Discussion on AppKit - E-Book Template for iPhone / iPad

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Hello can we have a screencast because we can not see how it works. Thank you. And can you customize the tabbar for us and the buttons ?

Thank you for your message. I will prepare a screencast, but AppKit is ready to use e-book template that requires from you only the content (images for pages), so it’s very simple to reuse. Also, the package contains a manual how to do everything.

Yes, sure, I can customize the tabbar for you.

Also, if you want, I can also help you make pages from the raw content for an additional fee. Please contact me directly using email martynas@virsmai.com if you would like to hire me for this additional freelance work. Thank you!

Ok thank you. What do you mean by page ? I understand i can insert image but how can we insert page ? I will be glad to buy your app if you customize the tabbar and the button . Thank you again

By “page” I mean “image”, because pages are made as JPG images – you understand everything correctly. Sure, I can customize the tabbar, just send me more information about your needs privately to my email martynas@virsmai.com. Thank you.

also interested in seeing some screencast how this work as the sample app is not free there’s really no good way to understand how this app works.

Also the app in store is not iPad compatible, it would be nice to see something in screencast about ipad

Thank you, looks like a nice project.

Thank you! Screencast is coming soon. I added a link to another app that is free.


Thanks for the App.

For $25, I think you need to provide us with a little. It more than just a link to a $1.99 App on iTunes.

I would either like to see a video showing how your App works or a Redeem Code for the App to allow us to download it.


Here is another app made using AppKit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/top-secrets/id542201991?mt=8 (it is free). This one is very simple, I made it in 2 hours to increase downloads of my paid app (using app network).

Nice app. How does it work? So are all the pages of the app images??? Or does this app read ePub files or iBook files??? How is each page set up? Are they individual XIBs or something???

Thanks :)

Hi, thank you for your message.

Each page is an image, so you are free to design an amazing e-book that looks like National Geographic Magazine easily, using a standard Photoshop and a template that is included into the package.

You simply copy images to the package, define the number of pages, and build the app. No XIBs, no ePub files, everything is easy, and can release your app the same day after purchasing AppKit if you are familiar with Photoshop.

Have a nice day!

Any soloution for iPad available yet? Do I need a Mac for uploading and/or compiling to the appstore?


AppKit supports both iPhone and iPad. Yes, you need a Mac, Xcode and Apple Developer Licence to upload your app to AppStore, or you can use my freelancing service to prepare your app.

@sukram you cannot submit something to Apple app store without a Mac. You will need to run the Xcode to compile and submit.

How to fix this error : Ld /Users/albaity/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/AppKit-bbhrpgoxrvfahzawswubinswheuk/Build/Products/Debug-iphonesimulator/AppKit.app/AppKit normal i386 cd /Users/albaity/Desktop/AppKit-1.0/AppKit setenv MACOSX _DEPLOYMENT_TARGET 10.6 setenv PATH ”/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/usr/bin:/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin” /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin/clang -arch i386 -isysroot /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/SDKs/iPhoneSimulator5.1.sdk -L/Users/albaity/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/AppKit-bbhrpgoxrvfahzawswubinswheuk/Build/Products/Debug-iphonesimulator -L/Users/albaity/Desktop/AppKit-1.0/AppKit/FlurryAnalytics -F/Users/albaity/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/AppKit-bbhrpgoxrvfahzawswubinswheuk/Build/Products/Debug-iphonesimulator -F/Users/albaity/Desktop/AppKit-1.0/AppKit/Socialize.embeddedframework -filelist /Users/albaity/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/AppKit-bbhrpgoxrvfahzawswubinswheuk/Build/Intermediates/AppKit.build/Debug-iphonesimulator/AppKit.build/Objects-normal/i386/AppKit.LinkFileList -mmacosx-version-min=10.6 -Xlinker -objc_abi_version -Xlinker 2 -ObjC -all_load -fobjc-arc -fobjc-link-runtime -Xlinker -no_implicit_dylibs -D__IPHONE_OS_VERSION_MIN_REQUIRED=50100 -framework CoreGraphics -framework QuartzCore -framework MessageUI -framework MapKit -framework CoreLocation -framework UIKit -framework Foundation -lFlurryAnalytics -o /Users/albaity/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/AppKit-bbhrpgoxrvfahzawswubinswheuk/Build/Products/Debug-iphonesimulator/AppKit.app/AppKit

ld: warning: directory not found for option


This seems to be a linker’s warning that should not stop Xcode from building your app. Please send me a screenshot to martynas@virsmai.com if you have some real error that is displayed in red and does not allow you to build your app. I will try my best to help you.

Thank you!


This looks great. I might purchase it.

I wanted to make the suggestion that many users may find valuable which is having one app that allows to download multiple e-books via in-app purchases!

i want your help to finish my app by hour rate

i have sent an email to you to discuss about it , but i have not received answers from you yet


Let me know if I still haven’t answered to your email, because in that case I simply have not received it. Thank you!


This is a pretty cool template but I think it needs to work also in landscape on the iPad. I tried that and it displays nicely but crashes if you try to turn the page. It is my understanding Apple will not approve an iPad app that does not work in all orientations. Can you fix this?

This is not ios 6 ready , could you please make it comptaible in screens with iphone 5s


Its possible import PDF file and input a video (.mp4) inside pdf?


No, unfortunately it is not possible…

Hi, Could you please tell me:

- Does it work in iOS 6? - Does it support any ad network, like RevMob or Admob? If not, where can I add the code to support it?


Hello, I wanted to know if with this code already and post it on herself or apple store to buy a code isbn thanks

hello there, when it will support iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s screen ?

Hi, i have a couple of questions.. does it have any kind of tinny animation.. like when you move the pages…. or just appear the nex page? and another question.. does it have a main menu part.. i mean like .. “Go to book” “sections” “i dont know “extras”.. or just start the book….. Thank you !!!