Informa plc to Adopt Viz App Framework

Nov 04, 2010


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Vizrt Ltd., a provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced an agreement with Informa plc, a UK-based publishing company with over 2,500 subscription-based information services in their portfolio. As a result of the agreement, Informa plc will use Vizrt's new Viz App Framework to publish its magazines to portable devices such as iPads and Android smart phones.

Vizrt creates tools for digital media publishing, allowing media houses to publish to multiple platforms using one dedicated content management system. The Viz App Framework is the latest addition to Vizrt's online and mobile portfolio. It integrates with existing Vizrt content management system installations, with Escenic Content Engine as the core application, and allows customers to build native iOS and Android apps that provide a native visual experience for mobile devices.

Informa plc is the first customer to deploy the Viz App Framework on a large scale. The publisher will use the software to port its flagship publication, Lloyd's List, to the iPad and iPhone. Informa plc is already using Escenic Content Engine as its main CMS.

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