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eBook Search 3.0 Offers Over 8 Million Free eBooks and All New Design

Inkstone Software today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of eBook Search 3.0, an important update to their free eBook search solution for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. eBook Search offers readers the ability to search a wide number of free eBook resources, as well as the ability to download the books to their device for their immediate reading pleasure.

eBook Search 3.0 Offers Over 8 Million Free eBooks and All New Design

eBook Search offers readers the ability to search for and read over 8 million free eBooks from sources such as iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Google Play Books, Kobo, and many other eBook collections. The app also connects to free book catalogs maintained by Feedbooks, Baen Books, Project Gutenberg, Smashwords, ePub Bud, ManyBooks, and the Internet Archive. Its sleek modern interface is designed to work in any device’s native resolution, making it perfect for users of any mobile device.

 

Once a user finds the eBook they are looking for, it only takes a few taps to download to their device, and open it up in most popular reading apps. Or, if they want to put off downloading the book until a later time, they can send a link to their own inbox to remind them. Users can also share their finds via handy sharing abilities.

 

Features:
* Access to over 8 million free eBooks from iBooks, Feedbooks, Baen Books, Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive and more
* Discover over 2.3 million premium iBooks
* Access to the Calibre eBook management software over Wi-Fi
* Open books in most iOS EPUB and PDF reader apps including iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Google Play Books, and Kobo
* Readers can e-mail eBooks to themselves for reading on other platforms
* Native app optimized for all iPhone and iPad devices

 

“We are all voracious readers at Inkstone, and love helping other eBook fans find great free books to read and enjoy. We’re proud that our efforts have resulted in having the number one book discovery app in the App Store,” says Inkstone CEO Patrick Thompson. “Since its release in 2011, eBook Search for iOS has had over 8.5 million downloads, and has been consistently ranked in the top 25 of the App Store’s free books category.”

 

It doesn’t matter what kind of reading material a user enjoys; they can find it by searching eBook catalogs with eBook Search. Thrillers, mysteries, fantasies, science fiction, romance, manga, comics, non-fiction and more can all be found using the app. Plus, readers are sure to stumble on wonderful books they have never heard of, leading them down unexpected paths of knowledge and excitement.

 

What’s New in Version 3.0:
* A new sleek modern design from Italian designer Nicola Armellini
* Optimized to work in native resolution across all iOS devices
* Advanced search in a number of the eBook catalogs
* The ability to edit book metadata and mark books as read
* Access to the popular ePub Bud catalog with over 1370 free children’s books
* Access to the new and improved free Baen science fiction book catalog
* Access to the ManyBooks catalog with over 30,000 classics

 

eBook Search not only allows readers to search for free eBooks, the app also includes a custom iBookstore catalog that offers handy advanced search access to over 2.3 million premium and free offerings from the extensive iBooks library. And, Inkstone’s eBook Search for Android brings access to the same great collection of over 8 million eBooks to Android devices. Android users can now experience the same comprehensive access to free eBooks that iOS users have long enjoyed.

 

“With the update of eBook Search, we’ve made the app even easier to use. Plus, with the addition of three new book catalogs, it offers access to more eBooks than ever before,” continues Patrick. “Plus, it doesn’t matter which platform your use, as Android and iOS users both now have access to our terrific app!”

 

eBook Search 3.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to remove ads and add additional catalogs. A “Pro” version (3.1) is available for $0.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). An Android version is also available through Google Play.

Projecte Omega – A New Way to Dream

Projecte Omega, a neuroscientific company specializing in the development of audiovisual technological tools that train and enhance brain capacities in 2D and 3D environments with augmented reality capability, launches to the market a set of neurorelaxing infographic images to promote the reconciliation of sleep through devices based on iOS and Mac.

 

The brain continues to work actively. It never rests, not even during sleep. However, it needs our mind to be disconnected to perform without interference with maintenance tasks that will enable us to face the next day in good physical and mental condition. Our governing body consumes one fifth of the total supply of glucose and oxygen to the body, despite the fact that it only represents 2% of body weight in our species. Nighttime rest is vital for our body.

 

With this release Projecte Omega aims to reach the population as a whole with an efficient tool to help sleep at a reasonable price and does not require therapeutic follow-up.

 

Projecte Omega was conceived in the mid-90’s, due to the need to find new visual elements for neural stimulation to enhance brain plasticity, an innate feature of the human brain. This plasticity refers to the capacity of the neural networks to adapt and respond to a new or remodelled function. Our project is based on neural stimulation of the brain. It is a powerful complementary diagnostic tool for disorders in neurological development, behaviour disorders, cognitive impairment and training in cognitive prevention.

 

In previous qualitative studies developed during fieldwork with the Visuals Neuromodelators Omega applications and programs, we found a noticeable degree of post-surgery recovery in a population of 1019 patients with different pathologies: Behaviour disorders, Mental Retardation, Autism, Dyslexia, Ictus, Alzheimer’s, Phobias, Paranoia and Stress.

 

Projecte Omega is $1.99 and is available worldwide through the iBook Store in the Health & Fitness category.

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Just in Time for Halloween: The Interactive Legend of Sleepy Hollow for iOS

iClassics Collection today is proud to announce the release of The Interactive Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1.0.1 for iOS and Android devices. Washington Irving is the latest classic author to be re-imagined and added to the interactive and unabridged iClassics’ app book library. Set to spook and captivate those looking for a scare if they dare (Ages 8-14), The Interactive Legend of Sleepy Hollow joins a spectacular range of immersive iClassics reading apps including iLondon, iPoe, iWilde, iDickens, iDoyle, iLovecraft.

 

This year, why not mark Halloween with this frightful family favourite and latest addition to iClassics’ interactive book app collection; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The infamous headless horseman has been brought to life in Washington Irving’s original and creative work. This eerie tale by Washington Irving has sent shivers down many spines over the years. The iClassics collection has returned to tell the classic American ghost story, Sleepy Hollow. This latest release is enriched with illustrations and high quality sound effects, as well as interactivity and spectacular soundtracks, enabling the readers to enjoy a completely immersive experience with the classic text.

 

Key features:
*All stories include interactive and artistic elements to aid the child’s reading of the original text
*Jump to any page in the book with the handy table of contents
*Leave the app at any moment and return to the same page
*As well as brushing up on their modern classics, readers can also educate themselves on the authors biographies, further improving their knowledge

 

Illustrated by Aitor Prieto and directed by David G. Fores, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow includes 52 illustrations, 67 animations and 52 interactive pages and 50 minutes of Original Soundtrack by Adri Mena and Miquel Tejada.

 

A collection of 11 Edgar Allan Poe short stories served as the starting point for iClassics, and it was shortly followed by the iLovecraft, iWilde, iDoyle, iDickens collections and most recently the iLondon collection. There are six collections that readers can enjoy in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

 

Various international awards have consolidated the Spanish startup iClassics Productions as a cultural, educational, ludic and creative project. Having accumulated more than 900,000 downloads and received thousands of positive reviews by users; iClassics leads the way in the interactive book market.

 

For a limited time, The Interactive Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1.0.1 is offered at the special price of $2.99 USD until 2nd November 2016 ($4.99 thereafter), or equivalent amount in other currencies, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. For more info contact Gavin Pattison.

 

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iClassics Releases iLondon: The immersive Jack London experience

Barcelona, Spain – iClassics Productions, in commemoration of the anniversary of Jack London’s death, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of iLondon 1.0.1, their new immersive reading collection in the iBookStore. The iLondon collection is the latest addition to the interactive iClassics library, which already includes the iPoe, iWilde, iDickens and iLovecraft collections.

 

This new interactive collection includes several stories by the author of “White Fang,” “The Call of the Wild,” “Keesh” and “Moon-Face.” It will be part of their growing classic library for mobiles and portable devices. Through magnificent illustrations, sound effects, animations, interactivity and spectacular soundtracks, iClassics enriches some of the best classic literature, transforming reading into a unique, interactive experience.

 

A collection of 10 Edgar Allan Poe short stories served as the starting point for iClassics, and it was shortly followed by the iLovecraft, iWilde, iDoyle and iDickens collections. There are currently six collections that readers can enjoy in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese. These are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Amazon AppStore. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will be the next collection on offer.
Various international awards have given to the Spanish startup iClassics as a cultural, educational, ludic and creative project. Having amassed more than 900,000 downloads and received thousands of positive reviews by users; iClassics leads the way in the interactive book market.

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 336 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
iLondon 1.0.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. There are also versions available on Google Play and Amazon.

 

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iClassics Productions, S.L was founded in 2015 by the experienced management team of Play Creatividad. iClassics Productions, S.L is formed by creative and talented individuals, who apply their skills and drive to create uplifting book apps using the masterpieces of universal literature. iClassics collection brings classical literature alive and is though for the new generations through entertainment and the use of cutting edge technologies. We’ve reinvented the ‘reading’ concept by transforming it into a unique immersive experience where the user engages, interacts, and feels part of the stories. iClassics does not only makes book apps, we became a reference for interactive literature. All Material and Software (C) 2016 iClassics Productions, S.L / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Profitable Growth and Anders Nyby in the iBA Conference Awards Finals

Gothenburg, Sweden – ExcelStories are thrilled to announce the iBooks Author Conference Award finalist – Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone written by Author Jan-Olof Andersson, Olle Edsbacker, and Anders Nyby. The iBook has been in production for over three years and was released in time for the nomination to the iBooks Author Conference Awards.

 

“We are very proud to be nominated in two categories, 2016 iBook of the Year Non-fiction overall and as Creative of the Year,” say the co-author and iBooks Author designer Anders Nyby.

 

The book is based on a popular paperback book published in 2002 by a Swedish publishing house. The iBook makes extensive use of custom made interactive elements and widgets found in the incredible easy to use Apple OS X software iBooks Author. It explains and makes practical use of financial theories and concepts that are important for a growing company. The iBook is perfect for nonfinancial employees looking for deeper understanding of profitable growth.

 

Additional tools have been used to produce the interactive content in the book: iMindMap for Mind Maps and Fly Overs, iMovie for video content, Microsoft Excel 2016 for how to calculate lessons and summary cases, KeyNote for narrated animations and presentations, ScreenFlow for screen recordings, OmniOutliner Pro for creating structure, Automator and Script Debugger for workflows, Acorn for image adjustments and iAds Producer for video widgets. “Finally we used XCode to develop a free iPhone App – Key Figures – as a complementary reference and companion tool to the book,” says Anders Nyby.

 

Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone offers a wealth of interactive learning content, along with an entertaining method that makes learning enjoyable. Contents of the book include: 12 video flyovers, 15 interactive illustrations, 40 narrated animated illustrations, 30 lessons on how to calculate with spreadsheet formulas, 16 mind maps, 11 summary presentations, 10 cases, 10 quizzes, and a glossary containing 27 key figure definitions.

 

“The brilliant iBooks Author software made the iBook Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone and the iBooks Author Conference Award nomination possible. The Apple tool is probably the best eBook creation technology available on any platform right now,” says Anders Nyby

 

The iBooks Author Conference Award winners will be announced at 5 PM Thursday, October 6, at the 2016 iBooks Author Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone is $19.99 (USD), and is available worldwide exclusively through the iBooks Store in the Economics category. Review copies are available upon request.

 

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Author profile: Anders Nyby is son of a teacher, with a curious mind, and passion to blend know-how with pedagogics and tech. Long time financial IT consultant working with global customers in areas like back office processes, management reports, risk and Treasury software solutions. Co-author of Profitable Growth. Author of the Excel Tips series. Designer of Apple TV App Tips for Excel, iPhone App Key Figures and 2D game BeeBlackHole. ExcelStories is a registered trademark of Ide System AB, which was founded in 1989 by Anders Nyby. Ide System AB is creating apps in Swift on the macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS platforms. Their passion is to cut the learning curve by writing, co-writing, designing and producing interactive content and learning solutions using a blend of Apps, Books, and Courses. Their products are delivered via app stores, book stores, and on the web. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Ide System AB. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Book Max for iOS Offers Readers a Smart Marketplace to Discover eBooks

Bath, United Kingdom – Renniksoft today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Book Max – The Smart Marketplace for eBooks 1.0.7 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The new app is an elegant, stylish, and fun method of finding new eBooks to read. Anyone can simply tap the search icon in the middle of the screen, begin typing a search term, and the app immediately begins presenting options. The user scrolls through the results, reviews the information for books that look interesting, and with a single tap, can be taken to the iBookstore to make their purchase.

 

In addition to its comprehensive search abilities, Book Max also offers an easy-to-use browsing feature that allows any reader to browse various genres of eBooks at their leisure, all via the app’s innovative navigation bubble interface. Users simply tap a category bubble from the app’s opening screen, and they’ll be presented with a randomized list of categories and titles, offering up a seemingly unlimited selection of books to choose from.

 

“Finding the right books to fit your interests can be a real pain in the neck. Whether you’re online, or browsing your local bookstore, book discovery is still stuck in the 20th century,” says founder of Renniksoft, Clive Skinner. “Book Max truly does offer a ‘smart marketplace’ for eBook readers, bringing the complete library of the iBookstore to users in an easy-to-use, and enjoyable search tool that they carry in their pocket.”

 

Features:
* Easy-to-use search interface
* Unequalled bubble navigation interface makes eBook discovery fun and easy
* Search, find, and purchase eBooks from one easy-to-use app
* Integrated social networking features
* Custom color by camera option creates personalized app color scheme
* Always free, with no in-app purchases

 

Book Max offers the ability to browse any category of the iBookstore. Categories include: Tech, Travel, Romance, Mystery, Humor, Career, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, and many more. If a user chooses to tap a category to browse, in many cases they’ll be presented with sub-categories to select from, depending on their mood. For example, by tapping “Fiction,” a reader can select from such fiction genres as: Action Adventure, Horror, Religious, Historical, Classics, and more.

 

Once a reader decides on a particular book they’d like to take a closer look at, they can access more details about the book, discover other books by the same author, purchase and download the book, and even share the reading selection with family and friends on Facebook and Twitter via the app’s handy social networking features.

 

Users can also customize Book Max to display their own, one-of-a-kind color scheme. Simply tap the color wheel at the bottom of the page, point the device’s camera in the direction of a favorite color, tap the “Save” button, and the new custom color scheme is in place for a one-of-a-kind look.

 

Renniksoft has a history of offering iOS device users easy-to-use and innovative apps. They’re the brains behind the popular “Movie Genius,” and “Telly Genius” apps that offer movie and television fans a better way to discover entertaining video and film content. With the release of Book Max, the company is applying that same fresh approach to eBook discovery.

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 21.8 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Book Max – The Smart Marketplace for eBooks 1.0.7 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

 

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Based in the historic city of Bath in the United Kingdom, Renniksoft was founded in 2011 to develop innovative and original apps exclusively for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Renniksoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Excel 2016 Tips EBooks Helps Numbers Users Get up to Speed

ExcelStories today has released Excel 2016 Tips, a set of multi-touch iBooks designed to help Numbers users to get up to speed in Microsoft Excel 2016. The new series consists of six short-video based iBooks covering six areas of Excel features, including: basics, secrets you didn’t know about, favorite formulas, snazzy charts, mighty pivot tables, and how to record macros.

 

Excel 2016 Tips EBooks Helps Numbers Users Get up to Speed

“We’re excited to announce a new collection of short-video based iBooks designed with modern pedagogics,” the author Anders Nyby said. “The iBooks include a video-based flyover, study guide, thirty-six short videos, a quiz and mind maps. We are targeting beginners with Basics and Charts as well as intermediate users with Secrets, Formulas, and Pivots. Learning to automate boring Excel steps with macros is another option with Record. The iBooks has been designed with mobile learning in mind and tested from iPhone 6 up to iMac HD. The additional Apple TV App is targeting learning sessions in the couch or in the board room.”

Each book in the series is $4.99 per download on the iBooks Store. There is also a free starter book “Excel 2016 Tips – Learn” available. The Apple TV App “Tips for Excel – Mac Edition” is a $19.99 download on the App Store for Apple TV.

Tasty Food Magazine Brings Fine Dining to iOS Devices

Zloadr Limited has announced a release date for its new digital food and lifestyle publication, “Tasty Food.” The new publication is dedicated to obsessively documenting great dishes surrounding breakfast, brunch and dinner. The magazine is aimed at influencers, business men and women, chefs, cooks and those who enjoy trying out the most exclusive unsung dishes from across the globe at the finest restaurants.

 

Tasty Food Magazine Brings Fine Dining to iOS Devices

The publication’s social media channels serve as samples, for editorial and content scheduled for publishing in each issue. Lists, features, restaurant and food reviews are the key editorial strands, with trends, topic discussions, recipes, travel and interiors also being covered.

The new digital title will feature a number of quality features, set around excellent dining and exquisite dishes, and for its launch issue, provide tips and advice on how to cook like a Michelin chef and feature a list covering “The 25 Most Exclusive Restaurants in London.”

 

Sam Enrico said: “We’re interested in all things food, dining, and gourmet, opulent and grandiose. If it appeals to Tasty Food Readers, then it will be covered.” Williams goes on to say “social media will play a huge part in the publication’s business model as nowadays you can draw down upon social networks such as Instagram for a visual view of the given dishes’ appearance.”

 

Tasty Food will be priced at 3.99 GBP per issue and predominantly aimed at those who are real food fanatics and appreciate the best food and dining experience possible. The set date for the launch issue will occur during mid-July 2016 and be made available for purchase via Zloadr Magazines and be compatible for reading on either an iPhone or iPad after download.