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Swipe – The Pocket Gamer Magazine nominated as Digital Magazine Awards 2013 double finalist

Steel Media 'best of the App Store' publication's recent redesign earns it recognition in dual DMA 2013 categories


For Immediate Release

Bath, UK – 31 st October 2013 – Steel Media is delighted to announce that Swipe Magazine, its interactive digital publication aimed squarely at users of Apple’s iOS devices, has been selected for the 'Specialist' and 'Technology and Gadget' DMA 2013 shortlists.

The Digital Magazine Awards, which takes place on 26 th November at The Proud Gallery in London, is a yearly event that recognises and celebrates the very best of the digital magazine sector. The full list of this year's finalists, which include some of the most respected brands in the business, can be viewed here: http://digitalmagazineawards.com/finalists/

The bi-monthly magazine, which was previously a DMA 2012 finalist and has undergone a comprehensive redesign for the current issue, focuses solely on the finest recent content to have hit the App Store.

In addition to fun features, developer interviews, game guides, and app recommendations, each publication showcases the latest and greatest games as rated by Pocket Gamer , one of the world's leading independent mobile gaming sites, and backed by the Quality Index rating – providing readers with an opinion they can trust.

Unlike previous digital publications that have offered comparatively flat print magazine conversions, Swipe is built from the ground up as a fully interactive experience for iPad owners and forms part of Steel Media's Digital Division, which also publishes a growing line of Pocket Gamer Guides .

Swipe Magazine is free and available now on iPad from the App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/swipe-magazine/id531140965?mt=8.


For more information, contact Joao Diniz Sanches (joao [at] steelmedia.co.uk)

You can also find out a little more info at http://www.swipe-mag.com.


Notes to editors

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 90 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe’s biggest mobile and handheld gaming website PocketGamer.co.uk, which is licensed internationally, the leading mobile games industry portal PocketGamer.biz, consumer friendly iOS digital magazine swipe, the US-based 148Apps network, and repected iPhone video review portal AppSpy.

Steel Media also runs the Quality Index and Free App Alliance, as well as the iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers, and provides a range of editorial, design and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.

For further information on the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact Chris James: chris [at] steelmedia.co.uk



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