Montpellier, France – Aquafadas, innovative developer of digital publishing solutions, announced that the French division of Metronews, the largest international newspaper in the world, today released a digital version of its free daily newspaper created using the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System. The new app, Metronews: le journal, is available now in the Apple Kiosk for viewing on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Readers are able to subscribe for free to any of the seven local editions of Metronews France – Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice-Cannes, Lille or Nantes – which will then be delivered to their device each weekday before 7am.

From their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, readers will be able to view up to 15 back issues of the paper. Leveraging Aquafadas’ award-winning digital publishing technology, each French local edition is converted automatically from the print PDF, requiring very little additional work to achieve this technical feat and providing immense value to both Metronews France and its readers.

Readers, including those outside of the metropolitan areas where issues are distributed, will have access to the exact print version of Metronews anywhere, any time. The digital version will also feature social media capabilities, allowing readers to share Metronews: le journal articles directly to Facebook and Twitter. Still in development is an enriched version of the Metronews app, which will allow readers to view videos, slideshows and special add-ons to enhance the reading experience.

Experience the new Metronews: le journal app powered by Aquafadas technology for free and discover all the latest news live with the touch of a button. For more daily stories, please visit Metronews online.

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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. Some of Aquafadas prestigious customers include Bayard, Carrefour, Egmont International, Kelby Media Group, Lagardere, Mondadori, Reader’s Digest, Sanoma, Standard & Poors and Vodafone. Aquafadas is a member of the International Digital Publishing Forum and IDEAlliance, which help to improve both ePUB and OpenEFT formats. 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 2014 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.

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