Thursday, August 25, 2011

What's the difference between an app, an ebook and a PDF?

Application

eBook
ibook / digital book
File format
ePUB
PDF
Description
- Text, illustrations
- Audio / Video
- Interactivity : the app can be enriched with digital elements enabling command buttons and actions (e.g. clucking hens if you touch specific zones of the screen)


!!! Depending on your tablet operating system (iPad vs. other), you need to check if the app was developed for iOS (iPad) or Android (Google...)
- Text, illustrations
- Can be accompanied with mp3 / music files 
- Text, illustrations
- Can be accompanied with mp3 / music files 
Adapted for

Apple products: 
- iPad tablet
- iPhone
- iPod
- Tablets
- eReaders (Kindle, Fnacbook, Sony ereader…)
- Smartphones
- Computer screen via Adobe Digital Edition

- Computer screen
Purchase via
- iTunes app store
- Apple iBooks, Amazon, Fnac…






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