Publishers top the iTunes Charts11/7/2012
Top Grossing, Downloads and News category success
PageSuite are currently dominating the iTunes charts, with top apps in the News, Top Grossing, Newsstand and New categories of the App Store. At present 10 of the top 50 grossing News iPad apps and 8 of the top 50 grossing iPhone apps have been developed by PageSuite. All bar The Scotsman use the Dynamic App template, proving that high impact - low resource replica apps don’t have to feature custom development in order to attract users and generate revenue.
Category boosts from iTunes
PageSuite have seen their clients’ apps download volumes increase by over 50% more when prominently featured in iTunes categories. PageSuite currently have three apps in the New category across both the News and Newsstand sections of the store, The Rugby Paper, The Travel Retail Business and OK! Magazine. Having your app featured by Apple staff in New and What’s Hot categories brings more attention to your app and significantly increases your download figures. OK! Magazine was a fully featured Newsstand app alongside other big brand magazine titles, boosting their discoverability beyond typical keyword search and chart rankings.
From Niche to National
PageSuite have a diversity of publications and a range of clients in top 10, showing that you don’t need to be a national newspaper or magazine in order to have huge download numbers. From Dog World to The Non-League paper, or new! Magazine to The Scotsman, PageSuite has the experience to get your app where your audience will find it. For more information on getting onto the iTunes App Store, please contact our sales team today.
PageSuite girls raise money for Cancer Research10/7/2012
Supporting the cause and racing for life
Cancer Research is a charity that means a lot to many of the staff at PageSuite, so for the third year running, some of the PageSuite girls have run the Race for Life at Moat Park, Maidstone to raise money to support the world class research the charity undertake to find new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. Cancer affects 1 in 3 people, and Cancer Research work hard to increase survival rates, which have doubled in the last 40 years.
Going that extra mile (or three!)
This is the first year that the PageSuite employees ran the 10k race instead of the usual 5, showing dedication to raise money for a cause that affects so many lives. Money wasn’t just raised through sponsorship alone, and the girls have been working hard baking and cooking to raise even more money for Cancer Research.
Excellent results for the PageSuite team
So far, the girls have gone over their sponsorship target, and with donations still coming in they are well on the way to raise £400 for Cancer Research. All the PageSuite runners finished in just over an hour, so their hard training over the last few months has paid off. PageSuite are pleased to support such an important charity which continues to save millions of lives with their research, and the girls are keen to get their running shoes on again next year! To sponsor the PageSuite girls, click here.
Google Nexus 7 and Microsoft Surface App ready – PageSuite staying ahead28/6/2012
Innovating for new tablet devices
PageSuite understand the need to keep up with all the technological advancement and releases, and are once again staying ahead when it comes to developing for the hottest releases. Within the last week both Google and Microsoft previewed quick to launch tablet products, on their own operating systems – Android and Windows 8.
Keeping ahead with Android for Google Nexus 7 tablet
Google’s Nexus 7 is to be released in the UK, US and Australia within the next couple of weeks, and PageSuite are already prepared for this platform, and all existing PageSuite Android applications will be compatible with this latest tablet release. The Nexus 7 is competitively priced comparative to the Kindle Fire which has c.55% Android tablet market share in the US, which although strong, is still without a confirmed UK / other territorial release date. If you don’t currently have a PageSuite Android app, contact our team, who can build and develop your branded app, taken from the same content feed as your digital edition, HTML5 or iOS apps.
Preparing for Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 release
Windows 8 is believed to be ready in October and PageSuite are also pleased to announce that developments for this platform will be ready for launch. Window 8 has been pioneered by Microsoft to push sales of their tablets, desktops, laptops and Ultrabooks, as well as Windows Phone 8 for their smartphone devices. PageSuite will be making this platform an easy and accessible choice for publishers to reach their readers. For more information on publishing for Nexus 7 or Windows 8, please contact our sales team today.
Potted history of firsts
PageSuite developed the first regional newspaper iPhone app, Kent News in 2009, as well as becoming one of the first to develop a national newspaper application, Daily Express, for Apple’s iPad launch back in 2010. Now PageSuite are keeping up with the high expectations current clients have come to expect, by continuing to develop for new mobile and tablet devices.
New international clients extend our global reach15/6/2012
Securing clients from Africa and Asia
PageSuite have once again been extending our global reach, this time by securing clients in India and Nigeria, now servicing The Siasat Daily and OK! Nigeria. These new clients continue to highlight the importance of territorial market innovation, with fascinating results emerging from the broad variation of clients across the world.
Indian daily goes digital
The Siasat Daily has recently signed up with PageSuite for their digital editions, which will also include HTML5 functionality to be available on smartphone and tablet devices – as mobile web is seen as the relevant model over apps in their region. The publisher is the first Indian newspaper to come on board with PageSuite.
OK! Nigeria extends reach
To mark the launch of the 20th regional OK! Magazine brand, OK! Nigeria chose our Dynamic App as the flagship product for their mobile and tablet strategy. The app is available for free in the iTunes store and Newsstand, and proving a huge initial success, with good download and subscription take-up in the increasingly mobile Nigerian economy. Expats are also driving the success, with high chart positions in various territories including UK and US iTunes “News” and “Entertainment” categories.
Another excellent show for PageSuite13/6/2012
Specialist Media Show success
PageSuite recently exhibited at Specialist Media Show for the third year running, and this show in Birmingham stood out as the best one so far. The venue was innovative and the attendees came from a broad background. Visitors to our stand were given a free demo of our products, as well as an exclusive preview of our new exciting products, including TV apps. As well as meeting some new companies, it was a fantastic opportunity to meet existing clients.
As well as exhibiting, PageSuite ran two Planetarium sessions, presenting 360° overhead video designed especially for the venue. Check out some images on the SMS website here. Attendees were given an insight into how to create successful digital and app strategies, learning from our current clients’ success. We were very excited for our first ever Planetarium and pleased with the response, and will be moving forward with similar presentation ideas.
Congratulations to our competition winners – James Folkard of Blaze Publishing was the lucky winner of the iPod Touch and those who won a free Dynamic App. License for 6 months were Mortons, Bullivant and Research Information. We look forward to working with all of you over the next few months. All entrees to our competition are entitled to a free trial; so if you have not yet claimed yours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can keep up to date with PageSuite activities and events by joining our LinkedIn group and following us on Twitter.