Next Issue Updates App, Adds 31 Titles

By Steve Smith

The Next Issue consortium of major magazine publishers is hoping to add even more value to its all-you-can-read digital edition model. The company has updated its iOS app to Version. 3.0.0. This update is in preparation for an expanded magazine catalog that will be available for customers over the next few days. While performance enhancement and bug fixes are being made, the core new feature will be many more magazines. According to the company, the new additions will bring the available titles to 72 on Sept. 6. The newcomers are below.

Country Living
Eating Well
Elle Décor
Every Day with Rachael Ray
Family Circle
Family Fun
Food Network Magazine
Golf World (available for Unlimited Premium subscribers)
Good Housekeeping
Harper’s Bazaar
HGTV Magazine
House Beautiful
Ladies’ Home Journal
Living the Country Life
Marie Claire
Midwest Living
O, The Oprah Magazine
Road & Track
Successful Farming
Teen Vogue
Town & Country
Traditional Home
Woman’s Day

Next Issue finally released its tablet-ready app in spring of this year on Android tablets first and then in the last month to iOS. The app aggregates digital editions of scores of magazines for a single all-you-can-read prince of $9.99 a month for access to most titles and $14.99 a month for access to additional premium titles.

To date reviews of the app and its business model on iTunes has been good, with five and four star ratings double that of two and one star ratings. It is not ranking highly on the download charts, however. It appears as #91 this week in the free downloads section of iTunes (although it requires a paid subscription).


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