The hottest new app is The Awl: Weekend Companion. It's got voting machines by Maria Bustillos, cooking for Sandy refugees by Emily Gould, original artwork, the guy who wrote the OTHER Cloud Atlas, the Y2K bug, the backstory of the "gerbilling" myth, video game characters publicly shaming Mike Tyson, bold covers and an actual awl at the bottom of every page. And actually there are already EIGHT issues like that. Yesterday Dan Frommer mentioned that it was more expensive than Newsweek. Well you know, it's also better than Newsweek! You can hear/read more from the Awl's own mouth/blog.
It's made by my company, the hottest new company, 29th Street Publishing. We make publishing paid, serial iPad & iPhone apps as simple as blogging. We have Natalie Podrazik, Blake Eskin, Timothy Moore, myself, a monthly case of rice cakes delivered from Amazon, a ThingM device(*) that blinks whenever someone subscribes to a magazine, a little printer(*) that summarizes the daily issues for us, a blinking coffee sign and a blog. Patric wrote about us this week (thanks!) and Natalie wrote a nice post this morning.* We don't actually have a BlinkM or a Little Printer yet, but we will soon.