Six iPad Magazine Demos: Which is the best?

Last week I posted an opinion on how not to release a digital magazine, and as I was looking at the post I got the idea to collect the iPad magazine demos and compare them.

The first one is from VIVmag. It might look neat, but it would cost too much to make. I hate it, actually. It reminds me of the design of certain DVD menus which waste time with fancy graphics.

This next one is Mag+ from Bonnier AB.

The Adobe/Wired concept video. Lots of exposition, but not much in the way of an actual demo.

Official iPad commercial (with a glimpse of NYTimes)

Sports Illustrated

de Telegraaf

My answer for which is the best? None of them. I don't see any that adapt well to an iPhone screen. All of these prototypes assume a large tablet with touchscreen.  I've had several, and I think they're just too awkward to be pulled out whenever I want to glance through a magazine. I don' think any concept will succeed without a mobile option.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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