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The Evolution of iPad Magazine Designs
A quick tour through the evolution of different magazines' design ideas sheds some light on what's been working and what's just a waste of pixels. Our brief history is by no means exhaustive -- there are a ton of different magazine apps out there -- but we've done our best to cover the most influential trends.
design  forsnd  ipad 
december 2011 by tysone
The Guardian iPad App, reviewed by The Ministry of Type
Aegir Hallmundur shares ntoes on the Guardian's new iPad app.
ipad  guardian  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Comparing The New Aggregators: Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, Float And More | paidContent
For consumers, there are now so many of these next-generation RSS readers that it can be daunting to keep them straight. But they have distinct differences. Some curate content with an algorithm, while others use a team of editors. Some have made partnerships with publishers, while some are charging ahead without them. And there are other differences too, in areas like customization, sharing and price. To see how some of the new aggregators stack up, check out our chart below.
ipad  apps  journalism  from delicious
september 2011 by tysone
Print in Digital Clothing: The Problem with Magazine Apps
The iPad was supposed to be the saviour of magazines, but so far, most magazine apps have been “same same, but digital.” Sparksheet Creative Director Charles Lim argues it’s time for designers to shed their print shackles and think digital first.
forsnd  ipad  magazines  design  news_design  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
Magazine Publishers Scramble To Streamline Their App Production
Magazine publishers are not only trying to pack more features and content into their apps—they’re also trying to design for an ever-growing variety of devices and formats.
forsnd  ipad  design  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
It's Apple's 'post-PC' world -- we're all just living in it
There is no Mac vs. PC here -- only "the future" versus "the past." It won’t be a debate about displays, memory, wireless options — it will be a debate about the quality of the experience. Apple is not just eschewing the spec conversation in favor of a different conversation — it’s rendering those former conversations useless.
ipad  apple  forsnd  prediction  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Another Look at iPad Magazines
The main issue is that readers – paying or not – aren’t engaging with overtly magazine-like apps. There’s a simple reason for this: printed magazines work better in every way.
ipad  magazines  newsdesign  forsnd  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Dirty Percent
It’s not that Apple is opposed to middlemen — it’s that Apple wants to be the middleman. It’s difficult to expect them to be sympathetic to the plights of other middlemen.
apple  prediction  iphone  ipad  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Marco.org - Why The Daily Is So Yesterday
I’m definitely not the right audience for it. I hope it finds the right audience. But I don’t know how big or profitable that audience will be.
thedaily  murdoch  ipad  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Who is The Daily trying to reach? What problem is it trying to solve? » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
But I must confess I came away from the announcement a little underwhelmed — not just because the app seems a little laggy and unresponsive (that’s fixable), but because I’m not sold that there’s a vision for who, exactly, The Daily is trying to reach and what problem, exactly, it’s trying to solve.
thedaily  murdoch  news  journalism  ipad  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Subtraction.com: iPad Magazines Go to ’11
Time to focus instead on coming up with new and genuinely different solutions to this admittedly vexing and unforgiving problem facing great print publications everywhere. So I say stop it, Condé Nast. Stop it, Hearst. Stop it Adobe. Stop it everyone who’s pursuing this all but discredited strategy.
khoi_vinh  forsnd  magazines  ipad  prediction  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
iPads, Print-on-Demand Slowly Transform Magazines in 2010
It's been a year of high expectations but little fulfillment for those who thought 2010 might forever change the way we read magazines.
forsnd  magazines  ipad  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
iOS Fonts
There’s more than one way for developers to access fonts. This list is based on cycling through UIFont. However, there are a few more fonts available via Core Text. I’m debating on a design for displaying Core Text fonts in a meaningful way.
iphone  ipad  reference  typography 
december 2010 by tysone
The Great Murdoch iPad Debate | The New York Observer
WHAT'S BEHIND THE schizophrenic anticipation for News Corp.'s iPad-only newspaper, the Daily? Why is half the city rooting for its demise, and the other half greeting its arrival like the second coming?
murdoch  thedaily  prediction  ipad 
december 2010 by tysone
Why the iPad Newspaper is Doomed
Rupert Murdoch is putting $30 million and 100 journalists behind an iPad newspaper called "The Daily." He even has support from Apple CEO Steve Jobs. But no one really believes this thing will last. Here's why.
murdoch  prediction  newscorp  ipad  journalism 
november 2010 by tysone
News on iPad, the Obvious Way
While many like our surface design—which, of course, makes us happy—, the main reason why people love our iPad design for ZEIT ONLINE is that it’s optimized to run on the killer content app No1: The browser. What is somewhat astonishing is that, so far, only very few newspapers took the time to optimize their website.
forsnd  news_design  ipad  design 
november 2010 by tysone
Daring Fireball: News Corp's Upcoming iPad App 'The Daily' to Pioneer New Recurring Subscription Billing
Granted, Murdoch is the guy who bought MySpace for over $500 million, so his digital instincts are far from infallible, but at the very least it’s an interesting initiative
newspapers  murdoch  ipad  apple  prediction 
november 2010 by tysone
News Corp. iPad Venture Fishing In Wrong Pond | paidContent
Frere-Jones is a top-notch writer; there’s no argument there. But just what he and several other recent hires bring to the table—er, tablet—is questionable.
newscorp  ipad  prediction  media  murdoch 
november 2010 by tysone
Apple: Their Tablet Computer History
Now that Apple has released the market-leading iPad, with a barrage of other tablet computers and dedicated eReaders flooding the market, it’s worthwhile to look back and see where all of this came from. The focus will be on Apple, and their history with tablet computers.
forsnd  apple  tablet  ipad  history  design 
november 2010 by tysone
Subtraction.com: My iPad Magazine Stand
Khoi Vinh writes, "for magazine apps like these, the world outside is just a rumor to be denied."
forsnd  ipad  design  tablet  news_design 
october 2010 by tysone
iPad as the new Flash – Jeffrey Zeldman
Never have so many embraced a great product for exactly the wrong reasons. Too many designers and publishers see the iPad as an opportunity to do all the wrong things—things they once did in Flash—without the taint of Flash. ... Everything we’ve learned in the past decade about preferring open standards to proprietary platforms and user-focused interfaces to masturbatory ones is forgotten as designers and publishers once again scramble to create novelty interfaces no one but them cares about.
ipad  html5  design  flash 
october 2010 by tysone
Joe Zeff: A Paper to Pixels Postscript
Illustrator/art director/smart guy Joe Zeff was one of the panelists on the recent SPD Paper to Pixels v2 iPad speaker evening. He passed along the following note he wrote in response to an email from a photo editor who attended the panel discussion
forsnd  ipad  prediction 
september 2010 by tysone
Media: News Corp. plans national newspaper for tablet computers and cellphones - latimes.com
It's the latest bid by a major media company to build readership using new devices such as the iPad. The new publication would offer short, snappy stories and operate under the auspices of the New York Post.
ipad  wsj  murdoch 
august 2010 by tysone
How Star Trek artists imagined the iPad... 23 years ago
Ars asks about their impressions of the iPad and how eerily similar it is to their vision of 24th century technology, how science fiction often influences technology, and what they believe is the future of human-machine interaction.
forsnd  technology  apple  ipad  ui  startrek  design 
august 2010 by tysone
10 Essential iPad Apps for Publication Designers
SPD rounds up a sampling of ten apps, many of them free, to kick your iPad imagination into high gear.
spd  design  ipad 
august 2010 by tysone
NYT Designer Argues for Launching Apps with Limited Features
Jennifer Brook says, ""I think it's OK if you launch with something that's not amazing ... if you're committed to over time make it better."
forsnd  ipad  jenniferbrook  nytimes  nytdesign 
june 2010 by tysone
The Economics of the iPad
Joe Zeff's annotated presentation delivered June 15, 2010 at the Power of the Tablet conference at the Poynter Institute of Media Studies.
forsnd  ipad 
june 2010 by tysone
USB Typewriter Turns iPad Into Paper | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
If you have $400 and a serious case of nostalgic yearning, may we then suggest you spend the money on a wonderful USBTypewriter? Described as a “groundbreaking innovation in the field of obsolescence,” the typewriter can hook up to any machine with a USB port and lets you clickety-clack your way through your latest novel, e-mail or even spreadsheet.
ipad  nostalgia 
june 2010 by tysone
Q&A With Bill Couch, USA Today's 25-Year Old iPad Designer
The Social Media Lounge interviews Bill Couch about the process of building one of the popular news apps.
forsnd  couch  usatoday  ipad 
june 2010 by tysone
The Loud Cloud
Joshua Gorchov chats with Scott Dadich, Creative Director at Wired, right on the heels of the big iPad launch.
ipad  forsnd  news_design  dadich 
june 2010 by tysone
iPad. It’s TV for your chest™.
This is an inelegant way of saying all the pieces are in place and it will be beautiful. It will be the most beautiful symbiotic halo ever to halo things. The trend shows that in time, iPad-like devices will become commonplace. A $99 extension of a commonplace device will be a no-brainer for a large set of media consumers.
prediction  apple  ipad  television 
june 2010 by tysone
YouTube - STAR WARS I-PAD BRIEFING
A long time ago, in a galaxy blah blah away... Big Jobs does his best to convince a skeptical Rebel Alliance that the i-Pad really is a game changer.
ipad  apple  starwars 
june 2010 by tysone
From The Hip — Bundle Diving In The WIRED iPad App.
This isn’t something Apple will block. It’s a very specific solution, to a very specific class of application. Adobe could actually make something great out of this given some time.
adobe  apple  ipad  wired 
june 2010 by tysone
I've Changed My Mind About The iPad
The iPad makes using a computer less of a commitment and that has important implications for the way I compute. I like how I feel when I am using the thing.
ipad  apple 
may 2010 by tysone
waffle → Prescience (Or: Who Wants A Stylus?)
Steve Jobs: It’s really true, if you’ve got a bunch of rich guys who can afford their third computer … that’s your market!
stevejobs  history  apple  ipad 
may 2010 by tysone
Panic Blog » An Apple //e, an iPad, and Jed
It’s an obvious solution in retrospect, but there is something very unreal and amazing about tapping a button on a multi-touch screen and watching an Apple //e fill up with data — to quote Andy Baio, “that’s like WALL-E connecting to EVE."
panic  ipad  apple 
may 2010 by tysone
iPad Usability: First Findings From User Testing
iPad apps are inconsistent and have low feature discoverability, with frequent user errors due to accidental gestures. An overly strong print metaphor and weird interaction styles cause further usability problems.
forsnd  ipad  ui 
may 2010 by tysone
Creative Space and iPad » Matt Legend Gemmell
Before there can be code, there should be design. ... The potential of iPad is to decouple as many tasks as possible from my work environment -- and to keep me away from that environment when I'm doing things that don't actually require me to be there other than to use a computer.
ipad  creativity  process 
may 2010 by tysone
Steve Jobs' Big New York Times Letdown - Steve Jobs - Gawker
Users have jeered the New York Times' main iPad app, but the newspaper is listening to one in particular: We hear Steve Jobs is among the app's most vociferous critics and has been shunning it.
stevejobs  apple  ipad 
may 2010 by tysone
Designing for iPad: Reality Check
"If you favor style over function to make something look like something it is not, you are not a product designer, but a cheesy illusion artist. Leather buttons, stitches and torn paper edges, multi-screen-multi-column-pseudo-paper-layouts… on the screen it is just kitsch."
ui  ipad  design  interface  typography  ia  forsnd 
april 2010 by tysone
Apple iPad Review - ipad review - Gizmodo
"Getting an iPad is kind of like getting a new puppy... Then a couple hours later, the puppy shits the bed and you can't wait for it to grow up and be a regular dog." (great Joel Johnson video)
joel_johnson  ipad  apple  prediction  review 
april 2010 by tysone
What the iPad is Missing (No, it’s not a Camera)
Stephen Coles at The FontFeed write, "Apple has made some puzzling decisions over the last few years that leave one wondering if they really care about typography as much as they did in the 1980s when the Mac launched the desktop publishing revolution."
ipad  apple  typography  forsnd 
april 2010 by tysone
Jobs Saves?
Khoi Vinh writing for Print magazine: "If the iPad manages to save publishing, that doesn’t mean it’s going to save publishing design."
forsnd  print  news_design  ipad  design 
april 2010 by tysone
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: The iPad Luddites
What these folks are ranting against, or at least gnashing their teeth over, is progress - or, more precisely, progress that goes down a path they don't approve of. They want progress to, as Bray admits, follow their own ideological bent, and when it takes a turn they don't like they start grumbling like granddads, yearning for the days of their idealized Apple IIs, when men were men and computers were computers. ... But I'm not under any illusion that progress gives a damn about what I want. While progress may be spurred by the hobbyist, it does not share the hobbyist's ethic.
ipad  prediction  apple  technology  programming 
april 2010 by tysone
The iPad in the Eyes of the Digerati
The New York TImes asks six experts, "Does the iPad offer designers and users a new medium, or is it merely an iPod Touch on steroids? How much does the form factor of a device drive the creation of new kinds of content and how that content is read, heard and watched?"
forsnd  ipad  apple  prediction 
april 2010 by tysone
iPad Etiquette: The Official FAQ - Etiquette - Gizmodo
Q: Can I use my iPad on the shitter?
A: Yes. If Steve Jobs had not wanted you to use your iPad on the shitter, he would have put a camera in it.
ipad 
april 2010 by tysone
Denial of expertise
While people will tolerate a lot of things, what we want are beautiful things that work well. There aren’t many nonexperts who can accomplish that. Expertise needs schooling, maturation, taste, and quite a lot of attitude.
ipad  design  apple  ui 
april 2010 by tysone
Cory Doctorow, You Are a Consumer, Too - Freedom - Gizmodo
I'm glad the Apple ][+ came with schematics for the circuit boards. I'm glad it encouraged a generation of kids to tinker and explore. I'm also glad that I don't live in the fucking '70s and have to type in programs from a magazine anymore. ... So what if you can't make iPad programs on an iPad. I don't complain I can't make new dishwashers with my dishwasher.
ipad  prediction  apple 
april 2010 by tysone
Twitter! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!
How is the terminology going to shake out? Surely we need two different names? Things that geeks use should probably still be called "computers". What should we call the class of devices that help normal people manage their Amazon wish list?
prediction  ipad  apple  computers  geeks 
april 2010 by tysone
The iPad Launch: Can Steve Jobs Do It Again? - TIME
I put to designer Ive the matter of all the features that are missing from the iPad. “In many ways, it’s the things that are not there that we are most proud of,” he tells me. “For us, it is all about refining and refining until it seems like there’s nothing between the user and the content they are interacting with.”
jonathanive  apple  ipad  time  prediction 
april 2010 by tysone
A first look at news apps for the iPad
Nieman lab collected screenshots and info on the new apps from The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, the AP, Bloomberg, and USA Today.
forsnd  ipad 
april 2010 by tysone
iPad is pure innovation - one of best computers ever :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Andy Ihnatko
The hardware we’ve seen in years past are laptop computers with the keyboard section broken off. They’re not fundamentally touch-based computers, they’re the products of old thinking. When Apple looks at a fingertip, they see a warm, living thing that can feel. They don’t see a poor substitute for a mouse.
ipad  prediction  apple 
april 2010 by tysone
Apple iPad Review: Laptop Killer? Pretty Close | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD
If people see the iPad mainly as an extra device to carry around, it will likely have limited appeal. If, however, they see it as a way to replace heavier, bulkier computers much of the time—for Web surfing, email, social-networking, video- and photo-viewing, gaming, music and even some light content creation—it could be a game changer the way Apple’s iPhone has been.
prediction  ipad  apple  wsj 
april 2010 by tysone
State of the Art - David Pogue’s Review of the iPad - NYTimes.com
The bottom line is that the iPad has been designed and built by a bunch of perfectionists. If you like the concept, you’ll love the machine. The only question is: Do you like the concept?
prediction  nytimes  pogue  ipad  apple 
april 2010 by tysone
The iPad: Why everybody needs to calm down
"From a publishing perspective, here are five reasons why it’s best not to get too carried away by the pre-release hype," writes Andrew Losowsky.
forsnd  ipad  prediction 
march 2010 by tysone
Newspapers and the iPad
Joe Zeff writes, "There is an indispensibilty to newspapers that was lost when a generation turned its attention from paper to pixels. Now comes the opportunity to win it back, and make newspapers more valuable — and profitable — than ever."
prediction  ipad  newspapers  forsnd 
march 2010 by tysone
13 of the Brightest Tech Minds Sound Off on the Rise of the Tablet
Wired magazine surveys George Lois, Martha Stewart, Chris Anderson and more for their predictions about a post-iPad publishing world.
forsnd  ipad  prediction 
march 2010 by tysone
writing | ben fry » On needing approval for what we create, and losing control over how it’s distributed
I am not a futurist, but at the end of it all, I’m pretty disappointed by where things seem to be heading. I spend a lot of effort on making things, and trying to get others to make things, and having someone in charge of what I make, and how I distribute it is incredibly grating. And the fact that they’re having this much success with it is saddening. It may even just work.
ipad  prediction  ben_fry  apple 
march 2010 by tysone
Flash and Standards: The Cold War of the Web
"The problem with rallying behind a technology is that it traps us within the confines of its constraints. We easily shift “don’t know” and “not sure” into “can’t” and “won’t.” Creativity is dictated by programming languages. How sad. Technologies aren’t inherently bad or good."
forsnd  flash  standards  webdev  prediction  ipad 
march 2010 by tysone
Books in the Age of the iPad
"Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused. Good riddance," writes Craig Mod.
prediction  print  ipad  books  publishing  design 
march 2010 by tysone
"Is the iPad just a big iPhone?"
Here’s a (possibly tremendously important) thought: the iPad is a portrait-oriented personal computer. Everyone has been so caught up with the touchscreen, whiz-bang look, and thinness (of Jobs and iPad both) that they’ve failed to be properly stunned at the realization that Apple is about to release the first natively portrait-oriented personal computer to hit the market in decades.
ipad  apple  prediction  ui 
march 2010 by tysone
funkatron.com : We’re the Stupid Ones: Facebook, Google, and Our Failure as Developers
When folks need an elevator, we should give them an elevator, not an airplane. We’ve been giving them airplanes for 30 years, and then laughing at them for being too stupid to fly them right.
innovation  ui  technology  apple  ipad 
february 2010 by tysone
lonelysandwich - Adaptation
"What we want from our technology, in its most elemental form, is to make our thoughts happen."
ipad  prediction  technology  apple 
february 2010 by tysone
Stowe Boyd - /message - Why Closed Works: Moving Past Steampunk Thinking About The Future Of Computing
"I know there are a lot of techies out there that idealize a hypothetical future that's a kind of steampunk mixture: amazing new functionality -- like full augmented reality, digital currencies, and crowdsourced sousveillance -- but somehow all strapped to the back of operating environments they are comfortable with, like Linux and the desktop-oriented user experiences of the '90s. Sorry, folks. No steam-powered rockets to Mars in this episode. To move ahead, something has to give. To get more abstract, the foundation has to be more closed. And that's one of the reasons that the iPad/iPhone devices represent a breakthrough."
ui  prediction  ipad 
february 2010 by tysone
gskinner.com: gBlog: My Thoughts on the Future of Flash
"These guys deserve our respect and appreciation. Complain about the player - hell, I want it to run faster, never crash, use less memory, and play video better on Mac - but don't insult the people working on it."
flash  sanity  ipad  prediction 
february 2010 by tysone
Why a Computer is Not Like A Toaster – And Why It Should Be « First Today, Then Tomorrow
"Personal computing has been stuck far too long in the hobbyist stages. ... Computers are not appliances. But they should be."
technology  ipad  culture 
february 2010 by tysone
"Thunder" | Happy Magic Fun Time
"Every 2 years we get to have this great one-sided conversation. Usually Apple comes out with a product, it does something different and to their credit Apple is the most passive aggressive company on the planet on bold decisions. More passive aggressive than your Mom when she mails you 24 hour fitness coupons."
ipad  flash  prediction  webdesign 
february 2010 by tysone
stevenf.com - A friend
"Since the days of the Apple ][, C64, and Atari 400, all we’ve done is add, add, add. Add more features to sell more computers. We’ve never stopped to take anything away. Because we’re afraid to let go of what we’re used to for something that might be better. Better for everyone, not just you."
amen  computers  technology  digital_divide  ipad 
february 2010 by tysone
Flash, iPad, Standards – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report
This lack of extensibility may not please the Slashdot crowd but it’s the future of computing and browsing. The bulk of humanity doesn’t want a computing experience it can tinker with; it wants a computing experience that works.
ipad  prediction  standards  accessibility  webdesign  flash 
february 2010 by tysone
A Free iPad with Your Paid Subscription?
Joe Zeff asks, "what if the publishing industry helped to defray that cost, bundling an iPad with a multiyear subscription to hundreds of newspapers and magazines? It’s a short-term investment that could pay off handsomely, and one of many options that should be considered in order to lure a new generation of readers to a new world of possibilities."
forsnd  ipad  journalism 
january 2010 by tysone
Squashed: You cannot use it effectively with one hand which...
"It doesn’t come with a keyboard. It doesn’t come with a microwave either. And you’re going to have to use your own subway to get it back from the store and your own scissors to get it out of the box. O woe!"
ipad  prediction  apple  snark 
january 2010 by tysone
iPad Name Conjures Up More Than Intended - NYTimes.com
“He’s a very tough businessman and tough negotiator,” said Charles Giancarlo, a former Cisco executive who dealt directly with Mr. Jobs on the issue. “I feel sorry for the poor guy at Fujitsu who is going to be negotiating with Steve directly.”
steve_jobs  ipad  apple  nytimes 
january 2010 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Various and Assorted Thoughts and Observations Regarding the Just-Announced iPad
"The mobile computing landscape is in land-grab mode, and Apple is trying to stake out a long-term dominating position."
apple  ipad  prediction 
january 2010 by tysone
stevenf.com - I need to talk to you about computers. I’ve been...
The reason I’m starting to think the Old World is ultimately doomed is because we are bracketed on both sides by the New World, and those people being born today, post-iPhone and post-iPad, will never know (and probably not care) about how things used to work. Just as nobody today cares about floppies, and nobody has to care about manual transmissions if they don’t want to.
ipad  prediction  apple  ui  paradigm 
january 2010 by tysone
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