Cripes! Has it really been three years already? Yes, that’s right: Guru Magazine has been going longer than many a celebrity marriage. As we reach our third anniversary, we’ve decided that it’s time to freshen things up a little – so we’re trying something new. Again.
Guru Magazine: reimagined
When we first set up shop (so to speak), we were doing something pretty new. In May 2011, we launched Guru as a paper-free, digital magazine that covered science-themed stuff in a way that was understandable and accessible. Not long after, we released it in e-Reader and Kindle formats. And in March 2013, a cross-platform mobile app was released, making it even easier to dive into each issue.
But now we want to use the latest technology to make your enjoyment of Guru even slicker and simpler. All future Guru articles will be released in an online format, without the big download. It won’t be a bi-monthly issue like you’re used to, but individual articles will be released on a more regular basis. You will be able to read the new-look Guru on any device in a format that makes it look top-notch, whatever size of screen you’re reading on – which means no more pinching and zooming on your smartphone. Sharing, bookmarking and searching articles will also be much easier.
We think that the new Guru will be beautiful: the things you’ve grown to know and love about Guru over the last three years, served up in a shiny new way.
There is one downside, however: our transition to newer technologies will take a little time – time during which we’ll need to be focusing on things behind the scenes, rather than putting together the next couple of issues. But don’t shed a tear: ‘Ask a Guru’ will be continuing as usual and we’ll be putting fresh content on our website. We’ll also be keeping you entertained with our witty one-liners on twitter and Facebook. Plus, if you ask us really nicely, we’ll even start an Instagram photo collection of the ever-growing pile of empty coffee cups. And everything still free for all to enjoy.