Apple's ebook creation tools – launched for the first time in 2012 – have long played an interesting but minor role in l & # 39; ecosystem. While Amazon has created the independent book world with Kindle Direct Publishing, the iBooks Author has always been the multimedia alternative and a favorite for people creating unique texts. Although there are no clear figures (the last announcement took place in 2015 when Apple said it saw 1 million new users of iBooks a week), there are evidence that it is incumbent upon independent writers to support at least the platform new iPad authoring tools, it looks like creators – and educators – will be able to create and distribute their own texts on iPad.
The application, which is part of Pages and called Digital Books in the new iOS language, allows users to create multimedia books just as they would create regular documents. The application also supports group editing and several templates allow you to transfer images and text in the application seamlessly.
The new app is a direct attack against the current popular educational authoring tool, Google Docs. For the record, the schools in Brooklyn that my kids attend all end up and return their homework via Google's private school accounts, a fact that probably keeps the iOS education team in the night. This passage from an office application dedicated primarily to independent writers and higher education to an iPad app aimed at small groups and, presumably, primary and secondary school teachers who want to produce their own lightweight content, is a step in the right direction.