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Book as a Store App

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  • I have written and self-published a programming (assembly language) book using LaTeX. I have been working on a newer version in ePub format. It occurs to me that writing the book as a Store App might be good. EPub is HTML under the hood. Seems like writing it as a Store App would make it easier to include animations, interactive tools, etc.

    Are there any examples of someone doing this? Please keep in mind that this is a technical book, not a novel. It includes a lot of computer code, diagrams, and equations.

    Saturday, July 05, 2014 8:51 PM

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  • Hi rplantz,

    I'm not quite understand you question, could you tell more about that?

    You post question at Building Windows Store App with HTML forum, I simply understand it as you are making the app by HTML and JavaScript. And we know that Windows Store App use IE render engine, a HTML(WinJS) app can definitely use HTML syntax. Also EPub is a HTML under the hood, if you have the HTML content, why do you need the EPub to package them, you can directly use HTML in a WinJS app.

    As a technical book, there should be some code snippets, diagrams, you can use HTML also JavaScript to help. like a <pre> tag or etc.

    --James


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    Monday, July 07, 2014 2:38 AM
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  • Thank you for your response, James.

    I am actually writing my book in HTML. Converting it to ePub would turn it into an eBook.

    But it occurred to me that turning it into a Window Store App would allow me to add more features to the book, like animations, etc.

    My question is: Have other people created books as Store Apps? If so, I would be interested in learning what problems they may have had.

    Monday, July 07, 2014 2:56 AM
  • You can go to the Store and select "Books" category to see how others write the book app. I cannot tell more about your question because I do not have experience with writing a book app, but I do think communities can give you some suggestion.

    Anyway, I would change the type of your question to "Discussion" and thanks for your understanding.

    --James


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    Monday, July 07, 2014 5:30 AM
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  • I am new to this forum. How do I change the type of my question to "Discussion"?

    I have downloaded several books from the Store. I am confident that I can write a book app, but someone who has already done it might have some helpful comments for me.

    Monday, July 07, 2014 1:38 PM