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Jennifer Campbell
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Long overdue!
Jennifer Campbell   4/25/2012 9:32:31 AM
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This is great news for Design News and our readers, and it's long overdue. While DN has always made it's content easily available to readers, now our non-print subscribers can see the work our art directors and edit team do to make the magazine look great. It's a win for everyone involved. So, like Alex said, please let us know what you think, and how we might be able to make Design News even better.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Long overdue!
Rob Spiegel   4/25/2012 1:34:12 PM
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I agree, Jenn. The timing of this is particularly good now that Design News is putting an emphasis on digital and interactive content. I would imagine there is pent up demend for high-quality mobile access to Design News content.

Charles Murray
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Re: Long overdue!
Charles Murray   4/25/2012 5:50:48 PM
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Looks like the big advantage is the ability to see a feature article as it's shown here (as a spread), as opposed to the way feature articles now appear on our website. For those who like to read the longer feature articles, this should be a big step up.

gsmith120
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Re: Long overdue!
gsmith120   5/29/2012 5:04:20 AM
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Thanks for the app!! I will have to download it for my iPad. 

TJ McDermott
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ANDROID
TJ McDermott   4/25/2012 10:01:35 AM
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Shouting aside, may we expect to see an Android port of the app?

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naperlou   4/25/2012 10:29:12 AM
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TJ, I would like to see that as well.  On the other hand Alex could just get us an iPad.  What about it Alex?

TJ McDermott
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TJ McDermott   4/25/2012 10:32:20 AM
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Alex, I could be convinced as well to abandon android devices....

Alexander Wolfe
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Alexander Wolfe   4/25/2012 1:00:50 PM
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TJ, We are looking at doing an Android app but I don't have a timeframe for you right now. As for Naperlou's question about the iPads, I say we buy two and charge 'em to him :)

Cavey
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Re: ANDROID
Cavey   4/26/2012 9:47:51 AM
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Hi Everyone, I'm new here, and Alex why stop at two iPads?

Larry S.
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Larry S.   4/25/2012 3:56:08 PM
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Any plans for an iPhone app?

DesignerMan
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HTML5 Tablet Optimised Site Would be Better
DesignerMan   4/26/2012 10:02:08 AM
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As opposed to focussing on and wedding DesignNews to a particular (overrated) platform, an HTML5 tablet optimsed site that could be deployed similar to an app on multiple platforms seemlessly would be preferred. That way BlackBerry PlayBook and Android users would be brought into the fold and you would be future protected.

Zippy
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Zippy   4/26/2012 10:29:58 AM
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DesignerMan, I might respectfully suggest that it is Blackberry Playbook users that need to be "future protected", not Design news...

DesignerMan
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Re: HTML5 Tablet Optimised Site Would be Better
DesignerMan   4/26/2012 8:55:05 PM
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Now come-on..be nice.Different strokes for different folks.  At the risk of going off topic the PlayBook has got an undeserved bad rap. It's got the fastest browser in the tablet world and most of the initial issues upon launch are behind it with the latest OS update.The original iPad had a number of major issues you may recall.

My point was that HTML5 type sites/apps work cross-platform for EVERYONE, whether users of Apple, Windows, Android, BlackBerry or anything else. They are like having your cake and eating it too!

Zippy
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Zippy   4/26/2012 10:19:42 PM
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DesignerMan, I do actually understand and support your point. However you do undercut your "different strokes for different folks" with the muttered "over-rated iPad" comment, no?  DN already has a very nice standard website - I'm surprised you're not accessing that now.

Veering back briefly on topic, congratulations, DN, the new app looks great!

 

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Excellent Move Forward
apresher   4/26/2012 4:16:30 PM
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App looks great and is only the beginning. Tablet PCs are here to stay and will be a great platform moving into the future.  Excellent.

Mydesign
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App for Android/Windows
Mydesign   4/27/2012 5:00:13 AM
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Alex, thanks for the iPad App. Is there any similar App for Android based Smartphones and tablets. I think most of the non US members are using Android/windows based devices and if you are able to come up any similar apps for such devices are helpful.

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