Montpellier, France – Aquafadas, innovative developer of digital publishing solutions and creative software for HTML5 creation, praises six customers behind nine apps that landed a total of 14 spots on the list of finalists for the 2013 Digital Magazine Awards. Now in its fourth year, the Digital Magazine Awards (DMA) celebrate the best magazines, individuals and advertisers from the digital magazine industry. Aquafadas-powered apps topping the DMA charts include Bande Part, Signum (UBM Design Central), Canal (Prisma Creative Media), and planet (Lufthansa Cargo AG). Each finalist is chosen based on brilliant editorial content and design that influence and set trends within the sector. Each digital magazine finalist embraces innovation and delivers engaging content that far surpasses that of its peers.

Bande Part and EETimes 40th Anniversary Issue: Rise of the Geeks by UBM Design Central also nabbed desirable spots as finalists in the Launch of the Year category for “New Title” and “New Format,” respectively. The winning magazine in either category will have captured a significant market share in the period since launch, proving its status as a trendsetting digital magazine. Featuring superb editorial content and fantastic design, both Bande Part and EETimes 40th Anniversary Issue push the boundaries of what is possible in the digital format thanks to Aquafadas digital publishing technology. Adding to this list of accolades awarded to the team behind Bande Part, both founders of the digital feat are being honored with top spots on the finalist list. Fouzi Louahem was shortlisted in the Designer of the Year category, while Anne-Claire Cieutat was nominated for Editor of the Year.

Demonstrating her innate talent for not only producing a stunning digital publication but managing a creative team, Cieutat comments, “It’s very important that all Bande Part journalists can think in ‘3D.’ That is to say, that all subjects are elaborated upon with text, sounds, images, videos, drawings, music and more. The iPad and iPhone open up a tremendous amount of possibilities for expression, which we take full advantage of while collaborating on Bande Part.”

She continues, “The advantage of using the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System comes from the clear and understandable interface, which provides our production team with a smooth workflow that doesn’t get in the way of the final product. It allows us to combine images, sounds, videos, slideshows, and more. This near-infinite amount of possible combinations allows for a new approach to reading, watching, and listening for the Bande Part audience.”

Aquafadas Customers Earn Top Spots as DMA Finalists:
Aquafadas continues to empower agencies and publishers to unleash their creativity. The Digital Magazine Award finalists have each used Aquafadas in unique ways to express their creativity using a powerful combination of images, slideshows, animations and more. Aquafadas is proud to be associated with such innovative and highly interactive apps.

Bande Part
Designer of the Year: Fouzi Louahem
Editor of the Year: Anne-Claire Cieutat
Launch of the Year (New Title)
Film, TV and Entertainment Magazine of the Year

UBM Design Central
Launch of the Year (New Format)
EETimes 40th Anniversary Issue: Rise of the Geeks
Technology and Gadget Magazine of the Year

ePals Media
Children’s Magazine of the Year
Babybug Magazine
Click Magazine

Science and Nature Magazine of the Year

Children’s Magazine of the Year
Science et Vie Kids

Prisma Creative Media
Customer Magazine of the Year

Lufthansa Cargo AG / PRH Hamburg Kommunikation GmbH
Customer Magazine of the Year
Lufthansa Cargo’s Planet App

About the Digital Magazine Awards
The Digital Magazine Awards are the most coveted international magazine awards in the world. The awards celebrate the best magazines, individuals and advertisers from the digital magazine industry. The Digital Magazine Awards were launched in 2010 to highlight the incredible innovation in the publishing sector and showcase the highest quality magazines. The awards reward sensational creativity and hard work. They are designed to inspire readers by signposting the best in class and draw the attention of the brands and advertisers who fuel the sector. Over the past four years the growth of the sector and pace of innovation has exceeded all expectations.

Aquafadas Digital Publishing System
2013 Digital Magazine Awards

Aquafadas, a pioneer in digital publishing technology, enables the creation and mass distribution of graphics rich, interactive digital content such as books, comics, corporate documents, magazines, and newspapers, across all major platforms including smartphones, tablets and the web. Businesses all over the world rely on Aquafadas’ purpose-built content creation and distribution solutions to achieve their digital publishing strategies, significantly expanding content reach while lowering overhead costs. In addition to the Aquafadas Digital Publishing Solution, the company’s line of award-winning creative software is utilized daily by thousands of graphic designers, web developers, photographers and video editors from the avid enthusiast to the seasoned professional. A Rakuten group business, Aquafadas also provides its technological expertise to Kobo, the world’s fastest growing e-reader provider. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Aquafadas. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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