iPad & iPhone Users - New FREE Digital Publication-Outland Moto

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  1. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Excellent. I'm glad to hear. Enjoy!! And stay tuned for more.
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  2. nastyroxinc

    nastyroxinc n00b

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    Am I the only one who can't get this to download? It just seems to hang on the 'connecting' stage of the process....
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  3. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Not sure. I just did a test on two devices and it downloaded fine. It may depend on the network you are on. I know that some public networks, like coffee houses, have slow download rates. But if you are at home, it should be fine. What type of network connection are you on when downloading the issue?
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  4. GMess

    GMess Been here awhile

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    Downloaded to my iPad 2 fine. I have flipped through a few pages and am looking forward to reading it all on a 2 hour plane flight this evening. Graphics, text and all look really crisp and clean and easy to read.
    Only one problem for me from that quick look, it appears that I can jump to an article from the contents page but, unless I am missing something, there is no way to go back without scrolling back page x page. It could do with a tool bar on the bottom with a link to the contents page, a sliding option or a bookmarks option.
    Try an Australian Newstand mag called Cycle Torque as an example. Tap the bottom of the page and a toolbar pops up with links to the cover, contents page, bookmarks and library. A second bar will also pop up with a thumbnail view of each page and you can scroll through those as well.
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  5. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    Just downloaded, thanks.

    I am on a limited Internet plan as a full time RV'er. The app was a small download but the magazine was pretty big, at least it took up some megabytes on my monitor. Will all issues be a couple hundred megabytes? I imagine because of the content and format that might be the case.

    I'll still get it, just an observation.

    Thanks again, amazing what technology and a crowd sourced idea can do,

    ADV is something special in so many ways.
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  6. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Navigation is like a magazine. So you scroll article to article. However, you can jump around the magazine by double-tapping the screen. This will bring up all the articles. You can then tap the specific article you want and you will be taken to it. For this iteration, we made it so you only go to the beginning of an article, not an individual page. But we are looking at ways in which we might change that.
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  7. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Yes the magazine issue itself is bigger than the app. We are constantly looking at ways to conserve file size, but with video and audio incorporated into it, file sizes will be a bit larger. But like I said, we will always work to keep it as manageable as possible.
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  8. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    It's really refreshing to see such excellent customer support, especially for a free product. :D
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  9. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Well we appreciate the kind comments. Like I said earlier, we made it in part because of you all, so we felt strongly that it should be free. Hopefully, we can provide cool stories for everybody. But even though it is free, it is still a product, so we want to support it the best we can, and make it as good as it can be. :D
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  10. GMess

    GMess Been here awhile

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    Hahn, so sorry. Should have read the destructions. Thanks.
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  11. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    No problem, GMess!! Actually, we like hearing stuff like that because, regardless of the instructions, it gives us feedback on how users want to use the magazine. Helps us make it better in the future. Enjoy!!!
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  12. nastyroxinc

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    Still no joy. I grant you that the first attempt from a hotel room in Morocco probably wasn't going to yield the best results, but even now I'm back on my home DSL here in Germany I still can't get any further.

    I'm running an iPad 3 (the one before they decided to release the new one, 2 months after I bought it) with the last iOS that had google as the default map client and youtube preinstalled....

    I'll keep trying....
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  13. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    I'm really not sure what it could be. My only guess would be that it may deal with the transfer from the US to Europe. But that is just a guess. We checked the server this weekend and all seemed fine. No issues with transfer rates. But we are looking into whether transfer overseas is effected at all.

    Also, some of you have asked about file size. These magazines can get large (100-200MB). Especially when video is incorporated into them. We are looking at ways to minimize file size in future issues. So, although they will not be small in file size, they will be optimized as much as possible.
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  14. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Thanks for what appears to be a very interesting new offering. I can think of one club magazine (edited by a schmuck from the left coast) that could easily be replaced by content like this.
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  15. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Thanks dmac57!! :D We really do hope you guys enjoy it. We are getting an impressive list of contributors, so you can expect rich content in the future. Again, thanks for the comments, and we hope to be providing good stories for a long time to come.
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  16. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    A quality effort for sure. Any chance having an option to increase the font size? My tired eyes like bigger fonts.
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    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Glad you asked. Yes, we are increasing the font size in the next issue. It will be much easier on the eyes. :D
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  18. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Let me clarify that. We are unable to give the user the option to increase the font size on their own. But, we will be using larger font sizes in the upcoming issues. This will make it much easier to read.
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  19. nonamehorse

    nonamehorse Concrete Jungle

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    Downloaded last night! Nice job, looking forward to future issues. Congratulations and good luck! NNH
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  20. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Thanks, nonnamehorse!! We'll keep 'em comin!! :wave Next issue is March 31st!
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