Should take greater advantage of iPad features
I love Taschen books for their text and lavish illustrations, so browsing the Taschen catalog on the iPad ought to be great fun, but unfortunately this app has several limitations that get in the way:
1. The app restricts how much you can enlarge any page. Double-tapping on the iPad screen will zoom in to a point where the page image is _almost_ as large as the actual printed catalog (A4 or 8.3 x 11.7 inches). However, using the two-finger gesture to enlarge the page image results in its snapping back to this almost-full-size dimension. So if you find the text hard to read, or you just want to see the beautiful pictures larger, you're out of luck.
2. There are additional sample images from each publication, available in a pop-up window--a great benefit of not being tied to the limitations of paper and printing costs--but those too can't be enlarged, which is a real shame.
3. The page-turning is slow and cumbersome--too much attention was given to making the pages appear to curl up from the corner and make a swishing noise as they turn. We don't need the illusion that this is a paper catalog--we want a quick, responsive app.
Looking forward to an even better version of the next catalog!