Magazines and newspapers like the New York Times are salivating at Jobs’ iPad. Ideas are flowing like water from a faucet in hopes of bridging the gap between print content and the juggernaut known as the Internet.
Wired recently packaged a video demoing its new tablet app for the iPad. While it’s still not a finished product, it’s already impressive. For those who read the magazine, you won’t be disappointed. The app combines Wired’s and Apple’s technology with the magazine’s unique visual layout. Extra points go to the geek squad as they’ve also incorporated many of the interactive and multimedia elements of the website.
Interactive advertisements live alongside the magazine’s regular copy, photo slide shows, and 3-D models. Of course, navigation is executed through swipes and taps, instead of mouse clicks and page turns. Also, like the Times reader, Wired Magazine is built on Adobe Air, which means folks of all computer backgrounds ranging from Linux to Windows (and, of course, Macs) can easily port content to Android and the iPhone. I just hope that once they get print merged onto the Web, we’ll see a huge reduction or the straight removal of print press, in favor of promotion a healthier Earth.
But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can see for yourself in the video below:
Is that enough for you to shell out $599 for an iPad? Do you think print publications should stop printing and instead go digital? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.Category: News | Tags: adobe air, iPad, linux, New York Times, Steve Jobs, Windows, Wired Magazine