Engadget Distro – Looks Pretty Good!

Ran into this one by chance while skimming through articles on my iPad and ended up downloading every issue. The idea is simple enough: take the Engadget content and reformat it as a free digital magazine for mobile devices — particularly tablets. It’s been done before; in fact, Flipboard conceptually does this with RSS feeds, Twitter and Facebook posts, and more. What stands out from those previous efforts is the layout, which is gorgeous and eye-popping. There’s also some exclusive content to hedge their bets. It does skitter into Wired’s digital magazine territory in terms of some layout schemes and the navigation is similar, but Engadget certainly has an established audience that may or may not like Wired (and, by comparison, Distro is a markedly breezier read), so it’s, shall we say, distinct enough in that realm.

I still need to dive into the issues more, but so far, so good. Available for both iPad and Android via free subscription. (Engadget’s tagged posts on Distro are here. App download page is here.)


Matt G. Paradise is Executive Director of Purging Talon, a media company responsible for releasing groundbreaking and often imitated audio, video, print, and Web work since 1993, including the internationally respected Satanic magazine, Not Like Most. Paradise is also a Magister in the Church of Satan and, since the early-1990s, has also done media representative work for the CoS through all major media forms — network television, radio, print publications, and the Internet. He is the author of Bearing The Devil’s Mark, a collection of writings on Satanism; as well as editor of The Book of Satanic Quotations (First and Second Editions). He was also producer and co-host of Terror Transmission, a horror movie commentary podcast; and is currently the producer and host of three podcasts (The Accusation Party, Vintage Vinyl Vivisection and Strange Moments in Cultural History) on The Accusation Network.

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