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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Extend supported output formats

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On 03/27/2012 06:48 AM, gihan karunarathne wrote:
> Hi Jirka :
> I'm not clear one thing that you said.
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz 
> <mailto:jirka@kosek.cz>> wrote:
> On 21.3.2012 21:14, David Cramer wrote:
> I'm far from Android expert (I'm not even user). AFAIK .apk is
> complete application. Gihan would have to develop Android
> application for browsing HTML pages produced from DocBook. Of
> course this is quite simple as Android application can easily
> include Web browser widget.
> What did you mean by this point?. Am I going to implement a html 
> interpreter(browser) which is showing the HTML pages produced by
> DocBook?

Sorry for being out of the thread for a bit. I've been busy over the
past few days.

I'd like to clarify here what I had in mind: when you buy a book from
O'Reilly or subscribe to the Linux journal, you have the option of
getting various formats. For example, you can get an .epub file or a
.apk file (or a mobi for Kindle or pdf). The .apk file in this case is
basically an ebook but instead of opening an epub reader and then
opening the desired epub file, the book appears on your device as an
application. When available, I prefer these to epub files, though it
may just be that I haven't found an epub reader I like. I find the
.apk ebooks to be faster and more convenient for reading books on my
phone in odd moments. I don't know anything about these apk files
other than that. I'm guessing that they're a lot like epub, but that's
just a guess.

I can imagine other things you might do with DocBook on Android and
those might well be worth pursuing. I'll be interested to hear what
you and Jirka come up with, but I wanted to make sure I hadn't
confused the issue :-)

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