How to build your application using BookStore template    
This topic is resolved by Vladimir

Mar 07, 2011 09:06 AM

    The reason for using this template is to offer the possibility for publishers and authors to put in selling your books into an iPhone application. To build your own bookstore application there is no necessary to be an iPhone developer expert, you can use BookStore template.
The following steps will help you create your BookStore application:
    -   Select BookStore template from Templates page 
                -   Choose "Use This Template" and get the name for your application
                -   Now you can start to edit the content of your bookstore:  

                   1. First tab (Book Store) is an IMG MENU page with the list of books in your                                  bookstore. Each item points to a book cover page with detailed information        about the book's content and price (using In App Purchase link                                         or inAppPurchase subscription).
                    2.  Cover page has a brief description of the book. On this page we have 2                                     buttons: "GO TO BOOKMARK" and "OPEN BOOK". Each button opens book content page: 
                        Simple link:
         "OPEN BOOK"             - 
                                 <a href="http://Content_b1.html" </a>
         "GO TO BOOKMARK" - 
                                <a href="http://Content_b1.html?gotobookmark=1&" </a>  
                        In App Purchase link:
         "OPEN BOOK"               - <a href="buy://46312:Content_b1.html" </a> 
         "GO TO BOOKMARK" - 
                      NOTE: If the book from bookstore is free for visualization we will use Simple link                    (http://) otherwise we will put in selling the book via In App Purchase link (buy://).
      NOTE: In the sample below 46312 is a sample product number issued by Apple. To get your own product number you need to submit a product application on, where you'll specify the price amount and the billing cycles.

                   3.  Book's content pages can be a collection of interlinked HTML pages or an         HTML page with type EPUB (SC special page type) with attached file of         type *.epub electronic publication ). 
       a)  If we are using a collection of interlinked HTML pages to show the   contents of the book we have additional options on each page: 
                          "BOOKMARK" - 

                          "bookmark://" schema have two parameters:  
                         book - the name of the book you're applying bookmark
                         page - the name of page you're applying bookmark
                            "INDEX"  - <a href="Content_b1.html">  
                            return to content page of the book (first page). 

                    NOTE: "bookmark://" schema allows users to save bookmarks for different                  pages in your book store application.   
                     Transitions between pages can be set ( slide, curl ) in design mode. 

                      b) When we are using HTML page with type EPUB (SC page types) with attached file of type *.epub electronic publication )  bookmark mechanism automatically will save last navigation page. Transition between pages is activating on double-click event on the page or with navigation buttons (Forward, Revers) from header of the document.
Can I use searcheable .pdf files instead of .epub files?
Can I use searcheable .pdf files instead of .epub files?

Mar 16, 2011 05:53 AM

can i put a search button and bookend to the book apps ?


Mar 16, 2011 06:26 AM
 It's possible to put bookend button to the bookstore application. The Search mechanism for bookstore app is not yet implemented at this moment, we will implement this in the future.

All the best

Mar 16, 2011 06:38 AM
how can i put bookend button ?


Mar 17, 2011 05:33 AM
how can i put bookend button ?


Sep 08, 2011 02:40 AM
You can add this button in HTML like link to last page from your book.

Sep 30, 2011 09:24 AM
will it start from last page when i open the book apps again ?

Oct 28, 2011 04:20 AM
Hi Dmitry/Alice,

Once the book is purchased, can you still access it every time ?

Also, if the book is large, is there any code to show a download bar ?


Nov 02, 2011 03:06 AM
the app created using this bookstore template already contains all your books.
They are locked in the app until the user pays for the book through in-app purchase. After purchase the book becomes available to the user without having to be downloaded from ibookstore.

Nov 25, 2011 06:26 PM
What are the size of full screen epubs? Iphone? Ipad?

Dec 16, 2011 06:20 AM
Screen sizes 
iPhone: 320 x 480
iPad: 768 x 1024
of which 
20px for the status bar
44px for the navigation bar

Feb 19, 2012 11:02 AM
Why PDF files are displayed one page at a time, even if the iPhone is placed in a horizontal position? Should start to see both sides, not one, right?

Feb 20, 2012 02:47 AM
no hope?

Feb 20, 2012 03:18 AM

Because the screen size is to small to read a page without zoom it.

Feb 20, 2012 03:23 AM
Yes, but horizontally, should start to see two pages, right? The app displays one page vertically (which is fine) and one horizontally (not good). why?

Feb 20, 2012 11:31 AM
Is there a way to display two pages at a time? (When the iphone / IPAD is rotated horizontally)

The file is PDF.

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