An Update on our iPad App – Safari To Go

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When we decided to create an iPad app for Safari Books Online subscribers back in April, we contracted with two separate development teams. We did this for a couple of different reasons. First, we wanted to see the different approaches the two teams would take from a user experience and design perspective. team might get to the finish line the fastest.

Both teams submitted a version of the app to us for beta testing in August. We submitted both of these apps to approximately 100 of our volunteer customers. Based on the feedback we received, neither app was a clear winner. Some users liked the design and features in one version, and others liked certain aspects of the second app.

But one thing was abundantly clear. All of our testers wanted to see an offline viewing capability built into the iPad app. So we did a gap analysis of the features most requested by our beta testers and selected one of the vendors to take us to the finish line. The app we selected was developed by Nitobi, a company based in Vancouver and known for its PhoneGap mobile development framework.

Since August, Nitobi has been coding missing features and fixing bugs. In September, we submitted a version of the app to Apple and received approval at the end of September. in the process of being approved by Apple, we continued testing and found some serious bugs and performance issues that we did not feel comfortable releasing to our customers yet.

At this point, we feel that we are reasonably close to resolving the bugs and performance problems we uncovered, but we want to be sure that the updated version we submit to Apple is solid. As most of you know, the approval process with Apple can take up to 8-10 business days, so we will have to contend with that once we submit our updated version.

In the meantime, let me introduce you to just a few of the features that will be available in the Safari Books Online iPad app, known as Safari To Go.

Source: blog.safaribooksonline.com

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    Oct 09, 2010 by lifting the fog | Posted in Books & Authors

    I have now trial version in safari books and wants to subscribe/join a good online book store or library

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    • You can always research for material using Google Books? I also like the website Goodreads.com.

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    Dec 19, 2006 by khushi | Posted in Programming & Design

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    • Iirc, "Algorithms in C" also contains data structures. You can read it for free by signing up for a trial of O'Reilly publishing's online "Safari" service. And if that doesn't suit you, I bet there are other titles there that you can check out.