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The International Brotherhood of Magicians

01 Sep

The Linking Ring Mobile App

Category: News   Posted by: I.B.M. Website Editor

The Linking Ring mobile app is available for iPads, iPhones, and Android devices from the App Store, Amazon, and Google Play. The app gives members immediate access to all issues of The Linking Ring going back to 2010. Push notifications let members know when a new issue is available. Once the app is downloaded and the user logs in, future access is as simple as tapping the app icon on the phone or tablet and selecting which issue to read.

Unlike some other association apps, ours takes you directly to our member publication. Two taps on your tablet and you’re there. It does not direct you back to the website and make you login again and download a PDF.

Username and password for the mobile app is the same as the member’s username and password on our website.

All of the features that have been available in our Online Digital Edition since July 2010 are also available in the new mobile app. This includes toggling between layout and text mode, jumping to an article by tapping the title on the contents page, bookmarking, advanced search features, and enhanced access to advertisers. (For example, after selecting an advertiser, a member has four options to help him buy or get information:  view the actual page in The Linking Ring on which the ad appears, go to the advertiser’s website, click an icon to create an email, or tap a phone icon to call the company—without leaving the app.)


With I.B.M. members in 88 countries, it is critical for our organization to offer a variety of ways to access The Linking Ring. Some who have enjoyed the advanced features of our Online Digital Edition for the past three years live in areas with uncertain Internet service. To assist them, we have continued to post a PDF edition of the magazine on the website each month, in addition to the online edition. Now members can read The Linking Ring in four ways: (1) Print (2) Online Digital Edition on their computer, tablet, or phone (3) Downloadable PDF (4) Mobile app on Apple and Android devices.

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