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| June 19, 2012
You're Sure To Read Swipe Magazine From Cover To Cover
Day in, day out, we here at AppAdvice strive to provide you, our readers, with articles that highlight the best of what iOS and the App Store has to offer. But should you find yourself wanting more, we highly recommend swipe magazine, a brand new app you can try to supplement your AppAdvice addiction. Last week's honorable mention for AppAdvice's App of the Week, swipe magazine is a digital publication for and by iOS fans. The magazine prides itself in presenting quality content culled from the member sites of the iPhone Alliance. Currently an iPad-only app, swipe magazine is a joy to read, thanks to its interactive HTML5 goodness. It incorporates a lot of vivid graphics and typographical tricks to eschew blandness, which is unfortunately common among apps of its kind. As befits its name, swipe magazine uses intuitive navigation gestures. Swipe left or right to switch between articles, and swipe up or down to scroll through a multipage article. For its first issue, swipe magazine features a preview of Rovio's next big game, Amazing Alex. Other highlights include an interview with LostWinds co-creator David Braben, a top 10 list of iOS RPGs, and a walkthrough of Cranky's Story in Where's My Water? If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. Of course, a publication about iOS wouldn't be complete without iOS app reviews. And swipe magazine has them in spades, including reviews of Angry Birds Space, Beat Sneak Bandit, and N.O.V.A. 3. In a rather clever touch, each review comes with its own Swipe-O-Rate-O-Meter, which shows different ratings from a number of sites on a hot-and-cold gauge. The magazine app is oddly not integrated into Newsstand. So, every issue of swipe magazine is presumably going to be released as a separate app. Or it may just be updated with every new issue. The iPhone version of swipe magazine is already in the works. But you can now download the first issue for your iPad in the App Store for free. The second issue, which I'm already excited to swipe open, is set to be released in July.