Mobile magazines

Tom Pfeifer, Barry Downes

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

Abstract

Mobile magazines will be magazines on a mobile computing and communication platform (in contrast to print magazines about mobile technologies), providing valuable, current multimedia content. However, there is a gap in the value chain between mobile operators and content publishers, hindering established small and medium sized publishers to enter the mobile market despite its commercial potential. A mobile operator publishing and entertainment platform enables the creation of a new category of mobile service called a mobile magazine. An m-Mag (mobile magazine) eco-system is a next generation mobile publishing service that is made available from a mobile operator's portal, that is integrated with value added mobile data services and that uses the operator's billing capabilities to charge consumers for access to the magazine. Using Parlay/OSA as an open approach, the m-Mag platform can integrate into an operator's network using standardised APIs and is portable across different operator networks. A discussion of the commercial potential analyses the route to the market.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Mobile Multimedia
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Pages555-572
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781591408666
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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