Ben Cooper

Director of Digital. The Monkeys. Proud father. Loving husband. From London. In Sydney

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iPad publisher concepts

March 9, 2010

As the iPad gets closer to arrival publishers seem to be flexing their digital prowess. The first video shows Adobe working with WIRED on how their magazine will come to life on a plethora of upcoming tablets and iPad like devices. Then the video below shows a number of Penguin titles brought to life for the iPad. From Spot the dog, showing that it’s child’s play to have fun with the loveable character, to a D&K Stargazer book on astronomy that makes all of us an expert on the night sky.

It must be said that I was a bit underwhelmed with the launch of the iPad – I wanted more. But I’m now getting pretty excited about its release and the positive upheaval its going to cause in publishing, education, and accessibility to information and knowledge. If Apple can revolutionise reading – like they did music – then we’ll all be better for it.

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  1. CrisisMaven

    You should probably check out my Data Visualisation References resource list, aspiring to be the most comprehensive on the net. If you miss anything that I might be able to find for you or if you yourself want to share a resource, please leave a comment.

    March 9, 2010
  2. k7n4n5t3w4rt

    Wow, thanks Ben. I only have to see a few more things like that and I'll be buying an iPad and paying for magazine subscriptions again – two things I wasn't thinking about doing.

    iPads sure are more interesting than I first thought. This article really changed my perspective:

    http://emergentbydesign.com/2010/02/01/699/

    It seems to me that what we're really talking about is content driven mobile apps. I wrote this about phones, but now I see that iPad-like devices are going to be a big part of it:

    http://shortsoup.net/?p=88

    March 21, 2010
  3. benhamin

    thanks for the share, I've had a quick look.. and its a great list so far. Will be sure to share anything I come across..

    March 22, 2010
  4. benhamin

    I guess the iPad provides a realistic reading interface, whereas the iPhone/mobile is limited to quick reviews of text. I have read substantial copy on the iPhone but it is a bit of a chore, I also find that I reserve long email responses for when I'm at a keyboard.. short-from responses are fine.

    It's interesting to think that the iPad is fully rejecting Flash (I initially thought it would come later). But I guess from an interoperability point of view it just makes sense… code once for all browsers. The web is almost regressing (in a good way) to the standards and rules of the early days… a good thing I think.

    March 22, 2010

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