Looks and Feel of Zinio on Android
The overall look and feel of the app is very, very good. It is one of those apps that has been finished to a high standard. Although you might be more concerned with how it functions, an app of this type (mobile reading) has to be visually sound to attract a large following. The development team behind Zinio has definitely understood this aspect and has delivered a proper extension to the desktop experience. Everything about the app is very logical and complete, so much so that it almost seems unfair to even speak about Zinio for Android as an extension because it is appealing enough that you may never use the desktop version again at all.
When your account is properly set up you will find a massive database of magazine titles available for you. Zinio has made the sorting out easy for you as you can easily browse around based on genre. A search option is available as well when you want to jump right to your favorite magazine. Last but not least, you are able to browse through featured, top sellers and newly arrived titles so that you can keep up to date with what’s new and popular. Since Zinio is free in the Android Market, there is no barrier to stop you from diving in and determining which magazine to purchase at your own pace. Needless to say, Zinio is also a good example of the new in-app purchasing model of the Market.
In conclusion, Zinio is an excellent application and provides a very comprehensive magazine reading experience for your Android device, whether a phone or tablet. The platform as a whole may leave some room for improvement, as I can imagine a subscription-form where physical and digital copies are combined. Nevertheless, for what it does now, Zinio is a great method of reading a wide variety of magazines on the go, nicely complemented with a very solid mobile experience within the Zinio Android app.