November 2, 2010
If you're serious about technology and/or development, you probably know Safari Books Online. It's an online publisher that allows you to access online versions of the books you buy and all sorts of additional content. They even have monthly subscription plans where you can access 10 books a month, or all the books you want from their collection. It's a great service, and it's about to get better thanks to an upcoming iPad app. Safari to Go, as their app is called, already appeared on the App Store for a couple of hours this morning. It was pulled shortly thereafter for some reason. Their customer service couldn't explain it, but they're most likely waiting to release it at specific time along with some PR. We did manage to get the official screenshots and description before it went missing. From what we could see, it will allow you to access their entire library, your notes and favorites, and read directly on your iPad. We've heard they even implemented iBooks-like page swiping. Expect it anytime now, free of charge. We'll update this post once it's released. Here are some screenshots:
Safari To Go provides the perfect combination of all the user friendly features of the iPad with the power of Safari Books Online’s platform. Core interactions like page swiping are all essential parts of the reading experience. In addition, the application allows users to enjoy most of the features of Safari Books Online, including accessing Favorites, note creation, tagging, and bookmarking.
Safari To Go
Safari Books Online