The #1 news source in business.
Experience the newly updated FORTUNE Magazine app on the iPad and iPhone and get exceptionally reliable coverage and expert analysis on the entire field of business and the economy right at your fingertips.
*Please note when you download the app you will need to re-login to your FORTUNE digital account and/or restore your iTunes purchases within the app.*
New features include:
• A live newsfeed from the website so you get instant stock quotes, performance metrics and breaking headlines in real time
• A “Reader View” that allows long-form magazine articles to display in a text and mobile-friendly format. You will no longer need to pinch and zoom!
• Cross-device access with your FORTUNE digital account
• Offline reading for downloaded issues
• Alerts when a new issue is available
This app is free to download, and getting full access to FORTUNE Magazine is simple. Current subscribers have access to the magazine.
• 1-year subscription - $19.99 (automatically renewed until cancelled)
• Single issue -- $5.99 (non-subscription)
SUBSCRIBERS AUTOMATIC RENEWAL FEATURE
Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of your current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal, as stated above, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
Current subscribers may not be cancelled during the active subscription period, but you can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
New "Downloaded" tab which shows issues downloaded on your device, new "Subscribe" tab
Ratings and Reviews
Can’t buy subscriptions in app
Everywhere the text asks to choose a subscription option there are no actual options, it only gives you the option to pay $7 for a single digital copy. 1 star because a company this size should not have issues with something so simple.
Too expensive: when will magazine publishers finally get it?
At $5 an issue for the digital copy, traditional print publishers are making themselves sitting ducks for up and coming startup publishers, a la Huffington Post, who will know how to leverage the iPad platform. If they don't adapt to this new world of digital, they're going to whither away (as they have been) with freebie Websites.
Fortune, here's how you do it (from the Basic Business 101 textbook): you build your iPad reader base at, say, a $1.50 or $2 an issue. At this low price point, you are getting them used to paying (which is about as convenient as it gets with iTunes). You then actively gather user input from your readers, progressively optimizing your new digital magazine for this powerful platform. Readers become increasingly devoted to Fortune as new features and 'wow factor' elements are added. As readership grows, you gradually introduce modest price increases (from, say, $1.50 to $1.99 and up). Make sure you don't alienate your readers by the price increases, and do so only to get your bottom line profits to acceptable levels.
That's it, it's not rocket science! What you need to do is get rid of the old fuddy duddies in your management ranks who are clueless about this strategy. Bring in young people who are devotees of people like Steven Jobs, management leaders who do get it. It's ironic that I'm having to tell a magazine like Fortune about how it's done, but you clearly need help!
Excellent Magazine App but needs One Thing...
Overall an excellent magazine app that has beautiful typeface, pictures and is easy to navigate. One feature (surprisingly) missing is a SEARCH capability across the Library and within each issue. Often times I will want to find all articles for a particular company, topic, or person. You should provide search results with the issue, article, and a little "snippet" of text around the search string (with the capability to toggle this last feature on/off). By tapping on the search result I should be taken to the article with the ability to return to the search results when finished reading the article. Another nice feature of search would be to search ALL Fortune issues (I.e., those not in my library). This would provide valuable info to me and provide Fortune an opportunity to sell me another issue or charge me for just the article (latter preferred).
One final suggestion. Provide opportunity for digital only subscriptions that are slightly less expensive than print edition (because you save on ink, paper, and distribution costs).
- TI Media Solutions Inc.
- 12.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2016 Time Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- FORTUNE Magazine $19.99
- FORTUNE Magazine $2.99
- May 23, 2011 $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.