New York Magazine has relaunched / reinvented its iPad edition today. The App Store description for the new app is far from shy about singing its praises:
This is New York on the iPad—it’s not like anything else! Download our app for FREE and get the Best of New York feature—our obsessively vetted annual guide—for FREE!
The culture-affecting editorial that launches phenomena, defines decades, starts movements and endorses demographics is at your fingertips. This app features every page in the print edition enhanced with up-to-the-minute reporting from nymag.com. Simultaneously get the day’s big stories from Daily Intelligencer, Vulture, Grub Street, and the Cut, as well as the digital version of the magazine that’s been redesigned to take full advantage of the iPad.
The app now lets you switch between free ‘Today’s News’ content and full weekly issues of New York Magazine, which are just called ‘Magazine’ in the sort of split UI.
All the content is available to current print and digital subscribers once they login in the app. The Today’s News content is free to everyone. There’s also a free preview issue of the weekly magazine available to download. The preview issue is the 2013 edition of the annual Best of New York feature.
Apart from the somewhat clumsy switching between free and subscriber content, there’s nothing unique about the app’s UI. I’ve never been a New York Magazine reader so I won’t offer any comments on the range of content in the new app. If you’re a reader and have tried out the new app please let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Subscription pricing for the magazine is as follows: Single Issue – $4.99; Monthly Subscription – $1.99; and 1-year Subscription – $19.99.
There is still an old ‘retired’ version of the app in the App Store, so be sure to use the link below if you’re looking to try the new one out.
Here’s an App Store link for New York Magazine; it’s a free app with subscription options as mentioned above.