iBooks is the iPad app that lets you download and read digital books on your iOS device. The new (and free) iBooks Author app for Mac lets you create books by yourself, publish them in the iBookstore and let any iPad user read your books.
Panotour Pro already provided the export of the virtual tours in Flash format as well as iPhone / iPad format. It now also lets you export your virtual tours as widgets for iBooks Author, to include them in your books. Embedding a virtual tour in a digital book through iBooks Author has a great advantage: you can save your tours as digital books directly on your iPad and display them in iBooks 2 without being connected to the Internet (read the iBooks Author documentation to learn how to publish a digital book).
Example: a 360° virtual tour created with Panotour Pro and embedded in a digital book through iBooks Author[iframe width="615" height="376" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/f6dbhojeTHc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen]
Panotour & Panotour Pro 1.7.2: the other modifications
Version 1.7.2 also includes several other modifications, including the Japanese translation of the apps. Here is the full change log:
Available in Japanese
Japanese translation is available for Panotour and Panotour Pro.
No more freeze when starting Panotour or Panotour Pro
The weekly check for available updates does not take time anymore.
Fixed issue 1116: no more crash when reading a project file
When a project file contained some erroneous logo data, Panotour crashed during the opening.
Apple iBooks dynamic Widget support
You can now integrate virtual tours in iBooks created with Apple iBooks Author, and play this tour on your iPad without any internet connection easily.
Panotour Pro contains a new kind of export : iBooks Widget .
Fixed issue 869: no more crash on Linux when selecting the Google Map
On Linux, you can now select the Google Map in the panorama area without any crash, and then add your spots on the map with the Hotspot Editor.
Fixed issue 1117: Cursors URL are now correctly managed in menu templates
Customization of cursors was not possible due to a bug in the templates’ URL management.
Fixed issue 1119: Flying hotspots do not stop the background sound anymore
When opening a flying hotspot, the background sound of the tour was stopped and resumed from the beginning.
Now flying hotspots do not impact sounds.
Fixed issue 1123: Background sound correctly played when the tour name begins with a number
The background sound of a tour which name began with a “1″ was not played.
Fixed issue 1084: Adapt Cube Face size to tablet resolution
The cube faces generated by Panotour Pro were sometimes too wide for iPad, and tours took a lot of time to load due to the size of each cube face.
Fixed issue 1097: Quotes are now correctly managed in tooltips
If a quote was in a tooltip, the displayed tooltip contained extra quotes.