THE DIGITAL PUBLISHING BLOG

The smartphone challenge: New format makes ePaper attractive on phones

Posted by Mathias Winther Klausen on 11/01/17 14:37

Last fall, we announced the prototype of a new phone optimized ePaper solution, called Mobile Edition. The basic concept is to extract articles from the newspaper and present them easily accessible on the front screen of the app. In a few seconds the readers should be able to get a comprehensive overview of today’s paper, and identify interesting stories.

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Topics: Product News, Tech

Prep your readers for mobile edition 

Posted by Thomas Wittenburg on 23/09/16 12:56

Recently smartphone usage has risen to 20% among European ePaper readers. More and more people recognize the value in having the newspaper at their fingertips. Larger screens and more power have turned the phone into the preferred device for a vast amount of users. And the trend is powering on.

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What to expect from iOS 10?

Posted by Thomas Wittenburg on 08/09/16 11:26

The last few months a public beta version of iOS 10 has been available to developers. Last night Apple presented the long awaited iPhone 7 along with the latest version of the iOS operating system. Here’s a recap of what the update offers.

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Topics: Product News, Knowledge

Google ready to kill Flash. HTML5 Desktop Viewer is born.

Posted by Thomas Wittenburg on 29/07/16 15:12

In recent years Flash has been heavily criticized as an insecure technology. Flash-based sites have been hit by numerous attacks, and vulnerabilities have not always been fixed at the same pace they showed up. Rumors have been buzzing for years and now it seems we’ve finally reached the point of no return. Google is cutting Flash support from its Chrome browser. This is important news if you distribute embedded digital content, such as video or ePaper.

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Visiolink Publishing Hub - built with Polymer

Posted by Flemming Ravn on 21/10/15 12:56

Managing publications on a daily basis is an important yet often time-consuming part of digital publishing. Publication management needs to be easy to navigate and as time effective as possible, enabling media houses to spend time growing their business instead of performing administrative tasks.

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New edge to e-paper with Android Material Design app

Posted by Mathias Winther Klausen on 21/09/15 14:03

Android Product News, part 1

With its new design guidelines, termed Material Design, Google has significantly raised the bar for the Android platform and at the same time upped their game in the constant battle with Apple for user loyalty.

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HTML5-based browser solution for Desktop

Posted by Mathias Winther Klausen on 06/07/15 09:51

Unique reading experience for digital publishing on Desktop

Your readers deserve the best possible reading experience no matter where or how they choose to read newspaper content. And the newspaper content deserves as much focus as it can possibly get without having to compete with other elements on the screen.
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Topics: Product News, Knowledge

The importance of availability

Posted by Martin Rubæk on 04/06/15 10:36

Every night we process more than 1.000 digital publications automatically at Visiolink. For whatever reason, we sometimes receive corrupt data in the form of missing pages or file name errors. When that happens, the processing fails and the e-paper does not meet the deadline – a critical error that many media houses are spending large amounts on surveillance to avoid.

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Topics: Customer Cases, Product News

Securing the optimal ROI on e-paper investments: act on data

Posted by Martin Rubæk on 19/05/15 12:03

Digital transformation of print readers requires knowledge-based decisions.

Viby J, Denmark: Based on a growing demand from media companies currently ‘navigating without a compass’, a new group of industry experts has formed the Business Intelligence and Consulting company, visiolab.

By focusing on data analysis and digital strategy, visiolab specializes in Knowledge Based Decision Making and the optimization of Audience Growth and New Ad Revenues in e-papers.

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Volksstimme goes on the air with the new DYNAMIC

Posted by Mathias Winther Klausen on 12/05/15 09:14

Previously on the blog, we announced a long list of graphic and layout improvements to DYNAMIC. Magdeburger Verlags- und Druckhaus, a German media company based in the city of Magdeburg, publishes 18 different local editions of its Volksstimme newspaper, and is the first to have implemented the new DYNAMIC in the company's iOS app Volksstimme digital.

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Augmented book reading via digital newspaper archives

Posted by Lars Ørhøj on 07/05/15 08:37

OK, I’ll admit it – I’m a gadget owner. In my arsenal of devices you’ll find:

  • a 2005 iPod – a trusted friend who carries all of my music and is soon to be on its 3rd battery;
  • an iPhone for – mostly – communication;
  • a Macbook Pro for work, e.g. writing blogs like this;
  • an iPad for reading newspapers (surprise!) and keeping my work day as digital as possible;
  • a Kindle Paperwhite for book reading; and
  • a Garmin GPS watch – supposedly for when I go running, but currently it’s just glaring impatiently at me, as I am having a break because of a few bent ribs (ouch!).

And all of these digital devices are a huge part of my daily life (okay, Garmin, not you just now, I get it!).

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Topics: Product News, Knowledge

One digital supplement for 62 local newspapers

Posted by Lars Ørhøj on 16/04/15 14:41

The e-paper is a great way to present newspapers on the different digital platforms, such as smartphones, tablets or PCs.

Moreover, the e-paper is also is a cost-effective and convenient platform that can extend the digital services of media houses. For example, a media house could utilise the platform to release tomorrow morning’s newspaper the night before or to send out evening editions, or alternatively, to readers with a later 2nd edition (e.g. during big sporting competitions).

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Topics: Product News, Knowledge

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