Digital publishing platform provider Mag+ invites iOS developers to “crack open its code” and build new Mag+ reader apps.
Posted on: 23 January 2013 07:36
The “Unleash the Content, Build Your Dream App,” contest makes available Mag+’s new iOS App Software Development Kit (SDK) to developers worldwide on a non-commercial license to allow them to re-imagine the platform’s reader app. More than £15,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to three innovative apps built with the SDK. Registration for the contest opens today, and the development window for the contest runs from 8-22 February.
From publishers to catalogue marketers, agencies and app developers, in fields as diverse as publishing, retail, gaming and enterprise, Mag+ has helped hundreds of companies bring beautiful, immersive content to smartphones and tablets with its free creative tools and white-label reader app, says the company.
Now, with the addition of the Mag+ SDK, developers have access to a pre-built Mag+ reader engine they can incorporate into another app or customise with any new features or functionality they desire. Taking advantage of Mag+’s creative tools, distribution backend and SDK parts allows brands to focus on creating great content and user experiences instead of building a full digital publishing system from scratch, says Mag+.
Register and learn more about submissions for the contest here.
Mag+ says: “Mag+ is a complete digital-publishing ecosystem comprising a plug-in for InDesign CS4-CS6, a powerful web-based backend, and white-labeled reader apps for iOS, Android and Kindle devices. It gives users the fastest, simplest publishing platform to create content optimized for touchscreen devices, without the need for programming skills. Mag+ premiered on the first iPad in April 2010 with the award-winning Popular Science+. Publishers and creatives have now built more than 800 apps, spanning Mad Magazine, Hemispheres (United Airlines), Toyota, WebMD, Outside, Shape and The Nation.
Mag+ also offers consultancy and creative services via Mag+ Studios. And for those who wish to create bespoke apps, the Mag+ App SDK allows any developer access to the Mag+ reader engine.
From publishers to catalog marketers, design agencies and app developers, Mag+ is ideal for anyone wanting to bring beautiful, immersive content to the millions using the new generation of digital devices.”
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