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    • TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW REVOLUTIONS IN READING March 12, 2009 Book Net Canada Technology Forum Toronto, Ontario
    • Outline • Stanza Mobile • Stanza Desktop • Online Catalog 2 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • LEXCYCLE:Tech Overview ➡Stanza Mobile • Stanza Desktop • Online Catalog 3 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • LEXCYCLE: Stanza Mobile Stanza Mobile • Current Platforms: iPhone & iPod Touch • Future Platforms: Android • Possible: Blackberry, palm prē, JME 4 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • LEXCYCLE: Stanza Mobile: Stanza iPhone Stanza iPhone • Language: Objective-C (Cocoa Touch) • Platforms: iPhone, iPod Touch • Development environment: Xcode, Subversion • Released Version: 1.7 (8th release) • Available since July, 2008 (App Store opening) • 1.5M+ downloads from 60+ countries 5 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • Stanza iPhone Demo Video
    • LEXCYCLE: Stanza Mobile: Stanza iPhone Feature Summary • Colors & • Animations • Unicode Themes • Orientation • Catalog • 21 Fonts • Global Search • Direct • Advanced Downloads • Dictionary Typography • Cover Lookup • Cover Flow • Library • Toolbar • ePub & eReader • Collections • Twitter • 12 Languages • Sorting • Notifications • Hyphenation • Gestures 7 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • LEXCYCLE:Tech Overview ✓ Stanza Mobile ➡Stanza Desktop • Online Catalog 8 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • LEXCYCLE: Stanza Desktop Stanza Desktop • Language: Java (SWT) • Platforms: Macintosh, Windows • Development environment: vi, Maven, Subversion • Released Version: 1.0 beta 16 (16th release) • Available since May, 2008 • ~250K downloads 9 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • Stanza Desktop Demo Video
    • LEXCYCLE: Stanza Desktop Feature Summary • Local Sharing (Bonjour) • Mobipocket & Kindle Import & Export (sans • Fonts, Colors, &Themes DRM) • PDF Import & Export • eReader Import & Export • epub Import & Export • Layouts (sans DRM) • Automatic Scrolling • MS LIT Import • Metadata Editing 11 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • LEXCYCLE:Tech Overview ✓ Stanza Mobile ✓ Stanza Desktop ➡Online Catalog 12 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • LEXCYCLE: Online Catalog Specification • Supports paging, • Atom XML over icons (inline & HTTP w/ SSL & external), web gzip & Basic Auth links • Documented at • Similar to GData http://developer.lexcycle.com & AWS 13 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • LEXCYCLE: Online Catalog Lexcycle Implementation • Hosted on Amazon • Linux (Ubuntu 8) EC2 • Hosts Fictionwise, • Apache (2) Gutenberg, Munseys, • MySQL (5) publishers • 500K-1M hits per • PHP (5) day 14 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • LEXCYCLE: Online Catalog 3rd Party Implementors • BooksOnBoard • Smashwords • All Romance eBooks • BookGlutton • Feedbooks • O’Reilly (dev) 15 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • LEXCYCLE: Online Catalog: Implementation: Catalog List <?xml version=quot;1.0quot; encoding=quot;utf-8quot;?> <?xml-stylesheet type=quot;text/xslquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/catalog.xslquot;?> <atom:feed xmlns:atom=quot;http://www.w3.org/2005/Atomquot; xml:base=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/quot;> <atom:title>Lexcycle Online Catalog</atom:title> <atom:updated>2009-03-01T02:51:52+00:00</atom:updated> <atom:author> <atom:name>Lexcycle Support</atom:name> <atom:uri>http://www.lexcycle.com</atom:uri> <atom:email>support@lexcycle.com</atom:email> </atom:author> <atom:id>urn:uuid:60a76c80-d399-12d9-b91C-0183939e0af6</atom:id> <atom:link rel=quot;selfquot; type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.comquot;/> <atom:link rel=quot;searchquot; title=quot;Search Catalogquot; type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/search.php?search={searchTerms}quot;/> <atom:link rel=quot;x-stanza-search-suggestionsquot; type=quot;application/x-suggestions+jsonquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/op/suggestions?&amp;search={searchTerms}quot;/> <atom:entry> <atom:title>Fictionwise Book Store</atom:title> <atom:id>urn:uuid:bebf9fbb-f633-440c-ad67-22ae6fa079f5</atom:id> <atom:updated>2009-03-01T02:51:55+00:00</atom:updated> <atom:link type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/go/catalog.lexcycle.com/fictionwisequot;/> <atom:link rel=quot;x-stanza-cover-image-thumbnailquot; type=quot;image/x-iconquot; href=quot;data:image/png;base64,.......quot;/> <atom:content type=quot;textquot;>Shop for bestsellers and new titles</atom:content> </atom:entry> <atom:entry> <atom:title>BooksOnBoard eBook Shop</atom:title> <atom:id>urn:uuid:09d866c2-5308-4e91-a42b-cd2b63d03328</atom:id> <atom:updated>2009-03-01T02:51:55+00:00</atom:updated> <atom:link type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/go/www.booksonboard.com/xml/catalog.atomquot;/> <atom:link rel=quot;x-stanza-cover-image-thumbnailquot; type=quot;image/x-iconquot; href=quot;data:image/gif;base64,...quot;/> <atom:content type=quot;textquot;>New Bestsellers and Great Prices</atom:content> </atom:entry>
    • LEXCYCLE: Online Catalog: Implementation: Catalog Top Level <?xml version=quot;1.0quot; encoding=quot;UTF-8quot;?> <?xml-stylesheet type=quot;text/xslquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/catalog.xslquot;?> <feed xmlns=quot;http://www.w3.org/2005/Atomquot;> <title>ereader catalog</title> <id>urn:ereader</id> <updated>2009-03-01T03:03:02+00:00</updated> <link rel=quot;selfquot; type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/fictionwise/quot;/> <link rel=quot;searchquot; title=quot;Search Catalogquot; type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;/fictionwise/op/search <link rel=quot;x-stanza-search-suggestionsquot; type=quot;application/x-suggestions+jsonquot; href=quot;/fictionwise/o <author> <name>Lexcycle Catalog</name> <uri>http://www.lexcycle.com</uri> <email>catalog@lexcycle.com</email> </author> <entry> <title>How to Buy Books</title> <link type='application/xhtml+xml' href='/fictionwise/about.xhtml'/> <link type='image/png' rel='x-stanza-cover-image-thumbnail' href='data:image/png;base64'/> <content type='text'>Instructions, FAQs, and Support</content> </entry> <entry> <title>Most Popular Books</title> <link type='application/atom+xml' href='/fictionwise/op/popular'/> <link type='image/png' rel='x-stanza-cover-image-thumbnail' href='data:image/png;base64,...'/> <content type='text'>Angels &amp; Demons, Twilight, The Host, Coraline, The Shack, Taken</con </entry> <entry> <title>Most Popular Authors</title> <link type='application/atom+xml' href='/fictionwise/op/authors/filter/popular'/> <link type='image/png' rel='x-stanza-cover-image-thumbnail' href='data:image/png;base64...'/> <content type='text'>Malcolm Gladwell, Barack Obama, Dean Koontz, Neil Gaiman, Ken Follett</c </entry> <entry> <title>Recent Additions</title> <link type='application/atom+xml' href='/fictionwise/op/recent'/> <content type='text'>Browse books by series</content>
    • LEXCYCLE: Online Catalog: Implementation: XHTML Page <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC quot;-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//ENquot; quot;http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtm <html xmlns=quot;http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtmlquot;> <head> <meta name=quot;viewportquot; content=quot;initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=noquot; /> <meta name=quot;stanza-toolbarsquot; content=quot;hidequot; /> <link href=quot;http://images.lexcycle.com/mobiletext.cssquot; rel=quot;stylesheetquot; type=quot;text/cssquot; /> </head> <body> <div id=quot;titlequot;>Information about the Fictionwise Store</div> <div id=quot;descriptionquot;> <p> <strong><em>Note: If you encounter any problems purchasing or reading books, please be sure to this page.</em></strong> </p> <hr/> <p> The Stanza catalog for the Fictionwise Store enables you to search and browse for books, purchas iPhone or iPod Touch. The Fictionwise Store carries many of the latest bestsellers, as well as over </p> <h3>Getting Started</h3> <p> To get started, just go to the quot;Fictionwise Book Storequot; entry in Stanza's quot;Online Catalogquot;. </p> <h3>Searching for Books</h3> <p> In the Fictionwise Book Store, you can browse by title, subject, author, series, or view the most pop glass icon in the upper-right corner to enter the title or author you would like to search for. </p> <h3>Buying Books</h3> <p> Once you have found a book you are interested in, tap the book's entry in the list to bring up a desc scroll to the bottom of the description and tap the quot;Buy Nowquot; button. This will bring you to a new win Fictionwise. Tapping the quot;Add to Cartquot; link on the page will ask you to log in. If you already have an Otherwise, tap the quot;Create Accountquot; button to make a new account. </p> <h3>Reading Books</h3> <p> Once you have created an account, added your book(s) to your cart, and checked out, you will be a
    • LEXCYCLE: Online Catalog: Implementation: Book List <?xml version=quot;1.0quot; encoding=quot;UTF-8quot;?> <?xml-stylesheet type=quot;text/xslquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/catalog.xslquot;?> <feed xmlns=quot;http://www.w3.org/2005/Atomquot;> <title>ereader catalog</title> <id>urn:ereader:popular</id> <updated>2009-03-01T03:10:35+00:00</updated> <link rel=quot;selfquot; type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/fictionwise/op/popula <link rel=quot;searchquot; title=quot;Search Catalogquot; type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;/fictionwise/op/search? <link rel=quot;x-stanza-search-suggestionsquot; type=quot;application/x-suggestions+jsonquot; href=quot;/fictionwise/o <author> <name>Lexcycle Catalog</name> <uri>http://www.lexcycle.com</uri> <email>catalog@lexcycle.com</email> </author> <link rel='next' type='application/atom+xml' href='/fictionwise/op/popular/page/1'/> <entry> <id>urn:ereader:b48296</id> <title>Twilight [Twilight Series Book 1]</title> <author><name>Stephenie Meyer</name></author> <link rel='Fictionwise' type='application/xhtml+xml' title='Buy Now at Fictionwise' href='/fictionwise/o <link rel='goodreads' type='application/xhtml+xml' title='Reviews from GoodReads' href='http://boo <link rel='amazon' type='application/xhtml+xml' title='Buy Print Edition from Amazon' href='...ʼ/> <link rel='author' type='application/atom+xml' title='Other Books by this Author' href='/fictionwise/op <link rel='series' type='application/atom+xml' title='Other Books in this Series' href='/fictionwise/op/ <link rel='similar' type='application/atom+xml' title='People Also Purchased&#x2026;' href='/fictionw <content type='xhtml'><div xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'> <div> Isabella Swan&apos;s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington,... </div> </content> <link type='image/jpeg' rel='x-stanza-cover-image' href='http://img.lexcycle.com/www.fictionwise.co <link type='image/jpeg' rel='x-stanza-cover-image-thumbnail' href='http://img.lexcycle.com/www. drm.jpg'></link> </entry> <entry> <id>urn:ereader:b48775</id> <title>New Moon [Twilight Series Book 2]</title>
    • LEXCYCLE: Online Catalog: Implementation: Book Details <?xml version=quot;1.0quot; encoding=quot;UTF-8quot;?> <?xml-stylesheet type=quot;text/xslquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/catalog.xslquot;?> <feed xmlns=quot;http://www.w3.org/2005/Atomquot;> <title>ereader catalog</title> <id>urn:ereader:popular</id> <updated>2009-03-01T03:10:35+00:00</updated> <link rel=quot;selfquot; type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/fictionwise/op/popula <link rel=quot;searchquot; title=quot;Search Catalogquot; type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;/fictionwise/op/search? <link rel=quot;x-stanza-search-suggestionsquot; type=quot;application/x-suggestions+jsonquot; href=quot;/fictionwise/o <author> <name>Lexcycle Catalog</name> <uri>http://www.lexcycle.com</uri> <email>catalog@lexcycle.com</email> </author> <link rel='next' type='application/atom+xml' href='/fictionwise/op/popular/page/1'/> <entry> <id>urn:ereader:b48296</id> <title>Twilight [Twilight Series Book 1]</title> <author><name>Stephenie Meyer</name></author> <link rel='Fictionwise' type='application/xhtml+xml' title='Buy Now at Fictionwise' href='/fict <link rel='goodreads' type='application/xhtml+xml' title='Reviews from GoodReads' href='http://boo <link rel='amazon' type='application/xhtml+xml' title='Buy Print Edition from Amazon' href='...ʼ/> <link rel='author' type='application/atom+xml' title='Other Books by this Author' href='/fictionwise/op <link rel='series' type='application/atom+xml' title='Other Books in this Series' href='/fictionwise/op/ <link rel='similar' type='application/atom+xml' title='People Also Purchased&#x2026;' href='/fictionw <content type='xhtml'><div xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'> <div> Isabella Swan&apos;s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington,... </div> </content> <link type='image/jpeg' rel='x-stanza-cover-image' href='http://img.lexcycle.com/www.fiction <link type='image/jpeg' rel='x-stanza-cover-image-thumbnail' href='http://img.lexcycle.com/www.fic link> </entry> <entry> <id>urn:ereader:b48775</id> <title>New Moon [Twilight Series Book 2]</title>
    • LEXCYCLE: Online Catalog: Implementation: Book Details <?xml version=quot;1.0quot; encoding=quot;UTF-8quot;?> <?xml-stylesheet type=quot;text/xslquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/catalog.xslquot;?> <feed xmlns=quot;http://www.w3.org/2005/Atomquot;> <title>ereader catalog</title> <id>urn:ereader:popular</id> <updated>2009-03-01T03:10:35+00:00</updated> <link rel=quot;selfquot; type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;http://catalog.lexcycle.com/fictionwise/op/popula <link rel=quot;searchquot; title=quot;Search Catalogquot; type=quot;application/atom+xmlquot; href=quot;/fictionwise/op/search? <link rel=quot;x-stanza-search-suggestionsquot; type=quot;application/x-suggestions+jsonquot; href=quot;/fictionwise/o <author> <name>Lexcycle Catalog</name> <uri>http://www.lexcycle.com</uri> <email>catalog@lexcycle.com</email> </author> <link rel='next' type='application/atom+xml' href='/fictionwise/op/popular/page/1'/> <entry> <id>urn:ereader:b48296</id> <title>Twilight [Twilight Series Book 1]</title> <author><name>Stephenie Meyer</name></author> <link rel='Fictionwise' type='application/xhtml+xml' title='Buy Now at Fictionwise' href='/fict <link rel='goodreads' type='application/xhtml+xml' title='Reviews from GoodReads' href='ht <link rel='amazon' type='application/xhtml+xml' title='Buy Print Edition from Amazon' href=' <link rel='author' type='application/atom+xml' title='Other Books by this Author' href='/fictio <link rel='series' type='application/atom+xml' title='Other Books in this Series' href='/fiction <link rel='similar' type='application/atom+xml' title='People Also Purchased&#x2026;' href=' <content type='xhtml'><div xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'> <div> Isabella Swan&apos;s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington,... </div> </content> <link type='image/jpeg' rel='x-stanza-cover-image' href='http://img.lexcycle.com/www.fictionwise.co <link type='image/jpeg' rel='x-stanza-cover-image-thumbnail' href='http://img.lexcycle.com/www.fic link> </entry> <entry> <id>urn:ereader:b48775</id> <title>New Moon [Twilight Series Book 2]</title>
    • LEXCYCLE: Online Catalog: Implementation: HTTP Basic Authentication & SSL https://catalog.lexcycle.com/fictionwise/bookshelf HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 03:16:24 GMT Server: Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) mod_jk/1.2.25 PHP/5.2.4-2ubuntu5.3 with Suhosin-Pa X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.4-2ubuntu5.3 Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate Set-Cookie: LexcycleLogin=1; expires=Sun, 01-Mar-2009 03:17:24 G Stanza-Authentication-Title: quot;Login to My Bookshelfquot; Stanza-Authentication-Dialog: force Stanza-Authentication-Prompt: quot;Enter your Stanza.Fictionwise.co Stanza-Authentication-Reason: quot;Please login to access the books y WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm=quot;Fictionwise.com Book Storequot; Content-Length: 0 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html
    • LEXCYCLE: Q&A Q&A 23 REVOLUTIONS IN READING
    • REVOLUTIONS IN READING