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WoodWing moves forward with version 1.6 of its Digital Magazine Tools

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Zaandam, The Netherlands – WoodWing Software, an innovation leader in the field of cross-media and tablet publishing, today announced the release of version 1.6 of its Digital Magazine Tools for the creation of stunning digital publications for tablet devices.

New: Support for subscriptions
With the new version of its Digital Magazine Tools, WoodWing enables publishers to offer subscriptions. Within the app, readers can now log into their subscription license to access the issues they're eligible to download. Publishers can promote the subscriptions via in-app advertisements, and readers can subscribe to the publication from within the app.

New: Enhanced downloading
When downloading digital publications, readers will see enhanced feedback about the process. The status of the download is shown in percentage and readers are informed about the content being transferred and installed on their tablet device. Also, interrupted downloads can be resumed from the point where they were paused.

Publishers can also protect their readers from downloading their digital publication using a 3G mobile connection, either by displaying a warning message or by excluding this option entirely.

New: APIs to enhance the reader experience
In addition, version 1.6 of WoodWing's Digital Magazine Tools offer new APIs that enable publishers to further enhance the reader experience. The new Navigation API allows a publisher to redefine how to navigate to various elements of the digital publication, such as sections, stories and pages. This API can be used to create custom navigation tools. The new Gesture API also allows publishers to add their own custom gestures to their Reader app. In combination with the Navigation API, powerful new functions can be created.

"We are very happy with the success of our Digital Magazine Tools," said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software. "In October alone, 21 new apps created with our solution have been made available in Apple's App Store. The new version 1.6 of our Digital Magazine Tools is a big step forward, providing our customers with important new features for the economic success of their tablet publishing business."

WoodWing's tablet publishing solution supports both Adobe CS4 and CS5, allowing publishers to create digital publications leveraging existing teams and skills, and enables them to publish on a regular – even daily – basis.


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