Apple just released some more info on their “LP” and “Extras” format. This is one to watch. I really think the LP and “Extra” format is perfect for learning applications, and best of all it could be delivered via iTunes. MAKE is one of the few (if not only) publications that has a weekly video podcast and distributes a PDF in iTunes right from the pages of MAKE! Our previous experiments have included “Enhanced podcasts” with chapters for how-tos as well as 3D PDFs with embedded 3D models. I could see many books, magazines and learning orgs using this format for almost everything (more so if there’s an Apple tablet on the way…)
iTunes LP and iTunes Extras are interactive experiences created to accompany music and movies. iTunes LP lets listeners hear an album and view lyrics, liner notes, band photos, performance videos, and more. With iTunes Extras, viewers can see cast interviews, exclusive clips, behind-the-scenes footage, and photo galleries along with the movie. To create your iTunes LP and iTunes Extras, download these templates â€” they make it easy to get started. Just drop in your own metadata, artwork, audio files and video files. A detailed â€œhow toâ€ guide gives you step-by-step instructions and support along the way.