Along with the introduction of Scoop’s new look for iOS, the newsstand service provides subsription feature for its users. As described in its official website, version 3.0 of this newsstand app which comes with a new look for iOS version – iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It also provides some new features.
Those features are shopping list, newspaper tab, manage collection, magazine subscription with 3, 6, or 12 month subscription option and cheaper price than buying it one issue at a time, although not all magazines have subscription facility. Another feature is Restore Purchase which is a facility for user to returned purchased magazine using Scoop ID. With Scoop ID, a user who has made a purchase could integrate all the content that has been purchased, for example, if you buy content from Scoop for iOS, you can download it for free on Android version, and vice versa.
The new subscription feature puts this app on par with the Android version which already has the same facility. In the previous article, Willson Cuaca – CEO of Apps Foundry, the developers behind Scoop, says that the proportion of the income is dominated by iOS. We’ll find out in a few months whether the addition of the subscription feature will improve the revenue generated from his app.
I tried this new version on the iPhone and my first impression is, other than the change of the app’s logo, may be the new color elements, navigation and cover which displayed collection list in 3 categories: magazine, book and newspaper. You can also sort the collection based on category. This feature is accessible by sliding the screen or pressing the upper left button. Category option appears with text and icon which show the type of collection category.
Scoop has a collection of 1500 titles of newspapers, magazines, tabloids, and book. The latest version of Scoop is available on App Store.