Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Digital publishing platforms issue updates to systems; Aquafadas, Mag+, Zinio issue updates and revisions

The French digital publishing platform company Aquafadas, recently acquired by Kobo, has today announced a new ePub capabilities inside its system 2.5.

Users of the Aquafadas system can now export in two different types of ePUB3 – reflow layout and fixed layout:

Reflow format: Use ePub Reflow when text is the most important part of your document. Text reflow describes the ability of text to wrap, or adjust itself to an allotted space. Text reflow enables text to better on fit mobile screens. Enables full text search and notes. Aquafadas System generates ePUB Reflow files which are validated by ePUBChecker, the official validation tool of IDPF, including video, audio, read-aloud, slideshows, MotionComposer’s animations and Web View.

Fixed Layout: to preserve your original layout. You can add a lot of interactivity: video, audio, read-aloud, slideshows, MotionComposer’s animations and HTML5 animations. Enables full text search while preserving text styling and layout
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Version 2.5 is now capatibly with iOS 6 and the new iPad mini, and has templates that will support retina displays.

• Mag+ today issued an update to its Mag+ Reviewer app which fixes MIB rendering (the file type produced). The Mag+ system, originally created by Swedish publishing firm Bonnier, launched its version 4.0 in September which supports the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, as well as dynamic ad serving.

• Zinio today updated its iOS newsstand app. Zinio now supports sharing through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and is now optimized for iOS 6.

• iBuildApp says that users can now publish their apps for Android with one click, and can add sharing of music from SoundCloud in mobile apps. It is not known when or if iBuildApp will begin supporting the new iPhone's larger screen. The company continues to prevent customers and the media from communicating with the company without paying them for the privilege. All attempts to contact this company through email, Twitter or through their internal system have been rebuffed. Nonetheless, I still get press releases from them and will continue to remind the company of their god awful customer service policies.

1 Comment:

Tablazines said...

"The company continues to prevent customers and the media from communicating with the company without paying them for the privilege."

Which is why when deciding what companies to use for the relaunch of my apps... they weren't even an consideration.

The only way I received a response from them is when I put them on blast on Twitter.

Yes, I understand they're a small company but support is KEY. Why is that so hard for them to understand?

I personally will NEVER recommend them for anything and I'll do my best to steer people clear of them.