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How to be a Good Institution eg Twitter

Twitter has come in for a good deal of criticism for its recent announcement of new rules for developers using the Twitter api. See the BBC report or John Gruber’s blog on Daring Fireball.

I am a keen admirer of Twitter and have been thinking a lot about Twitter for some months in the context of John Searle’s philosophy of speech acts (yes I am writing a book about it too, since writing is the best way of working … Keep Reading

Magazines and Linking

Gramophone is one of the best magazines for classical music. At Exact Editions we have been working with the Gramophone publishing team for a couple of years and the editors of that publication are using their digital platform in an imaginative and highly effective way to provide additional rich linking from within the magazine. Their latest issues shows how this linking can work very well for the reader; links are incredibly valuable in digital magazines, as they are in blogs, … Keep Reading

The Google Nexus 7 – An Exact Editions Review

When the Google Nexus 7 arrived in the Exact Editions offices last week we weren’t sure what to expect. What will this tablet do that it’s Android predecessors couldn’t? And more importantly, would it prove a worthy adversary to the mighty iPad?

Here’s Rob from our Tech Team with his assessment.

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“In the last week Google started shipping out their new flagship tablet to the masses, the Nexus 7 tablet.  We were lucky enough to get our hands on … Keep Reading

Magazines and Twitter

 

The digital magazine industry is about to be much more closely involved with Twitter than is commonly appreciated.

After five years of scraping around with Flash, and then two years of figuring out how to do good stuff on the iPad, the digital magazine business has reached a stage where it seems clear that the ‘next step’ will be heavily ‘social’, in which magazines recapture their strong position as guardians and builders of specialist interest groups. So digital magazines … Keep Reading

It’s as easy as ABC…Exact Editions is the first accredited digital Publishing Platform Associate.

Here at Exact Editions we are a company of firsts. Our apps were there on the first iPad, they were there on the first day of Apple Newsstand and now we can add being the first to pass the ABC accreditation in the Digital Publishing Platform Associate Group to our list.

We fully support ABC’s work to help create a common standard for digital measurement and good practice throughout the industry. Having the capability to supply data in accordance with … Keep Reading

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