General - Adding Featured Content to Apps

Featured Content is an optional space in the Issues view of your app where you can promote a particular piece of content or a subscription package. Featured Content sits below the Banner area and above the Filter Bar. In the Featured Content area, a carousel is displayed that shows large preview images, a title, space for descriptive text, and buttons to buy/download the content or buy a subscription.

Featured Content is a live feature, which means it can be changed without requiring you to build and submit a new app.

Featured Content is set in the Apps tab of the Mag+ Publish Portal and can be set to:

  • None
  • The latest Mag+ Issue
  • A specific Mag+ Issue
  • A specific In-App Subscription

How to Set Featured Content

1. Login to the Mag+ Publish Portal <http://publish.magplus.com>.

2. Click on the Apps tab.

3. Click on the tab for the platform you wish to set the Featured Content (iOS/Android).

4. Click on the "Featured Content" link.

5. Set the type of Featured Content to display.

What Gets Displayed with the Different Featured Content Types

Latest Issue

When set to "Latest Issue," the Featured Content space will be populated with:

  • The cover image associated with the latest published Mag+ Issue
  • (optional) Preview images defined in the Mag+ Issue's MIB file (as defined in InDesign)
  • Title of the Mag+ Issue
  • Description of the Mag+ Issue
  • A purchase button with the price of the Mag+ Issue or a Download/Read button if the user has an active entitlement for the content
  • A subscribe button if there are subscriptions defined and the Mag+ Issue is a part of a subscription

Specific Issue

When set to "Specific Issue," a drop-down with a list of all published Mag+ Issues will become available. You can choose which Issue to showcase.

The Featured Content space will be populated with:

  • The cover image associated with the uploaded Mag+ Issue
  • (optional) Preview images defined in the Mag+ Issue's MIB file
  • Title of the Mag+ Issue
  • Description of the Mag+ Issue
  • A purchase button with the price of the Mag+ Issue or a Download/Read button if the user has an active entitlement for the content

Specific Subscription

When set to "Specific Subscription," a drop-down with a list of all available subscription packages will become available. You can choose which Subscription to showcase.

The Featured Content space will be populated with:

  • A primary image associated with the Subscription as defined in the Mag+ Publish portal > Subscriptions tab
Note: If no Primary Image has been set, the cover image of the latest Mag+ Issue will be shown.
  • Secondary images (a max of two) defined in the Mag+ Publish portal > Subscriptions tab
Note: If no Secondary Images have been set, only the Primary Image will be shown (or the Cover Image of the latest Mag+ Issue if no Primary Image has been set).
  • Title of the Mag+ Subscription
  • Description of the Mag+ Subscription
  • A purchase button with the price of the Subscription

Important Information About Specific Subscriptions

  • If a user purchases the Subscription, the Featured Content space disappears for that user. If you change the Featured Content to something else (another Subscription or another Mag+ Issue), the Featured Content space will reappear for that user.
  • You can choose to include or exclude Issues from a Subscription. For more information, refer to the article "In-app Subscriptions — Including or Excluding Content."
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