Spanish Magazine Revista Don Uses Aquafadas Award-Winning Digital Publishing System to Create a Visually Stunning Interactive World
Selected as one of Apple’s “Best of 2013” apps, Revista Don’s digitally charged design continues to gain recognition in the publishing industry
Montpellier, France – April 24, 2014 – Aquafadas, developer of digital publishing solutions, applauds eZine Revista Don on its prodigious success in the Apple App Store and Google Play. After only two months on the market, the sleek Spanish publication, developed with the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System, was selected as one of the App Store’s “Best of 2013.” It has since developed into a globally enjoyed digital magazine with thousands of downloads each month.
Revista Don is a lifestyle magazine predominantly targeted toward the male market, featuring interactive infographics, links to online stores, videos and more. It was first envisioned by The Tab Gang, an assemblage of former editors from Spanish publication powerhouses such as Esquire, FHM and GQ. Javier Moya, previously digital editor for Esquire in Spain, says their aim was to create “the first Spanish magazine available on the two main digital tablet newsstands: App Store and Google Play.”
“Revista Don is a native tablet magazine,” Moya continues. “It isn’t a static PDF of an analog magazine. It’s a magazine only for tablets – an interactive and multimedia magazine that is fresh and dynamic with plenty of videos with a lot of interactive surprises.”
Such interactive surprises begin from the first click, where a video connected with the magazine’s cover image immediately transports readers into the visually stunning world of Revista Don. From there, readers are provided with a multi-faceted reading experience through audiovisual articles and images stocked with humor, music and, often times, further interaction.
Aquafadas’ Digital Publishing System was recommended to the team at Revista Don by a colleague in the Spanish editorial industry. They quickly discovered that the system provided the tools they needed to create their desired user experience. “Our designers used the tool before deciding on it and said it was one of the best on the market,” Moya says. “The good price is one of the main features. Overall, Aquafadas’ Digital Publishing System lets us do many things. It’s very complete.”
Revista Don will soon be enhanced further with Aquafadas’ MotionComposer and Analytics Connect. The team is looking forward to reaching new milestones with each edition, and Aquafadas commends Revista Don on its continued success in the digital publishing industry.
About the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System
Aquafadas’ Digital Publishing System provides an end-to-end workflow for digital publishing, facilitating content design, App creation and distribution. It combines the most advanced tools with a versatile library of ready-to-use Apps, ePUB 3 export and the new WebReader. Without writing a single line of code, publishers can create custom iOS and Android apps and export in optimized ePUB formats for Kobo Arc and Glo, the Amazon Kindle Fire, and the Apple iBooks Store. Now, with the latest version of the Aquafadas Digital Publishing Solution, publishers can manage all digital publishing tools with the brand new Aquafadas Connect module. More new features in version 3.2 include:
- Three new games: Dot-to-Dot, Hide and Seek, and Spot the Difference (premium enrichments at $139)
- Link it up: Connect HTML (online) and AVE content (static); actions launched in the web version are automatically reflected in the app version
- Need a boost? Enhanced rendering for AVE-PDF on iOS and Android; display content faster and smoother
- All for Android: New enrichments and improvements, account creation interface and much more.
- Change Your Mind: All the features of the Aquafadas InDesign plugin can now be controlled with Undo/Redo buttons.
- Re-engineered Smart Reading: Aquafadas’ Digital Publishing System 3.2 features a completely new interface to create Guided Reading; publishers can easily link text frames, ensuring a proper flow of text when creating ePUB reflow.
The Aquafadas Digital Publishing System also provides powerful marketing tools, including the ability to integrate advertising campaigns and offer one-click in-App purchases. Sales and reader behavior analysis, now a crucial part of digital publishing, can be done using analytical tools such as Google Analytics, which integrates directly with the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System.
Aquafadas, a pioneer in digital publishing technology, enables the creation and mass distribution of graphics rich, interactive digital content such as books, comics, corporate documents, magazines, and newspapers, across all major platforms including smartphones, tablets and the web. Businesses all over the world rely on Aquafadas’ purpose-built content creation and distribution solutions to achieve their digital publishing strategies, significantly expanding content reach while lowering overhead costs. Some of Aquafadas prestigious customers include Egmont International, Kelby Media Group, Lagardère, Mondadori, Reader’s Digest, Sanoma, Standard & Poors, and Metronews.
Aquafadas is a member of the International Digital Publishing Forum and IDEAlliance, which help to improve both ePUB and OpenEFT formats.
A Rakuten group business, Aquafadas also provides its technological expertise to Kobo, the world’s fastest growing e-reader provider. For more information about Aquafadas, please visit www.aquafadas.com.
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