Native Apps vs. HTML5

Native apps are apps that downloaded from an application aggregator such as the Apple iTunes store or the Google Play store. The advantages of having a custom-branded, native app for iOS and/or Android mean that users can access content that has been downloaded to the device while connected to a network. Users are able to call entire files through their native apps, and reading a work through the native app is not necessarily contingent on being connected to a network.

The Pubsoft system’s core package comes complete with a branded HTML5 reader that allows users to land on your site and instantly purchase and begin reading content through an Internet browser. The Pubsoft system is currently compatible with the four largest U.S. browsers including: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. The HTML5 reader was developed to accommodate EPUB3 standards and is responsive. The responsive HTML5 reader adjusts to the screen of the device of the reader, which means that readers reading from tablet or mobile devices will have the optimal reading experience. Reading a work with the Pubsoft HTML5 reader is also not necessarily contingent on being connected to a network.

Native iOS App

Native iOS apps are developed for users who consume content on Apple devices. iOS apps have a greater presence in the U.S. market. Pubsoft has currently developed an iOS reading app that can be branded to your publishing company. The iOS app has the same functionality as the HTML5 reader in terms of ability to highlight, bookmark, note take, and in-text social sharing.

Native Apps iOS

An example of a Pubsoft developed iOS app can be found here.

Native Android App

Pubsoft has the ability to develop a native branded Android app for publishing customers, and can do so upon request during project specifications. If you would like to speak to a Pubsoft team member about Android App development please email RE: Android App Development.

Native Apps, Google Play Store