Aquafadas announced that their Digital Publishing System will soon support the new iPad’s screen resolution of 2,048 x1,536 pixels. Existing apps and new apps created with the current version of Aquafadas’ Digital Publishing System are compatible with the new iPad and will look as good on the new iPad as they look on current iPads.
Existing apps will run fine on the new iPad
Although there is no urgency in updating existing apps, the company recommends that publishers re-generate their apps and publications in order to make full use of the new iPad’s Retina display. Aquafadas plans to release an update to their Digital Publishing System within the next few weeks.
Rainer Heckmann, general manager of Aquafadas Inc. said: “Pixel-based images and videos of existing apps will be as sharp on the new iPad as they are on current 1,024 by 768 displays. Text, however, will look tack-sharp on the new iPad already, using the 2,048 by 1,536 resolution to its full extent. Unlike other systems, text in our apps is vector based. But we still recommend that our customers re-generate their apps, and use higher resolution images and videos, so their publications will look even better on the new iPad.”
Simply update apps and content
Not much changes for designers in using Aquafadas’ Digital Publishing System: They should ensure content is of high enough quality to support the retina display and videos should be used in 1080p HD format.
The next release of Aquafadas’ system will take care of the rest. The InDesign plugins will export two publications, one optimized for current iPads, the other one for the new iPad. AVEPublishing.com, Aquafadas’ publisher portal, will ensure the right publication will be delivered.
Rainer Heckmann added: “Instead of spending time and money on new apps whenever new devices are introduced, Aquafadas’ customers simply update their apps and content. We will continue to adjust our technology to new devices, so our customers don’t have to.”