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Mag+ Named as Leader in Digital Publishing Solutions, Rich Interactivity

We were very excited to see Mag+ presented as one of the most robust and influential digital publishing solutions in the market today, in the lead with rich interactivity capabilities, (see graphic above.) Check out the latest report by InfoTrends, called, “The Digital Platform Market Overview.” Infotrends describes Mag+ as, “one of the few products … Continue

Shake It Off (or On): New Link Triggers are Here!

Hotspots, or clickable areas, are the key behind any interactivity in your Mag+ design. They’re the triggers that, when tapped, open a popup, activate a web link, play a movie or audio file, or take you to another page. But what if the reader didn’t have to tap the hotspot to make that action happen? … Continue

Digital Magazine Awards 2014 – Category Finalists Announced!

The Digital Magazine Awards, now in it’s fifth year, has quickly become established as one of the most prestigious award ceremonies within the international publishing industry. This year, the DMA received entries from 29 countries with finalists named in 23 categories! Winners will be unveiled during an interactive showcase on November 25th at hip venue ‘Proud Camden’ in … Continue

Mag+ Creative Trick: Embedding a PDF

If you need to convert an existing PDF file into a Mag+ issue, our PDF Converter script is the way to go. But sometimes you need to just embed a PDF directly into your issue—maybe a price sheet in a sales app, or a document that’s not worth re-rendering natively. Or maybe you want to … Continue


The Gentleman’s Journal: Reaching Readers on Their Favorite Devices

The summer 2014 digital issue of The Gentleman’s Journal is now available for purchase on your iPad. Having been impressed by their first digital issue, Mag+ wants to highlight the most recent digital magazine from this talented team.    Loaded with exquisite photographs and coverage of high value cars, yachts, travel and fashion – The Gentleman’s Journal takes a minimalist … Continue

Make your Marketing Successful with Oplytic

Whether your Mag+ app is commercial or private, if no one uses it, you’re wasting your time and money. That’s why we’re big advocates of app marketing, but even bigger advocates of tracking ROI and marketing performance. That’s where Oplytic fits in. A third-party service available to all Mag+ apps, Oplytic allows you to track … Continue

Way to go Room Design Magazine for iPad

Far too often, tablet magazines are simply exact copies of the print edition served up as static PDFs that aren’t taking full advantage of the world of interactive potential that tablets afford. Thankfully, that’s changing and ROOM Diseño is a great example. With two years of experience and six printed editions, they are now taking … Continue

Restaurant Solutions: A Tech-Savvy B2B Digital Product Guide

Smart enterprises are mobilizing their sales force using Mag+ to design cost-effective, digital product guides that captivate potential clients and drive revenue. Presentations become crisp, lightweight, and optimized for personalized messaging — by quickly transitioning their pitch with a few taps — rather than thumbing through cumbersome slide decks. San Jamar, a leading provider for … Continue

What iOS8 Means for Digital Publishers

This is a guest post from our app marketing partner, Appency.  Apple unveiled iOS8 this week at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. While there are some new features that will have app developers in general bouncing in excitement, like a new programming language, integrated TestFlight app testing and expanded iCloud storage, there are a few … Continue

New Release: Mag+ 5, 2014-6

First Tuesday of the month means it’s release day! Today’s release is relatively small, with mostly bug fixes. As always, you can see full release notes for the apps and Publish here, and the release notes for the tools here. Here are a few highlights: Slideshow fixes: For the iOS app, we cleaned up some … Continue