San Francisco, California, March 17, 2016 — Madefire, a publishing platform for the interactive audio-visual reading format known as Motion Books, announced today that its award-winning immersive book reading experience and 20,000+ comic book catalog will receive a major update supporting Windows 10 today.
In addition to making use of the Universal Windows Platform fluid layout in order to support all screen sizes from phones to PCs, the Madefire Comics app will also take advantage of Cortana, Continuum and Live Tiles. With Cortana, comics fans will be able to say, “Hey, Cortana — search for Batman on Madefire”, and will see dozens of Injustice Motion Books, exclusively available on Madefire. In addition, using the Microsoft Display Dock and the Continuum functionality in Windows 10, a comic fan can read a comic on a Windows 10 Phone, displayed on a large display. Live Tiles gives fans a real-time glimpse into new weekly releases, keeping you up to date on your favorite comics.
“Madefire has a strong belief in native app experiences,” said Eugene Walden, COO and Co-Founder of Madefire. “Consumers have become accustomed to a very high level of design and native integration for apps. We like to maintain our Madefire DNA across the various native experiences, while allowing each to have a unique flavor, playing to the strengths and design paradigms of each platform. Windows 10 has an expansive feel to its user experience, and we’ve played to that strength with a broad horizontal scroll for desktops and tablets. Similarly, with Live Tiles, Cortana, and Continuum, we’ve tailor-made this app for Windows 10, from phones to large displays.”
“The new Madefire Comics app for Windows 10 is a great example of how we want developers to take advantage of the Universal Windows Platform,” said Neil Leslie, General Manager, Developer Platform Evangelism. “Focusing 100% on the end user experience and leveraging Windows 10 features, the app adjusts gracefully and seamlessly to different screen sizes, pixel densities, device capabilities, and input modes, showing off what Windows 10 and Windows 10 devices are capable of. We’re pleased that Madefire is bringing such a large catalog, with both remastered Motion Book comics, as well as traditional comics, to Windows 10 fans.”
As a special incentive, the first 1000 users to download the new Madefire Windows 10 app will receive a free Motion Book.
The Madefire App is available for free on the Windows Store at https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrdn0t2
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a new reading format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, who is the former CEO of Automattic (makers of WordPress), as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard; angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc.; Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time; and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com.