Rich media EBooks (on the iPad/Phone)

Good news from Apple. Made my coffee break when this trickled into Google reader:

IBooks app updated to support audio and video content

To date my EBook focus has been on the iPad platform, since that’s the tool we’re evaluating for business reference/learning. The first books were plain text and images, and handmade.

Initial attempts to add richer content via CSS and Javascript had mixed results (and will publish those once complete). But until now it was quite clear that audio and video were out, at least without some major hackery. So let’s hope this is good news….

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