Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in News, Press Release
Deca Stories App Released on TypeEngine

Award-winning journalism cooperative will publish one non-fiction story monthly with new app

SEATTLE, WA July 29, 2014 – Deca, a cooperative of award-winning journalists from around the globe, has released a new iOS app that offers one long-form non-fiction story per month. The app is powered by TypeEngine.

TypeEngine is a digitally native publishing platform designed for any kind of publisher – indie to corporation – and for any type of publication – catalogs, magazines, newspapers, books, etc.

With a focus on offering a great reading experience, TypeEngine’s iOS, Android, and Web Reader apps are completely customizable using HTML, CSS and MultiMarkdown. All apps are white-labeled and each publisher owns their app.

Deca’s first story, “And the City Swallowed Them”, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Mara Hvistendahl, gathers eye witness accounts to paint the picture of a young model who is murdered while working abroad in China.

Premiering with the release of the iOS app is “Homelands”, written by Stephan Faris, which follows his ten year journey as a reporter in Liberia, Kenya, and his adopted home of Italy. Along the way, Faris proposes a radical rethinking of our border policies and contemplates the true meaning of borders.

Deca’s members have authored acclaimed books and magazine articles in such outlets as Harper’s, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Time, Science, Rolling Stone, GQ, National Geographic, Outside, Mother Jones, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The New York Times Magazine.

The Deca app is now available on iTunes and the web. It will also be released on Android soon.


TypeEngine was created by The Smyth Group, a mobile app-making firm with operations in Washington state. It was founded by Daniel Genser and Jamie Smyth, CEO.