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Now that the iPad has become a respected media channel through which publishers design and publish online magazines, there’s more pressure for content systems to keep up with emerging technologies that influence how users interact and engage. WoodWing Software, known for its multi-platform tablet publishing platform, has announced a number of major new features for its reader apps for iOS and Android, as well as for its Content Delivery Service.

Reader Apps

Woodwing upgraded its Tablet Publishing Solution so newspapers, magazines and corporate publishers worldwide can enhance their publishing business models for the tablet device by offering readers an even more exciting and comfortable reading experience.

With iPad Reader App 1.8, publishers can now customize the storefront of the kiosk in the app, making it easier to create a branded shopping experience. As well, users can provide subscriptions via iTunes and a separate subscription server in the same app, allowing readers to choose their preferred service.

For Android users, the app is available for both Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 3.0 (Honeycomb) users and comes with multi-screen functionality, which gives publishers the ability to create content for devices with multiple resolutions and aspect ratios.

Learning Opportunities

Woodwing also made its HTML 5 Reader app available, which makes its easier for publishers to extend their reach to Safari and Chrome Web browser users.

Content Delivery Service

WoodWing’s hosted Content Delivery Service (CDS) has increased its functionality, so now publishers can more easily manage publication issues for different devices and resolutions. As well, the user interface has been redesigned for improved usability, and publishers can administer multiple apps more easily.

As WoodWing´s CDS serves more than a million downloads per month, these updates will no doubt benefit publishers as they look to engage users through advanced digital platforms