If you're anything like us, you don't want your content approved by anyone, and are not willing or able to pay large sums upfront for standard publishing software or content distribution channels.
We do not provide hosting for your newsstand(s). You will need a webspace to host PUBLO newsstands and your magazines. For technical requirements see FAQ Technical further down on this page.
You sure can. Most of the stuff possible in HTML also works in your magazines.
It is possible to cache content on your iPad for offline use. However, we've limited this to only one magazine at a time for now. Also, please see "Common Issues", some combinations of older iOS versions and older iPads do not allow for caching magazines.
Right now PUBLO only targets the Apple iPad. Support for additional devices and screen sizes is in the works.
Since PUBLO is web based, we don't force you in stores that are usually used to sell magazines for mobile devices. Meaning: the way you make money with your publications is entirely up to you (it also means that you don't have to share your proceeds with anyone, yohoo!). Payment processing related scripts from service providers like PayPal can be attached to PUBLOs payment gateway interface. An example can be found on our goodies page.
We have a No Refund Policy. All sales are final. We do this because we offer free functional versions of PUBLO (PUBLO Light) that you can download and try before you buy. This trial version allows you to test PUBLO before you decide to make a purchase.
PUBLO newsstands targets the Apple iPad (support for more devices is in the works ...). A internet connection is required to access the newsstands/magazines (For now, only one magazine can be cached on the device)
You need a web server or web host to operate PUBLO newsstands. In general, most Linux / Apache / PHP 5 type of servers can host PUBLO newsstands. If you plan on selling your magazines, you will also need a MySQL database and access to a payment service provider like Paypal.
A setup manual for PUBLO is included in the download package. We do not offer tutorials yet, but might in the future.
After activating your account with us you're eligible for support via email to the extent included in your license..
Depending on your web space provider, your PHP session save path needs to be adressed in parts of PUBLOs built-in user management. Please ask your provider for the session save path you need to use, and refer to PUBLOs setup manual for further information.
Please make sure that ALL filenames in /Magazines are PHP conform. A single one with e.g. a blank in the filename will break PUBLOs cache manifest.
Depending on the content of your magazine, local storage needs to be increased for caching. On a side note: it is good practice to remove all unnecessary files (e.g. an image that you didn't end up using after all) from your magazine before deploying, since all files in /Magazines will be cached.
Yes. Whenever one of your readers opens your newsstand for the first time, your server will contact us for a quick license check. Data transfer is minimal, and no data of your reader will be collected by us.
Really? Please contact us.
On systems older than iOS 5 the splash screen does not show up on first run.
On systems older than iOS 5 magazine offline-caching does not always work. For maximum performance we recommend that you update your iOS to version 5. If you found a bug not listed here, please let us know.