ZA Books is a digital book store and iPad app that provides South African schools access to curriculum- relevant textbooks, for use by their learners, straight on an iPad.

The ZA Books store has partnered with top South African publishers to offer an online platform for a wide range of curriculum-approved, quality textbooks as well as popular books for learners’ reading pleasure. The ZA Books makes it possible to carry all your books on a single device. This app and an iPad is all a learner needs for the journey through their school career.

ZA Books is brought to to you by Core Group. Core Group is the Value Added Distributor (VAD) for Apple in Sub-Saharan Africa and provides a full range of value added services to ensure support for the Apple product experience.

ZA Books launched in Johannesburg on the 6 February 2012. The app comes with over 600 textbooks available for purchase at launch. The app is only available in the South African iTunes app store.

You can register on the ZABooks website, and browse the wide variety of textbooks that will be available to purchase. Once you have paid for the textbook it will be available in the iPad app. You can also sketch & take notes in the app once the book has been downloaded.

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2 Comments

blake@tbimages.co.za · February 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

What a load of trash. My kids are going to laugh at this. It's a master lesson in how NOT to produce an app.for the first time ever, I went looking for a manual to figure out how to use an app and make sure I wasn't just being an idiot when I couldn't get a page full screen, oh wait, you can't. The toolbars take away so much real estate you can never view a complete page all at once, and that's only the beginning.

Why no in app purchase of books? Why continual log on? Why no parallel book / chapter downloads, why is scrolling, movement so unresponsive? Etc

Extremely disappointed, been looking for a textbook app for the kids for years now, this sure isn't it.

blake@tbimages.co.za · February 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

What a load of trash. My kids are going to laugh at this. It's a master lesson in how NOT to produce an app.for the first time ever, I went looking for a manual to figure out how to use an app and make sure I wasn't just being an idiot when I couldn't get a page full screen, oh wait, you can't. The toolbars take away so much real estate you can never view a complete page all at once, and that's only the beginning.

Why no in app purchase of books? Why continual log on? Why no parallel book / chapter downloads, why is scrolling, movement so unresponsive? Etc

Extremely disappointed, been looking for a textbook app for the kids for years now, this sure isn't it.

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