Help us make an app for a history magazine.
July 30, 2012 1:55 PM Subscribe
I serve on the editorial board of a historical publication that walks the line between scholarly and popular articles. It is a magazine format publication, known for the high quality of its illustrations as well as articles. How do we create an iPad (and maybe Android) app for the magazine?
The magazine shall remain nameless
posted by LarryC to technology (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
, but it is a really strong publication.
The editor would like an attractive app which includes the ability to make in-app purchases of either single copies or subscriptions. also desired are the ability to do some multimedia add-ons to the print edition, including photo essays, podcasts, and videos. The models are the Smithsonian magazine app and BBC History magazine. (Though we are open to other models--suggest away! And yes I saw this thread
Where do we start? A conversation with one developer resulted in a price quote of $50,000. Googling "creating a magazine app"
gets a dizzying number of results.
I guess I am looking for recommendations of readings, companies to work with, and questions and concerns that we don't know enough to have thought of yet. And if you are a magazine editor who has been down this road, talk to me!