Technology has become so vibrant that people want everything at their fingertips. With tablets becoming the main stream of social media and more and more people preferring to spend money on digital magazines and newspapers to read on those hand-held computers, it was just a matter of time that a subscription service is developed that would taker of matters.
Like movie subscription service Netflix, Next Issue Media has taken up the challenge to create a magazine subscription service. The idea is not new, but the real question is whether it will gather the attention of the people. This is a joint venture of NIM, Conde Nast, Hearst, Time Inc., Meredith and News Corp., which have been working on creating a new sphere of digital media to give a reading experience that corresponds to the change in the need of readers. This is due to the fact that there is a whole new dimension that has emerged with the onset of everything going digital.
Although there are subscriptions services like Apple’s Newsstand app that a user can use to find most of the magazines, they still have to download each magazine and pay for the subscription separately. This becomes a tedious task for any users who has to manage each magazine separately.
The answer to this problem is a unified tablet newsstand in which user can jump between different titles, without worrying about individual subscriptions. At first, the app would only be released on the Android’s platform ad available on tablets running honeycomb OS or higher. But the company has plans to launch an iOS app as well in the near future.
The subscription to the service would cost $14.99, that would incorporate all the magazines, but the company is also offering individual subscriptions to users that just want a particular magazine.
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