January 18, 2010 in Books (F)
[prMac.com] San Diego, California - Madcap Studios, a software company that specializes in iPhone Software and free Web Apps, today announced that Art Book - a digital comic book viewer for the iPhone and iPod Touch that offers a viewing experience specially tailored for portable devices - is now available on the App Store.
"Our goal in developing Art Book was to create a mobile comic viewer that isn't limited by its mobile format, but can actually flourish because of it." said Eric Reedy, President of Madcap Studios. "Other comic viewers try, but due to poor inter-book navigation, disorienting page views, or hard-cropped panels, it's hard to say any of them come close."
"We knew that if we were going to build a comic viewer for any platform, it had to provide the best viewing experience possible regardless of display limitations. With that in mind, the answer was clear: Rather than require manual navigation, wouldn't it be great if the app could present the comic to you?" Nate Friedman, VP of Madcap Studios added, "Well Panel Mode does just that; automatically guiding readers from panel to panel, on a timer or at the touch of a button, from start to finish."
In addition to Panel Mode, Art Book also offers support for seamless two-page spreads, and features and a scrollable in-line page picker, all wrapped in an easy-to navigate user interface.
Art Book is available now on the App Store for $2.99, including four issues of Joe Phillips' "The Heretic" for a limited time. Also available are single-book releases of Art Book - distinguished by their [ArtBook] tag in the App Store, these lite apps include only 1 book, and are priced from free to $0.99. With the upcoming release of their 1.1 update, Art Book will be free, and include an In-App Book Store, turning your iPhone or iPod touch into a virtual comic shop. Single-book purchases can be consolidated into the full Art Book app at no cost, and new content from several major publishers will be added to the store each week.
Madcap Studios is a collaboration of diverse talent ranging from artistic design and unique web application creation, to desktop and iPhone development. Madcap was founded in September 2008 by Eric Reedy and Nate Friedman. Their contrasting personalities and skill sets have led to some fascinating innovations in the fields of programming, web design, and script building. It currently consists of two active studios, located in San Diego, and San Francisco, CA. Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Madcap Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.