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Aquafadas Teams Up With zweipunktnull GmbH To Take On Digital Publishing Market

2013-05-07 09:08:07


Industry pros collaborate to address publishing and enterprise markets, school instructional, and digital book segments in German-speaking territories
Montpellier, France / Vienna, Austria – May 7, 2013 – Aquafadas, innovative developer of digital publishing solutions and creative software for HTML5 creation, has just inked a new deal with Vienna-based zweipunktnull GmbH to tackle the ever-changing landscape of the digital publishing market. With a focus on eBooks as well as a great deal of experience and successful projects in the eMagazine market, the two companies look towards the future to address specific needs in the rapidly evolving sectors. zweipunktnull GmbH, an expert digital publishing company, focuses on the needs of media and large companies as well as public and governmental institutions in the era of digital, tablet, and mobile publishing.
“zweipunktnull has seen in many of its tablet publishing projects that companies seek an open, robust and tightly integrated product platform when it comes to mobile publishing apps,” says Peter Ungvari, general manager of the digital publishing service pioneer. “Having full control over the whole production process, media distribution and commercial aspects across several hardware, software and e-commerce platforms is a clear demand by many media and corporate customers. Moreover, the digital publishing industry is a fast-moving segment within this area, and professionals are always on the lookout for solutions that address their specific needs. Aquafadas’ range of software products, apps and services cover these requirements perfectly.”
When it comes to eMags and digital publishing, Aquafadas has proven itself as a key player in the industry. With the help of its technology, zweipunktnull will take on the German-speaking interactive publishing market, offering cutting-edge services. Aquafadas Digital Publishing System is an evolving and flexible solution, from automatic workflow and custom-designed digital publication to ready-to-use app templates and a Software Development Kit (SDK), to create specific apps. That flexibility is essential for zweipunktnull to help publishers reach their goals. Peter Ungvari explains, “The Aquafadas licensing schema will help customers better understand and plan their costing structure when it comes to tablet and mobile publishing. They can have unparalleled freedom when licensing the Aquafadas app SDK.”
Aquafadas technology supports multiple platforms and enables companies to achieve economies of scale. Distributing to mainly iOS users currently, zweipunktnull looks to Aquafadas to expand their market.
Aquafadas’ recent acquisition by Kobo added another advantage: the integration of Aquafadas format for interactive publication (AVE) to Kobo’s tablets. Publishers who use Aquafadas Publishing System will benefit from an easy, scalable solution that will provide access to a new distribution channel in addition to other channels, namely Kobo's platform and its 101 million registered users.
During a special event at the Media Quarter in Vienna, on May 6th, zweipunktnull showcased how Aquafadas technology supports multiple platforms. They presented on a variety of tablets the great digital publications and apps created thanks to Aquafadas Digital Publishing System. Developers and interested publishing companies can book the so-called Mobile Lounge at zweipunktnull’s office, Media Quarter Marx 3.4 (MQM), mingo büros/2.Stock, 1030 Wien, and use tablets like the Kobo Arc HD to test their apps free of charge.
About zweipunktnull GmbH Zweipunktnull is a Digital Publishing expert company based in Vienna, Austria, serving all German speaking countries as well as CEE countries with products and services in the field of digital publishing workflow, digital asset management and mobile publishing solution products. Focusing on the involved business processes zweipunktnull is a full service provider to media companies and industry enterprises alike.
About Aquafadas Aquafadas creates innovative digital publishing solutions to enable new and high-quality ways to publish magazines, books, newspapers and comics. Aquafadas solutions allow and facilitate the dissemination of digital content on all major new platforms, including smartphones, tablets and the web. Creation tools offered by Aquafadas meet the specific industry needs of publishers. Amongst our clients are Egmont International, Sanoma, Lagardere, Mondadori, Reader's Digest, Bayard, Standard & Poors, Vodafone, Carrefour, EDF and0Ouest France. Comics publishers use AveComics, the digital comics platform created by Aquafadas, to distribute comics on the new devices. The business world uses Aquafadas tools to enable migration of digital content such as marketing, technical documentation, commercial or financial. Aquafadas user- friendly creative software for Flash®, HTML5, photo and video editing, is also used by graphic design professionals and consumers.
About Kobo Founded in 2009 Kobo is owned by the Tokyo-based Rakuten, Japan's largest eCommerce operator. Headquartered in Toronto our over 400 employees are proud of Kobo's top-ranked eReading applications for the iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and our own line of eReaders, including the award winning Kobo Touch and Kobo Vox. As a result, Kobo has attracted millions of readers from more than 170 countries and features one of the world's largest eReading catalogues with over 2.5 million eBook, newspaper and magazine titles.
Press Contacts Anya Oskolkova Zazil Media Group anya@zazilmediagroup.com (p) 617.817.6559 (skype) anya.oskolkova
Megan Linebarger Zazil Media Group megan@zazilmediagroup.com (p) 617.480.3674 (skype) megan.zazil
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