unique ability to quickly flip ten to twenty pages forward in the publication in one simple gesture. Speaking of gestures, they have developed a new way to take advantage of multi-touch gestures, so two fingers will go forward or backwards two pages depending on where you are swiping the display screen.
This new way of navigating books has already 11 patents filed by the company both domestically and abroad. You can expect in the near future to see this technology licensed by various tablet or publishing companies. What I like about this tech is that it is tremendously intuitive, with the ability to bookmark pages simply by speaking at them. One of the lead developers on the project by the name of Professor Professor Howon Lee said, “I hope that our technology will accelerate the wider use of e-books and contribute to Korea’s endeavors to lead the development of software application technology for mobile devices.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.