Aquafadas and zweipunktnull GmbH Take On Interactive Book Market

[] Montpellier, France – Aquafadas, innovative developer of digital publishing solutions and creative software for HTML5 creation, has just inked a new deal with German based zweipunktnull GmbH to tackle the ever-changing landscape of the digital book market. With a focus mainly on children’s books and instructional texts for schools, the two companies look towards the future to address specific needs in the rapidly evolving sectors. zweipunktnull GmbH., an expert digital publishing company, focuses on the needs of media and large companies as well as public and governmental institutions in the era of digital, tablet, and mobile publishing.

“zweipunktnull has seen in many of its tablet publishing projects that companies seek for an open, robust and tightly integrated product platform when it comes to mobile publishing apps,” says Dr. Martina Zowack, media liaison for the digital publisher. “Having full control over the whole production process, media distribution and commercial aspects across several hardware, software and e-commerce platforms is a clear demand by many media and corporate customers. Moreover, the book publishing industry is a fast-moving segment within this area, and professionals are always on the lookout for solutions that address their specific needs. Aquafadas’ range of software products, apps and services covers these requirements perfectly.”

When it comes to eMags and digital publishing, Aquafadas has proven itself as a key player in the industry. With the help of its technology, zweipunktnull will take on the German interactive book market, offering cutting-edge services. Aquafadas Digital Publishing System is an evolving and flexible solution, from automatic workflow and custom-designed digital publication to ready-to-use app templates and a Software Development Kit (SDK) to create specific apps. That flexibility is essential for zweipunktnull to help publishers reach their goals. Dr. Martina Zowack, media liaison for the digital publisher, explains, “The Aquafadas licensing schema will help customers better understand and plan their costing structure when it comes to tablet and mobile publishing. They can have unparalleled freedom when licensing the Aquafadas app SDK.”

Aquafadas technology supports multiple platforms and enables companies to achieve economies of scale. Distributing to mainly iOS users currently, zweipunktnull looks to Aquafadas to expand their market.

Aquafadas recent acquisition by Kobo added another advantage: the integration of Aquafadas format for interactive publication (AVE) to Kobo’s tablets. Publishers who use Aquafadas Publishing System will benefit from an easy, scalable, solution that will provide access to a new distribution channel in addition to other channels, namely Kobo’s platform and its 10 million registered users.

During a special event at the Media Quarter in Vienna, on May 6th, zweipunktnull will showcase how Aquafadas technology supports multiple platforms. They will present on a variety of tablets the great digital publications and apps created thanks to Aquafadas Digital Publishing System. Please join the zweipunktnull and Aquafadas teams at the Media Quarter, Maria Jacobi Gasse 1, Media Quarter Marx 3.4 (MQM), mingo buros/2.Stock, 1030 Wien, May 6th at 5:00 pm.

About Zweipunktnull GmbH:
Zweinpunktnull’s main objective is to promote and enhance sustainable innovation in the interests of our clients. Therefore, we benefit from the use of diverse information technologies. We focus on providing advice on optimizing business processes, especially when it comes to internal processes like corporate communications, marketing, and product management and sales, primarily to publishing companies, print production and media companies. Together with our customers, we pursue the goal of permanent innovation – as a business, or respectively as an IT consultant, we focus more on the involved business processes, than on the aspects of the technology used.

About Kobo:
Founded in 2009 Kobo is owned by the Tokyo-based Rakuten, Japan’s largest eCommerce operator. Headquartered in Toronto our over 400 employees are proud of Kobo’s top-ranked eReading applications for the iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and our own line of eReaders, including the award winning Kobo Touch and Kobo Vox. As a result, Kobo has attracted millions of readers from more than 170 countries and features one of the world’s largest eReading catalogues with over 2.5 million eBook, newspaper and magazine titles.Aquafadas
Aquafadas Digital Publishing

Aquafadas creates innovative digital publishing solutions to enable new and high-quality ways to publish magazines, books, newspapers and comics. Aquafadas solutions allow and facilitate the dissemination of digital content on all major new platforms, including smartphones, tablets and the web. Creation tools offered by Aquafadas meet the specific industry needs of publishers. Amongst our clients are Egmont International, Sanoma, Lagardere, Mondadori, Reader’s Digest, Bayard, Standard & Poors, EDF and La Tribune. Comics publishers use AveComics, the digital comics platform created by Aquafadas, to distribute comics on the new devices. The business world uses Aquafadas tools to enable migration of digital content such as marketing, technical documentation, commercial or financial. Aquafadas user-friendly creative software for Flash(R), HTML5, photo and video editing, is also used by graphic design professionals and consumers. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

###Anya Oskolkova
Media Relations
United States
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