Money and monetization
In total, the costs are as follows:
– Startup fee (one-time integration)
– Ivy Suite (monthly fee)
– Ivy Cloud Hosting (monthly, based on server load)
The monthly Ivy Suite fee gives you access to new features, versions and upgrades continuously. This way, we are able to roll out new functionality quickly – and you’ll be able to give your audience a steadily improved product.
Regular updates are a must in the digital landscape in order to monetize and build a user base.
Your users will feel the love for your product by seeing it getting updates on a regular basis.
The Ivy Suite license includes Ivy App, Ivy Server, Ivy Bridge, Ivy PDF, Ivy Bronze SLA and one app instance in iTunes Store / Google Play – in other words, everything you need in order to start publishing great stuff on tablet and mobile.
Instead, we meet with every potential client and give tailor-made offers based on the customer at hand.
In the foreseeable future, we will also package products that are more generic, and these will be possible for us to give an official and open price tag.
Please see the “What Is Ivy” section for more info about the Ivy products that come with the Suite license.
We want to be tapping into the last innovations on both platforms, and therefore we will not be supporting legacy devices forever and ever.
Such a strategy only leads to stagnation, and neither we or you would want that.
We also support a per-product access so that you can charge a one-time fee for a specific product.
Integration and adaptation
For instance, if you have an existing app and want to migrate these users onto a new app or an update to the one you currently have, we would have few problems doing so.
Contact us here for more information.
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Styling and design
Regarding the rest of the app, you may design your own app icon, your own splash screen, provide the logo type for the left drawer and the top bar on the home screen. You may also change the theme colors of the drawer and home screen – and the fonts are also easily changeable.
1) Traditional, vertically scrolling list
This is a pretty standard scrolling list of articles. It is perfectly styleable in terms of appearance. Fonts, margins, corners, colors. The list is built using an algorithm that displays the stories in a grid using native technology.
The list will always be perfectly balanced and aligned. We also use hyphenation tech to ensure that hyphens are placed in the best possible manner if words are too long.
This list is available on both mobile and tablet.
2) Horizontal, visual TOC
This is a more visual approach, perfectly suited for magazines and publications rich on nice looking images. The interaction is also very easy to understand. Swipe through sections, tap on stories, drag them downward to go back to the TOC.
Section colors and fonts are styleable – and the images are a true representation of your articles, that you are in full control of in the first place.
This list is only available on tablet as of today.
What are my options regarding transitions and motion design?
However, we are looking at different alternatives that might result in a portrait mode as well somewhere down the line.
Publications and publication strategies
This also applies to navigation, transitioning, TOC solution – those can also be different for each publication. This way, you might for instance provide your readers with two different publications with two completely different navigation schemes and looks – making both publications stand out as two different products.
They will be available through the edition picker in the main app, and could be featured in the recommended section as well. This way, you may utilize the current app distribution to draw a bigger audience and build your publication strategy within one single app environment.
The different publications may have entirely different publication and monetization strategies. In short, it’s perfectly flexible.
For more info about the API, please head over here.
Roadmap and product development
When the RC is ready, you may download it and test it internally.
If you are confident to submit the app, you may do so by approving the build on our website – and then you will be granted access to the build for submitting it yourself.
Please use the contact form here
Demo / testing environment
Please contact us here for more details.
If you don’t have the time to prepare some content for us, send us a message. We might be able to help you out anyway. This brochure should also give you a clue about some of the Ivy potential.