Tigerbooks is an amazing application for iPhone and iPad that provides a very child-friendly environment to purchase and read high-level eBooks. Classic eBooks in plain ePub format as well as highly enriched picture books will enhance every child's life.
Once the app itself has been built as a first draft, suitable content was necessary. Hand in hand with the programmer and the content creator we built up a workflow including Adobe Flash and Adobe Photoshop. Moreover, various ePub skills are required to provide a way to produce beautifully enhanced eBooks. In the end we had three different formats to chose from: classic books, enhanced books and highly interactive picture books.
Producer Digital Publishing
Using the newly built workflow I managed to teach others how to create so called “Tigerbooks” – primarily picture books in ePub format 3.0 with proprietary elements. The animations created via Adobe Flash are being exported in HTML and XML. A script would merge all the content files including sounds and audio text and compile a fully enhanced eBook in ePub format. Those eBooks can be converted to stand-alone applications or animated iBooks.
While I was in charge of creating the productional environment for the Tigerbooks platform a lot of my thoughts and ideas influenced the whole project – beginning with possible features up to user friendly interface design and relevant qualities of the back-end. My background as an ePub specialist helped to get a better picture of the whole business around IDPF, ePub check and conversions to other formats.