July 20th, 2010 | researchmaterial
Jean Snow just posted on Twitter that magazine-print-on-demand service Magcloud just released an iPad app, for viewing of digitised versions of the magazines people make and sell through that service. At the link, Magcloud explain that the app is free and (currently?) so are all Magcloud magazines obtained through the app. Presumably, once uptake of the app reaches a certain point, they’ll build in in-app purchase of digitised magazines, as well as a way to buy the physical POD editions.
Several million iPads in the wild. A convenient way to read Magcloud offerings on said iPads, with instant free delivery and what I again presume would be a far lower price per unit than is charged for the print versions. Is it me, or did Magcloud just take several steps towards killing themselves?
A few presumptions in there, yes, but…