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Post by inverseroom » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:51 am

Hey guys, congrats on the iPad edition! I subscribed, happily--this is a great resource.

But I have to say, it's a little disappointing that the app just consists of hi-res images of each page of the print mag. The type in the print mag is already smaller than in any other magazine I read, and now, shrunk to the size of the iPad's screen, it is almost impossibly small--even with a retina iPad. I can imagine that, on a low-res iPad, it would be nearly illegible (especially for the over-40 set I am an enthusiastic member of).

You might check out the Sound on Sound app. Granted, their subscriptions are much more expensive than yours. But they have reformatted the entire magazine for the medium--it is highly readable and beautifully laid out specifically for a ten-inch screen. I realize an app like this would probably require more time and effort than you've got, but there you go.

Good luck, I hope you get a zillion subscriptions.

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Post by digitaldrummer » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:49 pm

and if you follow up with Kindle, I'll sign up. :D

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Post by dgrieser » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:22 pm

I like the iPad edition because I can easily make the type as big as I need it.

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Post by owlcavestudios » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:15 am

I am loving the iPad edition as well! I have already subscribed. The price is very much worth it. I have been receiving this magazine for free for such a long time, that paying that fee is not even a question.

I do wonder, will they make available any of the issues pre #23? The archive only goes that far back. It would be nice to get some of the earliest issues up there for purchase as well. I know a lot of the content is in the books, but do they cover 100% of those issues content?

Just my $0.02.

Thanks for the ipad edition btw!!

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Re: iPad edition

Post by Osumosan » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:48 am

inverseroom wrote:But I have to say, it's a little disappointing that the app just consists of hi-res images of each page of the print mag. The type in the print mag is already smaller than in any other magazine I read, and now, shrunk to the size of the iPad's screen, it is almost impossibly small--even with a retina iPad. I can imagine that, on a low-res iPad, it would be nearly illegible (especially for the over-40 set I am an enthusiastic member of).
Have you tried zooming in? The issues are not scans, but are rendered by the app so the type can be viewed extremely large and crisp.

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Post by TapeOpLarry » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:38 am

owlcavestudios wrote:I do wonder, will they make available any of the issues pre #23? The archive only goes that far back. It would be nice to get some of the earliest issues up there for purchase as well. I know a lot of the content is in the books, but do they cover 100% of those issues content?
We will be putting up issues 20-22 soon. Almost everything from 11-19 is in book vol II and same with book Vol I, which we will have available soon digitally and back in print.

We can't afford to build brand new versions of 92 issues of the mag to take advantage of the iPad's features. That would literally be a huge undertaking, and finding all the old artwork and covers has been a big task already! I feel like it's better to offer an incredible deal ($5.99 subs? and $1.99 back issues?) than to build in a bunch of bells and whistles.
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Post by egr » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:22 pm

digitaldrummer wrote:and if you follow up with Kindle, I'll sign up. :D
Yes please.
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Post by TapeOpLarry » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:11 am

Issue 92 out on iPad now
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Post by jckinnick » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:36 am

Is it available on Iphone i tried downloading the app to my iphone but i cant get it to show up on the apps.

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Post by TapeOpLarry » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:40 pm

Only iPad right now. Sorry, this shit is expensive to develop and slow to get approved!
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Post by the finger genius » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:55 pm

I love it, and glad you guys are doing a reasonably priced subscription. I'm in.
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Post by the finger genius » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:54 am

Out of curiosity, how long before the new issues are available via subscription? (when will I be able to download issue 92 as part of my subscription?)

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Post by ivan.caplan » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:58 pm

here is the digital for book 2 means old issues
http://books.google.com.ar/books?id=foV ... &q&f=false

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Post by mrufino1 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:55 pm

I love having tape op on my ipad. I didn't subscribe until the early 40 's in issues, so I've been enjoying reading some of the earlier ones I missed. Funny to see someone say they just built a screaming pentium II 233 MHz machine...
Just one question. Is there a way to delete issues from my library after I've read them? With a 16gb ipad, every little bit of space helps. Auria needs room to work! Thanks, I subscribed to the ipad edition as well, back issues and subscriptions might just be the best value going.

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:38 am

Just subscribed on the iPad.

Awesome.

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