Archive for February, 2010

Introducing a New Digital Magazine Experience

Last Friday, Adobe and Condé Nast unveiled a new digital magazine experience based on *[WIRED](* magazine at the [TED conference]( in Long Beach, California. Built on Adobe AIR and developed with Condé Nast, the tablet prototype we showed during the TED "Play" session illustrates the possibilities for magazine publishers to reach readers in new ways. The concept enables — in digital form — the immersive content experience magazines are known for, and allows new interactive features to stimulate reader engagement, including:

  • content designed specifically for the touch screen experience
  • easy navigation methods, including an innovative zoomed-out "Browse Mode"
  • the ability to browse image slideshows
  • embedded 360 degree object viewers
  • support for video and audio content
  • the ability to rotate content using device accelerometer functionality

View this video clip of the Adobe/Condé Nast magazine prototype in action at [](

In addition, with this digital magazine concept, advertisers have new possibilities for displaying ad content. Advertisers can develop rich-media magazine "inserts" to provide expanded information to customers directly within the magazine experience — without directing the reader’s attention away to a Web site. Publishers can also offer expanded ad formats that include animation and embedded video. Finally, as is the case with most digital advertising, this new magazine concept opens the possibility for more precise advertising performance metrics beyond the comparatively crude audience measurement/ad engagement techniques in use today.


When the *WIRED* app becomes available as a consumer-facing product, readers will be able to use it across a variety of device types because Adobe AIR is cross-platform. And since the publishing world is abuzz about the forthcoming Apple iPad, we expect that through our Packager for iPhone feature (available in an upcoming version of Flash Professional), these types of AIR content apps will run on the iPhone and iPad.

At the core, our vision is to enable publishers a streamlined content production workflow using their existing Adobe Creative Suite toolset, and output that content to multiple platforms. This vision allows us to create the best authoring and delivery technology so that publishers like Condé Nast can focus on what they do best: create compelling content.

**Learn more:**
View a video clip of the Adobe/Condé Nast magazine prototype in action at [](

*Publishers:* Follow our Twitter account for updates on how to enable your magazine content for digital consumption [](

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Adobe and Digital Publishing

(cross-posted from

The “Future of Publishing” is the new hot-topic, with media focusing on the devices that will deliver digital newspapers, magazines and books.
Well hardware is nothing without software and – as you’d expect, with
over 25 years partnering with the print publishing industry – Adobe
technology is powering this transition, as new digital formats and new
reading patterns emerge.

This spring, expect to see Adobe out and about, showing some of our
latest tools and technologies – developed by ourselves and in
collaboration with publishers. We think you’ll love what we have to
demo, so check us out if you’re coming to the events below:

Tools of Change for Publishing

Mobile World Congress

FIPP Digital Innovators’ Summit

South by Southwest

Keynote presentation from Adobe SVP of Creative Solutions, John Loiacono
Future of Publishing Summit

In the meantime, to whet your appetite, click on the links below to
find out more about how Adobe is delivering a digital future for
publishers and readers.

Digital newspapers
Times Reader 2.0 - a collaboration with The New York Times to deliver newspaper content in an interactive, Adobe AIR-based application

Digital magazines
Cond̩ Nast/Wired Magazine Рa collaboration with Cond̩ Nast to deliver the digital magazine experience on tablet devices

EPUB and PDF – the standards for reflowable and final-form eBooks,
enabling consumers to transfer eBooks across devices. Adobe is driving
EPUB adoption with more than 100 industry partners
Content Server 4 – rights management and content protection for PDF and EPUB eBooks
Reader Mobile 9 SDK – PDF and EPUB eBook rendering support on smartphones and dedicated eReading devices
Digital Editions – free, lightweight, desktop reading application for PC and Mac

Content authoring
Creative Suite 4 Design Premium – the ultimate tookit to deliver rich, creative publishing experiences across media
Digital Publishing Technology Center – technical resource center to stay up-to-date on the latest publishing standards and tools

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