Why are magazines so slow to get on Newsstand?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by miamialley, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. miamialley macrumors 68030

    miamialley

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    There are a number of tech magazines I'd like to have on NS, but they aren't available. What's the deal? I didn't think I'd care about the magazines on NS, but after tryng out Consumer Reports, I found the interface very engaging and well done.
     
  2. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    As them. Several of our clients have recently asked us to convert their apps to Newsstand support because of customer demand.
     
  3. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's just that I didn't think they'd need any prompting. With all these tablets it seems like they'd want to tap the market. Particularly tech magazines, which are what I'd be interested in.
     
  4. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    It may be there are too many formats for the various mobile/tablet platforms. Whatever, I agree that magazines done in the interactive digital format are the future of print - and a whole lot cheaper to produce. Too bad they are WAY too expensive compared to print versions AND take way too long to download every time you want to read them.
     

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