In my never-ending quest to point readers toward first-rate mobile device applications for platforms other than iPhone, take a look at this very handy app for Android users that enables you to take a quick photo (maybe misleadingly referred to as a â€œscanâ€) and save it on your device as a PDF file ready to be emailed. Unless you’re in the habit of carrying a scanner around with you, you can probably put up with the reduced image quality vis-Ã -vis an actual scanner, as it looks quite clear anyway. People have been doing this for a while now with photographs but I have no doubt this app will help you create much better quality/more legible images than most cameras.
You have probably heard how children’s books are a particularly strong seller in the App Store, with their possibilities for immersive artwork, audio and other interface features that are well beyond what books can offer.
Writers aren’t the only people interested in creating books-as-apps for mobile platforms. It can’t be a surprise that a new kind of hybrid between children’s storybook and commercial promotional vehicle is on the rise. Even extreme niche products have a chance to compete with established brands in the pregnant chaos that is the App Store, as evidenced by the Bob’s Pickle Pop App now available in the app store.