Pugpig Bolt

Highly customisable mobile apps. Zero effort.

Engage your most loyal audience with Pugpig Bolt – the digital publishing platform that beautifully blends live content, digital editions, podcasts, video and more across iOS, Android and web.

Bolt is the digital publishing platform that’s deeply engaging and publisher-focused

From live news apps to crisp digital editions, Bolt is packed with publisher-focused features that boost engagement and grow reader revenue.

Bolt is highly customisable

Build a beautifully branded mobile app with the flexibility for bespoke features and customisation. Surface stories, audio, video, events and more through customisable curated cards.

Mix live news content and digital editions

Blend live news content and digital editions with ease. Your digital editions can be responsive HTML or native PDF pages (or a hybrid of the two).

Mobile first integrations

Choose from the best in class tech integrations to create a deeply engaging mobile app. From push notifications to events, Bolt’s supported integrations and tools are ready-to-use.

Packed with features and best in the market integrations

Get the most out of your mobile app right off the shelf. Bolt is packed with top class features and supports bespoke customisation.

Surface breaking news and the latest stories as soon as they happen. Bolt’s live content feeds are dynamic, intuitive and super engaging.

Live content feeds

Because news is far more than just the written word. Make audio and podcasts a standout feature of your digital strategy with Bolt’s flexible audio functionality.

Audio and podcasts

Get your audience hooked with video content. Boost engagement, grow subscriptions and increase time spent in-app. 

Video streaming

Build beautifully responsive digital editions with ease. Your content is expertly tailored for digital while retaining the core elements of your brand’s reading experience.

HTML editions

Your digital editions, replicas, and e-editions are easy to navigate with true PDF rendering. Replicate your print publications beautifully with crisp pages and smooth pan and zoom.

Replica editions

Your content is always easy to find thanks to Bolt’s intuitive search function. Powered by AWS Cloudsearch, it’s fully managed, reliable and supports loads of features and customisations.

Powerful search

Bolt’s set of curated cards support everything from video, podcasts and puzzles to events, advertising and sponsorship. Customise to your heart’s content. 

Custom cards and styling

Bolt supports various ads and sponsored content, including inline and timeline ads, sticky banner ads, full page interstitials and custom ads.

Advertising capabilities

Supercharge your subscriptions and create a streamlined onboarding journey. Bolt’s seamless subs integrations give you everything you need to grow your subscriber revenue.

Sophisticated subs integration

“Pugpig got us the quick turnaround we needed. They’ve been fantastic partners.”

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Pugpig was easy to work with, got us the quick turnaround we needed, and they went above and beyond on problem solving some of the challenges we ran into. They’ve been fantastic partners.

Cassie Wimberly
Director of Design, The Baltimore Banner
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We’ve worked with Pugpig since going digital-only in 2016. Their SaaS approach helped us efficiently reach our goals to deliver Independent journalism globally and drive subscriptions in reliable mobile products.

Zach Leonard
Chief Executive, Independent Digital News & Media

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