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Safari Books Online Launches Free Global iPad App called Safari To Go


Native App Built from Ground Up Leverages Key iPad Functionality

SEBASTOPOL, Calif.--Safari® Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that it is offering a free app for Apple’s iPad which allows subscribers of Safari Books Online to view book content in their library. Subscribers will also be able to view content offline. The free app, called Safari To Go, is available for download now at Apple’s iTunes App Store [itms://itunes.apple.com/us/app/safari-to-go/id385824712?mt=8].

Safari Books Online, which is already available for iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry and Android smartphones on its mobile site, m.safaribooksonline.com, built the new Safari To Go app from the ground up specifically to leverage iPad capabilities such as pinch-to-zoom and drag and drop functions.

“Safari To Go is yet another piece in our complete mobile strategy that Safari Books Online is implementing,” said Nic Werner, product manager, Mobile, Safari Books Online. “Most features built in the iPad app are also available on other mobile devices – such as Android, Blackberry and Palm devices – via Safari Books Online’s mobile interface, found at m.safaribooksonline.com. Safari Books Online has a goal to make reading and interacting with our content as rich an experience on mobile devices as it is on a laptop or desktop computer. We are enabling subscribers to create their own library in the cloud, accessible anywhere, any time, from multiple devices.”

The Safari To Go iPad app includes:

  • Search technology to help users find exactly what they need by searching the vast collection of books and articles available
  • Search within the content of a book to pinpoint specific information quickly.
  • Sign up for trials and subscriptions from the application
  • Access the sample content of each book (for non subscribers)
  • Gain access to folders and notes with tagging and bookmarking of book content synchronized between the app and the full website
  • Cache book content to the iPad for offline reading
  • Navigate quickly and easily via a simplified, touch screen interface, optimized for iPad users and designed to allow users to quickly start where they left off and spend more time reading and less time searching

To download Safari To Go, please visit the Apple iTunes App Store at [itms://itunes.apple.com/us/app/safari-to-go/id385824712?mt=8]

About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com) is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, Web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training. Safari Books Online offers a range of product mixes and pricing programs for organizations, government agencies and individuals. Subscribers have access to thousands of books, training videos and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers like Cisco Press, Prentice Hall Professional, O'Reilly Media, Addison Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, Sun Microsystems Press, FT Press, Wharton School Publishing, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.