Quark Announces iPad Publishing with App Studio
(Press Release) Denver, CO - January 20, 2011—Quark announced today the immediate availability of App Studio for Quark Publishing System, a new module for Quark Publishing System that reduces the creative and technical barriers associated with publishing to the iPad.
Quark Publishing System is the editorial workflow system that is the core of Quark's dynamic and digital publishing solutions for mid-to-large business organizations. With App Studio, professional and corporate publishers who use Quark Publishing System can cost-effectively create and publish custom iPad apps and put designers in control of producing compelling digital publications. Advanced automation within Quark Publishing System assembles and publishes each digital issue. No longer will companies have to invest in complex development, time-consuming manual processes, disconnected workflows, and additional infrastructure to publish to digital devices such as the iPad.
"Many of our customers are looking to publish design-rich and engaging interactive content to the iPad in order to extend their brand, generate new revenue streams, and reach new customers. However, the barriers - both financial and technical - to publishing to devices such as the iPad can be significant, and for many, impossible to absorb in this economic climate," said PG Bartlett, senior vice president of product management for Quark. "App Studio for Quark Publishing System gives professional and corporate publishers a cost-effective and manageable solution for publishing to the iPad that puts designers, rather than programmers, in control."
App Studio for Quark Publishing System enables users to easily configure a starter application that aligns with their branding and user interface requirements to create a custom app for the iPad. Designers can create digital publications directly within QuarkXPress 8.5, easily enriching their designs with sound, video, and interactive features.
Once complete, Quark Publishing System automatically builds and publishes the digital publications and makes them available to the custom app. An online management tool enables easy control of multiple custom apps, publications, and issues. App Studio for Quark Publishing System includes: