The Mobile eBook for Treo/Palm
Before you get started, be sure the Smartphone software (Treo/Palm device) has been downloaded to your computer in order for your Smartphone and PC to communicate with one another.
Make sure to have eReader on your Treo/Palm or some form of mobile PDF reader for your BlackBerry.
Be sure the pop-up blocker is turned off for this website.
1. Attach your phone to your PC/Laptop with the USB/Cradle cable from the phone to the proper port on your PC.
2. Go to the community website of your choice on www.villageprofile.com or www.collegetownprofile.com.
3. On the community website of your choice, click the “Mobile eBook” button on the upper right side of the webpage.
4. Once you click on the “Mobile Download” button another webpage will open, which allows you to specify mobile device options. Click on the logo that represents your mobile device.
5. Once you have clicked on the appropriate logo a webpage with the Product License agreement will pop up. Read the agreement and then click “Agree.”
6. Next, a download page will pop up. Press “Save” to save it to the location of your choice.
7. Once it is finished downloading, click on the icon for your mobile device where you will have the option of dragging the file and adding it to your mobile device. Be sure that the user name is correct.
8. Hot Sync that file to your Smartphone. Now you are ready to use your own mobile eBook for your community.
eBook Installation for the BlackBerry
Before you start, you need to download a PDF viewer for your Smartphone or PC. There are a number of PDF softwares that you can purchase for your BlackBerry.
RepliGo Reader 1.0
Accessing the BlackBerry Application Loader:
After BlackBerry Desktop Manager is installed on your PC, do the following to access Application Loader:
1. On your PC, select Start --> Programs --> BlackBerry --> Desktop Manager.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager opens.
2. Connect your BlackBerry to your PC via your USB cable.
Doing so connects your BlackBerry to your PC. If successful, you see the password dialog box. If not, check to see whether the USB cable is connected properly to both your PC and your BlackBerry, and then try again. If all else fails, contact your service provider, or contact your system administrator if you're an enterprise user.
3. Enter your password.
This completes your BlackBerry-to-PC connection.
4. On your PC, double-click the Application Loader icon in BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
The Application Loader Wizard welcome screen opens. At this point, you're ready to use the functions of Application Loader.
Using the BlackBerry Application Loader:
To install an application onto your BlackBerry from your PC by using Application Loader, you first have to install that application onto your PC. The installation onto your PC varies, depending on which application you choose to install, so be sure to refer to the manual that comes with the application you choose.
After you get the application onto your PC, you need to locate the application's ALX file (a file with the .alx extension). The ALX file isn't the file that gets installed on your BlackBerry; rather, it tells Application Loader where the actual application file is located on your PC. You can usually find an application's ALX file in the folder where you installed the application on your PC.
After you download the application on your PC, you can install it on your BlackBerry by using Application Loader as follows:
1. Launch Application Loader from BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
The Application Loader Wizard welcome screen appears.
2. Click the “Next” button.
3. Enter your password, and then click “Next.”
If your handheld isn't connected properly, you see the Communication Port Selection screen. Connect your BlackBerry to the USB cable and make sure that the USB cable is connected to the PC. Then click “Next.” The Handheld Application Selection screen appears. This screen lists the applications that are already installed on your BlackBerry.
4. Click the “Add” button.
An “Open” file dialog box appears, which you use to locate the ALX file of the application you want to install.
5. Locate the ALX file and then click “Open.”
You return to the Handheld Application Selection.
6. Click “Next.”
Doing so brings up the confirmation screen, listing the application to be installed.
Hot Syncing eBook to BlackBerry:
1. Download eBook to your PC desktop.
Download eBook from the community website of your choice on www.villageprofile.com or www.collegetownprofile.com.
Note: For BlackBerrys, PDFs are the only usable eBooks.
2. On your PC, select Start --> Programs --> BlackBerry --> Desktop Manager.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager opens.
3. Launch Media Manager.
The BlackBerry Desktop Manager has five icons. The very first icon is the Media Manager (manage songs, ringtones and pictures for your BlackBerry device). Click on this icon.
4. Roxio Media Manager.
This will launch the Roxio Media Manager on your PC. The Media Manager is divided into two sections. The top, My Media, is to manage items on your desktop. The bottom is named My Devices. This is connected directly to your BlackBerry. Create a new folder. In this case I will be creating a folder called “Village Profile.” Select the BlackBerry icon for your Device Memory and click on the folder icon. This will create a new folder. Rename the folder to “Village Profile.” You will now have a list of folders: “Music,” “Pictures,” “Ringtones,” “Videos,” “Village Profile” and “Voicenotes.”
5. Place eBook on Device.
Select the “Village Profile” folder. Drag the eBook that is on your desktop and drop the PDF eBook into that folder. It may take a few seconds for the eBook to sync to your device. I downloaded Toledo, OH. The eBook project code is EBK-AD0-OH-TOL-08.pdf. You should see a PDF icon with this code in your “Village Profile” folder. If there is a little cell phone icon in the lower right corner, it is synced up to your phone.
Viewing the eBook on Your BlackBerry:
My personal preference is BeamReader, so I will use that as an example. The application should already be installed on your BlackBerry.
1. Accessing the eBook.
On your BlackBerry go to your “Applications” folder. In that folder there should be an icon with the Adobe Reader icon. When highlighted it will say BeamReader in the lower bar of your window.
2. Opening the eBook in BeamReader.
Open the “Device Memory” folder. Click on “Home” folder. Then click on “User” folder. This will show you a list of root folders (“Music,” “Pictures,” “Ringtones,” “Videos,” “Village Profile” and “Voicenotes”). Click on the “Village Profile” folder we created and the PDF icon and project code appear. In this case it is Toledo, OH - EBK-AD0-OH-TOL-08.pdf. Click on that and the eBook will appear.