Kaylie Moise, July 31, 2012
Inkling first began as a textbook publisher for iPads. It also recently became available to HTML5-powered eBook Web apps. And now, Inkling has launched an updated version that brings the interactive book platform to the iPhone and iPod touch.
Inkling takes textbooks and other content from publishers and rebuilds each one from the ground up into cross-platform interactive experiences. Inkling also offers cookbooks and Frommer’s travel guides.
Throughout the last school year, Inkling reportedly had over 4,000 students across different schools use the service in some capacity. Students can now access Inkling on the iPhone and iPod touch, in addition to the already accessible iPad, PC, and Mac versions of the app. Using Inkling, students can watch videos, spin molecules and take quizzes anywhere.
According to Matt MacInnis, CEO of Inkling, it’s “the first time anyone has shrunk complex content like textbooks down for iPhone and made it work beautifully.” MacInnes also noted that for every iPad user there are four iPhone users, so the updated version for iPhone and iPod touch brings Inkling to even more people than before.
New in Version 3.0
- All of your Inkling titles are instantly available to use on your iPhone or iPod touch for free
- Your highlights and bookmarks automatically sync between devices, including on PCs and Macs, and live your Notebook
- On iPhone, download just a chapter at a time to save space and data usage
- On iPhone, navigation of books has been designed specifically for the smaller screen and the “two-thumbs” approach to using your phone
Inkling for iPhone and iPod touch also works with Inkling Habitat, which is its professional-grade publishing platform. Head over to the App Store to download Inkling if you don’t already have it — it’s free!Follow @macgasm