Thursday, April 12, 2012

Condé Nast update Vanity Fair and Glamour apps

Magazine publisher Condé Nast is methodically updating their magazine app to make sure they are adjusted for Apple's new iPad. Today they issued two more updates, this time for Vanity Fair and Glamour.

Both magazine apps promise higher resolution issues starting with the May issue, which has been the common practice at the publisher.

Reading some of the reader reviews inside the App Store some readers have complained of large issue file sizes and slow download speeds. I have not downloaded any of the new issues as of yet (very busy this afternoon), but will be curious if the art directors made adjustments in order to keep the sizes down to around the same level they were before the update.

Users of the GQ app have been experiencing issues with it, some saying that there is, in fact, no retina support. But a few have written to say that the app should be deleted first, then reinstalled to have the changes take effect.