Independent Newspapers is one of South Africa' s leading newspaper publishers housing titles such as The Star, Pretoria News and Cape Argus. Realmdigital was commissioned to work on an innovative feature for Snapplify and IOL. The Snapplify solution is easy to use and allows publishers to simply upload their file (supports multiple formats) into an easy to use content management system which then appears in the app for sale. However, newspapers are different in that they are not produced in the order that they are read due to layouts and spreads. This made it complicated for newspaper publishers to simply upload their ready-to-print file into the app.
The team at Realmdigital has rebuilt the partner website of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, giving it a strong visual appeal and handing the Foundation the means to take total control over its own content. Lavinia Crawford-Browne – long-time PA to the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and marketing-liaison officer for the Foundation – says its previous website (donated) was unsupported and difficult to use, giving the Foundation an unwelcoming, out-of-date public façade. “We had to have a new site. I came upon Realmdigital, which, to our minds, offered a highly compelling package that could help showcase the Foundation’s contribution to HIV research and community work, and the value of partnering with us.”
On the 9th of May, Paperight.com celebrated their first anniversary of going live! We congratulate them on their excellent progress and continuing success, both on their local and international acknowledgements, their story is truly inspiring and we are proud to have played a role in it.
As the travel industry builds up to Indaba in May, tourism-dependent Africa should give mobile apps their serious consideration, as apps can help them capitalise on commercial opportunities more swiftly and build more lasting relationships. Mobile is an exciting new direction being embraced in many sectors, overseas as well as locally.
This year the Realmdigital team will be attending the London Book Fair at Earls Court from the 15 - 17 April. The book fair provides an ideal environment for publishers and authors to seek the service of digital publishing solutions providers, like us, giving them the opportunity to sample what is out there and find the best solution for their content distribution needs.