Posts tagged #magazine

What's In My iPhone -- Part Five: The Bloggazine Stand

My Folder "Blogs & Magazines" entails:

App: SquareSpace
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: A blog administrative tool.
Cost: Free
Comments: Many people user Wordpress for their blogging CMS. I use SquareSpace, it just feels right for me. Not taking away anything from either product. The iPhone app, while I rarely use it to 'post on the fly', does do a very not job giving me stats. Good app, well worth having if you use this platform.

App: MarketingProfs
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: A content feeds aggregator for http://www.marketingprofs.com/
Cost: Free
Comments: A good quick read from time-to-time.

App: Harvard Business Review (HBR Tips)
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Daily tips from the HBR.
Cost: Free
Comments: Good tips for a wide range of business concerns.

App: All Top: Social Media
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: This is a feeds aggregator for the AllTop.com website specializing in post about social media.
Cost: Free
Comments: Solid feed app with very topical information from a diverse array of content providers.

App: All Top: Marketing
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: This is a feeds aggregator for the AllTop.com website specializing in posts about marketing.
Cost: Free
Comments: See above.

App: BuzzFeed
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: This feeds aggregator specializes in pulling content trending as 'viral' or on the raise.
Cost: Free
Comments: A great one-stop spot for your daily meme.

App: Wallpaper*
Rating: ✩✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: From the magazine stand to your iphone. This awesome culture, trends and design magazine is a must have if your of the creative collective.
Cost: Free
Comments: A must-have iphone magazine.

App: LIFE
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: It's LIFE magazine on your cell phone.
Cost: Free
Comments: A unique representation of the printed edition, complete with an array of photos and articles.

App: Joystiq
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: A feeds aggregator specializing in the video game and digital gaming industry.
Cost: Free
Comments: A great resource for the avid gamer.

My folder "Comics" contains: I'm going to preface by saying that while not new to comics I'm new to getting them with my iPhone so this area is very new to me and I'm only now discovering it. If you have any feedback for me pertaining to the one you think are best please email me at justice at bigblockstudios.com or hit my twitter handle @justicemitchell. Thanks!

App: DC Comics
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Browse, purchase and read all your favorite DC Comic titles with this iPhone application.
Cost: App: Free - Comics: are price/download
Comments: A great number of specific editions are even free.

App: Marvel
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Browse, purchase and read all your favorite Marvel Comic titles with this iPhone application.
Cost: App: Free - Comics: are price/download
Comments: Ditto.

App: Comics +
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Browse, purchase and read an array of different comic titles and publishers with this iPhone application.
Cost: App: Free - Comics: are price/download
Comments: Check the 'Newswire' for all the news to use!

App: Panelfly
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Browse, purchase and read an array of different comic titles (many more adult in subject matter and writing content/style) and publishers with this iPhone application.
Cost: App: Free - Comics: are price/download
Comments:

App: IDW
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Browse, purchase and read an array of different comic titles (many more adult in subject matter and writing content/style) and publishers with this iPhone application.
Cost: App: Free - Comics: are price/download
Comments: This one has "Danger Girl" and she's just hot.

App: CrappyCat
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: A awesomely animated little comic strip about a Crappy Cat and his many dysfunctions.
Cost: Just like crack, the first taste is often free.
Comments: Terribly funny and wildly illustrated.

Publishing 2.0

Since this post appeared Mashable.com released this list as well.

When you hear about the Apple iPad you get an earful of comments. It's just a glorified Kindle! It's one more thing that delivers content, I have a laptop. Is it really worth the money? Then the questions – Will it single handedly bring print as we know it out of the fire? Will it dominate the hand-held gaming industry? Will it be the premiere platform or will it simply die out like the Microsoft Zune? Poor sad little Zune.

We've been hearing for years that newspapers are dead, magazines are dead, print is dead! Ok, well with all this dying why is every Barnes & Noble packed with ten rows of death! Like the iPad or not, it's clear it and its tablet counterparts are going to quickly spark a publishing revolution. See the following videos and tell me if these are your Dad's magazine stack:

Like it or not, want one or not, it's clear that you've never seen the publishing (advertising, rich media, video, gaming, travel) industry so hyped for something in a long time. The iPad and the ensuing mass flood of tablets coming onto the marketplace this year might just start a new content revolution. There's a lot we don't know about what will be on the market at full launch. The much touted rumors that tablets will resurrect the comic book industry is still a hot topic. But we can confidently assume that never before has a single marketplace (like publishing) had a platform that they can take a traditional approach and turn it on it's ear. So sit back, relax and start interacting with your magazines!

Posted on March 23, 2010 and filed under Design, Interactive, Technology.