El pais ipad app list 2nd of Top 10 Best Newspaper Apps. #iMonitor™ October 2011)


McPheters & Company announced the iMonitor™ list of Top 10 Best Newspaper Apps.  The company’s iMonitor service is currently providing detailed evaluation and global tracking of approximately 3500 media-related apps.

iMonitor™ Top 10 Newspaper Apps

App Name Country Publisher
BILD HD Germany Axel Springer AG
El País Spain PRISA
Herald Sun Australia News Corp.
MailOnline for iPad UK Daily Mail and General Trust
San Francisco Chronicle for iPad USA Hearst Communications, Inc.
Sunday Times UK UK News Corp.
The Age for iPad Australia Fairfax Media Publications
The Courier-Mail/The Sunday Mail Australia News Corp.
The SMH for iPad Australia Fairfax Media Publications
The Wall Street Journal. USA News Corp.

Source:  McPheters & Company iMonitor™, 10/17/2011.


What Is Measured

iMonitor™ tracks U.S. and International publications distributed through dedicated tablet apps on more than 100 discrete variables.  Publication Data

  • Publication Title
  • Media Type
  • Print/Digital Magazine, Newspaper, Other News Source
  • Country
  • MRI Measured?
  • Publisher
  • Developer (where identified)
  • Genre
  • Auditor
  • Publication Frequency
  • Single-Issue and Annual Subscription Pricing
    • Print, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, Blackberry, Coverleaf, Kobo, Nook, Pixelmags, Zinio, Windows Phones, and others.
    • Date Added to Database

App Data

  • Name & URL
  • App Price
  • Platform (iPad Only or iPhone+iPad)
  • Comparison to iPhone App
    • Same as iPad, Companion to publication, etc.
    • App Store Category
  • Date Updated
  • # and Average of User Ratings
  • Average Daily Download Rankings
    • Overall and by Category
    • Paid, Free, Highest Grossing
    • App Description

App Ratings

  • Design Rating
    • 5-point scale based on navigation and enhancements to print experience
  • Functionality Rating
    • 5-point scale based on download speed, navigation guide, glitches, etc.
  • Media Rating
    • 5-point scale based on web links, video, interactivity, etc.
  • App Rating
    • 15-point scale, sum of Design/Functionality/Media Ratings
  • Ad Rating
    • 5-point scale, based on presence of enhanced and dynamic advertising

App Evaluation

  • Issue Purchase
    • In-App, App Store, Web-Based
    • # of Available Issues
    • Registration Required?
    • Download Speed (5-point scale)
  • Advertising
    • Print-like, Linked to web, Enhanced with multimedia or interactivity, Premium/Sponsored ad model, etc.
    • Replica of Print Version?
  • App Navigation
    • Navigation guide, Issue library, etc.
    • Issue Navigation
    • Page-by-page, Scrolling thumbnails, Linked contents, etc.
    • Section Navigation (News apps only)
    • Article Navigation
    • Zoom to read, Scroll through text, Dynamic sidebars, etc.
    • Portrait/Landscape Differences (In layout or content, if any)
  • Rich Media
    • Videos, Slideshows, Web links, Interactivity, etc.
    • Social media versatility and implementation
  • Transactional capabilities
  • Glitches
  • Unique Features
  • Other Notes

Top publications apps

Publication Title Country Publisher AppPercentile  App Rating
El País Spain Ediciones El Pais 100% 14.5
Focus Magazine UK BBC Worldwide 100% 14.5
CHIP Germany Hubert Burda Media 99% 14
Project Magazine UK Virgin Group 99% 14
Story Magazin Hungary Sanoma Magazines 99% 14
Sunday Times of London UK News Corp. 99% 14
T3 UK Future Publishing Ltd 99% 14
USA TODAY for iPad USA Gannett Company 99% 14
Andaman 365º Thailand Sirimedia Co., Ltd 98% 13.5
FOOD & WINE USA American Express Publishing Corporation 98% 13.5
Frankfurter Rundschau Germany Mediengruppe M. DuMont Schauberg GmbH & Co. KG 98% 13.5
Golf Digest Magazine USA Condé Nast 98% 13.5
Gourmet Traveller Australia ACP Magazines Limited 98% 13.5
iMAG Spain iMAG 98% 13.5
Intelligent Life USA The Economist Group 98% 13.5
Popular Mechanics Magazine USA Hearst Communications, Inc. 98% 13.5
Runner’s World Magazine USA Rodale Inc. 98% 13.5
Schweizer Illustrierte Switzerland Ringier AG 98% 13.5
The Wall Street Journal USA News Corp. 98% 13.5
The Washington Post for iPad USA The Washington Post Company 98% 13.5
Weekend Magazin Austria Mediengruppe Lengauer + Partner 98% 13.5


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