Remember when the first iPad came out? I remember the excitement by Rupert Murdoch who thought it was going to be the future of publishing make him rich... well, richer. Now he's disappeared his Sun and Times papers behind a paywall.. and his relevance to political life has diminished and I wonder how his 'Daily' the iPad news magazine is doing... I don't think they ever even bothered to launch an UK version, I've not heard anything since the launch - so I'm guessing it can't be doing very well..
Then I happened across this piece:
Why Publishers Don't Like Apps
Written by someone who likewise started out being excited by the idea of an iPad magazine - only to find it really frustrating and abandoned it in favour of an online HTML 5 version.
I know I wrote a comment on the Guardian website about just this sort of thing - comparing the new electronic iPad/tablet e-magazines to CD-ROMs which were all the range for about 5 minutes before the internet took off...
oh, here it is:
16 March 2011 6:50AM