Posted 2 months ago
We’ve acquired Magma, an amazing online collaboration tool, making it easier for publishers of all sizes to create fantastic publications.
Magma is a simple, clever flat-planning service, empowering publishers of all sizes to collaborate and create the best possible publications. Sharing the love and fascination for the publishing industry that has been the heart of Issuu since we wrote the first block of code.
We know people read what they find interesting. Issuu makes sure all the hard work and dedication put into creating amazing stories is rewarded by some of the biggest and most diverse readerships in the world.
Learn more about our new friends and take a tour of the newest product in the Issuu family at Magmahq.com
Posted 2 months ago
The counter in the Copenhagen office hit 10,000,000 publications today! Hugs, cheering, smoothies, cake and an oddly placed comma made this day historic.
Thank you for publishing with Issuu. You rock our world.
Posted 3 months ago
At Issuu, search is an integral component of our current website, and it will become increasingly more so as we continuously add new features.
This blog post goes into some detail about the infrastructure supporting and implementation of some of the available search types.
By Martin Koch, Senior Systems Architect
A bit of background
So: what can you search for? In order to answer that question, let’s look briefly at what happens when you upload a document to ISSUU.
Documents are uploaded to ISSUU by its users and fed to a conversion pipeline that does all kinds of magic to extract various things from the document such as images in different resolutions of the individual pages, the text on each page, etc. Based on the conversion artifacts, a set of analyses are run such as automatic categorization (is the document a book, a magazine, a newspaper, …?), language detection (is the document in English, Spanish, French, Danish, Japanese, …?), etc.
When a document has made it through the conversion pipeline and becomes available on the site, we collect usage statistics over time. We count how many times a document is displayed (i.e. impressions) and how many times a user spends significant time on it in the ISSUU reader (i.e. reads). These statistics are useful for search because we can use them to rank documents that users like (by being read and displayed frequently) higher than other documents (let’s face it: When anybody can upload content, not all content is of equally high quality). The search engine that we use needs to be able to incorporate dynamic data such as reads and impressions into the ranking.
Posted 3 months ago
We often stumble upon great uses of Issuu, but that once in a while something happens that makes us really proud.
Making the most of Issuus Editor
Armani did a great job at integrating shopping links in their catalogues, providing the reader at-the-hand options for buying the gorgeous products. Check out their Menswear Spring/Summer 2013 for some shopping link action!
If you want to make use of the Editor yourself, go to your publications document page and hit the big blue “Edit” button, and we’ll help you from there.
Beautiful landing page
In order for the visitors on armani.com to get the desired experience of the products, the catalogues are easily accessible on the landing page - as big as possible. Just the way we like it.
All in all, Armani did a magnificent job showcasing their products by making their catalogues available instantly on any device.
Posted 4 months ago
The reason for updating the terms was to consolidate several different terms documents we had into one single document for simplicity, and also to incorporate various necessary changes for future products.
The changes include details about payment handling, new services, Apple apps, arbitration, API usage, and revised prohibitions for uploaded content. The old terms are available for comparison here.