Allow the initial (free) folio for a multi-viewer application to be hard-coded into the app, similar to the way the Adobe Content Viewer works.
This would have that file being downloaded from the Apple servers alongside the rest of the application's code.
Benefits include simplifying the experience for the user, as there is no need for them to download (and subsequently) wait for that initial preview content, and the elimination of Adobe download fees for that transaction (as the content comes from Apple, not from Adobe).
The latter seems especially valid for those of us that have seen our application downloaded by several thousand users, but who only see a few hundred sales of each of our paid issues.
A Gizmodo post encouraging users to "check it out" may result in a publisher's entire stockpile of credits being depleted without any actual sales.
Thanks for your consideration.
that is a great request. It would avoid the two-step-download wich I think many people held away from buy or downloading an issue inside the viewer. because they already bought/downloaded an app from iTunes ("but where is my content?") and are frustrated when they cannot use their iPad during downloading a 600 MB issue, wich we know will take long or even fail for a few times.
It would also be great to enable "Demoing" content like in the Adobe Content Viewer, where demonstrating how to read the magazine can be a folio itself (and baked into the viewer app)