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Humo on iPad first in the App Store within 24h after launch

In just a few hours, Humo on iPad reached the nr 1 position of the App Store.

Next to the many downloads, a lot of positive comments were shouted and tweeted around. Thanks!

Also in the top 5 of the charts we see De Standaard HD on a steady 4th place.

Download now for free the iPad app of Humo



Discover the HUMO iPad App with its brand new Social TV Companion

Today, HUMO released its long anticipated iPad app. The app was developed on the MobileWeb Mobile Publishing Platform.

Download the app now for free in the App Store!

The popular magazine comes to the Apple tablet with a distinct features set, containing three sections:

–          Media Screen, covering the best of HUMO

–          Social TV, your social TV companion

–          Magazine, your HUMO on iPad

After opening the app, you will land on the Media Screen containing the best of Humo’s website articles, with a focus on the TV content. All articles are brought together under topics such as TVreviews, Actua and Video. When tapping on one of them, a flipreader opens which makes it very easy to consume. Moreover, every article can be shared via facebook, twitter or email; recommended articles appear on the right side of the screen. Humo fans will also enjoy the typical content Humo stands for such as ‘Uitlaat’ and ‘Cartoons’.

In the brand new Social TV Guide, HUMO reinvents itself on the iPad. With the Humo app at your fingertips you can discuss, comment and criticize with other peers who are watching the same programs. Also let your twitter and Facebook followers know what you are watching so that they can join you. Very original is the frameset that has been developed to browse through TV programs. Next to the TV guide you will find ‘now on TV’, ‘Popular programs’ and ‘Humo’s selection’ which enables you to discover new interesting programs.

Finally, a Humo app wouldn’t be a Humo app without the Magazine. The app offers the complete magazine in a smooth high quality pdf . Subscribers of the paper magazine can download the iPad version for free, non-subscribers can buy the digital magazine for 2,39€.

After launching De Standaard and NRC Handelsblad, another publisher benefits from MobileWeb’s Publishing Platform to get their content on the tablet. If you wish to receive more information about the MobileWeb Publishing Platform and services, please send a mail to contact@mobileweb.be.

The Humo app available for free in the App Store as from today. Download it now!

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Download now the new iPhone/iPad app of NRC!

Today, an update of the dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad has been launched on iPad and iPhone. The app is built on the MobileWeb’s publishing platform and offers readers of NRC a new interface of the newspaper.

What strikes the most when downloading the app is the downloadspeed. When tapping the newspaper to start to download, the app will already open after having downloaded the first pages. This way you only need to wait for about 30 seconds.

Just as the previous app, readers can easily browse the newspaper in its original way by zooming in and out and in a ‘more digital’ way. The latter way provides the full newspaper nicely converted towards a more iPad look and feel. A contents column at the left shows all articles, which are displayed fully at the right side of the screen. Another nice feature is that you can easily adapt the size of the text.

In case you want to read the live headlines, this is made possible via the ‘Live Nieuws’ feed. You can find all the news articles in an easy readable format. When you find an article you like you can share it via Facebook, Twitter and Email.

In a nutshell, what’s new:

–         Live news feed

–         Sharing of articles via twitter, facebook and email

–         Read later function

–         Link to NRC In Beeld

–         Save up to 30 newspapers

–         Go back to old newspaper up until 30 days (Archive)

The new app of NRC is now available in the iTunes AppStore. With this new version NRC has taken an important next step into the e-reader and digital newspaper market, by combining its attractive content with its digital subscription system.

This innovative application has been developed in just a couple of weeks time. The development cycle has been short as the application was developed on the MobileWeb Mobile Publishing platform. This platform offers media companies and publishers a fast track to get their content on a variety of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). If you wish to receive more information about our Mobile Publishing Platform and services, please send a mail to contact@mobileweb.be.

De Standaard launches new iPad optimised edition

Today, De Standaard presented a new iPad version of its digital newspaper. De Standaard 3 is a revolution in mobile publishing and unique in its kind in the Benelux. It sets the benchmark for all future news tablet applications.

Next to the regular pdf version, users can switch to a specific tablet designed version of the paper, optimised for the iPad. Articles are structured in a clever way to fit the screen and offer a unique reading and handling experience. The content is instantly available without any scrolling or pinching. The readers get their news as they are used to, but can experience the uniqueness of the iPad. Simple touch and swipe handlings will allow to browse through the content. A well designed news overview makes it also very easy to jump directly to the desired section.

The importancy of news photos is given a central place in the application. At startup, the app shows the most important news images of the day. De Standaard 3 lets you also view, with a simple click, all the images of the newspaper and more in a superb full screen quality.

MobileWeb was responsible for the development of the app and the technical implementation.

The iPad app is available for free in the App Store. Download it today to experience the best of De Standaard in word and image.

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iPad app ‘Second Screen-Come Dine With Me’ (Tweede Scherm – Komen Eten) on nr 1 in the Belgian Appstore.

On its release day yesterday, 7th March, the iPad app reached already the first place in the Belgian Appstore.

The app is free available for download. As such, a lot of users were curious to do so.
In addition, the app received a lot of positive comments which resulted in an excellent score of 4.5/5.

Yesterday was also the first real test case, since the new season of ‘Komen Eten’ headed off. Some press comments can be read below.

Note: we are also pleased to see that the paid iPad app ‘DeStandaard’ is a real ‘top 10 – stayer’. Thanks to all the readers!

De Standaard (8 maart 2011)

De Morgen (7 maart 2011)

MobileWeb launches iPad app ‘Second Screen – Come Dine With Me’ (Tweede Scherm – Komen Eten) for SBS Belgium.

MobileWeb is proud to announce the launch of the iPad app of Tweede Scherm – Komen Eten (‘Come Dine With Me’ international TV format).

The Second Screen social TV iPad app offers viewers an interactive experience while watching television. First, it gives the viewer additional background information, such as pictures, bios, related articles. Secondly, they can participate to the show: they can rate other candidates with regards to food and atmosphere. Finally and one of the key elements of this innovative iPad app is the interactivity component: viewers are able to comment and chat with each other on what they see, feel and hear. At the same time the Twitter and Facebook conversations are integrated as well. ‘Komen Eten’ is the first format on ‘Tweede Scherm’, other formats and platforms will follow.

 

This ‘social TV’ application is the first in its kind in Belgium, if not in Europe. Last year ABC was one of the first TV broadcasters who started experimenting with second screen applications. Also other American programs and TV stations followed. However, in Europe the trend hasn’t broke through (yet), although experts expect the next few months to be the turning point for Social TV. David Rowan, the Editor of Wired magazine has named Social TV at number three of six in his peek into 2011 and what tech trends to expect to get traction. TV is inherently social – and Social Media is a conduit. Put them together in a workable, ergonomic way and the convergence will have impact.

 

This innovative application has been developed in a couple of weeks time. The development cycle has been short as the application was developed on the MobileWeb Mobile Publishing platform. This platform offers media companies and publishers a fast track to get their content on a variety of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). If you wish to receive more information about our Mobile Publishing Platform and services, please send a mail to contact@mobileweb.be.

Tablets & Media: Beyond the Hype

We were present at Medianet Vlaanderen’s seminar Tablets & Media (24/2/2011)

During this event we shared 6 key insights based on our experiences:

#1 Tablets are Much Bigger than you Think

#2 What’s More, it’s Huge in the Enterprise as well

#3 For the Consumer it’s all about Consuming Media

#4 Monetization is More than Paid Downloads

#5 It’s not about HTML5 or Native Apps, but about User Experience

#6 The Rise of Second Screen Apps