Timothy Torres recently reported in an article in PCMag, on Amazon’s launch of the Page Flip, a feature that enables readers to flip the pages in their ebooks.
Below is quote from the article:
“With the aptly named Page Flip feature, pushed today to the Kindle app and ereaders through a free software update, you can skim back and forth through the different parts of a book as if they were actual pages, all while saving your original place.
In a hands-on demo, the experience was fairly similar to fanning through a physical book. It’s easy to use, too, whether you’re reading a Kindle app on a tablet, smartphone, or Kindle ereader.
First, I tried Page Flip on an Apple iPad, where I flipped through Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. As mentioned, using Page Flip is intuitive. All you have to do is tap the screen, which causes the page you’re on to zoom out slightly, revealing the center page with a blue highlight around it, flanked by previews of upcoming and previous pages. By swiping left or right, you can scroll backwards and forwards through pages in a fast, fluid manner, like watching a magician flip through a pack of cards. Tap a page and the scrolling will stop.”
Perhaps one day Amazon might launch an augmented reality version of a book!
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[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hv1.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Hiten Vyas is the Founder and Managing Editor of eBooks India. He is also a prolific eBook writer with over 25 titles to his name.[/author_info] [/author]