What apps to read e-books generated by Pubcoder

  1. 3 years ago

    What's the best Android and&or IOS app to read an e-book generated by Pubcoder?
    What output format (in terms of Epub3) is the best one for reading an e-book on a 5-inches smartphone?
    I think Pubcoder consultants should suggest one.
    I'm a teacher and creating a multi-platform e-book (Android and IOS) should be more simple and versatile than creating 2 apps (one for Android and one for IOS)
    But when my students ask me what app to install to read it, what shall I answer?

  2. Angelo S

    7 Nov 2017 Administrator

    Hello Flavio,
    I would suggest:

    • iBooks for Mac and iOS devices
    • Adobe Digital Editions for Windows
    • Gitden for Android

    OR you can use PubCoder 3 to export in XPUB instead of EPUB, and read the file with our free PubReader app, available on App Store and Google Play

  3. I have a similar question. Since I only have a PC, it looks like I can only export to Android devices at the moment? I'd like to place my project as a "book app" in the amazon store if possible -- but what other channels can be used to sell/distribute the book?

    I made everything 1024x768 for simplicity's sake -- will that work for most devices?

    Also, I would like to publish to iOS devices. Is there a workaround for this?

    Thank you,

  4. Angelo S

    24 Nov 2017 Administrator

    Hello Monica,
    from Windows, you can export to all supported formats but iOS.
    So you can publish an ebook in EPUB3 or KF8 (for amazon kindle fire tablets) format, or as an Android app (will also run on Kindle Fire Tablets, which are Android-based), and of course as HTML5 content for your website.
    As for iOS, you will need a Mac (Apple does not make iOS SDK for Windows), but you can use your login information on another computer so you will not need another license.


  5. 2 years ago

    Thanks, Angelo. Is it possible to read xPub on a PC / Mac? I'll try to get a Mac to do the export.

  6. Angelo S

    30 Nov 2017 Administrator
    Edited 2 years ago by Angelo S

    Not at the moment. PubReader, our companion app to display XPUB files, is available on iOS and Android only. At the moment ;-)

  7. Hi Flavio, I know this is an old post, but I am just doing the same tests and have found that to make an ePub that works on both the Mac OS and on a Samsung tablet (that's all I have to test on for Android) is actually quite easy. I am working on a mac, but I don't think that should make any difference.

    I used the export setting:
    ePub3>All Pages>EPUB File

    and found that this one export worked on all the devices. I didn't need to export separately (using ePub3>All Pages>iBooks) for it to work in iBooks on all Apple Devices and computers.

    For the Android version on my Samsung tablet, I found that it works best in the Kobo App. It works in the Gitden App too but is annoying as the chrome constantly pops up (ie top menu and page thumbnails) when you touch a button and this doesn't happen in the Kobo App. It would be good to find a way to stop this happening, perhaps there is some CSS than can be written to stop it, but I'm not a coder.

    This same export also works perfectly in the Readium for Chrome App in Windows on a PC.

    My ePUB has interactive buttons, but no other animation or read aloud etc.

    I hope this is helpful for others as there doesn't seem to be much help information on this subject, which I consider the most important reason we are buying the software.


  8. last week

    Currently for Windows and Linux the only epub reader that handles FXL interactive epubs well is Thorium. Thorium is a revival of Readium.

    Adobe Digital Editions is a mess, and has terrible support for FXL epubs. Thorium is the way to go at this point.



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