The Orcadian reaches top 10 in the iTunes Chart24/4/2013
Following the success of The Orcadian’s digital edition that was released back in November, last Thursday the newspaper launched new Dynamic Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire. Shortly after going live, The Orcadian app shot to number 10 in the Top Grossing iPhone News app chart in the App Store on Friday.
The Orcadian’s Dynamic App features full subscription integration across digital editions and apps, so subscribers can enjoy access to the newspaper across both channels via unique login details.
The Orcadian joined several other PageSuite apps in the top 50, including Daily and Sunday Express, Daily Star, Express & Star News, Shropshire Star, South Wales Evening Post, The Argus and Guernsey Press and Star.
Join us at Specialist Media Conference 201322/3/2013
PageSuite will be at the British Library on 24 April exhibiting at Specialist Media Conference. This year's event will be focusing on the latest mobile options and how niche consumer and b2b publishers are taking advantage of them.
Don't miss PageSuite's session in the Auditorium at 13:00. In a market that is seeing new devices launched seemingly every month, is there a platform that represents the 'Golden Ticket' to publishing success? Our Sales Director, Chris Took, will be providing an industry analysis of what is happening in the mobile and tablet sector and how it relates specifically to publishers. He will also be covering interesting missteps and major success stories over the past few years.
We will be showcasing our latest product developments on our stand, including Live Apps, so stop by for a demo and a chat or why not contact us beforehand to book a meeting with our team at the event.
Book your place at the conference here, we look forward to discussing your publishing strategy.
Northern and Shell launch Windows Phone 8 apps across five titles5/2/2013
New apps released for Windows Phone users
Apps for Daily Express, Daily Star, OK! Magazine, Star Magazine and new! Magazine are now available to download for Windows Phone 8 devices. The new apps are in addition to the Windows 8 and Windows RT apps that were developed for Northern and Shell by PageSuite in October last year.
These publisher-branded applications are based on PageSuite’s popular Dynamic App framework that relies on one streamlined workflow to publish content cross-platform to iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8. The apps feature interactive replica editions and a full archive, as well as options to search, share and download content to enjoy offline.
All five apps are available to download for free and include a 14-day free subscription before rolling onto recurring time-based paid subscriptions.
If you would like to find out more about our app solutions for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 please get in touch!
PageSuite to exhibit at Niche Magazine Conference and Publishing & Media Expo 22/1/2013
February is shaping up to be another busy month for PageSuite – as sponsors of Niche Magazine Conference 2013, our US team will be on-hand to present our latest product innovations in Tempe, Arizona from 11 to 12 February and this year looks set to pack a punch with a fun superhero theme! You can register for the event here.
PageSuite will also be exhibiting at Publishing & Media Expo 2013 in London from 26 to 27 February and the event promises to be “two days filled with inspiration, new ideas and solutions”. Find us at stand C37 – you can register online for your free place here. The PageSuite team will be showcasing brand new apps developed for Windows Phone 8 and our popular Dynamic Apps solution for iOS, Android, Windows 8/RT and Kindle Fire.
Live Apps Launch
PageSuite are pleased to announce that visitors to both events will get an exclusive look at Live Apps, the latest addition to our range of app products, which is expected to launch end of February. Take a look at our video for a quick preview!
Beautiful ‘designed-for-device’ editions are created from purposely designed page templates that are populated by publishers’ news, image and video feeds. Full-screen images, impactful headlines and intuitive navigation combine together to create compelling content and a seamless user experience. Live Apps also present great revenue opportunities with integrated subscriptions, full-page ad interstitials and sponsorship opportunities.
Drop by our stand for a product demo and a chat or if you would like to arrange a meeting, please get in touch.
New innovations relevant to the publishing sector at CES 201314/1/2013
So another year and another tech filled show from Las Vegas although 2013 was slightly different; it wasn’t all about the hardware yet more about applications, software and distribution of content whilst working on existing platforms that are already established or at least on their way.
First up was the keynote from surprise guest, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO in which he highlighted how well Windows RT has been doing; the number of applications for new Windows tablets has increased fivefold since late October with there now being four times more applications for Windows RT computers than there were when the devices were introduced in late October.
Along the same lines and also Microsoft related, Nokia confirmed sales of their Lumia handsets had "delivered better than expected results” in Q4 with an estimated 4.4 million units sold which is 1.5 million better than it did in the previous quarter. That now brings the total number of Lumia handsets out in the wild to about 14.3 million all running Windows Phone 7 and 8.
Going “extra large” isn’t just something the Americans like to reserve for their McDonalds either with numerous tablets and phones getting the XL treatment. A couple of devices worth highlighting were the Huawei Ascend Mate at a staggering 6.1 inches and powered by Android, this phone is only just smaller than the Kindle Fire HD. Leading the pack in the tablet market was the new Panasonic 20 inch running Windows 8 Pro. Now, I had a hands-on with this and I can tell you, it’s amazing; it features a 4k screen (3,840 X 2,560 resolution), up to 16GB of memory and a 128GB SSD. Unfortunately Panasonic would not confirm the price or availability but lets just assume it will break the bank! It is also worth noting that Intel had numerous XL tablets and multifunction/combined screens on display and that devices such as the Galaxy Note have been leading the charge with the so called “Phablets”.
Mozilla, the creators of the Firefox web browser, announced that they would be developing a phone for release in to the European market in 2013. Initially, they are not expected to be key major players but more aiming for the lower end of the Android market share. Firefox OS is already expected to capture 1% of the share of global smartphone shipments, which is still a huge number.
And finally, bringing it closer to home was the UK based Canonical’s Ubuntu Mobile OS. Still in its early stages but due for developer release in the coming months, this Linux based OS can be installed on to Android devices as dual OS, so in theory, you can use Ubuntu whilst at home and docked in a cradle then switch over to the traditional Android system when on-the-go. If you’re used to desktop OS then you’ll certainly notice the familiarities between the two and there does seem to be a few discreet nods to recently open-sourced WebOS.