Aimer Media teams up with PepysDiary.com to grow Pepys Diary App

The site  PepysDiary.com is a blog based on the diary of Samuel Pepys, a 17th century British naturalist. Over the course of his adult life he kept an extensive diary, and PepysDiary.com has been posting that diary (one entry at a time) for 8 years now. From the press release: Aimer Media has joined forces with Phil Gyford's website The Diary of Samuel Pepys, better known as PepysDiary.com, to develop new functionality for the popular Pepys Diary iPhone and iPad app.

Aimer Media launched the Pepys Diary iPhone app in January 2010 and an iPad version in September 2010. The app delivers daily updates from Pepys’ 1660 diaries and has enjoyed critical acclaim and top three success in the iTunes book app charts.

As a result of the tie-up the new 1661 release, out this month for £1.19/$1.99 in the iTunes store, will feature new source text from PepysDiary.com.

Aimer Media publishing director Adrian Driscoll explains: "So far we have released only 1660 in daily doses to iPhone and iPad users. It has proved extremely popular and has opened up the words and world of Samuel Pepys to a whole new audience, as well as giving existing fans a new way to enjoy the diaries.

"By teaming up with the PepysDiary.com, one of the inspirations for the app, we can now bring Phil Gyford’s brilliant curation of the diaries for the years 1660 and 1661. The new release will also feature a new reading  engine allowing night reading and smoother page turning. There are also enhanced and additional sharing options for email, Twitter and Facebook."

Aimer Media plans additional layers of functionality for future releases based on Pepysian insights from PepysDiary.com, including crowd-sourced annotation, and encyclopedia and geolocation features.

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1 Comment on Aimer Media teams up with PepysDiary.com to grow Pepys Diary App

  1. Hi Nate, thanks for heads p on the PepysDiary app. If you’ve not downloaded it already, let me know if you’d like a promo code to get it for free.

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