Thursday, May 30, 2013

Morning Brief: Mag+ releases version 4.2, updates reviewer app; Dennis Publishing issues major update for its universal iOS app for 'The Week'

This morning Mag+ announced the release of version 4.2 of their digital publishing platform, and with it the release of an update for their Mag+ Reviewer app.
We are happy to announce our v4.2 update to the Mag+ system! This update focuses on flexibility as well as faster and easier production. New features include two new iOS features that will make you rethink how you design digitally, faster production speed, monetization, and one breakthrough change to Android. Here are the highlights.

Android – Scaling MIBs
Now you can create one Android MIB and it will scale to cover all devices, bigger or smaller. Templates of specific sizes of the major Android devices are still offered if you want to design for specific devices. However, you now have the option to design one 1280x800 MIB, and our app will scale it up or down, saving you time and resources.

iOS – Overlay Layer
You now have access to an additional layer that sits on top of your other layers and stays as the user swipes pages beneath it. It is a permanent overlay for the issue. Check out WeSC, a cool street fashion catalog built by our Mag+ Studios division. This app includes the overlay layer.

AdMarvel Integration
You can better monetize your app by utilizing a new feature that integrates AdMarvel and AdMob. These networks allow publishers to place dynamic advertising into issues.

Production Tool – Better multiple device handling
Several new functions are included in this release that should shave substantial time off of your issue creation.

Dennis Publishing issued a major update to the company's universal app for The Week. The update is extensive and adds some important new features:
• Larger text sizes - developed particularly for iPad Mini users who want a bigger font for enhanced readability, but available on all iPads and the iPhone.

• Ability to save and share cover images - We know readers love The Week's witty cover cartoons. On the iPad app cover selector, hold down your finger to save or share the cover image.

• Pinch-to-zoom images - Tap on an image to go full screen, and pinch to zoom in for an even closer look.

• Improved subscription reliability and log-in - We know some users have experienced problems with access to issues. This app update increases reliability and adds more detailed feedback.

•Numerous small bug fixes, including improved push messaging.