Creating Content

Mag+ Designd supports a bevy of features to make your apps interactive.

Fully Custom Interactive Design

Create native content for mobile devices, and deliver the high-quality experience users expect from touchscreen apps. Use assets from print or web to quickly and easily build a beautiful, immersive design for your mobile canvas.

InDesign Plugin for CS4-CC15

The downloadable tool kit, incorporates an easy-to-use plug-in for Adobe InDesign, the industry standard design software. Experienced graphic designers can get up and running in a matter of minutes.

Offline Support

Once users download your app content, it is available and fully functional, even when the device is offline.

Instant On-Device Design Review

The free Mag+ Designd Reviewer app lets you see in real-time how your design will appear on device for all of your users. Download it for any device that Mag+ supports or use it on your desktop.

Remote Design Review

Need to share a proof with a client across the country? No problem. It’s easy to traffic content for approval to any device in the world.

Video and Audio Support

Add video and audio to your design with the push of a button. Embed files for easy offline use or stream them to keep file size down. Show video full-screen or embed it directly into your design. Let audio play in the background with our built-in playlist function or add sound effects.

Full Embedded HTML Support

Anything you can create in HTML can be included in your content. Add interactive elements, forms, animations or live web sites. Embed HTML elements so they work even when users are offline.

Built-in Interactive Content Layers

Mag+ Designd templates come fully equipped with interactive native layers, so creating a design that takes advantage of the touchscreen’s infinite canvas is as easy as adding content and hitting Publish!

Multiple Navigation Options

When you design your app, you’re never limited to simple swipe navigation. Create your own custom navigation bar or build documents that navigate with links, just like a web site. The choice is always yours.

Overlays and Popups

Create elements that pop up when a user taps a button or hotspot in your design. Make your content go as deep as you like and add animations like zoom and flip to your pop up elements.

Linking Internally and to the Web

Easily create links in your content that take users to the web in an embedded browser, or jump them to another place in your document or app.


Our powerful slideshow builder lets you add any variety of slideshows to your design. You can even have the slideshows auto-play and loop.


Animate any element of your design, from headlines that slowly appear to pulsing arrows that direct users to fun elements flying across the screen. Use existing GIFs or build simple movies or native animations.


Let users pinch to zoom in on any photo or element in your design – as easy as checking a box.


Create text that scrolls in place, or add large panoramic photos or charts to your design and let the user pan to see more.

Multiple Orientation Support

Design once to cover both orientations with our “pinning” feature, or create a unique design for each orientation. You can also lock the app to a single orientation – the choice is yours!

Easy Design for Multiple Devices

Create your layout once and quickly transfer it to other devices with our intelligent Multi-Device Export. Go back and customize individual device designs or just hit Publish!

Automated Production Tools

Take advantage of our library of InDesign scripts to automate tasks like exporting all your pages or creating designs for multiple devices. Or write your own scripts to automate your production.

Easy PDF Conversion

Have a PDF of an existing document you want to serve to your app? Use our PDF Converter to turn it into app content in seconds. Add interactive features or publish as is.

Delivery and Distribution

Deliver and distribute mobile apps seamlessly with Mag+ Designd. Our digital publishing software helps organizations publish live content securely across internal enterprise networks as well as through multiple app stores.

Branded Apps

You get your own completely branded app for the mobile devices of your choice: iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and phone or Kindle Fire. That app is the hub through which you serve all your content to your users.

Robust App Customization

Our apps are built on a solid common platform, but your app is entirely yours: your colors, your icons, your brand. Plus, deep control over the features and options you want your app to have.

In-App Library with Archiving

Your app has a built-in library, where users can access and manage multiple issues or documents. Users can archive issues to free up space, and you can offer subscriptions, single-issue purchases or free downloads.


In addition to documents, your app can offer a live newsfeed space where you can serve short bits of information and images, populated manually or automatically. You can even segment the messages by user group.

Live Content

Serve any web site through the Live window space in your app. You can even modify the URL without submitting an app update.

Enterprise (Private) Distribution

Apps can be distributed internally to your employees and bypass the public marketplaces using Apple’s Enterprise license. You can use any MDM or MAM solution you like to distribute the app.

Public Distribution to iTunes, Google Play and Amazon App Store

Offer your app through any of the major marketplaces: Apple iTunes, Google Play or Amazon App Store. The app can be free or paid – it’s up to you!

Flexible & Secure Content Hosting

The documents served to your app can be hosted with Mag+ using our Amazon S3 account with dynamic URLs, or you can always keep the content on your own servers or the host of your choice.

Login / Authentication Support

Gate your content behind a sign-in window in the app. Our simple Access Control API ties into your user database, where you have complete control over what issues any given user should see. You can even remotely expire or delete issues from a device.

Newsstand Support

Your app can live in Apple’s Newsstand or in the larger app store – it’s as easy as checking a box.

Precise Issue Control

You always have total control over the distribution of your issues: offer a bonus issue for subscribers, or hold back an issue only for purchase. Offer a free issue with the app download, or hide all issues behind a log in.

Engaging Users

Engage your users with the Mag+ Designd digital publishing software. Send push notifications, integrate app analytics and more.

Push Notifications

Use our built-in push notification service to send real-time messages to your users.

Custom In-App Promotional Banners

Your app’s built in content library offers a space for optional custom promotion banners you can use for any variety of purposes, from highlighting new content to linking to a site or even triggering a survey.

Social Sharing

Let users share any content from their app using Apple’s built-in sharing options, from Messages to Twitter to Facebook. You can even include a link back to your app store page to encourage more downloads.

Monetizing Content

Our mobile publishing software makes monetization features such as e-commerce, subscriptions and analytics integration simple.

In-App Purchasing

The apps support subscriptions and single-issue purchases for every marketplace. And since you submit the app through your developer account, all revenue goes directly to you.


Offer in-app subscriptions through the app marketplace of your choice (including free subscriptions on iOS), or use our Access Control feature to sell subscriptions on your own and let users log in to their app to get their content.

In-App Promotional Capabilities

Your app’s built-in issue library and store offers multiple spaces for promoting content, from promotional banners, to featured issues to full-screen previews of content.

App Marketing and Analytics

Marketing and engagement are crucial components of any app’s success. That’s why Mag+ teamed up with some of the global leaders in app marketing and mobile relationship management. Support for these add-on services is built into all Mag+ apps. Sign up for the providers below & you’re ready to drive success right away.

Appency – App Marketing Services

Get the word out about your app and drive downloads with Appency’s marketing services. Take advantage of their App Store Optimization (ASO) service that helps you improve app download numbers using time-tested best practices. Use Appency for app press releases or promotional videos to showcase your new app. Learn more about Appency.

Localytics – App Analytics And Marketing

Track the results of ad campaigns for your app across multiple services, including Facebook and Millennial Media. Then see how those campaigns deliver over time by following users’ analytics.

Through push and in-app messaging you can custom design and segment using all the analytics at your disposal. You can run A/B tests on messages and track how well a message delivered the desired effect, like a purchase or an issue open. Learn more about Localytics and their free trial.

Fiksu – Ads For Your App

One of the best ways to drive installs for your app is to advertise it in other apps. Fiksu is integrated with the top ad networks, real-time bidding exchanges, social networks, such as Facebook, and premium publishers. Learn more about Fiksu.

Spincar – Add 3D Content to your Design

Create, enhance, and embed 3D content with Spincar’s imaging and rendering tools. Just ship your product to their photo studio and they’ll use their photographic imager to create a 3D model you can embed in your Mag+ design. Learn more about Spincar.

Oplytic – Track your App Marketing Campaigns

See which email campaigns, social media posts and ads drive the most profitable app installs and in-app purchases. Monitor net revenue by campaign. Track in-app cross-sell campaigns and determine the success of the links between your apps. Oplytic delivers the premium to the customer after the in-app subscription is completed. Learn more about Oplytic.

Admob – Mobile Advertising Network

Connect with more than a million Google advertisers to show relevant ads within your app. Choose from a range of ads, including interactive units, and make money when users engage. Learn more about AdMob.


AdMarvel – Mobile Ad Optimization

In-app ads are a great way to monetize your app, and AdMarvel makes sure your advertising strategy meets your business goals. Whether you’re looking to increase ad quality, improve visitor experience or maximize the amount of money you make per user, AdMarvel is your one-stop solution for a smart advertising approach. Learn more about AdMarvel.


Appthenticate – Subscription Capabilities

Manage subscribers, staff, clients, or promotional code access to your app’s content. Secure your documents behind a log in page and control who gets to see what in your app. Design a custom login page for your app and get it working right away – no coding required. Learn more about Appthenticate.

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Mag+ Designd SDK

Mag+ Designd App SDK (Software Development Kit) opens the Mag+ Designd engine to publishers, agencies and app developers, making it easier than ever to build and deliver fully immersive content and brand experiences to users.

Our SDK gives developers access to the full Mag+ Designd ecosystem via a pre-built reader engine, saving hundreds of man-hours of coding. Now you can focus on creating the content and app user experience that’s right for your brand, instead of trying to build a full digital publishing system from scratch. As a publisher or app maker, how you work with the SDK and what you create is limited only by your imagination.

Here are just a few examples of what you can do:

Customized Magazine Apps

With the Mag+ Designd SDK, publishers are no longer locked into a specific set of app features and user experiences. They can create a unique magazine or newspaper app fully aligned with their brand, while making use of proven, best-in-class components.

Music and Movie Apps

With Mag+ Designd’s support for simple embedding of video and our industry-unique built-in music playlist, artists and studios can now easily create apps that deliver more than just an album or movie. Add premium content like lyrics, video clips, behind-the-scenes content, and audience interaction in a completely unique branded app.


Retailers can now create catalog apps that tie directly into their e-commerce system and present the shopping experience that’s right for their clients while designing beautiful pages using the Mag+ Designd creative tools.

Super Apps

The SDK allows developers to easily embed Mag+ Designd functionality into another app. So a brand could offer a single app that has shopping, games, tools and a magazine.
For more information on our SDK, please contact sales@magplus.com.