Zinio

Almost two months ago, Zinio, the popular magazine browsing app, released its first Android version which was exclusive to Honeycomb tablets. The developers have now released a version that will work with any device running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher.                                       

With the release, Zinio is giving users 12 free current titles through Aug. 15. These titles are:

  • Bike magazine
  • BlackBook
  • ESPN The Magazine
  • House Beautiful
  • Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine
  • Maxim
  • Outdoor Photographer
  • Redbook
  • Robb Report
  • Seattle Met
  • SURFER Magazine
  • Wine Enthusiast

In addition, T-Mobile customers who are signing up for Zinio for the first time will be able to select five additional titles from T-Mobile's Freemium offering.

If you've been wanting to experience Zinio on Android but don't yet have a Honeycomb tablet, you can now get it for your phone or tablet running Froyo or Gingerbread. Please find links to the app and press release after the break.

Source: Zinio

ZINIO NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL ANDROID DEVICES WORLDWIDE

Android Users Can Now Access the World’s Largest Selection of Magazines and New Users Get 12 Free Issues Upon Sign-Up


SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2011 – Zinio, the world’s largest universal newsstand, announced today that it is now available on all current Android devices. Following an announcement 30 days ago of Zinio for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet devices, now Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread tablet and smartphone users can also download Zinio for free from Google’s Android Market. All Android users may now immediately explore, read, interact with and enjoy free articles, buy single issues and subscribe to the magazines that matter to them.

With tens of thousands of immediate downloads upon launch in June, Zinio experienced strong demand amongst Android 3.0 tablet users immediately after its release last month. With the expansion to Froyo and Gingerbread devices, Zinio is celebrating its universal access to all Android smartphones and other tablets, by giving new Android users 12 free current issues to popular magazine titles through August 15th, 2011, including: BlackBook, Bike, ESPN The Magazine, House Beautiful, Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, Maxim, Outdoor Photographer, Redbook, Robb Report, Seattle Met, Surfer, and Wine Enthusiast.

Now all Android users can enjoy the largest collection of magazines with Zinio: over a hundred thousand issues from 1,000 major consumer magazines publishers globally – from Hearst to The Economist to Grupo Mondadori to Dwell Media –with global shops in 33 languages and selling in 20 different currencies. Zinio for Google’s Android Market includes issues with enhanced capabilities and features that continue to make Zinio the world’s favorite newsstand, including interactive features and rich media right inside the pages of reader’s favorite magazines like audio, video and information graphics.

“Our goal is to give every magazine lover worldwide, regardless of platform, an immersive and seamless way to connect to and engage with their favorite stories – creating a comprehensive and compelling newsstand that is controlled by the individual and customized to their interests,” said Rich Maggiotto, Zinio President & CEO. “Extending deeper into the Android ecosystem on a global scale continues to help move us in this direction.”

Zinio continues to enable its readership to discover more content, read what they like, wherever, whenever they desire on a growing number of devices. Zinio is the only solution for users who want to enjoy their library of magazines and stories online or offline. They can store their entire library of content across their favorite devices, including all PCs, Macs, Linux, iOS, Android, Win7 (beta) and WebOS enabled devices, with a RIM app to launch imminently.

About Zinio

Zinio is where the world reads, explores, and interacts with the largest selection of magazines across today’s most popular devices. News may break elsewhere, but stories “live” on Zinio. No other platform provides global access to more than 4,500 magazine titles covering every major genre, industry, specialty and hobby. Zinio users download millions of magazine issues a month in 33 languages and 20 currencies – from almost every major global publisher. The company is focused on creating an intuitive and effortless digital experience that transforms how we read, from passive to active, from solo to social. Zinio users can easily search for what they are personally passionate about, share with friends, save and curate content, shop for products and store all of their favorite magazines. With Zinio, more people interact deeper, more frequently with added use occasions, topical engagement and more overall utility.

Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei. For more information, please visit www.zinio.com. , or follow us on Twitter at @Zinio.

 

Reader comments

Zinio now available on all devices running 2.2+

20 Comments

That is like saying newspaper is dead. Its BS. Magazines won't die until paper dies, which in reality is 20-30 years away, because getting rid of paper would mean getting rid of hard money....

"magazines are dead. whether in print or digital."

Right, because some pimple-faced geek in sweat pants says so. Uh huh.

"magazines are dead. whether in print or digital."

Right, because some pimple-faced geek in sweat pants says so. Uh huh.

Actually, it seems this is not correct in saying it is for any device 2.2 and above. I went to install it on my MyTouch3GSlide and even though the market said it should work just fine, when I installed it, a message popped up on the screen that said it was not compatible. I couldn't do anything but hit ok and it closed. Be careful in trying to use it, seems they are not putting in the requirements correctly in the market.

What kind of poor, pathetic sap gets his jollies from a still photo of an airbrushed model? This is 2011.

What's next? Are you eagerly awaiting digital versions of the Sears catalog and National Geographic for lascivious purposes?

This was the only reason I still Used my iPad. Im so glad that it has come to Android. Ipad I will no longer miss you.

I've been waiting for this since Backpacker Magazine isn't available on the Nook Color. Unfortunately Backpacker and Outside Buyer's Guide are not showing up after purchasing, although others are. I contacted Zinio Support who escalated to the dev team and estimated 48 hrs to be fixed. Looks like they still have some bugs to work out.

Magazine on my tab? Eh why not. . . I've pretty much transferred everything else in my life to my tab or phone (music, books, pictures, movies, video games, web browsing, etc, etc).

Magazines on my tab? Eh why not. . . I've pretty much transferred everything else in my life to my tab or phone (music, books, pictures, movies, video games, web browsing, etc, etc).