Apple granted iBooks ‘page turning’ animation patent
Roughly 11 several weeks after using for this, Apple continues to be granted a patent for that distinctive ‘page-turning’ animation effect observed in iBooks along with other apps around the iPad (as well as the Kindle iPad application).
The animation is triggered with a swipe or tap close to the fringe of the page in iBooks, whereupon the following ‘leaf’ of whatever you are studying curls over enticingly. You may also turn the page partway.
Imitating the flavors and feel of the real book, though, might be on its way out. Apple originates under fire with this ‘skeumorphic’ approach – most pernicious within the ‘leather effect’ backgrounds on a number of its personal organisation apps – and it is been broadly stated that Jony Ives isn’t a fan.
Enjoy it or otherwise, the page turning animation is securely locked lower now, and could be tossed in to the patent vault for Tim Prepare to go swimming in like Scrooge McDuck.
We are obliged to Apple Insider for the story
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