Now, you will be able to read magazines on your iPhone and iPod Touch! Zinio, a digital publishing and distribution platform for magazines and books has gone ahead and introduced a Zinio Mobile Newsstand for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
For those who are wondering what this is all about, the Zinio Mobile Newsstand offers mobile users a new way to read their favorite magazines. At the same time, it also offers publishers a new way to reach their mobile audiences. It was developed by Zinio’s research and development group called Zinio Labs.
Magazines available in the Zinio Mobile Newsstand are exact replications of the print versions with razor sharp display plus added interactivity and sharing capabilities.
It will include publications covering a wide range of areas including Hachette Filipacchi Media’s Car & Driver and Woman’s Day, Playboy, Hearst Magazines’ Popular Mechanics, and Rodale’s Men’s Health.
According to Rich Maggiotto, CEO, “The iPhone is an amazing product that’s helping to take compelling content, like magazines, mobile. With its advanced touch screen technology and crisp viewing experience, Apple’s newest devices were natural for the launch of the Zinio Mobile Newsstand. Users will benefit from having their magazines in a high-fidelity, portable format that can be viewed practically anywhere.”
Initially, Zinio plans to offer free digital editions of top-selling magazine to iPhone users.
Users will not need a subscription with Zinio to gain access. Basically, anyone who has an iPhone or iPod Touch will be able to avail of this service.