“Disney FamilyFun” Magazine Named Best of Newsstand App Category in 2011
(Press Release) NEW YORK – December 21, 2011 – “Disney FamilyFun” magazine, the nation’s most trusted resource for family activities, recipes, solutions, and crafts, has been named by the App Store Rewind 2011 as one of the five best iPhone Newsstand Apps in the US. The award-winning magazine is available for both iPhone and iPad and offers a feature-packed and engaging format, including interactive slideshows, videos of recipes and family activities, 360-degree views of craft projects, bookmarking features, and social media sharing tools. Since the launch of the Apple newsstand, “FamilyFun” magazine has grown to nearly 750,000 downloads.
“We’re thrilled by this accolade from the App Store as well as by the support of our consumers and A-list sponsors.” says Editorial Director, Ann Hallock. “We put a lot of thought into pairing our content with the mom-friendly tools and engaging multimedia features that bring high-tech utility to the high-touch world of moms – and it’s great to see that recognized.”
The annual App Store Rewind list includes a selection of Apple’s favorite apps and top-selling magazines, games, software, books and videos. In the iPhone Newsstand category, “FamilyFun” magazine was the only parenting app recognized; others on the Top 5 List were New York Times, “#5 Magazine,”“Autoweek Magazine,” and “Guitar World Magazine.” Other notable titles selected for this year’s list include “Angry Birds,” chef Jamie Oliver’s online recipe collection, T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland” e-book, and the TomTom USA navigation app.
Using In-App Purchase, a 12-month subscription of “FamilyFun” costs just $7.99 and single issues are available for $2.99. Current print subscribers will have access to the iPad and iPhone edition for free.
The “FamilyFun” app is available from the App Store on iPad and iPhone.
About “Disney FamilyFun” Magazine
Published by Disney Publishing Worldwide, “Disney FamilyFun” magazine, which targets families with children 12 and under, has a rate base of 2.1 million and a total audience of 5.9 million (Source: 2011 Spring MRI). A trusted source for families, “FamilyFun” delivers real ideas for - and from - real families. “FamilyFun” magazine’s lively and informative content focuses on making the most of family time together through cooking, crafts, celebrations, volunteering, travel, and other family activities. The Disney FamilyFun brand includes FamilyFun.com, FamilyFun books, craft kits, a digital magazine app and mobile apps, and special interest publications.