March 5, 2011
National Geographic today published a stunning collection of photography in its 50 Greatest Photographs app. Created using Digital Publishing Suite, the app showcases some of the most compelling imagery published in the history of magazine, along with the photographer’s perspective on the story behind the shot. With the cover featuring the famous, haunting portrait of a school girl in an Afghan refugee camp, this cover photo quickly animates to an interactive gallery of photographs and invites the reader to jump directly to read the behind-the-scenes story, view videos, and more. The app also features reader-submitted photos in the “Your Shot” feature that are specially curated by editors. Of special note is the social network integration in the app, which allows readers to conveniently share the photos with their friends via email and Facebook.