Magazines Struggle On The iPhone

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    I can't think that the small iphone screen is the ideal format. But maybe it is just slow to catch on.
     
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    What we've learned: If your app is crap and doesn't sell, complain to business media. They'll turn it into a story how the AppStore is screwing developers.
     
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    I don't think the format is the problem its the way the method is being applied. Book publishers are still trying to imagine a book being read on an iPhone in the traditional way by flicking the pages where a finger movement sliding the pages to the side might be easier. After that it is just a matter of working on a pricing method.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    The story isn't about an actual magazine. It's spome photographer that published his profolio of celebrity pictures. What's missing (besides a quality e-book reading software) is the brand name of a known magazine and obviously the relevancy, the news. If it were an iPhone version of People magazine with weekly updates it would sell well. How well is still up in the air, but this app doesn't tell us anything but the fact that iPhone user don't buy pointless old crap.
     

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