Digital Magazine Viewer Unveiled by Adobe

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 06-01-2010
Adobe is unveiling an application for viewing digital magazines on June 1. The technology has been used to build Wired magazine's iPad edition, which is ironic considering the ongoing battle between Adobe and Apple over Flash, which enables many Websites' rich content but remains unsupported on Apple mobile devices such as the iPad and the iPhone. Adobe's digital magazine viewer seeks to marry digital magazines with rich content such as video and 360-degree images.

The application aims to imbue digital magazines with rich content, including video and 360-degree images, as well as a heightened degree of interactivity; with Wired's iPad edition, users can navigate through content via tough gestures, rotate the page into horizontal or vertical modes, and zoom out to see the entire issue at a glance.