Podcasting Magazines

Alternatives to the Magcast system

I’ve been looking at iBooksAuthor and other alternatives to Magcasts. Unfortunately iBooks Author while great for publishing a one off book it doesn’t allow for subscriptions…
Tapedition and potentially Rarewire look like good magcast alternatives but you’ll have to try them out to see. At least Ratrewire let’s you build and test so you can see if it has all the features you want.
What’s stopping you? Go!

www.tapedition.com

  • From $1,000 (4 per year)
  • Push Notifications
  • Subscriptions
  • In-App Purchases

www.rarewire.com

  • Free to build and test – $99 single app – $250 per month
  • Apple & Android
  • Push Notifications
  • In-App Purchases

 Baker & Laker Frameworks

bakerframework.com is something you can use if you’re OK with app development but not a coding genius or just need somewhere to start. lakercompendium.com takes the Baker framework and adds more.
  • Geeky
  • Free

iBooksAuthor

iBooksAuthor does a great job and you can publish for free/paid in the Bookstore but you can’t do subscription and notifications, yet. It’d make sense for apple to make more use of this excellent tool so keep an eye out for updates and if you haven’t yet downloaded and made a demo book do it now so you can see the future.
Some interesting iBook Author additions to the standard tools that Apple offers http://www.scoop.it/t/publishing-with-ibooks-author

Scribd.com

http://www.scribd.com does an html5 version of any doc uploaded so viewable on any mobile without flash. It’s no magcast but if all you want to do is make your existing docs viewable on any platform in the easiest possible way. This is for you. They have a term readcasting. It’s not magcasting but…

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