App of the Week – David Jones Retail Catalog

By Teresa Demel

Just in time for the holidays, David Jones, an up-market Australian department store chain, released its catalog built with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Often when I do my holiday shopping, I peruse through a print catalog on the couch and then power up my laptop to make a purchase. The digital catalog hits the sweet spot between those two stages of the buying process. I can look for ideas and when inspiration hits, buy the item without leaving the app.

In this app of the week video, I walk you through the “Gift Ideas” section of the catalog, as well as the “Gift Wrapping” feature.

Highlights include:

-       Unwrapping a gift with the swipe of a finger (created with the image sequence overlay)

-       Flipping through gift idea options for a family member (built with the buttons and slideshow overlay)

We are seeing more digital catalogs built with Digital Publishing Suite every day. Publishing to a tablet allows catalogs to preserve the branding and browsing experience of a print publication, as well as incorporate the interactive features provided by a website.

Download the David Jones Catalog from iTunes.

Check out the app of the week video here.

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