Software Concept Makes E-Books Behave More Like Real Books [Video Demo]



Here’s a cool concept video for page-turning techniques in ebooks, which rather puts the current offerings to shame.

It shows an e-book behaving much more like a paper book, thanks to new ways of recognizing finger taps and swipes.

With this system, you can quickly flip back the edges of pages to look at something you’ve already read, or flip forward to see how far it is to the end of this chapter. Things you’d do while reading on paper.

Here’s the video:

This concept was put together by the KAIST Institute of Information Technology in South Korea. There’s a little bit more about their current research projects on this web page.

Like the look of it? Would you like to see something like this in Apple’s iBooks app?

(Thanks to Steve Troughton-Smith for this one.)