About this project
Hello! Thank you for checking out our Kickstarter page. With your help, we'd love to release our next issue: Four Stories; a working title for a new approach we're bringing to the iPad. No static pages or PDF-like experiences that you find with other magazine apps. This issue will be a fully interactive, multimedia rich, online and offline experience. We think it will be our best issue yet and something you'll really enjoy. We also want to help our supporters make their own iPad zines, so we're giving you the chance to download the project source code!
Letter to Jane is an independent arts magazine for the iPad. We give artists an unfiltered platform for them to share their personal creative work and ideas without compromise. Unlike other magazine apps, Letter to Jane is not a copy or port of a print magazine. Each issue is a native app built from scratch, each with its own theme and experience. Our unique approach to publishing has been recognized by The Guardian, MagCulture, Selectism, PSFK, NOTCOT,The Magaziner, The Society of Publication Designers, AppAdvice, Creative Review, and has been ranked in the top 10 Lifestyle apps in the App Store multiple times. Letter to Jane is also proud to be one of the few iPad apps included in Graphic Design: Now in Production.
What about the source code? Since the start of Letter to Jane, the question we get asked most frequently is, “I’d like to make my indie zine into an iPad app, how do I do it?” We’ve never really come up with a good answer until now. Anyone who donates $200 or more will get the source code to the new issue, so you can learn to do everything the next issue of Letter to Jane does all on your own! You will be able to download the Xcode files—fully commented explaining how everything works—to a special version of the magazine, designed for beginners. We would like to point out that even though you have the code, you will still need some basic knowledge of Xcode and the Apple app ecosystem. Do to the nature of this project we can’t provide technical support, but this is a great way to learn how to make your own iPad magazine regardless of your programming skill level.
Where can I find some of your work?
We encourage you to look at our most recent projects: Moral Tales for iPad and iPhone and the latest issue of Port Magazine. You can also view all of our past interviews at http://interviews.lettertojane.com
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