Treesaver | Design for reading: This is a neat product based on HTML5.
Treesaver connects writers with readers, and publishers with customers. It’s a new HTML5 platform for narrative experiences—with text and pictures and video. Treesaver divides content into pages, automatically adjusting to the size of any screen.
Found via this video from Predicate. The video is long, but he jumps right into a demo, so you can get the gist in 3-4 minutes.
I think the “app” part of writing apps is getting stripped out of mobile devices. WebOS on the Palm Pre had a development platform based on HTML/CSS/JS, and it looks like that’s going to be duplicated in varying forms on other platforms. I don’t think it’s going to be long until most content-based “apps” are just very specifically designed Web sites.
There’s a new trend these days towards optimizing reading experiences on devices, and I love it. I don’t know why everyone suddenly came around, but from Readability to something like this, it’s a great shift.