March 22, 2018


NEW YORK, NY, March 22, 2018 — ZINIO, the world’s first and largest digital magazine newsstand, has announced a revolutionary update to its award-winning app. Now with ZINIO’s enhanced text mode optimized for mobile devices, users can read their digital magazines on iOS and Android in a way never before possible.

“Just as ZINIO was the first digital magazine newsstand in the market more than a decade ago, we are now the first to offer mobile-optimized reading across thousands of publications in our catalog,” said Rolf Rohwer, Senior Vice President for Product Management.

ZINIO’s enhanced text mode uses proprietary extraction technology, also available in its ZINIO Pro product line, to transform digital-replica magazine pages into a reading experience made specifically for mobile devices. Users can now read content using vertical scroll with article images embedded directly into the article, all while maintaining advertising and the publication’s look and feel.


Digital magazines on iOS
ZINIO’s New App with enhanced text mode optimized for mobile devices


“As customers’ reading habits shifted to mobile devices and they preferred article-based content, we set out on a technological journey to provide that experience to our customers across the 6,000+ magazines we offer,” Rohwer continued. “We did so without changing the workflow of the 1,000+ publishers we work with, and maintaining the advertising presentation that is so important to our customers and publishers. We’re seeing more and more publishers adopt ZINIO’s technology platform to power their apps and build new products from an incredible archive of article-based content available via our APIs.”

“Our engineering and product teams tested countless iterations of the enhanced text mode before finalizing on this current version,” he added. “Our goal was to provide a reading experience that moved the magazine industry beyond replica pages on mobile devices–and do so at scale.”

The new ZINIO app is available today for iOS and Android devices. The technology platform that powers the new apps, called ZINIO Pro, is available to any publisher seeking to publish mobile-friendly apps or mobile web reading experiences and to distribution partners or digital newsstand operators that seek to have white-label versions of a mobile-optimized reading experience by using the ZINIO Pro technology suite.


ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to the world of magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. As pioneers of the digital publishing industry for over a decade, ZINIO leads the digital magazine market in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform.

For magazine publishers, ZINIO Pro converts print magazines to digital content through a SaaS platform that converts PDF to XML, offering publishers complete flexibility in managing and delivering their content in branded, native magazine applications for tablet, smartphone and desktop, in searchable article databases, or on the growing network of ZINIO Pro distribution partners.

For magazine consumers, ZINIO operates online newsstands and award-winning iOS and Android apps in more than 30 languages, providing the broadest selection of digital magazines accessible on any platform that can be read online or offline, synced across multiple devices and searched for archival content.

Press Contact: Monica Hong,