Monthly Archives: June 2016

Families First launches using Pugpig

families-first-blogWe have news of another exciting release as Families First has just launched using Pugpig!

Available now on iOS and Android tablets and phones, the new Families First magazine app is filled with digital only content that renders beautifully across all screen sizes and is delivered straight into the hands of readers wherever they may be.

Families First is a faith-based magazine created by Mothers’ Union, an outreach charity led by four million members dedicated to supporting families worldwide and this marks an exciting time in their history as they launch their first ever app.

Mothers’ Union have packed lots of great content into their digital editions from reviews to advice for and from their readers. Ensuring that their content can be digested in various ways, the new app offers readers digital only content such as the podcast feature which is available from the toolbar in each page of the edition. Readers also have the option to purchase any featured books and music at the click of a button through Pugpig’s shopping module.

Tola Fisher, the Publications Editor at Mothers’ Union says, “We’re excited for this new step on the digital platform and hope it will help us to reach many more families around the world.”

Families First is offering a free download of their first digital edition during their launch period, available to download from the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play and Amazon for Android.



Pugpig does PDF! (And no it’s not what you think)


From the very beginning, we’ve always believed that using structured content and responsive design is the only efficient way to power really great mobile apps. And while that will never change, we are always looking for ways to make your lives easier.

So today we’re really excited to announce a whole new way to get your content into Pugpig Express – using your PDFs!

Yes, you heard right – and no, we haven’t gone and done a massive u-turn. We still believe PDFs make a terrible reading experience for mobile, but they are a great source of content. And now we’ve found a partner who has deep expertise in extracting that content from your PDFs. Using this service you’ll be able to reduce the effort in creating a fully responsive Pugpig edition down to just minutes.

All you have to do is send us your PDFs and we’ll take them, rip them, pull out all the content and use it to pre-populate your editions in Pugpig. Then you just log in, have a quick look and make any adjustments or additions you’d like to make before publishing. It’s that simple!

If you’re using Pugpig Express this service is totally plug and play – nothing else about your workflow or your apps will change, only the way in which your content feeds into Pugpig.

If you’d like to try out this new service just give us a shout and we’ll set you up.

And the cost is a snip at only £50 per edition* on top of your standard Pugpig license fee.

Come and give it a go!

*extra fees may apply for editions greater than 100 pages


WoodWing Inception and Pugpig: introducing our new integration

We’ve teamed up with WoodWing so that you can now create beautiful, responsive content in Inception and publish it directly to Pugpig. In our latest webinar, our CEO Jonny Kaldor and Inception’s Product Manager Maarten Fremouw give us a preview of this exciting new integration and demonstrate how creating and distributing amazing stories has never been easier. If you missed it, you can watch the full webinar here, from Pugpig on Vimeo.

If you’d like to speak to one of the team about anything covered in this webinar, feel free to email us on