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    Can't find an Online PDF Reader

    Problem:
    I have a newsletter that is made every quarter. It's designed for print and needs to be transfered online.


    Requirements:
    • should be mobile and ipad friendly and work across browsers (including Firefox, chrome, ie7 and up
    • Needs to be HTML5 (We are phasing out flash)
    • Must be able to open large in book view (book-like turning, we need the book experience)
    • Don't really want outside branding (we would be willing to buy code )
    • Needs to be fullscreen. (our users are old)
    • Articles can only be read in in spread, because it was designed for print.


    Does Adobe have anything?
    Will Flexpaper work? http://flexpaper.devaldi.com/

    The closest solution was Scribd, but doesn't work well in IE.
    Here are other solutions that didn't work:

    1. 1. Issuu URL: http://issuu.com/
    2. 2. NxtBook URL: http://www.nxtbookmedia.com/index.php
    3. 3. Zinio URL: http://www.zinio.com/
    4. 4. Scribd URL: http://www.scribd.com/


    Thanks for looking. Any feedback is appreciated.

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    Adobe has FlashPaper, which is what Scribd uses, or used to. I know the owner, so I would have to check with him what they use currently. The FlexPaper link you gave seems that they took FlashPaper and translated it from Flash to Flex. The creators of FlexPaper claim that their stuff is open source, but you have to pay for it? I don't know, but when I think of open source, I think of free software.
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    Off Topic:

    The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing programs from several different sources. The license shall not require a royalty or other fee for such sale.
    http://www.opensource.org/osd.html
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    Question - why do you "need" the page turning experience?

    From my own experience of using several sites that include that kind of page-turner, it's been utterly awful to use – slow to load, slow and difficult to navigate, hard to read because of the way the pages move – not to mention that it's going to be really, really tricky to find something that doesn't use Flash, let alone something that works on mobiles (if that's a deal-breaker then you might as well give up now).

    What's wrong with good ol' PDF?


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