Finding German Magazines
Many magazines, including German publications, offer their content through a regular iPad app that is formatted to work more like an interactive print magazine than just a website. There have been a lot of them released so far, but one of the most internationally renowned of these is the FOTOHITS Magazine app, which brings Germany’s most popular photography magazine to the touch screen. This will be much more photo-centric than other German magazines for the iPad, with less text and larger focus on its high-end photography.
SZ Magazine is a port from a German newspaper. Since it operates like the print publication it requires an in app purchases for every issue issue, which is small at only $0.99. SZ Magazine is more general some others, and offers regular columns as well as a variety of multimedia content. In this way they hope to unite the visual form of the magazine with a variety of different content types they are trying out, which may be the mark of success on the iPad.
The fashion and culture magazine format has also been ported over in German with The Iconist, a German publication that is now exclusively for the iPad. It is the first of its kind, forgoing any kind of alternative publishing methods and dedicating itself purely to the iPad format. This actually makes it one of the most innovative publications for the format as all the design, and content, choices are made with the technology and interface of the iPad in mind. You will find multimedia content that takes a look a different global cultural trends, from interviews with Lady Gaga to an account of the birth of Microsoft.