Transcontinental issues iOS 9 updates for several digital edition apps including The Hockey News
Media app updates: The Washington Post Classic for iPad, the original iPad Newsstand app from the Post, and Hyper, the recently launched video magazine from AntiHero Inc.
The Canadian magazine publisher Transcontinental has issued several iOS 9 related updates for its digital editions apps – what we used to call Newsstand apps. Transcontinental was acquired late last year by TVA Group, part of Quebecor. The deal cleared Canada’s Competition Bureau earlier this year.
Looking at the audits, it appears that the digital circulations of these magazines are really quite low – and unlike some US titles that had over 10 percent digital before Apple stopped maintaining the Newsstand, these titles never reached much more than 5 percent digital. I find this odd knowing how well La Presse is claiming to be doing with its digital edition, though that may be the result of its free access.
The Washington Post Classic for iPad has been updated. This is the older tablet app that contains two sections: one reformats the website, the other provides an enhanced replica edition of the print newspaper.
The update for this app says it makes the app iOS 9 compliant, plus reduces the size of the replica editions for faster downloading.
The recently launched video magazine Hyper has also received an update bring the app up to version 1.2.
The update is designed to improve the performance of the app on older, slower devices.
(You can read the original post on the launch of Hyper here.)