Conde Nast was among the first magazine publishers to publicly commit to publishing just for the iPad and then Steve Jobs told the world, “Flash, no mas.” It’s taken Wired and Adobe an additional two months to get their publications out of Flash and into an open format.
Wired has announced that Wired Magazine (iTunes, $4.99) is now available for your reading and viewing pleasure. Developed in conjunction with Adobe, this app delivers lots o’ enhanced features, including animated slide shows, advanced browsing and video.
“I’m delighted to announce that Wired’s first digital edition is now available for the iPad and soon for nearly all other tablets,” writes Chris Anderson, editor in chief, Wired. “We have always made our stories accessible online at Wired.com, but as successful as the site is, it is not a magazine.”
Previously, Condé Nast said it would bring five magazine titles to the iPad. To date, GQ and Vanity Fair are available to a degree.
Thereupon, The New Yorker and Glamour have yet to appear and the publisher hasn’t offered a revised publishing schedule since Steve Jobs announced Flash wouldn’t be allowed on the iPad, etc.
To infinity and beyond!
It’s ironic that Wired’s first digital issue is the June edition, which is when Adobe says, Google willing and the damn don’t break, Mobile Flash will actually arive. Maybe Wired can cover that in its August issue?
Then again, that train wreck will already have been old news. Maybe they’ll offer nice three-year-long digital animation of the whole thing coming off the rails…
What’s your take?