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Inkling brings interactive textbooks to iPad

Former Apple employee Matt Mac Innis hopes to bring learning to a new level with interactive college textbooks designed specifically for the iPad.

Inkling iPad app

Having tried the iPad, I'm still not convinced it will ever replace the Netbook. However, there is one function that makes the Apple slate a must-have for studies. Reading PDF files and textbooks is so much easier on the device, thanks to the screen orientation and spiffy resizing functions.

Inkling, a tech start-up founded by former Apple employee Matt Mac Innis, hopes to bring learning to a new level with interactive college textbooks. If a picture speaks a thousand words, then being able to watch concepts unfold in videos must surely be encyclopedic.

The first four titles, in collaboration with McGraw-Hill, are now available via the Inkling app. The application is free, but the books--McGraw-Hill best-sellers in biology, economics, marketing, psychology--are now selling at an introductory price of $2.99 per chapter or $69.99 for the entire volume. Subsequent textbooks are expected to cost $3.99 per chapter or $84.99 per book.

(Source: Crave Asia via Wall Street Journal)