The Wired Tablet App: A Video Demonstration | Epicenter | Wired.com
But enough of the technical details. The point here is that we are entering a new era of media, where we finally have a digital platform that allows us to retain all the rich visual features of high-gloss print, from lavish design to glorious photography, while augmenting it with video, animations, additional content and full interactivity.
Wonderful short video demoing Wired’s tablet version of their magazine. The URL of this page implies that the demo was running on an iPad, but I don’t think it was. Nonetheless, this is exactly the type of next-generation, digital magazine that I was thinking of when I blogged about Domino magazine (defunct) coming back as a digital version. I am SO excited to see how digital magazines evolve over the next few years. Obviously digital magazines have existed for years now in different forms — Zinio comes to mind — but now the tablet devices, not just the iPad, but all of these new slate devices with touchscreens, are providing technology that will make interacting with these digital publications more like reading a print magazine, but with enhancements.