Kompas is the First Daily Newspaper in Asia on the iPad
Friday, July 09, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
Kompas, the largest daily newspaper in Indonesia, uses WoodWing's Digital Magazine Tools to publish daily issues on the iPad. WoodWing continues to expand the feature set of its Digital Magazine Tools and expects to have approximately one new release each month this summer.
WoodWing announced today that Kompas, the largest daily newspaper in Indonesia, is using WoodWing's Digital Magazine Tools to create and publish its digital issues for the iPad. The App has been available in the App store since July 2, 2010.
"At Kompas, we always aim to offer our audience the most compelling reader experience and to provide them with the latest news wherever they are and whatever device they use. It was a logical step for us to support the iPad", said Rikard Bagun, Editor in Chief at Kompas.
The Kompas iPad App is produced by six employees working parallel with print production. The team aims to output the App at 2 a.m. local time every day, enabling users around the world to read the latest Kompas iPad issue in a timely manner.
Kompas was founded in 1965. Published every day, the respected newspaper reaches more than 2 million readers per day. Its Web site www.kompas.com has a total readership of 15 million unique visitors per month and it's one of the largest news portals in Indonesia. Kompas is the most innovative publishing group in Indonesia, being the first to consistently introduce technologies, such as QR-Code in daily editorial content, Augmented Reality for editorial and advertising, Web digital replica in Kompas ePaper, and now the iPad App.
Daily newspapers can capitalize on the iPad
John Fong, CEO of Serious Group, a leading WoodWing solution partner in Asia said: "Although producing a daily iPad newspaper with a magazine look and feel may seem quite labor-intensive, we proved this is very easily achieved using WoodWing's solution, InDesign templates and smart automation tools. Kompas clearly leads the way again for publishers in Asia."
Protecting the investment, open for the future
One new release each month
New features are being developed quickly. WoodWing expects to have approximately one new release each month this summer.
Additional information and demo videos showing WoodWing's iPad solutions can be found at www.woodwing.com/ipad.
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