If you are looking for interactivity, go elsewhere I purchased the magazine because it had the icon next to it that indicated it was interactive. My company is considering putting their magazine on Google Play Magazines and I wanted to see what other magazines were doing with interactivity. Only House Beautiful's interactive elements are INOPERABLE on Android devices. The main interactive elements require readers to download an app to their IPAD OR IPHONE. IN ADDITION, in order to take advantage of the interactivity with your IPad or IPhone you have to have the PAPER magazine in front of you so you can scan it. The secondary interactive elements were QR codes that could be scanned from any smartphone but again, the reader had to have the PAPER magazine in front of her to do the scanning. I flipped through EVERY PAGE of House Beautiful and there was not ONE interactive element that I could click on and activate while viewing the magazine in the Google Play application. I'm not even sure why Google Play allowed this issue of House Beautiful to be tagged as interactive.
Can't Zoom One star for the beautiful pictures . No more stars because I can't read it t because it has NO zoom feature. Pretty hard to read on a 7" mini tablet (Google Nexus 7) without zoomu. I bet it's a nightmare on a smartphone! And this is one of the sample magazines that is included with Googles' magazine reader app. Not the best way to showcase your magazine reader.
like others said, why can't I delete? It's not just that I don't care for this. I don't want it. Not my kind of thing at all. And yet it and about a half dozen other things I hate reading about are clogging up my newsstand feed.
Where's the trashcan? With real magazines no one comes into your home and glues a copy of their magazine to your coffee table. With real magazines you can throw it away if you don't want it. With this crap... no so much. This is forever mixed in with magazines I purchased and actually want. I'm giving this a bad rating not because I care one way or another about the magazine, but because I never wanted it to begin with and I can't throw it away.
House and beautiful magazine Its hard for me to read size of pages are awkward. Paid for 1 month I will see how it goes.
Not all interactive content works. I have the Jul/Aug 2013 issue on my Nexus 7. I enjoyed the content that I was able to access, and most interactive content worked. However, there are several pages in this magazine that have one enlarged image with a row of thumbnails beneath. You are supposed to tap each thumbnail to enlarge the images. However, this just brings up the magazine scroll bar at the bottom of the screen. I was unable to view these pictures and will not buy more issues of this magazine unless the coding is fixed.