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Designing user interface for an application

Before commencing the task of building an application one must carefully plan the user interface or user experience. This is one very important factor in marketing an app. There are two ways of doing it, one is the long way

Posted in books, Computers & Software, Digital publishing

Developing a new EPUB3 reader for Android

Helicon Books, my company has been marketing the first EPUB3 reader for Android, however due to business dispute with the original developer, we stopped working with them and stopped marketing this reader. In July 2013 we started to develop a

Posted in books, Computers & Software, Digital publishing, Free software, IDPF

Digital books and free standards

The digital books today resembles the first days of the internet. At the beginning we had services such as BBS which didn’t have any governing standard and thus created a fragmented world. Then Sir Tim Barners Lee has invented the

Posted in books, Digital publishing, IDPF

DRM or Not DRM the debate continues

First of all for all those who are lucky enough to don’t know what DRM is, a very short introduction. DRM is Digital Restrictions Management or as some marketing guys like to all it Digital Rights Management. This is in

Posted in books, Computers & Software, Digital publishing

First book in English

I have recently completed translating to English my latest book “Sailing in Israel”  The book is about Avishay that lives on his Yacht in Herzelia marina, an unexpected guest from his past, pays him a visit. He offers her to

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First version of helicon books reader available on google play

The first version of my new company’s reader application is now available for purchasing on “google play” This version would work on most android devices (in fact I don’t know yet of an android device it does not work on). A

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Digital books vs. Printed books

I have just returned from the Frankfurt book fair, the biggest book fair in the world. The main reason for traveling there was to market the new EPUB3 digital reader as it currently seems we are the first in the world

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