WoodWing Hits 100 iPad Apps

Tablet publishing specialist WoodWing Software has revealed that the number of apps created with its Digital Magazine Tools software has passed the century mark, with more than 100 publications now using the tools.

Publishers worldwide have produced nearly 1,000 digital issues which Woodwing says makes it the most popular tablet publishing solution on the market today.

Around 75 per cent of the digital publications created with WoodWing´s solution are magazines, most of which are published monthly. The spectrum of topics ranges from news, people and lifestyle to automotive, sports and cooking. WoodWing’s tools have also proven to be the ideal solution for tablet publications which are published weekly or even daily.

A number of renowned weekly news magazines, like Time Magazine in the US,  Veja in Brazil, Stern in Germany and Le Point in France, as well as daily newspapers like Kompas in Indonesia, South China Morning Post, The Star from Malaysia and Frankfurter Rundschau in Germany, create their iPad editons with WoodWing´s solution.

“Publishers using our Digital Magazine Tools can produce tablet publications without bumping into the so-called second-issue-problem, says WoodWing CEO, Hans Janssen. “Our efficient workflow enables publishers to produce even daily tablet editions.”

Most of the publishers using WoodWing´s tablet publishing Solution are leveraging the standard range of features of WoodWing´s Reader App, such as the integration of multimedia elements, access to social media platforms, and the use of hotspots and scrollable elements. A number of publishers, however, go beyond that and create customized Reader Apps using the framework edition. These include tailored cover pages, blogs, forums, shopping options, custom navigation controls and much more.

WoodWing estimates that currently, around 25 publications per month are brought to the iPad using its´s tablet publishing solution. WoodWing offers a continuously updated list of iPad apps created with its Digital Magazine Tools software here.

The company adds that is it well prepared for the advent of Android as a publishing channel. A Reader App for Android is under development, and Digital Magazine Tools will offer multi-screen support, enabling publishers to efficiently create content for various tablet devices with different screen sizes and aspect ratios.