Dual kiosks allow publishers to better customize reader experience
Eversify has released Borchard and Newbury, mobile content publishing kiosk apps designed to allow readers to tailor their experience by choosing how they receive information.
The software can be integrated in any editorial, content management or Adobe InDesign-based layout system, according to Agfa Graphics, developer of Eversify.
Both kiosks share a number of common features but offer different content display options for readers and can be branded to a publisher’s specific requirements.
The Newbury kiosk displays a grid showing multiple editions of a publication or a group of publications. When the grid shows a group, readers can filter down to a single publication, making it easier to find the right edition.
To make it easier for readers, Newbury includes a date filter showing only those editions in the selected publication or publication group for the selected date. Readers can also search for editions based on the descriptive information.
In contrast, the Borchard kiosk highlights the current edition of a product in a prominent position. This makes it a focal point for the reader and easier to read the current edition. The publisher can also include a sliding carousel of other publications to promote other content.
Both kiosks support Live News displays to enable publishers to deliver breaking news immediately. News displays can be separated into different news topics, such as business and sports. Bookmarking allows readers to save pages and articles for later reading. Publisher-based authentication or in-app purchasing through Apple and Google ensures immediate access to the content whenever the reader chooses to access it.
Publishers can also provide free sample editions in each kiosk to promote content to non-subscribers.
“Eversify is not an off-the-shelf product. It can be tailored and is scalable,” Rainer Kirschke, business manager, mobile publishing for Eversify said in a statement. “Both kiosks are important sales platforms for any kind of publisher to show, promote and sell digital products to their customers. The kiosk features as a sales platform and an archive for purchased products at the same time.”
Both kiosk apps are available now.