|Description||The Interactive Publishing Tool|
|Seed, 4/2013 |
PubCoder is a Desktop Application designed to allow authors, illustrators and publishers to create interactive ebooks and applications for any device, without writing one single line of code. PubCoder focuses particularly on illustrated books, such as children’s books, etextbooks and non-fiction. PubCoder is multi-format: you will customize your ebooks and export them as EPUB 3, Kindle Format 8, or as a native app for iOS, android or windows based devices. PubCoder focuses particularly on EPUB 3 as the primary format for digital publishing as an open standard. PubCoder just launched its first public beta, focused on EPUB3 FXL. Here are some highlights: · Tools to layout assets and multimedia: images, audio files, videos · Tools for interactivity: event (touch, swipe, pinch, shake) and action (move, scale, animate) handlers · Import html5 widgets · Internal preview with device simulator and support of read-aloud; · Read-aloud editor to synchronize text with audio file; · Export as EPUB3 and KF8 format
You can download it for free from our website: http://www.pubcoder.com/en/download
The new release is FREE of charge, registration is needed.
PubCoder was runner up @CONTEC Frankfurt International Publishing start-up Showcase, october 2013; the judges’ panel - made up of Patrick Bradley from Ingenious Media, Hanno Hepke from Warth & Klein Grant Thornton and Nick Perrett, Group Strategy and Digital Director from Harper Collins – awarded PubCoder “for its proprietary technology, focus and emphasis on learning but foremost for its philosophy”.
Paolo Albert, founder and CTO of Pubcoder, participated as invited speaker at “EDUPUB”, an IDPF workshop on digital publishing for Education, hosted by Pearson Education, in Boston on October 29-30.
Pubcoder is an Italian start-up, incorporated in February 2013; during the development we partnered with a big Italian publisher, De Agostini, building and publishing more than 150 ebooks on ibooks Store. We have also begun collaboration with Filippo Gilardi at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China to test together the limit of the platform and improve it. MoonBeam, an interactive EPUB3 for children in 10 different languages, is the first example of this cooperation; it will be on the iBooks Store worldwide in November. We are also working with IDPF groups on further EPUB3 developments, (i.e. Readium Sdk Project).