Engadget Distro was a tablet magazine from the editors at Engadget distilled look at a week’s worth of Engadget news, and to enable. The latest Tweets from Engadget Distro (@EngadgetDistro). Our tablet ‘zine may be gone, but not forgotten. Relive our past here and be sure to keep up with us. About the News (Handheld Devices) category. Mobile sites or Apps developed specifically for handheld devices for the distribution of recent happenings.

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W ith several thousand posts on TNM it is worth repeating one’s self occasionally.

So when TNM looked the newly updated app from The Next Web earlier today it is worth examining once again how another web property is handling its own digital tablet magazine.

Because of this the development team at AOL Mobile has taken a simpler approach to designing a tablet magazine. The digital magazines found inside the app could almost be mistaken for a replica edition as the pages are static. No scrolling text boxes or other features of native tablet editions are in this weekly magazine. But the digital pages are, of course, designed specifically for the iPad’s display, so the reading experience is natural and pleasant.


The basic principals of tablet magazine navigation are used for Distro: Layouts are repeated to ease production and to create a uniform look as you would in a engarget magazine, especially a weekly.

Engadget Distro

But one can’t get over just how low tech this digital magazine is. I would also question the idea of a weekly magazine for a website.

But if the editorial team can handle the schedule, then more engadgef to them — I certainly hope they got raises.

Both digital magazines, TNW Magazine and Engadget Distro are good examples of how a media property using one format, in this case the web, can branch out and create a native digital magazine for tablets.

As more and more newspaper look to create their own tablet magazines for local sports and distfo topics, watching what some of the digital media properties are doing seems like a good idea. I really like the approach Distro takes.

The last days of Distro

I incorporated a lot of their ideas in my upcoming Reader’s Mobile publication. If you are reading this it is no doubt because you are reading an archive story from Talking New Media. You should be made aware that the site has moved to a new, permanent address: Garmin releases a new tablet magazine into the App EMI Records releases an interesting, if crippled, Starbucks issues update that supports Apple’s Pass Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia releases three new American Airlines updates its iOS to add support f University of Missouri survey finds that newspaper Is there a strategy for B2Bs on tablets than makes Whittier Daily News gets its first tablet edition The Magazine Group releases its first iPad edition Engadget’s Distro, distgo a weekly, takes a differe Distimo finds that translating apps into native la The NYT is the latest to experiment with a web app The Next Web updates ditro digital magazine app, mak Advance Publications releases three branded apps f Orange Coast gets the replica edition trea Pew study on news habits of mobile readers show th The Austrian daily engsdget Der Standard launches Apple ehgadget update for Verizon iPhone 5 users t Subscribe To Posts Atom.


Tuesday, October 2, Engadget’s Distro, being a weekly, takes a different approach than TNW when creating its tablet distrp. October 2, at 1: Newer Post Older Post Home. In the meantime, thank you for reading!

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