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Wired's New Interactive Digital Magazine

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Earlier this month, Adobe and Wired Magazine announced a collaboration to design a new digital magazine that will complement the print version of the famous new media title. The result will be amongst the first of a new generation of interactive magazines designed to run on the likes of Dell's Tablet and the Apple iPad.

By utilising Adobe's Air technology, the magazinewill feature interactive pdf pages with touchscreen browsing, social networking connectivity, offline feed updating, and some impressive 3D.

Air has been around a bit longer than you'd think, but I only saw it firsthand when it was demonstrated by Adobe's Steve Burnard at an Adobe seminar I attended back in November. It really does take interactive pdf's and interactive offline content to a new level.

Adobe's product team and Wired have created an interesting video that showcases what the magazine is going to be like, and it does look uber-cool, although you will need to spend to get the full benefits.

Wired Magazine.
Adobe Air.