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Mag+ Welcomes Apple Newsstand with 12 TitlesDedicated Area for Magazines Great for Publishers and Readers (October 13, 2011)
Mag+ today announces that a dozen of its client magazines stock Apple's Newsstand as it launches. The Newsstand offers publishers a market for their magazines distinct from the rest of the App Store and gives readers a simpler way to shop for and manage their magazine apps.
Newsstand arrives with Apple's operating system upgrade to iOS5 and provides a tailored hub for digital periodicals - much like an iBooks for magazines and newspapers. Among the Mag+ titles there at launch are Popular Science+, Popular Photography+, Outside+, and Maxim+. Designed especially for iPad, these are among the first periodicals on Newsstand's virtual shelves.
Mag+ is the most flexible, efficient and affordable platform for publishers of all sizes to create immersive content, tailored for touchscreen tablets. It is the flagship product of Moving Media+, and has already taken dozens of US, European and Asian magazines and other publications onto iPad.
Moving Media+ CEO Staffan Ekholm says, "Newsstand is a key development we've been looking forward to on behalf of publishers and readers. A dedicated hub for periodicals within the iTunes ecosystem makes it so much easier to find and enjoy digital magazines."
''Having taken Popular Science+, the first iPad magazine, to Apple's market-dominating tablet, Mag+ is at the forefront as digital publishing evolves. We're committed to helping publishers deliver beautiful, engaging magazines to tablet readers and to exploiting all the revolutionary possibilities of tablet publishing," Ekholm says.
For readers, the Newsstand app will appear on their iPad desktop after they upgrade to iOS5, and will house all the magazines they subscribe to. Newsstand will also directly link to a section in the App Store just for periodicals, and as they are purchased new magazines will go directly to the Newsstand folder. For subscribers, new issues will automatically download in the background as they become available, displayed with the latest cover rather than a standard app icon.
The 12 Mag+ titles on Newsstand are:
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