I've searched all over for a solution to this problem but have not quite found one.
I am trying to find a way to share a gallery of product images from a desktop or laptop (macs) to any ipad. Something like emailing a folder of images to someone they could download, or sending a zip without having the recipient actually having to open a zip file (if this makes any sense). The idea is easily allowing an ipad user to browse a gallery of images (full screen, touch sliding) without downloading a non-free app. The user would either have the images downloaded to their iPad or else view the images online.
Options I've looked at but ruled out so far:
1. Sending a PDF through mail or Dropbox or as a download from a website.
-The problem with this one is that the default app for PDFs is Safari (I believe) and it does not show the images nice and full screen like a folder of photos would look.
-Viewing on iBooks works better, but is less straightforward for the typical user.
2. Publishing as a photo book for iBook or other eBooks services.
-Most ebook sites don't allow content that advertises a product besides the book itself. My stuff would be doing this somewhat indirectly, but directly enough to be a problem. Ibooks is the only site im unsure about in that respect.
3. Using an online gallery like Flick, photobucket, etc.
-These galleries dont seem to display nicely on the iPad (full screen side flipping) without a non-free app. Perhaps there is a site that does this that I am unaware of?
Is this possible without building your own app, or having each user buy some gallery viewing app that costs a few bucks? I'm thinking no. I don't mind purchasing an app but I am trying to avoid other users/recipients of the images having to purchase anything.