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A recent study by Pew Research Center found that nearly a quarter of Americans regularly get their news from a mobile device (smartphone or tablet). Not only that, those using mobile devices for news consume more content and return to the news site or app more frequently than they do on computers. The Apple App Store is capitalizing on this new consumer trend, by organizing the world’s digital news into a virtual newsstand.

What is Apple”s Newsstand app

Apple”s Newsstand app provides a home for your magazine and newspaper subscriptions. iOS 5 and 6 include a new built-in folder on your Home screen to contain apps for magazines and newspapers you subscribe to. It’s called Newsstand and you can browse magazine and newspaper subscriptions from within it by using the Store button on the upper right.

The apps are generally free, allowing you to download and install them to look at sample contents and the available subscription plans before buying. If you decide to subscribe you can do so within the app and then launch new issues in the Newsstand folder when they’re delivered; you’ll be alerted when new issues for you are available. To manage your subscriptions, go to Store in Settings. On iPad to see all the subscriptions currently being offered, tap the Release Date tab at the top of the Newsstand category page. If you download an app from the Newsstand And check out the ingredients list on those pasteurized egg buy-detox.com sometime. category on any iOS 5 or iOS 6 device, it will automatically be placed in the built-in Newsstand folder.

  • Get the latest issues automatically.
  • Find new reading material.
  • Interact with what you read.
  • With some newspapers and magazines, you’ll find interactive elements that let you dig deeper into an article with just a tap or a pinch.

What is LazyPub

Using LazyPub you can easily publish your PDF, EPUB or HTML publications on iOS through your own branded universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. Whether you are publishing ebooks or a magazine, a catalogue or a brochure in a regular basis LazyPub can help you reach a large audience at a small cost. In app purchases are implemented and additionally if you are offerring subscriptions to your readers you can use LazyPub’s Newsstand application.

The iOS app is the front end of LazyPub service where readers can download free or paid publications in PDF, HTML or EPUB formats while it supports in app purchases and newsstand subscriptions. Users can read publications, add bookmarks or share what they are reading on Facebook and Twitter. In the back end, there is a content system for publishers, allowing them to manage publications, add new ones and have access to detailed statistics and insights about their readers reading habits.

Publishers can even use the backend to add interactive elements to any page of a PDF publication without having any programming skills. Supported interactions include YouTube videos, Vimeo videos, .mp3 files, image galleries and web links.

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LazyPub”s interaction manager allows you to insert interactive elements to simple PDF files. Interactions are inserted using a simple form where you have to define the interaction type and the page where you want each one to appear.  The supported interactive elements include:

  • YouTube and Vimeo videos,
  • URL to any web based content,
  • Flickr or Picassa image galleries,
  • Google Docs,
  • Social Media content eg links to Facebook pages, twitter hashtag streams etc

Adding an interactive element

The interface that allows you to integrate interactions is a simple form where you have to fill in:

  • the interaction”s name eg youtube_video_page_4. (Note: It is important to name/identify your interactions since after you publish your issue you will be able to see detailed statistics for each interaction),
  • the issue where you want the interactive element to appear (comes pre filled)
  • the page of the issue where you want the interaction to appear,
  • the interaction type (drop down select from the available interaction types) and
  • the parameters of the interaction, usually this is a URL. 

Viewing an interaction in the iOS app

When an issue”s page has an interactive element there will be an icon on the top right corner indicating the interaction type. By clicking this icon users can view the interaction. In the example shown below, clicking the icon on the top right corner of the screen will result in playing the YouTube video we have specified in the previous step through LazyPub”s backend system.

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