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FlipSnack magazines and catalogs are accessible from all devices including smartphones and tablets, because FlipSnack creates 2 versions for each flipbook: the default Flash version and an HTML5 version that gets automatically displayed when people use a non-flash device.

The HTML5 flipbooks aren’t identical with their flash versions, but they are similar. They are adapted to provide smartphone and tablet readers a better experience, considering their small screen size.

For example, if you’re viewing a flipbook on portrait mode you will see 1 page at a time.

When you switch to the landscape mode, it will display 2 pages at a time.

HTML5 flipbook magazines

If you want your publications to reach a wide audience, choose FlipSnack. People will be able to check your magazines, catalogs or other publications from anywhere, no matter the device!

Join the conversation! 26 Comments

  1. I can’t see my flipsnack on the tablet.

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  2. Hi, does it flip when using iPhone or ipad

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  3. HTML5 flipbooks on my tablet are beautiful. I really like it.

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  4. Our PDF bulletins typically have a number of hyperlinks to locations and additional info on our website. Are these url’s converted and available in flips? Is it automatic during the conversion process? Also, does the conversion preserve things like gradient color? Thanks.

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    • Hi Jon! Yes, hyperlinks are automatically converted and made available as links in flipbooks. Gradient color is supported, but transparency isn’t.

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  5. Firefox just announced that it will be blocking all Adobe Flash sites. Do you have plans to change over the flash books to html5 for desktops?

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  6. Sounds like you’re moving away from Flash; this is good news for us. Is there a development timeline for when we can expect this roll-out? And will the download feature also change so that it only includes the HTML5 version? Thank you.

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    • Hi Brad, yes the download feature will also include the HTML5 version. The transition from flash will require a lot of work, but this is on the priorities list. We hope it will be live this autumn.

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  7. Firefox has announced that it will no longer include the Flash player. Will FlipSnack automatically chose the HTML5 version? Will it play ok? Do all of your versions retain hyperlinks and email address links? I volunteer for a non-profit homeowners association. They publish around 20 publications per year which are only available to members. Do you support that type of security?

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    • Hi Jon,
      By the end of the year FlipSnack will be fully HTML5.
      Both versions support hyperlinks and email address links.
      Regarding the homeowners association: you could get a Corporate subscription and use passwords to protect those publications. If you share the password with the members, they will have access to the publication.

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  8. Oops, I see that you have already answered a couple of these.

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  9. Hi Jani,
    Checking in – how is the release of the fully HTML5 FlipSnack coming along? Still on track for a EOY 2015 implementation? We are really looking forward to the change for compatibility reasons so appreciate any updates you can share. Thanks!

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    • Hi Brad, unfortunately we are behind schedule with our projects, so HTML5 will have to wait till early next year. We’ll make sure we announce it on the blog and in newsletters. Thank you!

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  10. See if I understand this correctly please:
    1. If I publish a PDF as “unlisted” it will be unavailable to search engine crawlers. It will only be available to someone with the correct link.
    2. So, if the link to an unlisted flipbook appears behind our member login function only our logged-in members will be able to link to it.
    3. I don’t understand the difference between “embed” and “share link”. Can you clarify please?
    Jon

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    • 1. yes
      2. yes, but if they share the link with other people, they will also be able to view the flipbook. Basically, anyone who has the link can view an unlisted flipbook. If you’re looking for more protection, use passwords (availabe with the Flip Corporate plan).
      3. the share link is the link to the flipbook. If you put the embed code on your website the flipbook will appear on your website.

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  11. Hi! I have embedded my flipbook onto my website and the flip effect works fine on a desktop computer, but when viewed on android, ios or ipad it only slides and doesn’t flip (even though the ‘flip’ option is selected for mobile). We’ve tried it on a few different devices but it’s the same for all of them. Any ideas why that could be? Thanks!

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    • Hi Livy, it should work on fullscreen, in landscape mode. I just did a test with one of my flipbooks and it worked.
      If it doesn’t work please email us the details, or contact us via live chat.

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  12. I do not manage for example ( using different browsers) via the PC at my office to get in that album. On my iPad I see that album already not appear at all.

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  13. Quoting Jani: we are behind schedule with our projects, so HTML5 will have to wait till early next year.
    Just checking in – seeing if a release date for 2016 has been set. Getting antsy since more and more browsers are giving trouble with Adobe Flash content, especially on government work sites. Appreciate any information/updates you can share!

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    • Hi Brad, we are working on the HTML5 version, but unfortunately we haven’t settled an official release date yet. We’ll definitely email all our users about the update, and we can’t wait. I’m really sorry for not being able to provide you with a clear answer, but stay tuned! I’ll let you know as soon as I know something.

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  14. Hi – do you have any update for the html5 version?

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