Glide helped Jim Dalrymple reboot The Loop into a gorgeous digital magazine way back in October 2013; we’re excited to see how much progress the Glide publishing app, invented by Chris Harris, has made during the time between then and now.
We’re not the only ones, either: With 15 days left to go on its Kickstarter campaign, iPad publishing app Glide has already garnered $12,000 over its goal.
“I’ve been following Glide since the release of ‘The Loop’ app, and I’m so excited to see it finally approaching release,” says Kickstarter commenter Nick R. “I didn’t know much about ‘The Loop’ at the time, but was blown away by the functionality of the app itself. Amazing to see how far its come in 2 years. Glad they took their time and did things right. —- Good job Glide team.”
As soon as we saw Glide a year or so ago, we knew it was something special; we’ve wanted to use Glide for the past two years for our own Newsstand project.
If that’s true for you as well, all it will cost you at this point is a Kickstarter pledge: Now’s the time to get into one of the best-looking iPad publishing tools around.
According to the Kickstarter page, making an app like Cult of Mac Magazine requires only a Glide subscription and some movement of images and text files into nested Dropbox folders. The results are simply stunning, as you can see in apps like Harper Collins’ Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life and Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe, both stunningly visual book apps created with Glide technology.
The only thing Glide has had to show anyone the process is the Kickstarter project and a mysterious homepage at CreateGlide. Now, after almost two years, it’s ready for the public (and us, hopefully!) to use to create magazines, reference materials and even full-on stunning apps like Relay FM, as you can see in the video below.
Whatever you use Glide for, you should head over and support the project in meeting its stretch goals, which include chat, WordPress support, a Glide SDK and Android support.