How PressPad Can Keep You Away from the Bitter Lesson of App Development

How PressPad Can Keep You Away from the Bitter Lesson of App Development

“Talking New Media” has recently posted a very interesting article covering their behind-the-scenes experience of building their own iPad magazine application.They definitely got to know what it would be like to build an app for publishing a magazine on iPad having none (or very little) experience with delivering for Apple App Store. But aren’t they a publisher rather than an app developer?

If you are planning to hire a freelance developer to code your own magazine app, hold on because there might be a more effective solution which really works.

First of all, TNM is a news, information and commentary website for the digital publishing industry which we love reading and we do respect their job a lot (hi, guys!), so if you are interested ina digital publishing, you should visit their website too.

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How to Get Your Digital Magazine App Featured on the App Store

There are many ways to popularize your digital magazine so that it would be increasingly and more willingly downloaded from App Store. A lot depends on the starting factors, such as whether you already publish your title on other platforms, whether you already have printed edition readers, and whether they belong to a model group of digital edition readers.

In order to answer these questions, we took a closer look at 10 most popular magazines published by PressPad, to check whether there exist any activities that are common to the publishers who can boast a large number of digital magazine app downloads.

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6 Golden Rules To Design Successful Digital Magazine

digital magazine design

Your app is your brand on App Store – if you are about to publish your digital magazine on mobile devices read this article and find out how to prepare a good looking digital magazine design, a recommendable content which is read with pleasure and which works on Apple mobile devices with iOS and Android controlled tablets and smartphones.

Your native PressPad app is a virtual kiosk and, at the same time, a reader visible in News Stand which allows readers to look through successive digital issues. A great advantage of such a solution is that you can put every issue in your PressPad publisher panel in a PDF format and subscribers of your magazine will instantly see successive issues on their tablets or smartphones.

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How to Convince Your Boss About Mobile Publishing

Mobile Publishing is a necessary pivot for many titles. For some titles, it is the first medium for entering the market. In this article you will find out which arguments to choose, and how to present them in order to get your boss to like mobile publishing. After all, going mobile is a great way to reach new readers.

Mobile Publishing is a very strong trend, which is supported by changes in the business model of many publications. We have already witnessed the change of the distribution model and the transition to digital platforms, such great titles as Life or the NYT. Earlier this year, eMarketer made a prediction that “This Year, All Publishers Go Mobile”. To convince your boss to come onto the App Store platform, present the information, which you will find below, in anf appropriate form, relevant for your organization.

1. Provide Market Brief

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Succes Stories: Cliché Magazine Newsstand App

Cliche magazine cover on ipad

Today we start a series of short presentations of magazines available for iPad thanks to the PressPad self mobile publishing tool. Those apps look great and reading them gives a lot of pleasure. Thats why we decided to present them a little bit.

Cliché magazine is devoted to fashion, lifestyle and ways of spending your free time. It is always full of unique photos and exquisite articles on music and culture. This is how the editorial staff describes the magazine:
A magazine created for an elite group of people who are passionate about experiencing their ideal lifestyle. Cliché is not a pretentious magazine that purely aims at illustrating pictures of celebrities, but a way of managing your love for fashion, entertainment, culture, and most importantly the way you live. Cliché integrates all of these fields into a magazine release that allows you to understand and appreciate the finest things that surround you.
 
It enjoys excellent feedback from its readers. Here is one of them:

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