Sustainable Construction Unveils iPad App

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FORT ATKINSON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cygnus Business Media, a leading B2B media company unveiled an iPad app for their new magazine Sustainable Construction at the recent ConExpo. The magazine serves as an addition to the company's extensive construction portfolio which includes Asphalt Contractor, Concrete Contractor, Construction Distribution, Equipment Today, Pavement, Rental Product News and the leading construction portal, ForConstructionPros.com.

Using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, the company's digital group created a user-friendly interface that, when downloaded, organizes content, social media tabs, short films, video, images and product information. For viewing, it includes dual axis and natural gesture navigation and pop-up captioning. Cygnus Digital is an early adopter of the technology. The Sustainable Construction iPad app was among the first 200 created using the new Adobe suite.

"The functionality of this app allows for a more personal engagement with sustainable construction products," says Publisher Nancy Terrill. "Readers can choose to open graphically-enhanced sidebars for additional information or zoom in on specific points of interest within the story or a photo. We've also incorporated video, which provides the user a visual component to upcoming stories. New stories will be added consistently that can be downloaded into the Sustainable Construction iPad app."

Prior to the launch and without any announcement or marketing, Terrill noted over 500 apps of Sustainable Construction had already been downloaded, 60 percent from Europe, Asia and the Middle East

"Apps offer numerous ways for Cygnus Business Media to present content and more," says Tom Kohn, executive vice president of Cygnus Business Media Digital. "Users simply download new stories at their leisure and have access to additional information and data within one content piece that comes in the form of videos, graphs, tables, podcasts, and links just to name a few. One story can now provide thousands of words, pictures and video and it's all available in one organized place."

In the coming year, Cygnus Business Media plans to create iPad apps for their other publications integrating more upgraded functionality such as 360's, news clips and more interactive advertising and marketing components. A demonstration of the Sustainable Construction iPad app is currently online for viewing.

About Cygnus Business Media and Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction magazine delivers best-practices, products, and resources that contractors can use to balance environmental, social, and economic issues relative to sustainable construction. The digital magazine can be found on the magazine's website at www.sustainableconstruction.com. To learn more, contact Sustainable Construction Editor Tara Ninmann at Tara.Ninmann@SustainableConstruction.com.

Cygnus Business Media reaches millions of professionals annually. As one of America's top business-to-business media companies, Cygnus is leading the way in providing targeted content to top decision-makers and organizations. The company's corporate initiatives and organizational architecture are built with one goal: fully engaging audiences in Aviation, Building & Construction, Public Safety & Security, and Agriculture vertical markets, as well as Diversified Industries such as transportation, printing, accounting and vending.

Cygnus Business Media Kathy Scott, 770-427-5290 Kathy.Scott@cygnusb2b.com

Source: Cygnus Business Media

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