Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2012 7:59 PM (in response to purdyboy)
....PhoneGap or the Baker Framework?
Haven't and wouldn't waste time w/PG. Both mean working with Xcode in the end. I prefer Baker FWIW.
== Any caveats to know if using iBooks Author with HTML to publish a picture book?
HTML would need to be stripped and reformatted/styled for use w/iBA. iBA is iPad distribution only, so you won't be reaching iPhone or touch owners.
== Does Apple decide if something submitted as an "app" is really a "book" and therefore gets sold via the iBooks store? Or, vice versa?
Apps are apps....books are books - two different programs. You decide which to take your chances with. I have 'books' in both.
== Is there any way to submit an X-Code built app to the iBooks store without going through the Developer Program?
Totally different programs. You can't submit an 'app' as a book unless you make it into a book and then you need to use either the free or paid books programs having nothing to do with a developer account.
== Does Apple allow selling an app in the iTunes store and the iBooks store?
Again, two different programs, registrations and processes. If you can make the same subject matter apply to, and work with/thru both, go for it with two efforts, but it won't be one thing in two stores.
For me, you haven't really made it clear what you want to do in the end, so these responses are primarily cached in my guessing what that may be, exactly.
Your skills, budget, timeline, resources and content-in-hand may well define only one option regardless...or none - who knows.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to K T)
Thanks, K T - your responses are always interesting and thought-provoking.
What I want to do in the end is submit an interactive picture book in the most robust way possible. Initially I thought I'd do that in the iBooks store via iBooks Author. That may still be the best solution, but I'm just gathering this forum's feedback about other options, including making it an app instead. I've seen picture books both as apps and as iBooks books.
One of your comments raises a further question: There are books developed with Baker and other books in the iBooks store that are not developed with iBA - so how are they submitted? Is this still done through iTunes Producer? I had assumed that iTunes Producer was only for submitting iBA books.
Forgive my confusion; I'm trying to learn more here about the pros and cons of each approach.
Thanks to anyone for further clarification ... JP
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2012 8:09 AM (in response to purdyboy)
There are books developed with Baker and other books in the iBooks store that are not developed with iBA - so how are they submitted? Is this still done through iTunes Producer? I had assumed that iTunes Producer was only for submitting iBA books.
All books are submitted using iTunes Producer.
epubs that work on both iPhone and iPad (w/iBooks) can come from working with Pages, inDesign, calibre, etc....any number of tools that generate a regulation epub. The book Yellow submarine is a good example here.
iBA outputs a hybrid epub from Apple that only works on iPad with iBooks. Life On Earth is a good example here.
You still haven't alluded to your skills, budget, timeline and content....let's hope you're working on a book and not just letting others write your blog