With the latest release of its robust mobile platform, HighWire Press will increase its delivery of mobile-optimized sites from 600 to 900+ by the end of 2011, expanding the opportunities for the community of HighWire affiliated publishers to extend their content and readership in exciting new directions through smartphones and tablets.
The HighWire Open Platform architecture provides the flexibility needed to deliver mobile sites, mobile apps, mini-sites, and other feature-rich options for HighWire-hosted publication sites. Current capabilities in the latest HighWire Mobile release include BlackBerry support, inter-article navigation, mobile advertising, article/issue search, multi-journal interface, and voucher service integration supporting institutional tethering.
"Our Publisher community is clearly focused on innovation and execution," said Tom Rump, Managing Director at HighWire. "We are on-target with a quarterly release plan that will deliver dynamic capabilities above and beyond our extensive mobile program as part of our Product Development Roadmap."
At the recent HighWire Publishers' Meeting, held in Washington, D.C., not only did HighWire unveil its powerful new mobile features, it showcased a series of exciting new products, services and strategic partnership agreements, including a partnership with TEMIS, the leading provider of semantic content enrichment solutions. HighWire also unveiled its comprehensive quarterly Product Development Roadmap. The Roadmap, categorized into five themes -- Monetization, Integration, Analytics, User Engagement & Discovery, and Content Enhancements -- will allow HighWire-affiliated publishers to tactically plan for technology updates and direction.
The plan was received with accolades by the audience: "An impressive line?up of innovative new features and services were rolled out in their first public development roadmap. HighWire is clearly dedicated to making the most of their newly refreshed platform with an aggressive focus on openness, strategic partnerships across the industry and leveraging the latest technologies that will bring us all a step closer to realizing the dream of the semantic web," wrote Lettie Conrad, Online Product Manager at SAGE Publications.
With its latest mobile platform release, enhanced mini-sites product offering (as demonstrated by the recent ASCO Cancer Portals launch) allowing publishers to repackage content from a variety of disparate sources, and this week's strategic TEMIS partnership announcement, HighWire is extending its cutting-edge vision, delivering innovation to the evolving scholarly publishing marketplace.