Friday, March 30, 2012

Mag+ updates its reviewer app to support new iPad; New Republic issues update, promise 'retina' support soon

More app updates are flowing into the App Store as publishers and developers rush to make adjustments that will improve the look of their publications on the new iPad.
One update this morning comes from Moving Media AB, the company behind the Mag+ digital publishing platform.

Today the company updated its Mag+ Reviewer app.

The app is used in conjunction with the free Adobe InDesign plug-in. A developer or art director builds their tablet edition inside InDesign and then can preview the results on their iPad through the reviewer app.

Today's update brings the app 'retina' display support, as well as new features and bug fixes.

The New Republic, now majority owned by Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, updated its iPad app this morning, as well.

In this case, the app update only fixes some bugs, but the app description promises that another update will occur soon that will add 'retina' support.

I'll be keeping a close eye on this tablet edition to see two things: will the change of ownership bring a new vision of tablet editions to the title, and will the editorial content begin to change due to the new ownership. My hopes are both will occur.