Press Release: Mag+ 5.0 Helps Content Owners Create Mobile Apps That Deeply Engage Users
New York, January 29, 2014-Mag+ today released version 5.0 of its platform for creating mobile applications for touchscreen devices. All the robust changes in Mag+ 5.0 focus on helping clients to better engage their users, bolster conversions and increase sales. Offering a richer in-app storefront and real-time newsfeed, new marketing tools and more, Mag+ continues its drive to make content owners of all kinds successful in the app ecosystem.
The most visible change in Mag+ 5.0 is a compelling new interface for its white-label reader app, which includes a more customizable storefront for document and issue management, as well as a full-screen newsfeed window for delivering more frequent content updates. The storefront and library have been combined into one space offering much more real estate for featured issues, promotional banners and publication previews.
The news feed window is one of several content delivery mechanisms, powered by Mag+ partner Appboy, that allows both traditional and corporate publishers to engage users on a personal and immediate basis. In addition to issues, the app can deliver custom push notifications, promotions, cross app promotions, in-app notifications and news feed items that can be specifically targeted to users based on what they've done in the app. Combined with a built-in feedback tool, these features make the platform a more effective communications tool and opens it for a broader range of uses.
"With these new features, our customers' apps are no longer simple tools for distributing issues and documents but rather comprehensive communication hubs, that can reach users through a variety of channels" said Mike Haney, co-founder and chief creative officer of Mag+. "Whether you're publishing magazines, sales enablement tools or employee communications, our aim is to give you more ways to engage your users and increase your downloads or sales."