Do you remember our Twitter Game? We asked our followers to tweet about our iPad compatibility and randomly picked up one of the players.
The winner’s name is Marcus, and he’s been using Calaméo for professional purposes for several months now. He runs a design studio and publish his projects online with the help of Calaméo. But let him tell you more about it himself…
“I run a small design studio called Shape or Form, mainly working with clients directly on print, web and marketing projects. Naturally I’ve seen a shift from print to web work, and clients hoping to explore more social and interactive options recently.
For economic and usability reasons a few of my publishing clients have been keen to shift focus from the printed magazine to something more engaging, social, and responsive. And of course cost effective.
I work closely with a magazine called Save the Date, which has, over the past year or so, transformed from exclusively a printed magazine to a full online blog and directory, and a feature packed online version of the magazine. We initially tried a couple of other “page-flip” style solutions, and were unimpressed, and finally settled on a third option, mainly as a compromise. When our subscription came up for renewal, bad customer service and lack of iPad support were a major issue, so I knew I had to find something better.
About six months ago I looked around on the internet to read reviews and compare features, and while all three previous options hadn’t moved on much, I discovered Calaméo — and it’s been great ever since. The over-all product is fantastic, from the site, to uploads, to customer support. Crucially though, it’s the iPad support, and the added interactivity (video, music), that makes it a game changer for my clients. We’re still exploring all the possibilities, but combined with the social media sharing options, it’s a dream to use and adds a huge level of marketing to the magazine. We’re excited about further enhancing the magazine and how we use Calaméo, and I’m keen to shift other clients over to the service. They are all so impressed when they see the iPad version, it’s like having their own app!”
If you want to get a better idea of Marcus and his team’s work, check out their library!
Thanks again to all those who played along and tweet about our iPad game.