Safari® Books Online is offering a free app for Apple’s iPad which allows subscribers of Safari Books Online to view book content in their library. Subscribers will also be able to view content offline. The free app, called Safari To Go, is available for download now at Apple’s iTunes App Store.
“Safari To Go is yet another piece in our complete mobile strategy that Safari Books Online is implementing,” said Nic Werner, product manager, Mobile, Safari Books Online. “Most features built in the iPad app are also available on other mobile devices – such as Android, Blackberry and Palm devices – via Safari Books Online’s mobile interface, found at m.safaribooksonline.com. Safari Books Online has a goal to make reading and interacting with our content as rich an experience on mobile devices as it is on a laptop or desktop computer. We are enabling subscribers to create their own library in the cloud, accessible anywhere, any time, from multiple devices.”Safari Books Online, which is already available for iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry and Android smartphones on its mobile site,m.safaribooksonline.com, built the new Safari To Go app from the ground up specifically to leverage iPad capabilities such as pinch-to-zoom and drag and drop functions.