National Geographic Traveller launch brand new app using Pugpig


National Geographic Traveller (UK) have released a brand new Photography Magazine app and we’re eager to announce its launch using Pugpig.

The digital magazine offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the fantastic travel photography from National Geographic Traveller (UK), including previously unpublished images from their photographers around the world. Their fully responsive app is now available across devices on iOS, Android and web and is absolutely free.

The app has an abundance of exclusive, digital-only content such as features, tutorials, and kit guides. Their photographers explain how they captured their winning images and provide tips for shooting in similar conditions. And using Pugpig’s shopping module, users can browse Photography Magazine’s kit guides and purchase any of the recommended camera gear from their editions. On top of this, the app also gives users access to exclusive competitions and giveaways.

Jon Marks, CTO and co-founder of Kaldor says “We wanted to ensure that the Photography Magazine app would do justice to their fantastic content, especially their beautiful imagery. Working closely with the National Geographic Traveller (UK) team, we feel the end product is certainly a success.”

Tamsin Wressell, editor of National Geographic Traveller Photography Magazine, says “The app is an ideal platform to give our readers further insight into the people behind the camera — some of the best in the industry. Plus, we showcase the unseen images from National Geographic Traveller (UK); those we may not have featured due to space restrictions but which are equally as remarkable.”

National Geographic’s Photography Magazine app is available now on iOS and from Google Play and Amazon.



Metro launches new app using Pugpig


We’ve got some exciting news…Metro, the UK’s leading urban media brand, has just launched their new digital edition app using Pugpig, available on available on iOS, Android and web.

We worked with Metro to replace an already existing app, enabling them to plug straight into their existing editorial systems and create beautifully designed mobile editions with almost no extra editorial effort.  

The new Metro app offers their immense readership two issues every weekday, for absolutely free. Staying true to their print issue, readers can get their fix of news, sport, celebrity, features and more, all delivered automatically to smartphones and tablets. And with the use of responsive design, pages adhere to different screen sizes too, which means Metro’s daily videos and stunning HD photography translate seamlessly across mobile devices.

Metro has done some great things with the Pugpig App Container through bespoke templating, creating sleek and effective edition covers that lead straight into the day’s biggest stories. With easy navigation for their users, they have also enabled the use of cross-edition search and deep-linking, plus readers can share articles directly from the app.

On top of this, the new app is packed with interactive features and working with companies such as Puzzler and Specle, Metro has integrated responsive jigsaws, crosswords and advertisements into their editions so that their readers don’t miss out on the deals and competitions they know and love from their print issues.

Jonny Kaldor, CEO and co-founder of Kaldor, says “This has to be our biggest launch to date, and possibly the most exciting. Together with the Metro team and our friends at Clock, we’ve built an outwardly looking simple, yet incredibly sophisticated app using our standard off the shelf Pugpig product. And by tightly integrating with their own editorial system, the Metro team is now able to publish content faster and at lower cost than ever before. We love it.”

Martin Ashplant, Digital Director, Metro, said: “Metro is delighted to be releasing an improved version of our digital editions, and looks forward to users enjoying the rejuvenated and sleeker design. We’re now providing a one-stop-shop for advertisers, something unique in the marketplace that no other newsbrands are doing. And following the huge success of our evening edition on tablet, it’s great to see it now become available on phone too.”


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.



First News International launches using Pugpig

FIRST-BlogKaldor is delighted to announce that First News have just launched their second app using Pugpig, First News International, now available on iOS.

First News is an award-winning weekly national newspaper for young people between the ages of seven and fourteen, and like the UK edition, First News International is packed with educational and engaging content, delivering stories with lots of different nationalities in mind.

The app will update weekly with a new edition covering the latest international news in an engaging and exciting format for their young readership, with access to competitions and other interactive features.

Download the First News International app now, available on iTunes.



Gezellig launches using Pugpig

Gezellig-BlogKaldor is happy to announce that San Francisco-based lifestyle magazine Gezellig have just launched their app using Pugpig, and is now available on iOS, Android and web!

A one-of-a-kind publication, Gezellig stay true to their name by providing ‘pleasant, friendly and enjoyable’ content catered towards care partners. Their app covers seven different areas of interest including By Hand, Words, Food, Outside, Senses, Digital, and Go! in their modern digital magazine, containing project articles, pictures and how-tos that foreground leisure resources for a domestic setting.

Their bi-monthly editions are packed with arts and crafts ideas, recipes and even fun ideas on how to engage through the internet. Gezellig also share commentary and news on relevant topics that offer deepening engagement for seniors.

Make sure to check out the Gezellig Magazine app available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and web!


Superdrug’s Dare magazine launches using Pugpig

Dare-BlogKaldor is pleased to announce the launch of Superdrug’s Dare magazine app on Pugpig, now available on iOS and Android. Dare is considered a ‘value’ High Street Beauty Bible that sits neatly against news-stand and ‘freemium’ competitors.

The magazine offers all you need to keep up to date with the latest beauty and health news, celebrity updates, trends and how-to guides accompanied with video content throughout the edition. The new Pugpig-powered app also offers shopping directly from the page and exclusive podcasts. The app will update with the available bi-monthly editions in a digital format, free to download.

Dare is now available to download on Apple, Google Play and Amazon!


BPS launches Research Digest using Pugpig

BPSDigest-BlogKaldor is delighted to announce the launch of yet another British Psychological Society app, Research Digest, available to download today on iOS and Android. Supporting their award-winning blog, the BPS Research Digest app delivers content on a weekday basis, foregrounding psychological science that is fascinating, interesting and useful, with a ‘critical eye.’

The app covers broader themes such as crime, sport, mental health, childhood, cognition and many more topics that are sectioned within the app, with the option to re-order content. On top of this, users also have the opportunity to listen to the PsychCrunch podcast presented by editor Christian Jarrett, a concoction of interviews with psychologists and discussions covering the effects of psychological study in relation to our daily lives.

Make sure to download the app to get your dose of the latest research reports, available on AppleGoogle Play and Amazon.


The Oldie launches using Pugpig


Kaldor is pleased to announce the launch of The Oldie magazine app on Pugpig, now available on iOS and Android. Dubbed ‘Private Eye for grown-ups’, the magazine was initially cooked up by its founding editor, Richard Ingrams, and editor Alexander Chancellor.

Now entering their twenty-third year, The Oldie continue to offer content covering travel, literature and the very best cartoons – all in a digital format. Editor Alexander Chancellor stresses ‘The Oldie offers almost no advice about retirement or how to grow old, but keeps you young with a steady supply of wit, entertainment and bracing good sense.’

Alongside their monthly edition, The Oldie offer special quarterly editions such as The Oldie Review of Books, a foreign travel supplement in January, a UK travel supplement in March, a Christmas Gift Guide in November and a cartoon calendar.

Make sure to check out The Oldie today on iOS, Android and web


ACCA migrate six apps over to Pugpig

ACCA-BlogKaldor and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) are celebrating the launch of six new fully-interactive international magazine apps using Pugpig. In just three weeks the companies have worked in partnership to conceive, design, build and launch the titles.

Accounting and Business is the membership magazine from the ACCA which is published 10 times a year in six tailored regional editions - UKIrelandChinaMalaysiaSingapore and International (the rest of the world). Available now on iOS and Android, the apps offer members access to high-profile interviews, news and technical updates.

Previously using a different supplier, the Accounting and Business portfolio of apps are now powered by Pugpig Express, Kaldor’s off-the-shelf, fully-hosted, end to end publishing solution.

Chris Quick, Head of ACCA Media, said: ‘App versions of Accounting and Business have proved increasingly popular with our members around the world. Moving to Pugpig Express means we are able to offer them some new features such as article sharing and scrapbooking. Pugpig has also enabled us to extend our app offering onto Kindle. The team at Pugpig have been fast, efficient and easy to work with, and the same can be said of their technology.’

Jonny Kaldor, CEO and co-founder of Kaldor says “It’s fantastic to see just how fast we can deliver app roll-out projects for our clients – with no compromise on quality. Using Pugpig content owners really can create beautiful interactive apps in a matter of days – and the ACCA suite of apps prove just that.”