Magazines have undergone a radical transformation in their move to stay relevant in a digital era. Apple Introduced its Newsstand a few years ago and has attracted major publishers to their platform to distribute their entire portfolio. Today, Michael and Peter check out what the magazine experience is like on the Apple iPad Air.
The iPad Air is the 5th generation Apple tablet and is the most current device on the market. The Newsstand is basically a dedicated section of the app store, in which publishers like Conde Nast offer their selection of magazines. Make no mistake, magazines on the iPad are basically apps. There is no consistency on the user interface and they way content is presented. Often publishers will all have their own way to present their product.
In the video review today we look at one of the latest issues of Rolling Stone magazine. One of the most interesting aspects of this app is the ability to play music. We all read music reviews or profiles on a specific artist and wonder what they sound like. You can play a sample of the track right in the App and then if you want to purchase it, it redirects you to iTunes.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.