The problem is visuals. A lot of what we’ve done is try to make something which is visually rich, and smoothly animated… and emulating that is hard. (Hell, and selling it is probably hard too.)
We are R&Ding non-iOS options at the moment; a Kindle version is not impossible, nor a HTML-5 webapp. Watch this space – and if you can kick a few iPhone users into buying it, that’ll help us persuade our publisher that we should be doing this…
The main reason is developing a platform from scratch! But visuals are the reason we went for iOS first. In terms of attracting people who might not otherwise read the book – and there are more those people – looking good is really important.
But as I say, we’ve got a Cunning Plan on the Kindle front, so we’ll see how that goes, and I’ll certainly let this forum know if/when it comes through. I’d certainly like to cover as many bases as possible!
With all that said, though, the way the UI flows does make a big difference to the reading experience. The iOS app is a pleasure to use, in a way that - I think - the Kindle version will find hard to replicate.
When I say that it is an excellent review, I mean both that it calls Frankenstein excellent, and that it is thoughtful and engaged. (And when I say that it is thoughtful and engaged, I mean that it shares many of my own opinions )
Brilliant interface - so smooth! Really enjoying so far… Idea… Would be nice to be able to alter the font size and distribution of text/images… As a teacher, I’d definitely look at this with my classes but the current font would probably be too small for them to read on a smart board. Best wishes