Mag+ Introduces New Features for Developing Interactive Mobile Apps

Feb 13, 2013

Mag+ released several enhancements to its creative toolset for designing digital content apps for touchscreen devices. These new features give designers the ability to develop digital content, including the ability to make apps that don't look like magazines at all. Other additions include pinch and zoom functions, panning and dual layout options, support for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch and Google Nexus 10, and more options for packaging subscriptions, and single issues.

Mag+ now allows designers to disable the scrubber, disable horizontal scrolling and navigate only with jump links. With today's brilliant retina screens, the ability to zoom into a photo's detail can be a great way to enhance a story. Instead of creating these in HTML and embedding, it can now be done through the Mag+  plugin.

Mag+ provides a native free-scrolling layer on which to place content, but sometimes designers want to have content scroll or pan inside of a frame on the layout. Panning is another feature that was once only possible with embedded HTML, but is now a simple checkbox in the plug-in. With Dual Layout, users can now create a different layout to load when a user turns the device-to show a full crop of a photo for instance, or to reveal hidden content. New settings let users decide whether any published issue should be included or excluded from various subscriptions.