It seems that talk of tablets is everywhere these days – and for good reason. Headlines like, ‘tablets taking over the world”, are not uncommon when browsing through news updates. In January of 2013, Apple reported that 40 billion apps have been downloaded in the Apple App store from June 2008 to January 2013. According to Pew Research, 25% of American adults own tablets – this number is up from 4% from two years before. The tablet audience is growing quickly! If you have content that the world needs to see, it is time to take the plunge and build your own iPad app.
The task may seem daunting, but tools like Mag+ help to make the experience a good one. With Mag+ you can easily go from InDesign to publishing your app to the iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and Android devices and the best part is that there is no coding required. Here is how it works.
1. Create the content for your iPad app
Use InDesign to create the content for your app, and add online content and interactivity through the Mag+ plugin tool.
2. Preview your content on the iPad
After you have designed your content you can use the Mag+ reviewer to preview your creation on any mobile device. This is a fast way to see what your design looks like and how it behaves on the device.
3. Assemble your content into an app
Use Mag+ Publish to configure your app. This is a web based tool and does not require any coding. We keep it simple.
4. Publish your app
Once your app is created and approved you can publish it to the iTunes App Store (or store of your choice).
Download the Mag+ tools to start building your app today.
Here is a quick video on how to instal the Mag+ tools and create your own app for the iPad.
More information about building your own iPad app with Mag+