April 1, 2011
Today, a guest post from my colleague Emma Wilkinson of Adobe UK.
Dennis Publishing has recently launched its popular UK consumer technology digital magazine, iGIZMO on the Android platform using Content Viewer for Android, part of Digital Publishing Suite. It is the first digital magazine to be available on Android in the UK for devices like the Motorola Xoom.
The iGIZMO app for Android was created using a combination of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Dennis Publishing has always intended to take the beautifully designed, highly interactive editorial content of the popular iPad version to a wider range of devices and it therefore made sense to begin with developing it for the popular Android platform. Using Content Viewer for Android, iGIZMO can author its content once and then deploy it on multiple platforms — the company last year launched iGIZMO on iPad and now it reaches additional readers on the Android platform
I contacted, James Billington the editor at iGIZMO for his view on the Android launch of iGIZMO. “I’m hugely proud about the debut of iGIZMO on Android,” he said. “The magazine looks and works like a dream – it’s such a fantastic technological and design achievement. We’ve had great success on the iPad and with the sheer number of Android tablets now hitting the market we hope to entertain even more eyeballs, on even more tablets. We’re all about innovation, and bursting onto the Android scene shows iGIZMO is continuing its position as an envelope-pushing, pioneering product. We’re having fun taking our readers where they haven’t gone before.”