macumag Magazine for iPad: Digital Life From Within for Spanish Speakers

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[] Madrid, Spain - Macuarium Network today is pleased to announce macumag 1.0.1, their free reader app for iPad that offers single copies and subscriptions to macumag Magazine as in-app purchases. Designed especially for iPad, the community-driven magazine is published in Spanish, and is the only such Spanish language Mac magazine that is not a translation of another publication. With a focus on innovation and the Mac lifestyle, macumag exploits the knowledge and insight of the largest Spanish-speaking Mac community on the web, the 100,000+ registered users of the Macuarium website.

An instant success, the app rocketed to second place in the free apps rankings in the Spanish App Store with a streamlined, fast-evolving design that provides a kiosk and reader, and also multichannel integration with the web version of the magazine (users may sync their subscriptions between the web site and the app). It has also made inroads in the US, Mexican, and Argentine Stores especially, and is available in every other App Store. macumag aims at the whole Spanish-speaking Mac market throughout the world. The first two editions of the magazine have garnered rave reviews and an increasing following via web and download. Readers appreciate its contents, design, and viewpoint - clearly different from any other Mac magazine. Issue #3 is expected before the end of February.

The magazine covers the Mac and its environment: iPhone, iPad, iPod, and especially OS X and iOS developers. The publication is also especially attuned to uses of the Mac beyond the typical, particularly in corporate and business environments. While always tempering content in terms of practicality, the magazine strives to be more than a "how-to" periodical; its aim is to instruct, entertain, and comment - in addition to solving problems.

macumag is written and illustrated by a professional team, but draws on the ideas and accumulated documentation of the Macuarium on-line community. This assures topicality, as well as problem-solving guides that benefit from the experience of a large user-base. Sections of the magazine include guides, reviews, and interviews with the most creative Mac users (from pop singers to Paralympic medalists), plus a look back at the evolution of the Mac experience and a glimpse into its future. And the ineffable Tira de Mago cartoon.

Feature Highlights:
* macumag 1.0.1 is a free reader and kiosk app for iPad
* Single copies of, or six-issue subscriptions to macumag are available from within the app
* macumag is the first Mac magazine on the iPad written by Spanish-speakers, for Spanish-speakers
* The magazine features articles, interviews, editorials, problem solving, reviews, etc.
* Its goal is to provide a Mac-centric view of the "Digital Life from Within"
* macumag draws on the Macuarium community for ideas and content

"macumag is a highly creative publication put together by Spanish-speaking editors, illustrators, and writers and aimed at the millions of Spanish-speaking Mac users around the world," commented Managing Partner Miguel Cornejo. "Si hablas espanol, te mereces macumag!"

Device Requirements:
* iPad compatible
* iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 4 tested)
* 1.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
macumag 1.0.1 is a free reader app and available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. macumag magazine is available as an in-app purchase for 2,99 Euros each, or 7,99 for a six-issue subscription. The underlying magazine visor and salespoint will be available for license shortly. Review copies are available upon request.

Macuarium Network SL is a privately held company headquartered in Madrid, Spain. Macuarium Network SL works in the knowledge management arena, and has been producing social content for the web since 1999. It currently hosts the leading online website for Spanish-speaking Mac users, Macuarium, with over 100,000 registered users. Copyright (C) 2011 Macuarium Network SL. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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