Successful big brand Custom App launches10/2/2012
Newsday and Elsevier Custom Apps go Live
Newsday and Elsevier are both long-standing clients of PageSuite, using our products to enhance their online digital strategies across multiple brands.
Newsday goes live on Android tablets
Newsday Android tablet app launch comes after successful iPhone and iPad integration, and Android smartphone development all within the past six months. Newsday app readers get everything from breaking news bulletins and our signature paper replica, to traffic camera footage and detailed weather reports. The Newsday app is a free benefit to Cablevision subscribers, with a variety of tiered access points, which we integrated across print, app and online platforms.
Elsevier update their iPad app
Following on from the success of their original app, Elsevier have released a custom Materials Today iPad app, which includes podcasts and whitepapers alongside all the latest industry news, which can be broken down into categories the individual reader prefers. As well as this, a digital replication of the print edition is available, showing both the current and past editions of the magazine. These editions can be downloaded to readers’ devices to read at their convenience. For more information on custom apps, contact the PageSuite sales team.
The Scotsman’s most important steps in 200 years10/2/2012
iPad app shows new era for The Scotsman
The Scotsman was in the industry news a lot last week, after they claimed a ‘new era’ for the newspaper with the launch of an application allowing readers to access the paper via an iPad, using PageSuite’s Dynamic App Plug-in. This app will keep The Scotsman up to speed with the latest technology, and was described as “one of the most important steps in the paper’s 200 year history”.
Delivering the news in a contemporary way
The iPad app, which was positively reviewed in New Media Age, Hold The Front Page and Journalism, follows the iPhone version designed and built by PageSuite. PageSuite’s integrated paper section of the app allows users to access every page of the latest edition and use downloads to read offline or the archive to access previous editions. The paper versions of the paper are fully searchable to find content relevant to individual readers.
Denver Post and Newsday deploy similar feature
PageSuite’s Dynamic App Plug-in also features subscription integration, which has recently been achieved with The Denver Post, who offer the paper replica as a premium to print subscribers. Another interesting sub-text to The Scotsman’s launch was the report by New Media Age last week, who stated that The Scotsman wasn’t available on Android due to technical limitations. However PageSuite have recently developed an Android app for Newsday (link to story) in USA, which goes above and beyond most apps’ subs integration, allowing multiple tiers of access to bundled print, digital and app subscribers.
Denver Post integrate PageSuite software into existing app17/1/2012
Delivering news to readers
The Denver Post, a daily newspaper published in Colorado since 1892 is Colorado’s news and information resource – delivered in print, online, mobile and social platforms. The Denver Post is one of the largest circulation papers in the US, so delivering news to their readers across a variety of platforms is becoming increasingly important.
News on tablet devices
To enhance upon the importance of publishing cross platform, Denver Post released an iPad application which offers the latest breaking stories, amazing photo galleries and sport updates. Their readers can choose news important to them by section or category and users of the app can share news that is important to them via email, twitter or facebook.
Dynamic App integration
PageSuite have now integrated the Dynamic App Plug-in and a custom in-app login solution into Denver Post’s existing iPad app. This allows users of the iPad application to view a print replica of their favourite newspaper, as well as search the current and past editions of the publication. Reader’s can also download any page or full edition to save and view offline.
Archant make the most of PageSuite’s latest releases16/1/2012
Archant combine digital and app subscriptions
Archant have just launched 38 brand new custom iPhone and iPad applications, bringing their digital subscriptions to mobile and Apple tablet devices. These PageSuite developed apps integrate with a third party subscription database which allows digital edition and application subscriptions to run simultaneously at no extra cost to the subscriber.
Additional benefits for Archant readers
The apps are free to download and after installing the app on customers’ devices, readers simply login with their existing details. As well as reading current subscriptions on their mobile devices, Archant subscribers can also take advantage of additional benefits of these apps, such as downloading and saving content for offline reading. Readers can enjoy the advanced search function to look for news that is of importance to them.
New features for all clients
The new apps for Archant also feature our brand new interface for Dynamic Apps. The sleek new design features a page slider device to move quickly through the pages and new reading view options in horizontal mode; users can now toggle between double-page spread view or optimised page view. The Archant apps also take advantage of Newsstand integration, allowing automatic download of new editions to readers’ devices. Get in touch for a demo or to find out more...
By Sean Seymour
Rounding up 2011 and looking forward to 201215/1/2012
Back in January 2011, the PageSuite staff made predictions of what the year would have in store. Some predictions unfortunately did not come true. Sadly, Mark did not reveal his true identity as a superhero however we are still hoping this may be in store for 2012! It was predicted 2011 would bring 8 new employees to the PageSuite offices, when in fact it bought 14 members of staff to the UK office alone. One member of staff also made the unlikely prediction that we would make a music video, but that came true in our Christmas video!
Looking back at 2011
2011 was a fantastic year for PageSuite, with plenty of new clients to boast about. PageSuite’s first ever office was opened in America (another prediction which came true!). The office based in Atlanta has helped build relationships with existing and new American clients. PageSuite had their first ever event with Apple in Abu Dhabi, which led onto more events towards the end of 2011 and more planned for 2012. PageSuite has now submitted 180 iOS applications to the app store, and 2011 saw our first Android and Blackberry applications developed, as well as the release of our HTML5 reader.
Predictions for 2012
2012 is looking to be a successful year for PageSuite, with events already scheduled in both the UK and the US. PageSuite will be exhibiting at two shows next month. Join our team at the Niche Magazine Conference in Nashville or at Publishing Expo in London.
Predictions for 2012 include the UK offices having to move premises to accommodate for extra staff members and more product developments to be released. PageSuite’s successful Dynamic Apps have already had a new interface developed for a fresher look for 2012.