SC ePub Reader - Tutorial and Features    
This topic is assigned to Victor Robu

Feb 23, 2012 06:26 AM
Because Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad have become major platforms on which to read eBooks, Seattle Clouds developers designed a new ePub reader page type with which we want to give similar experience in users reading process  as modern eReader devices.

Now, it's very easy to add an eBook in your application 

* Add a new page and choose from Page Type Resource Manager the “ePub Reader” page type.


* Upload your eBook to Resource Manager

* The last step is to choose from Resource Manager your eBook.

**NOTE: Only .epub file type accepted.

And now you can check using Seattle Clouds App on your mobile device how it looks.


Features:

Seattle Clouds ePub Reader page type transforms your application into a book, with all properties of a modern eBook Reader dedicated device.

* You can choose the chapter



* Resume Reading



* Swipe pages by tapping on the left/right part of the screen



* Swipe pages by sliding



* Landscape and Portrait mode supported.





Mar 04, 2012 09:07 PM
What is the difference between the "ePub" page and the "ePub Reader" page?


Mar 05, 2012 03:02 AM
Jonathan,

The difference is in design and features.

ePub reader gives you almost the same experience as an eReader device.

But, the best way to check what is the best for you is to try them both.




Jun 15, 2012 12:53 AM

Hi!

What if we create a epub3 publication with media within it (audio, video) will all the functionallity of this publication remain the same when uploaded to an "ePub" or "ePub reader" page?

Polina, epub3 format is not yet supported by this page type.


Oct 10, 2012 09:38 AM
I'm confused about the epub reader feature for Android. The epub feature as it is described in this tutorial is for iphone/ipad only, correct? On Android it doesn't look like this. It appears to render the epub file into one long html document without page swiping or any e-book reader effects.

The epub feature looks really good on iphone. On Android, page styling in the epub is lost and the book doesn't look good. It seems to me that the html page type still gives more control over page style and layout.

What's the difference between selecting "epub reader" and "html" pages for including in an Android app? How are they supposed to work differently?


Using an epub reader page will add automatically content from your .epub file. For HTML page type you'll need to add manually page content.


Mar 05, 2013 08:44 AM
As Nicole mentioned, I have the same problema: the epub facility generates a long html.

What you describe in your tutorial is great, but it is not working at all.

I urgently need to create my Ibook store for my Galaxy Tab with what you describe in the tutorial.
This is how this page is working on SC Android.


Mar 06, 2013 06:56 AM
It would be better if you change this tutorial, because it is not working on the Android System
All is working as expected.


Mar 06, 2013 10:08 PM
I also requested to Admin through support tickets and forum that admob ads support may kindly be added on epub pages. But the same goes to deaf ear. 
Thank you for your feedback. We'll investigate if this is possible.


Mar 31, 2013 06:16 PM
What's up is anyone monitoring this thread?

Does this work for android or not?
Yes, it is working on Android.



May 05, 2013 06:54 AM
Ive tried several diff .epub files and it doesnt work for android. All it shows is the first page!!!
Doug, please contact us or open a support ticket regarding your issue, we would be more than happy to help.



Oct 22, 2016 07:49 PM
Once epub is loaded on device, does the doc go into cache?   Can it be read without comm (broadband, wifi)?  
Yes Matthew.

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