Graphic.ly, the digital media platform for comic books and communities, announces a new application for Windows 7-based devices, as well as improvements to its online comics store that will make it easier for people to start and participate in conversations about new and popular titles. The Windows 7 app is optimized for touch interfaces to take advantage the upcoming Windows-based tablets.
Graphic.ly becomes the first of a new breed of comic apps that is available on Windows 7-based devices, following its launch of a desktop AIR and iPhone application. The company plans to launch apps for mobile platforms, such as the iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7, and a web application throughout the year. In addition, the store will get new features and a layout that will highlight fresh and popular titles in the comics store, as well as friend-recommended titles for people to share and discover new content.
â€œThis is the year that will change comics forever, extending the experience of welcoming and acceptance of the comic book store into the digital marketplace where theyâ€™ll be exposed to the largest audience ever,â€ said Micah Baldwin, CEO of Graphic.ly. â€œTo maximize that audience, weâ€™re going to lead the charge to bring the digital media store to every platform and device. Today weâ€™re proud to be the first on Windows 7 and there will be more to come.â€
Graphic.ly offers comic titles from the largest comics publishers, including Archaia, Arcana, Archie, BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, and TopCow. Hundreds of independent publishers also offer titles for sale in the Graphic.ly online store. Today, more than 600 titles are available for prices ranging from free to $1.99 in the Graphic.ly store.
The new store layout and functionality is focused on discovery through friend recommendations and algorithmic suggestions. In addition, feature content and top sellers are presented in an easy to consume manner.
Learn more about Graphic.ly here.