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The Weekly Digest #003

Weekly digest

Every week we publish the best things we come across; films, apps, resources, sites and other goodies worthy of your attention. We call this the weekly digest. This week we focus on a few iPad apps.

The Guardian

The Guardian
In the first half of October The Guardian launched their iPad app. The is a nice write-up about the design process at Ministry of Type with references to a blog post by the former lead Mobile Product and Development at GNM and Andy Brockie from the Guardian's digital design team shares the key stages behind the design development.

Introduction of the iPad app on Youtube.

Port magazine

Port magazine
Port magazine launched their iPad app in early October. Port is a a global quarterly men’s magazine featuring practitioners in fields such as architecture, design, business, film, environment, politics, literature, comedy and fashion.

Have a look at their demo video on Vimeo.

Letter to Jane Magazine
Portland-based quarterly arts publication Letter to Jane magazine provides a personal and in-depth look at contemporary art and pop culture.

"Letter to Jane gives artists an unfiltered platform for them to share their personal creative work and ideas without compromise. Created and self-published by Tim Moore, each issue combines a love for the arts, both past and present, and strives to bring them together in new and exciting ways."

Have a look at their Kickstarterpage.


Publishing platform Papercut by UK-Swedish studio ustwo is an enhanced reading experience for iPad. Interesting is the idea that visual material can appear in response to the reader scrolling through text. As a piece of text scrolls into view it triggers the appearance of other elements on the page.

More info on Youtube.