This last week, especially weekend, I’ve been working on the iPad version of the magazine, therefore I’ve been messing around with several news and magazine apps on iPad. To my disappointment, the ones I tried are either just RSS or pdf readers.
Tablet computers should be the future thing from Star Trek that revolutionizes the way we consume text and they should embrace the nature of being a digital medium instead of a analogue one. It is really hard to implement interactivity and multimedia (so 90ies ;) ) to a text based medium without making it gimmicky and throwaway. I’m trying to work with sound right now, that might be a cool thing to enhance an article.
Another nut that needs cracking is the ability to overview a full article. The feeling of opening up a magazine and looking at headlines and pictures is a thing that I want to recreate in the digital version but I’m not sure how to do that yet.
Ps: Can anybody recommend magazine apps that do things right?