Monday, August 1, 2011

App-Visuals of Fashion: Make Your Own Fashion Mag

A newly launched Self Service Magazine's iPad App comes just in time for the craving of so many fashion-conscious followers of styles and trends who want not only read the news mobile-ly, but also be completely immersed in the visual aspects of it...

Here’s a demo of the new magazine iPad App from fashion biannual Self Service. It’s a very nice adaptation of the print magazine, retaining the same monochrome decorative typography and presenting the content in a satisfyingly simple manner. Little gratuitous interaction but some intelligent use of touch to access details. It’s free, and recommended to anyone planning their own app.

Personally, I'm beginning to appreciate my iPad more and more, especially as far as the visual applications and journalistic tools. Amazing how little of product placement of an iPad we've seen in the movies and shows and still it's a Top Seller across the world. Recently, though, an iPad has appeared in "Horrible Bosses", which is way too late for a roll-over ad campaign -  when Apple Inc. released the first iPad in April 2010, it sold 3 million of the devices in just 80 days and during 2010, Apple sold 14.8 million iPads worldwide.  By the release of the iPad 2 in March 2011, more than 15 million iPads had been sold – selling more than all other tablet PCs combined since the iPad's release. Promotion, anyone?

And what's more exciting in this day and time is that the moving images of fashion that one can NOT get in print publications - they can now get them ONLINE via tablets and mobiles... We're truly living in an exciting time.

See what I'm talking about:

For more fashion for iPad, see Vogue iPad App:

And you can always make your own fashion magazine app:

Have you noticed how quickly the magazines adapted to the new media, especially as far as the blogs are concerned? I don't think there is a single online version of a magazine that does NOT have a blog(s)... And sometimes, if not all the time, they are more interesting than the main pages, most magazine even tend towards 'employing' famous fashion and lifestyle bloggers. See a blog by Self Service Magazine and compare it to the main pages of the magazine. 

Let me know what you think!

No comments:

Post a Comment