ScrollMotion Partners with Major Textbook Publishers for iPad Apps

The Wall Street Journal reports that leading eBook app developer ScrollMotion–which has a huge presence on the iPhone and iPod Touch–has inked deals with a number of major textbook publishers in order to develop eBook apps for iPad.

It’s actually a rather odd article, mostly focusing generally on eBooks in the education space, despite ScrollMotion in the headline. The WSJ claims that McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson Education and Kaplan are among the publishers that have inked deals with ScrollMotion. There are few other specific details, but here’s an excerpt:

The features of its iPad deal with publishers include applications to let students play video, highlight text, record lectures, take printed notes, search the text, and participate in interactive quizzes to test how much they’ve learned and where they may need more work.

eBookNewser will be talking to ScrollMotion about its iPad plans in the next few days, so hopefully we’ll have more information soon.