Today, eBooks are in vogue because of the convenience and ease they offer to book readers. They are being created in various formats to support different devices and platforms. To provide readers with an enjoyable reading experience and to increase sales, certain categories of books are created as applications specific to devices such as iPhone, iPad, Google Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile.

At DataNZ, we have a team of seasoned professionals with expertise in the latest mobile technologies, content design and development, and instructional design principles. By leveraging our in-depth understanding of the publishing and eLearning industries, we help clients create feature-rich and engaging eBooks as applications.

While developing a ‘Book-as-an-APP’, we creatively use the following features and options with it:

  • Multimedia rich graphics, audio, video, animation, etc.

  • Location-aware functionalities

  • Usage of accelerometer

  • Social media connectivity – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin etc.

Generally, the development cost of Book-as-an-APP is higher when compared to the development of ePUB or PDF format of an eBook. To reduce this development cost, we develop applications using open standards and cross-platform/cross-device standards, and separate content from programming code whenever possible. In addition to our quality services, we support our clients at every step of the process from building the app, to getting it approved and launching it on the App store.


We at Landcare Research are highly impressed with the work of DataNZ. Their quality, turnaround and price are excellent. We gladly endorse their services to anyone.
Greg Comfort, Manager, Manaaki Whenua (Landcare Research) Press, Lincoln.

Your people doing the mark-up do a great job with pretty difficult material

John Laurie, Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Auckland

Just as in previous years, this is absolutely great – thank you and your team very much! We do spot checks for our statistical purposes as we work with the data you provide, and continue to be delighted by the 100% accuracy of everything checked.

David Fougere, Managing Director, Phoenix Research, Auckland

DataNZ have been very helpful in realising this major new online resource (Web-enabling the Fletcher Index of Māori names) for the Library. The service we received was excellent and we are very happy with their work.

Kathryn Parsons, New Zealand Collection Librarian, University of Waikato Library, Hamilton

The service we’ve received from DataNZ has been first rate and we’d recommend them to anyone undertaking any digitization project, large or small. Their quality, price, and customer service have been excellent in all our dealings with them.

Stefan Boddie, Manager, DL Consulting Ltd., Hamilton

Fast, reliable & affordable services

Please contact us with any questions, or send us a sample of your eBook requirements for a free, no-obligation sample and quote. We are happy to provide recent examples of contracts / work executed and testimonials.