Feeds

Aussie iPad mag developer wins new investors

Digital publishing platform attracts investor eye

Reducing security risks from open source software

The iPhone/iPad/Android revolution may or may not be the saviour of big publishers, but it's given an Australian-based publishing platform developer a handy leg-up.

Mogeneration, launched in 2008 as an iPhone app developer that switched its focus to digital publishing after winning the contract to create the iPhone version of Murdoch broadsheet The Australian, which it later replicated for the Android platform, has scored a multi-million dollar round of funding from some of Australia’s start–up investor elite.

Mogeneration has proved a hit in Australia's digital magazine market with its Oomph platform, which allows print publishers to extend their content to iPad, iPhone and Android powered tablets.

The investor roll-call includes, unsurprisingly, News Corporation executive and entrepreneur, Chris Hitchen, the MD and co founder of Getprice.com.au (acquired by News Digital Media). He joins Andrew Walsh and Simon Chamberlain, previously of Hitwise, in the capital raising.

The trio investors will join Mick Liubinskas from start-up incubator Pollenizer, and co-founder and CEO, Keith Ahern, on the Mogeneration board.

As well as News, Mogeneration clients include ACP Magazines, Haymarket Media Group, and Oxford University Press. Publications using its platform include the Australian Women’s Weekly, Shop ‘til You Drop and Gourmet Traveller.

Ahern said the capital raised will see Mogeneration expand its sales and marketing. He would not disclose the amount of capital raised but it is believed to be up to A$5 million.

He predicted that 25 to 30 percent of magazine circulation will be on tablets "within five years." ®

Mobile application security vulnerability report

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.