Hano and Kaldor say that custom publishing on tablets and smartphones is another area that should see explosive growth.
"They are taking content that they have in the museum and finding new ways to share it with people from all over the world," Hano says.
Another insight that Hano has gleaned from Mag+'s first 1,000 apps is that successful content publishers will use apps, social media, and traditional websites to create a sense of community.
One of the reasons Kaldor and Hano see a bright future for mobile publishing is the way publishers are "training" children.
"This is a complete rethinking of how content is consumed by humans," Hano says.
These institutions are perceived to have integrity, which was something HANO wasn't perceived to have had.
Sternly poised at the conference table in his HANO office, Mason reflected on how working in poorer communities gave him an appreciation and an understanding of grassroots organizing, which he says, prepared him to work in his dual capacity as university official and social program director.
Mason wanted to continue his work at Tulane, and at the same time, continue working with HANO's disadvantaged community.
"When we got here, we noticed HANO trying to do two things and wasn't doing either well.