Adobe and Publisher Condé Nast working on Digital Magazine Application

Publishers (Adobe and Condé Nast) are working on a digital magazine application:

The supposed Chinese proverb, “may you live in interesting times“, is perhaps true for those in publishing. It can apply to newspaper, book and magazine publishers. It can also apply to printing and graphic design professionals, as we read:

Condé Nast and Adobe collaborate on digital magazine app

Relax News

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Publisher Condé Nast and Adobe Systems are developing a digital-magazine application to be compatible with laptops, netbooks, smart phones, and upcoming electronic slate devices.

Wired magazine, which covers tech news and information, will be the first to adapt the app, which will produce full-color, high-resolution images to replicate the experience of reading a print publication with the convenience of the internet.

This collaboration will bring magazine content into digitalized form for devices available in 2010. The companies hope to create a technology that will be applied to the publisher’s other magazines and adopted throughout the industry.

Condé Nast is home to publishing brands such as Vogue, Architectural Digest, Maison & Jardin, Bon Appétit, GQ, Brides, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker.
Originally found via a Tweet from John Weir of Weirmedia:

This may be in the “relax” section for this newspaper, but for those on the front-line of these changes and the multitude of devices, file formats and digital options, this is a very busy period. To preflight files to ensure print quality for publishing, use Markzware FlightCheck. This preflight solution helps to make sure your InDesign, Publisher, Quark, Word files, PDF files are print-ready. Whatever industry changes come along, just be flexible and ready to move with the tide.

Adobe and Publisher Condé Nast working on Digital Magazine Application