Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Build Your Own Widgets

We are so excited to launch Creative Widget Builder app to let anyone build amazing widgets. All the generated widgets are easily imported into EPUB (Reflowable / Classic Book), iBooks, and HTML5 books. CWB also works with iBooks Author and Creative Book Builder.


At the first launch, CWB supports 5 types of widgets: Flash Card, Fill In The Blank, Matching Question, Sorting Question, and Interactive Image. Each widgets can be customizable in many ways. For more details, please visit CWB home page: https://getcwb.blogspot.com.

Why Creative Widget Builder?

CWB generates widget file with extension "wdgt" that is based on iBooks Widgets. It makes your widgets portable and reusable. You can focus on widget building on CWB and reuse widgets within books no matter you are using iBooks Author or CBB or other apps that support iBooks Widgets. You can also play widgets within CWB directly by switching to play mode.

It is just beginning. We will add more widgets in the future release. Please suggest us your favorite widgets on our forum.

How to insert widget into iBooks Author?

1. Open widget in CWB
2. Tap action button to select Export
3. Select one of cloud services, e.g. iCloud, Google Drive, etc.
4. On Mac, create new book or open existing book using iBooks Author
5. Unzip the widget zip file
6. Tap widget file (with extension ".wdgt"), say flash_card.wdgt
7. Drag and drop widget file into iBooks Author

How to insert widget into Creative Book Builder? (Please update the latest version of CBB)

1. Open widget in CWB
2. Tap action button to select Open In...
3. Select Creative Book Builder
4. Go to CBB, widget is saved to Resources Library
5. Go to the page, tap Resources Library, select the widget
OR
1. Go to the page in CBB
2. Tap + button and then select External Widget
3. Select one of the cloud services
4. Select widget zip file
5. Tap import button to import the file


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