Cross-media publishing firm WoodWing Software has released V1.4 of its Digital Magazine Tools for iPad, supporting both Adobe CS4 and CS5.
WoodWing´s Digital Magazine Tools for iPad are used by many newspaper and magazine publishers around the globe to create iPad issues of publications including Time, Sports Illustrated, South China Morning Post and Kompas.
WoodWing says the new release provides publishers with a number of new and enhanced features, enabling them to create more attractive iPad apps. Scrollable elements increase the creative leeway, while the ability to assign audio files to pages provides for automatic sound when pages are opened.
There are also new features for the design of a table of contents – a vertical list that pops up in a separate window – plus a new ‘scrubber’ in the page navigator, similar to the navigation used in iBooks.
Digital Magazine Tools 1.4 also allows for new extension possibilities. Custom Page Objects allows third parties to add their own functionality to the digital magazine code. Web elements can be shown embedded in the page, as a pop-up in the application or in the web browser outside the app.
“We are very pleased with the high acceptance of our tools by publishers around the world,” says WoodWing president, Erik Schut. “In addition to the creative features, they appreciate the fact that they can create their iPad apps using existing teams. Based on the very positive customer feedback and the great iPad apps already done with our tools, we can say with confidence that WoodWing is a driving force in the iPad Publishing segment. And we keep our promise to provide enriched versions of our Digital Magazine Tools for iPad each month.”
The WoodWing Digital Magazine Tools are integrated with WoodWing’s cross-media publishing system, Enterprise, and WoodWing´s content management app, Content Station, enabling publishers to create their iPad apps in an efficient and secure way.
You can see a list of iPad apps created with WoodWing´s software here.