Is there a better feeling than feeling proud of your product and your team? I guess not.
Long time without writing anything here, but the circumstances deserve it: When we started publica.la we were committed to change the way digital publications are distributed, sold and consumed worldwide . And today we’re making a HUGE STEP towards that goal.
We have crafted a seamless experience for anyone to build and manage a virtual library, we launched a tool to transform PDF into responsive mobile editions and recently we shipped one of the most complete and secure web reader for PDF & EPUBs
We believe the web is the future, and we also believe in providing the best experience for both content creators and readers and I’m incredibly happy to share this huge milestone with you.
Offline reading nowadays is rather difficult, insecure or expensive: You need to use pricey DRM technologies that are incredibly difficult to use for end users and not very secure or in the best cases you need to build specific applications for each platform, making it uncomfortable and difficult to keep synchronized across different devices.
Thankfully there has been a lot of progress on the Progresive Web Apps land lately and publica.la has taken advantage of those improvements to offer the most advanced technology for the publishing world.
So, yes! now you can offer offline reading directly from your virtual library and without the need of extra apps, complex or pricey DRMs. Just the same world class experience across any device and any system.
Sounds like magic but it’s just hard work from an amazing team who likes to constantly innovate.
Please go ahead and give it a try right now on our free Virtual Library, to test it just go to https://alephdigital.publica.la/library choose a publication and click the download button. After that just disconnect from the internet, refresh the web browser and enjoy your publication without connection.
Feedback, as usual, is encouraged and appreciated! 🙏