"The idea behind the SDK is to see how people can re-imagine the reader app"
(PRWEB) January 23, 2013
Mag+ in San Francisco at Apps World and Matter Feb. 6-8. Today, digital publishing platform provider Mag+ invites iOS developers to crack open its code and build new Mag+ reader apps. The ”Unleash the Content, Build Your Dream App,” contest makes available Mag+’s new iOS App Software Developent Kit(SDK) to developers worldwide on a non-commercial license to allow them to re-imagine the platform’s reader app. More than $20,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to three innovative apps built with the SDK. Registration for the contest opens today, and the development window for the contest runs from Feb. 8 to Feb. 22 at midnight EST.
From publishers to catalog marketers, agencies and app developers, in fields as diverse as publishing, retail, gaming and enterprise, Mag+ has helped hundreds of companies bring beautiful, immersive content to smartphones and tablets with its free creative tools and white-label reader app. Now, with the addition of the Mag+ SDK, developers have access to a pre-built Mag+ reader engine they can incorporate into another app or customize with any new features or functionality they desire. Taking advantage of Mag+’s creative tools, distribution backend and SDK parts allows brands focus on creating great content and user experiences instead of building a full digital publishing system from scratch.
Register and learn more about submissions for the contest here. You will need
GitHub account to access the SDK. The final submissions should be archive builds for enterprise or adhoc deployment. Prizes include:
- First prize: $2,500 cash and a six-month commercial license for the SDK, a $21,000 value.
- Second prize: $1,000 cash and an iPad Mini
- Third prize: an iPad Mini
SFO Learning Opportunities:
Chief Creative Officer Mike Haney, and Lead iOS Developer Caleb Jaffa will lead two interactive sessions about Mag+ in SFO next month.
Matter: Feb. 6, 6 - 9 p.m.: Interactive introduction open to the public.
Apps World: Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m.: Mike and Caleb will be at Booth 120D, and will discuss the platform and answer Qs at 12:30 in the developers’ track session.
Mag+ is a complete digital-publishing ecosystem comprising a plug-in for InDesign CS4-CS6, a powerful web-based backend, and white-labeled reader apps for iOS, Android and Kindle devices. It gives users the fastest, simplest publishing platform to create content optimized for touchscreen devices, without the need for programming skills. Mag+ premiered on the first iPad in April 2010 with the award-winning Popular Science+. Publishers and creatives have now built more than 800 apps, spanning Mad Magazine, Hemispheres (United Airlines), Toyota, WebMD, Outside, Shape and The Nation.
Mag+ also offers consultancy and creative services via Mag+ Studios. And for those who wish to create bespoke apps, the Mag+ App SDK allows any developer access to the Mag+ reader engine.
From publishers to catalog marketers, design agencies and app developers, Mag+ is ideal for anyone wanting to bring beautiful, immersive content to the millions using the new generation of digital devices.