The KAIST Institute of Information Technology Convergence has posted a video that demonstrates their patented eBook interface prototype.
The prototype has been implemented on an Apple iPad. However, it reportedly uses private Apple APIs, according to this video description. The use of private APIs would prevent this app from being approved for the App Store. However, this video shows a number of novel ways to navigate eBooks besides the simple “page flip” motion found on Apple’s iBooks app.
The new gestures shown in the video are:
1. Page Flipping, by spreading pages and then flipping through.
2. Page Flipping with finger bookmarking.
3. Multiple page turning using multiple fingers.
4. Faster swipes to turn multiple page.
5. Longer presses, then swiping can turn multiple pages.
6. Writing the page number is possible.
Interactive eBooks are being discussed a lot past week, due to their new electronic textbooks being launched with Apple’s iBooks 2.
Source: Mac Rumors