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View Poll Results: What will happen with reading apps on iOS?
Nothing. They are not in conflict with Apple guidelines. 13 16.46%
They'll be re-submitted without ability to purchase. 9 11.39%
They will add in-app purchase (30% to Apple). 2 2.53%
They will negotiate some new rate, less than 30%. 9 11.39%
They'll be replaced with web apps that don't go through App Store. 21 26.58%
They will disappear from the App Store. 13 16.46%
A combination of the above. 10 12.66%
None of the above. 2 2.53%
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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The fate of iOS reading apps

While we're waiting to see what happens with reading apps on iOS, I thought it would be fun to do a Poll.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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Where's the poll?
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:13 PM   #3
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Was it more fun to do it somewhere else?

I can't see a poll here.

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Was it more fun to do it somewhere else?

I can't see a poll here.

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Lol. Maybe this is part of a scavenger hunt. Or maybe he was just speaking in general.

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It should be there now.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:58 PM   #6
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Aha. That was fun.

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:16 PM   #7
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Interesting results so far. One thing is clear: most of us will be proven wrong!
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:19 PM   #8
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Seeing as there are a number of iOS reading apps, it only makes sense that there won't be a single outcome.
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I just want a B&N app that allows me to sync and read on my iPhone/iTouch. I don't care about being able to buy from the app. My nook does that well enough. If I happen to be without my nook, and I see or hear of something interesting, I can make a note of it on my iPhone, and then go buy online or from my nook.
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No way will they be replaced with web apps. Not everyone always has access to the net when reading. So web apps will do little to no good. Plus they can be slow and clunky and cumbersome. They are a piss-poor substitute for a true native well written app.
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But what about HTML5 cached web books?
Seems to be more efficient and open to me. If only they could have a specific eBook tag in the HTML5 standard, that could be reflowed and tailored to the device and still be reasonably slick.
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Several publishing houses have already mentioned they are working on an HTML5 solution.

Personally I think it's my choice "Nothing: They are calling Apple's bluff". With the threat of all the new tablets and android devices. That along with Google's and RIM's willing to have an open Market they would be shooting themselves in the foot if they lock out the content.

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No way will they be replaced with web apps. Not everyone always has access to the net when reading. So web apps will do little to no good. Plus they can be slow and clunky and cumbersome. They are a piss-poor substitute for a true native well written app.
Web apps can have local storage for offline reading. Ibis Reader does this, for example. It is a very basic reading app, however.
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No way will they be replaced with web apps. Not everyone always has access to the net when reading.
Not everyone wants to see movies in the computer, yet panoramic monitors have pretty much replaced 4:3 screens. It's sad, but "not everyone" are often irrelevant to market.
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