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X-CAGO won the Innovation Award, organized by ‘Applicatie van het jaar’-verkiezing -VIP/Doc, trade magazine for the document professional. X-CAGO won the award for the developed HTML5-app iPers for the Dutch Newspaper De Pers.
iPers is a tablet-application which runs fully outside the Apple App Store. De Pers is not depending on Apple distributing their publications.
iPers is the result of the co-operation between De Pers and X-CAGO. X-CAGO is the supplier to De Pers for their e-Paper as well as digital archive. All issues of prior publications of De Pers are stored in the X-CAGO digital archive. X-CAGO has developed this software making use of unique patented software which is co-developed together with Océ Research & Development.
The archive makes publishing of four different publications possible, being :
1. ePaper for PC users;
2. HTML mobile website for iPad users;
3. ePub for offline reading;
4. PDF for offline reading.
Additional platforms will be added in the short run.
On mobile platforms De Pers is not just publishing the digital equivalent of the hardcopy product, but a totaly new product, which meets the expectations of mobile users. Images are leading on the frontpage. Breaking news feeds are present etc.
The total costs of the implementation are on par with iPad-only solutions.