I wanted to make Harry Potter’s magic books a reality, and do it in 60 days flat. Here’s how we pulled it off.
With all the hype about the Elements app on iPad, I didn’t realize it was essentially the work of a single geek. A lunatic who managed the whole thing in Mathematica, even. And all in the little two-month window that us small developers had to deal with.
I had always assumed (naively?) it was a big production by a publishing house. This 2GB e-book suddenly looks several orders of magnitude cooler.