Hearst and Condé Nast Digital Britain update popular titles for bug fixes, Amazon fixes bugs in its music and retail apps
The next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will not be released for two months, but developers are still releasing updates that try to work out programming bugs, while other updates are adding new features.
Hearst continues to update its portfolio of Newsstand magazine app. Today’s update is for Food Network Magazine US, and is similar to its other magazine app updates in that it is adding more sharing options. The app description also states that “Coming soon” will be faster issue downloads – which probably means adding progressive downloading to the app.
The UK version of Glamour Magazine updated its Newsstand app today, bringing into the app a new storefront.
Paul Blake’s App Publisher magazine Newsstand app was updated yesterday. The digital magazine is built using the TypeEngine publishing platform and the update fixes a few bugs that caused some readers to not be able to access paid issues. The update also brings in an updated user interface.
Amazon updated two of its more popular apps: Amazon Music was updated to fix a bug that was causing playback failures when using AirPlay, as well as general performance improvements; and the Amazon App, the retailer’s basic shopping app was also updated for bug fixes.
Scribd updated its subscription book app. The app, like many such apps, has a long, convoluted name – in this case, Scribd – Read Unlimited Books, eBooks, Documents, Magazines, Comics, Essays, Stories, Papers… I suppose one can’t blame them for using their app name as a marketing device, but there has to be limits, no?
In any case, of all the app updates, this one seems the biggest:
What’s New in Version 3.6.0
This update brings a fresh, new look and more functionality to your book discovery experience.
• A redesigned book description page that includes reader reviews and related books
• Horizontal browsing from book to book in collections
• Streamlined management of your Library — tap the new “+” sign on books to save them to your device, add them to your library, or add them to a collection.
• A brand new color palette and all-new fonts throughout the app