The first monthly edition of the wittily-named iPad-exclusive magazine, Sideways, is available to download now in the iTunes App Store for $3.99. Sideways takes full advantage of the iPad’s capabilities to present stories that are immersive and engaging in ways that print alone is not. The magazine app includes regular sections such as Music and Games, Travel, Trips & Tricks, and What’s on Your iPad. The premier issue of the magazine includes features on the World Cup, the best training apps for athletes, and Summer of Music – a guide to all the top music festivals and tours, complete with interactive map.
“Sideways leverages the unique capabilities of the iPad and rich media to deliver stories that combine text with high-quality visuals – video and photography– as well as audio,” said Jim Sweeny, editor-in-chief of Sideways and Tap Tilt. “It’s the first magazine designed specifically for the iPad, with features and columns that entertain readers and enhance their enjoyment of the device. Each monthly issue will experiment with and evolve this new form.”