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Hidde Collee Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Good news. Any indication that it will work outside the US?
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Uluroo Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
the UX will be much better/more tactile on iPad, regardless of how well-designed the Mac app is, so I’m not too concerned about the state of Mojave’s News
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Steve Troughton-Smith Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
There's a bunch you can discern about Apple News' magazines from what's in the OS betas: for example, the magazines are PDF-based (like most iPad magazines), and issues can be stored offline. The magazine genres are listed as pictured. Most of its code is written in Swift
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grork Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
PDF? Does that mean ‘not for iphone’
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Steve Troughton-Smith Mar 12
Replying to @grork
I wouldn't make that assumption. Just because a package format is using PDF for rendered layers doesn't mean it can't provide multiple variants transparently
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Mike Cane Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
PDFs? Just sayin... Harrumph.
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Steve Troughton-Smith Mar 12
Replying to @mikecane
'no'
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Mike Cane Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Hmph.
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jviddy Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
I was hoping for a step forward when it came to format. I wrote an article the day before the original iPad was announced predicting it would be a perfect device for mobile magazines and that Apple would create a new publishing platform and format.
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jviddy Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
I suggested they would move away from flicking through PDF’s. Each horizontal swipe would take you to the next article for advert but articles then self would be verticals.
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jviddy Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
For newspapers you would see the print layout but clicking on a headline would open a readability type view
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jviddy Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
My hope was for a new easy to use platform that would open up publishing to the masses while building more revenue options for the existing publishers. Doing for magazines what YouTube did for video content.
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Joshua Niko Mar 12
On iPhone you can just set in settings that your region is US and you will get Apple News.
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Bougna Ramzi Mar 12
Yeah...they already tried that and failed because content publishers didn't want to pour more resources on a different format with different layouts when they still had to make PDFs for both print and other digital platforms.
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Dean Whittaker 👨‍👩‍👧👨🏻‍💻🔴🎮🦈 Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Does anyone still care about magazines?
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rstevens 3.01 🐳💨 Mar 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
I wonder if the format means one could release their own magazines or comics or whatnot
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Steve Troughton-Smith Mar 12
Replying to @rstevens
not as files; this is purely tied into the Apple News service and its partners
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