Conde Nast’s Wired at the TED conference Friday said it would have an iPad-native version of its magazine available by the summer. The demo by Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson of a prototype showed a simple navigation system that would use gestures and the iPad’s native features to improve on the experience versus a website. Swipes left and right navigate through individual articles; picking an article and then swiping up or down scrolls through the entire story.
On the iPad, the accelerometer will change the layout depending on orientation. Pivoting to landscape mode will show two pages side-by-side. Enhanced media will be a logical staple of the design as it will let users watch videos or control 3D models.