Interactive iPad edition
Total Film has launched a brand new interactive iPad edition , and as you may have noticed, we’re pretty excited about it…
After months of slaving away, we’re now proud to reveal the all-new iPad-friendly edition, which aims to keep the feel of reading the mag, albeit in a slick new format.
Anyone wanting to get hands-on with our interactive iPad edition can download a FREE sampler from Apple Newsstand .
And if that’s whet your appetite for more, you can buy the first full issue from Apple Newsstand now .
UPDATE: You may have already heard that Total Film magazine is now available on your iPad (opens in new tab) for just £1.99 per issue, or £12.99 for a whole year ($2.99 per issue or $17.99 yearly for the US and Canada, €2.39 per issue or €14.49 yearly for the Europe)!
But if you want to learn a little more about the new format, read on…
There’s a handy how-to guide at the front of the app, but we’ve aimed to make the interactive iPad edition intuitive to use, and as easy-to-read as a magazine.
Swipe through pages, use the TF navigation bar to jump to your favourite section and scroll through the text at your leisure.
The cover, section openers and our infographics practically burst out of the screen with slick animation.
The magazine content has been entirely revamped to fit perfectly on your iPad screen.
Not only can you scroll through the text at your own pace, our handy icons let you know when to tap the screen for additional content – from picture captions to photoshoot outtakes to exclusive videos.
Our The Dark Knight Rises feature is pretty captivating in any format, but the interactive iPad edition allows you to read it as you would in the magazine, with the bonus of embiggening our Bane and Catwoman shots, and dragging up the boxouts at your leisure.
Similarly, our Batman: Past, Present And Future celebration has an electrifying intro, and allows you to finger through the interviews, timelines and reviews as you choose to, and the unseen behind-the-scenes shots from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight look so crisp you could be there on Christopher Nolan’s set.
Taking another look at reviews
Reviews come loaded with interactive touches, including expandable Predicted Interest Curves, additional image galleries and full-screen videos and trailers.
You can peruse the reviews as you generally would, flicking from page to page, or you can take advantage of the opening menu, sorting reviews by title, rating or release date before jumping directly to the one you’re after.
Keeping it simple
In effort to maintain a very magazine-y feel, we’ve been careful to not to go overboard purely for the sake of it, aiming instead for an immersive experience perfectly suited to the iPad.
The Total Film Interview exemplifies this approach. It opens on a classy portrait, with the words tucked neatly at the bottom of the screen, just waiting for you to drag them up to read. From there you can skim through the Lifeline and expand the star turns (as well as, y’know, reading the interview).
Read a full preview of this month’s magazine content .
If you’re intrigued about Total Film ’s new interactive iPad edition, we urge you to download a copy of the free sampler .
And then rush out and grab the first full issue for the special price of £1.99 – that’s half price! The offer runs for two weeks (11 May – 25 May 2012), so what are you waiting for.
And once you've read Total Film on your iPad, tell us what you think! Get in touch on Twitter , Facebook or the comments box below!