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May
23

Design Cool Widgets for iBook Author

iBooks Author  allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad. This can include galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more. Please see  link below for more information.

http://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/

It allows you to add new functionality not supported by it through widgets.  By what if you are not a javascript programmer ? How do you create widgets ?  Well here are a few videos and tips about how to author cool content, create a widget,  and add the same to your iBooks project. Though the software mentioned here is free , the pre-requisite is that you have to be registered developer with Apple to access the same.

1- iAd  Producer : Author cool content

https://developer.apple.com/iad/iadproducer/

iAd Producer makes it easy for you to design and assemble high-impact, interactive content for iAd.  iAd Producer automatically manages the HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript behind your iAd to make creating beautiful, motion-rich iAd content as easy as point and click. However you can also create a widget from the same that can be imported into your iBbooks project.

2- Dash Code : Create an empty widget

Check this video on how to use Dashcode to create an empty widget. In the next video you will fill this with your interactive content. You need XCode which is available for free for members of the Apple Developers Program.

Create an Empty Widget

3- Add content to empty widget and import to IBook project

Add content to Widget

This Video will detail this step by step and also give you links to download the widget and try it out yourself.

Hope you find this useful for your IBook Author projects


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