Magcast – My Preferred iPad and iPhone Newsstand Magazine App Builder
I have built quite a few iOS Newsstand applications and several weeks ago I released my own course showing you how you can build your own Newsstand App for your magazine without any ongoing costs.
The course has been received really well and it’s great to be in frequent contact with fellow magazine App builders. For a bit more background on why I chose to create the course take a look at the article I wrote for Udemy here (Special Discount Link Included).
One of the frequent questions I get asked is what software did I used to get started with my Magazine apps?
Update 2014: I recommend using using Amber’s platform here instead of Magcast.
Well the truth is I still use the very software I started using and that is the digital publishing Magcast. It’s been available a lot longer than my course and has been used to publish over 300 individual magazines.
Magcast is a goodt service and the support is okay too too (there is room for improvement). Not only do you get to build Magazine apps without any coding but baked into the platform is a whole host of marketing tools ranging from subscriber email capture forms, detailed analytics to advertisement plugins and laser targeted promotion tools that can be configured however you wish.
Probably the best piece of the platform though is the complete end to end HD video training course included that will take you from knowing absolutely nothing about publishing a magazine all the way through to getting your magazine published and how best to promote other services you offer to your subscribers.
So, there you have it. This is the software/service that I use and if you are serious about Magazine apps on the iOS Newsstand you definitely need to review the MagCast digital publishing platform to see if it’s the right fit for you and your business.