We’re trying a longer issue this time, plus more great photos and illustrations:1
- Everyday Superheroes, by Serenity Caldwell
- The Professionalization of Pot, by Alison Hallett
- Hocus Focus, by Lex Friedman
- Genetic Shoelaces Told My Demise, by Mark Harris
- Master of Band Administration, by Chris Breen
- Majestic Espresso, by Marco Tabini
As we find our voice, The Magazine is moving a bit further from technology, and it’s better for it. I think this issue, in particular, marks a turning point in finding our editorial voice and pushing for even higher quality.
I’m very proud of this issue.
And just tonight, the 1.2 app update was approved. Among the improvements:
- Full-width images. The difference is stunning, especially on a Retina iPad.
- Collapsible issues, so you can clean up the issue list without deleting them. (You know you can also delete them, right? Swipe.)
- Tons of little cosmetic improvements, bugfixes, and under-the-hood improvements, including a complete rewrite of the data layer using Core Data.
Issue 6 was really designed for 1.2. Get it now in the App Store.
With its photos and illustrations, it’s the largest issue to date… at a whopping 3.2 MB.
That’s 112 times smaller than this week’s issue of The New Yorker for iPad ($5.99 per month), possibly because The Magazine doesn’t include eleven full-page ads before the first content page. (I like The New Yorker, but really…) ↩