iPad Wired App Demonstration!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SteveNewton, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It looks like pretty much every other iPad demo video on the internet.
  2. MacRy macrumors 601


    Apr 2, 2004
    That looks really nice. Very encouraging that magazines are getting excited about producing apps for these kind of devices.
  3. hobbbz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    Except they're building it using Flex (Adobe's SDK for Flash/AIR)

    And testing it on a non-iPad device. I hope this doesn't mean they think they're going to be able to deliver the same experience as using XCode.
  4. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
  5. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    They've said it will export to an iPad & iPhone format easily. So long as it runs as smoothly on the iPad as it does in the video, I'll be more than happy with it!
  6. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    So even though Flash sucks, it is good to see Adobe creating tools for publishers to use to take advantage of this new era and opportunity.

    That definitely looks like the kind of experience I was thinking of... The way they incorporated the ads and made them interactive were very good.

    Some magazines are obviously ready for the revolution, other publications will drag behind and some will die off trying to find their way.
  7. hobbbz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    It doesn't [run smoothly], at least not in its current form. Search for Flash CS4 export to iPhone and see the apps in the app store now that use this method. They are not up to par for whatever reason.
  8. Ka Ora! macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2009
    I will subscribe, Im hoping that 3d Artists will improve their format as well having a screen larger than the ipod will make nice to read.
  9. talkingnewmedia macrumors regular


    Dec 9, 2009
    The key is that they have a tablet team -- this is essential if they are going to take the form seriously.

    Of course, Wired built their first tablet demo in Flash -- oops, big mistake.

    As someone mentioned on the Times Media Decoder blog, the "monthly" format is a bit of a left over from print days. I wouldn't be surprised to see magazines emerge that dump the idea and just go to "updated" magazines. We'll see.

    My take here.
  10. Dr.Buzz macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2007
    The Real Web 2.0

    Real. Good. Actual. Design. Integrated with web interactivity is the future. I'd call it the REAL web 2.0. The world got so caught up with the accessibility and freedom of the net, we left behind a lot of content depth and general good aesthetics. If blog like short form articles are the future of print media, I'm sad. I still buy the occasional magazine because I want a full view of some subject they are covering, breaking news has nothing to do with it.

    The web as we see it today isn't going away, I realize, but reading stuff like National Geographic in blog form for free really @#$#s up the whole concept. I'm willing to pay the right price each month to enjoy real journalism, without typos and with actual thought and depth. I hope this format catches on and does what it is promising.
  11. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I don't like this Adobe AIR stuff. Why couldn't Wired make a native app?

    I have a bad feeling about this. (Even though I use TweetDeck on OSX which uses Adobe AIR) :)
  12. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    Wired know they're primarily aiming at iPads, seeing as that's the title of the video; "Wired on iPad demo."

    If it doesn't run as smooth as the rest of the iPad interface, I'll be very disappointed that Wired were using that distribution platform and I expect Wired themselves would be too.

    I think it would be good if this type of design and functionality can be implemented into the epub format natively.
  13. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    I think it looks pretty damn slick. Reminds me of the SI book but better. I like having the left/right up/down for the stories. I think this is really nice.
  14. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Very good point. A good, true ad is interesting, and gets you to want the product. Think Apple, think budweiser Clydesdale ads, think the new intel ads.

    Most web ads (Flashed based BTW) make most people want to jam a fork into their eye.

    Just like content providers have to step up their content for the iPad, marketers should as well.

    Love the Wired deal all around.
  15. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    Isn't this the truth. Just watched the video again. If something like comes out I can see some really nice magazines coming to the iPad.
  16. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    Not only do I think people prefer large full-page ads, but I believe people actually enjoy them… people stop and read ads. But people hate web ads, dancing along at the corner of their eye.

    If any iPad publishers try and weave little web ads in their content, we should point out the virtues of actually making those ads much bigger!
  17. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    Reminds me of looking at .pdf mags on my MBP. Show me something productive.
  18. NinjaMonkey macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2003
    It looks nice but I wish there was a single app for viewing/purchasing magazines/newspapers like iBooks.
  19. mullman macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2004
    This is what I am actually MOST excited about regarding the iPad, a new dynamic periodical model.

    Everybody wins: it's cheaper to produce, it's more convenient to 'carry around' a dozen periodicals for reading whether you are around the house or traveling, and it's 'greener' for the environment (if you care about that).

    This was not mentioned in the keynote, but once this idea goes viral, more people will consider an iPad or similar device.
  20. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Imagine this context also taken to the realm of textbooks. A professor can tag the text for you to read, highlight key ideas, scribble down explanatory notes.... At the same time, you can highlight an area you would like to discuss further and it is also highlighted on iPads within your study team.

    Plenty of options out there....
  21. nwxtl88 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2009
    These last points are exactly what the iPad is all about, exactly why it will be a big success. A lot of people don't seem to get it, but if one reads a lot of the reviews of those who have been able to touch one and those who get it and are writing software for it, you can see the magic. It is how the user interacts with apps and the internet that makes it so great. There is a lot of capability in what can be done with the apps with the touch interface. Look how so many of you have reacted to this video of what Wired is doing with just a magazine, or even the New York Times and their app for reading a newspaper. Who ever thought those activities would be fun?! Think how many games there are already on the iPhone/iPod Touch that use the accelerometer and touch system to run and how much more fun these will be on a bigger screen with a faster system. Imagine all the new apps coming for the iPad that we haven't thought of yet.

    This is why so many of us know the iPad will be a success, and why we are excited about it. I've been waiting for this for a couple of decades!
  22. PlayHard macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I agree totally with you. This is why I think the iPad will be a success (at least by the second revision.)
  23. DataThief macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Somewere in Washington State
    I like the way Wired did their app, left/right to browse up/down to read the article. It will be interesting to see what different ways publishers will have to show their magazine/newspaper and if you don't like how they do it, tell them and if enough people don't like it they will most probably change it.

    It looks like they got my subscription for the iPad version.

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