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PressReader v2.0 for iPad to hit iTunes soon!

Have you been eagerly awaiting a brand new release of PressReader for iPad?  Well, it’s right around the corner and it’s better than ever!

PressReader v2.0 brings with it some great new navigational properties as well as a more intuitive end user experience that will help you more easily download titles and create auto-delivery subscriptions.

Here’s a quick preview of what you can expect:

  • Redesigned look and feel including brand new Library Shelf view
  • Improved navigation using section and page slider
  • Ability to automatically remove publications after 60 days (users can still choose to automatically remove issues after 3, 7, 14, and 30 days or choose not to automatically remove old publications).
  • Simplified automatic delivery process
  • Ability to exclude downloaded publications while backing up device through iTunes

Version 2.0 of PressReader will be available through the iTunes App Store within the next couple of days so please keep your eyes peeled!

As always, we appreciate your feedback, comments and suggestions.  If you’re really digging the app, make sure you tell the world by posting a review on iTunes!

Cheers,

-Michael

  1. Ken M.
    October 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I’m really enjoying this app! And I can’t tell you how happy my wife is that we’ve been able to eliminate even more paper clutter in our house…along with the added benefit that we’re saving trees:).

    Any idea on when v2.0 will be rolled out? I’m looking forward to the enhancements; keep up the good work!

    • Michael Oksinski
      October 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Ken! Thanks for the great comment and glad you feel PressReader is helping you do your part :).

      V2 has been with Apple for over a week awaiting approval, so it really shouldn’t be much longer. Ordinarily, the process doesn’t take much longer than a few days. Keep checking back :).

      Cheers,
      Michael

  2. Stuart
    October 11, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Any update on this?? Seems like it is taking forever…

    • Michael Oksinski
      October 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm

      Hi Stuart. I feel the exact same way! It seems like some versions of PressReader get approved quickly and others take longer. I’m not really sure if there’s any rhyme or reason to this. In any case, I do believe the app should be approved soon, so I’d just encourage you to keep checking back.
      Cheers and thanks for your patience ;).
      Michael

  3. October 15, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Hi Michael,

    Just wanted to know when the Press Reader for iPad v2 will be out?

    Has it been approved yet or did you have to revise it further?

    Currently, approval process takes a few days…so, just wondering when I would be able to use the super kewl application?!

    More details on its developments (i.e. date it would officially be released by Apple or probable date) would be great!!

    Thanks,

    Usman

  4. October 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Also, it has been ~19 days since your first post on iPad v2 PressReader software – but not really heard anything i.e. date of release.

    I think staff who developed Press Reader should be proud of their product – it is a fantastic product that saves a lot of paper.

    Would the Press Reader ever cease to exist? Perhaps if the contract with newspaper companies was lost? Is this a possibility? Just wondering…

    Usman

    • Michael Oksinski
      October 15, 2010 at 11:08 pm

      Hi Usman. Thanks so much for the great comments! We’re super happy that more and more news junkies are finding out about, using and recommending PressReader to their friends, families and colleagues. We’re honestly really grateful for that. 🙂

      As far as the release of v2, I can assure it’s completely out of our hands. You’re right, generally the approval of apps only takes a few days but for one reason or another, we seem to get the cold shoulder from Apple so on that front, I don’t have any update or specific release date for you.

      I don’t really think PressReader would cease to exist (at least I hope not! 😉 ). I think it would take something rather drastic for 1,700+ publishers to suddenly stop partnering with us. The majority of them work with us for the specific purpose of getting their publications out to the masses not only on the iPhone and iPad but on all the latest and greatest devices hitting the market (lots more cool ones coming out really soon too).

      Hope that helps for now. Keep checking back, ok? 🙂

      Cheers,
      Michael

  5. October 15, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Also, from URL http://www.loopinsight.com/2009/08/01/apple-final-gives-iphone-devs-estimated-app-approval-time/

    ‘…The developer note published on Saturday says that “based on the current app submission, 96 percent of applications are being approved within 14 days…’

    Thus, based on this (assuming it is accurate) and that when you published the blog item on iPad PressReader v2 – it seems like either you may have been told that PressReader v2 will be approved within a certain time frame or / and that it should have been released by now…(as its been > 14 days). This then means that PressReader is within the 4% of apps that will probably take longer….

    Knowing that it has already been previously released – why would it take longer than two weeks anyway?

    Look forward to your comments / reply.

    Thanks

    Usman

  6. October 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    As you stated: ‘Version 2.0 of PressReader will be available through the iTunes App Store within the next couple of days so please keep your eyes peeled!’, this seems reasonable…..

    The following site also seems to state that the approval process takes around a week…http://techcrunch.com/2010/03/22/app-store-ipad/

    ‘…This Saturday, March 27, is the deadline to get your iPad application submitted to the App Store if you hope to have it approved in time for the iPad launch on April 3. Last week, Apple began accepting submissions for the new area of the store, and it seems likely (and not surprising) that there’s a bit of a rush going on….’

    come on Apple….! Get a move on!

    • Michael Oksinski
      October 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm

      Couldn’t agree more!!!

  7. October 15, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks for that Michael.

    One thing I was pondering over was that perhaps Apple want to make sure that PressReader v2 is really smooth and flawless as it is probably one of the most important applications on the iPad (my opinion!).

    It is a very appealing app and the main reason I purchased the iPad was because of PressReader software – without it, I would not have purchased the device (would have waited for a few generations!).

    seems like some applications get approved in hour(s) rather than days (e.g. VLC app).
    http://www.tuaw.com/2010/02/18/iphone-devsugar-app-store-approval-in-one-hour/

    From an Apple discussion site http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=8244628

    Seems like the average was 7-9 days for them. However, some people have resubmitted after the review process was taking longer than a month.

    According to MacRumours (older post), Turn around time is supposed to max out at 2 business weeks…http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=522312

  8. Andrew Bell
    October 18, 2010 at 3:15 am

    The new NY Post app on iTunes is pretty lame. I know that apple and Murdoch probably had high hopes that this kind of model would work…but they don’t get it. Pressreader is already doing an excellent job. They should be trying to work with you and promote you…each electronic paper counts as circulation for them since your paper has the ads. I can see why they delay your stuff. They hope to make more money form other models, but they aren’t capable of making a better product and no one is going to pay the fees they are hoping to get. Popular science has this wiz bang app that basically sucks. I would be more than happy to see their magazine through pressreader. But they wanna do it themselves and make an overly complicated app that does not do the basic things that your app does great already (zooming in and out, saving articles to text). The only feature I would like to see in a future version is bookmarking or saving of articles for later reading. I sometimes forget which paper, on which page, has the article I wanted to finish…

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