First iPad app in Australia

First iPad app in Australia

Carter's Encyclopaedia of Health and Medicine allows users to conduct full text searches, track browsing history and adjust font size

Sydney-based developer, mogeneration, claims to have produced the first Apple iPad application in Australia.

The company worked with to help developed ‘Carter’s Encyclopaedia of Health and Medicine’. The content will also be available for iPhone users, but is first being published on the iPad.

It features 1100 pages and resembles a hardback encyclopaedia with bookmarks and page creases. Users can conduct full text searches, track browsing history, adjust font size and access an interactive body diagram where they can tap on certain part of the body to find out more information.

Mogeneration CEO, Keith Ahern, said the iPad was the ultimate device for content consumption.

“We were already working on it as an iPhone app, but we wanted to fast-track it for the iPad,” he said. “With iPad, you’re really connecting with the Web.”

Ahern said mogeneration was working on a few more apps for the iPad, but couldn’t reveal details at this stage. He anticipated the new Apple device will be popular among students, healthcare professionals, construction workers and field technicians.

The iPad will be launched in Australia in April.

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