Congratulations to Future Publishing’s T3 team for being honoured with the ‘International magazine of the year award’ at the PPA Awards 2012. On top of that, T3’s tablet edition – powered by WoodWing’s Digital Publishing Solution - also won an award for digital product of the year.
Mark Wood, CEO, Future Publishing, said: “To win a PPA award is an achievement for any publisher, to win two is a remarkable triumph. In the case of T3 it is richly deserved. T3 has led the entire global publishing industry in terms of digital product development for the iPad and has become a showcase for Future’s digital skills and innovative energy.”
We at WoodWing hope to see many more examples of such great creative design blended with useful, exciting and funny interactive features.
T3 on iPad on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/app/t3/id392680566
The second NextWave event in the Asia Pacific region has turned out to be a huge success.
Over 200 attendees came from all over Thailand and even all the way from Kuala Lumpur to experience presentations from our Gold Certified partner, ColourDoctor. Adobe's Community Leader in Thailand, Kajorn Bhirakit, gave a presentation about the newly released Adobe Creative Suite 6. Adobe's Benny Sriphet presented the latest information regarding Adobe's Digital Publishing suite. The event was topped off by three very interesting case studies from Digitall (Mars Magazine), Nation Broadcasting Corporation, and Show No Limit.
Tablet publishing is alive and kicking in Indonesia. Publishers here are not afraid to go for new opportunities and to innovate. Kompas Gramedia alone has 8 tablet apps in the app store and publishes daily not only to the iPad but also to Android and RIM's Playbook. Other publishers have followed suit with Media Indonesia, MRA, Tempo, Detik.com and Bali Post all having launched tablet apps with WoodWing.
Although not a complete surprise, Apple launched an impressive application at their New York event on January 21st: iBooks Author.
Together with iBooks 2, the update of iTunes U, the immediately availability of free (US) textbooks and the fact that iBooks and iBooks Author are free of charge, clearly shows Apple's ambitions regarding the educational market.
It was not a complete surprise since it was specifically mentioned in Jobs' biography: "In fact Jobs had his sights set on textbooks as the next business he wanted to transform. He believed it was a $8 billion a year industry ripe for digital destruction."
You can imagine that we at WoodWing were specifically interested in iBooks Author as the creation tool.
Asia has been a hotbed for newspaper iPad (and other tablet platform) editions right from when the iPad came out in 2010 and other tablets emerged after that. In Indonesia, Kompas Gramedia was the first daily newspaper in Asia on the iPad. In Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post was the first English daily newspaper in Asia on the iPad. In WoodWing Asia Pacific's backyard of Malaysia the newspaper publishers have also been quick to embrace the iPad and other tablets. The Star successfully launched first on the iPad, followed closely by the New Straits Times Press who launched three daily apps: Harian Metro, Berita Harian and the New Straits Times.