June 15, 2015 /News /

Introducing the Adobe Digital Publishing Solution Beta

(July 29 — DPS 2015 has launched and is available now! Read more here.)

Today we’re thrilled to announce that our completely re-imagined Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS) will be available through our public beta program this week, giving you full access to the product until it is available for purchase later this summer. We have been working on this completely new, built from the ground up, DPS for about a year and it represents a sea change for companies that want to create amazing, content-rich apps that audiences love to use.

Because Adobe strives to give companies everything they need to gain competitive advantage through the power of design, we are also making DPS a core component of Creative Cloud for Enterprise (CCE). CCE offers all of the creative tooling and workflows that allow companies to leverage design as a quantifiable advantage over their competitors. The new version of DPS, with all that CCE provides, gives businesses an opportunity to deliver that design advantage to mobile apps. Everyone from Angie’s List, to REI, to Exxon Mobil and so many others already know just how much business impact stunning mobile apps can have.

So, what’s in this new version of DPS and why is it so great?

Engaging App Experiences

Apps created with the new DPS are like nothing you’ve ever seen before—with high-impact, interactive content delivered to audiences in a uniquely intuitive way. Content is now grouped together in what we call collections and these collections are delivered to mobile devices seamlessly. Audiences get instant access to the content they want and designers get complete control of how that content is displayed. Incredibly flexible layouts give designers the ability to customize apps without coding. Designers can build beautiful mobile app experiences, thrill brand managers and meet business goals. It’s a win for everyone. Plus apps created with DPS run on phones and tablets using all major mobile operating systems–iOS, Android and Windows. We’ve also included all of the app services you need to communicate with audiences including push notifications, in-app messaging, content discovery and social network integration. So, there’s a lot to be excited about.

Flexible Publishing

With the new version of DPS, we have greatly expanded the variety of tools that you can use to create content distributed to your apps. We continue to support InDesign and InDesign based workflows. In addition, we’ve added broad support for HTML from Adobe Experience Manager and other CMS systems as well as HTML design tools from Adobe and from third-parties.

Measuring & Delivering ROI

We’ve added a host of new capabilities by integrating marketing solutions from Adobe Marketing Cloud. We offer built-in analytics for online and offline data, retention analysis, funnel conversion and other important measures of ROI so you can see how DPS apps are delivering business results. In addition, we offer support for a variety of payment options for customers who are selling content including single purchases, subscriptions and all-access models.

Built for Business

To allow complex organizations to manage DPS apps, we’ve built a totally new accounts control system. You can assign permissions to all of the people who are contributing to the success of your app including your employees and outside agencies. Speaking of agencies, we are recruiting best of breed creative agencies to work with our customers to deliver amazing experiences using DPS.

Take a tour of the all-new DPS

Visit the DPS website to learn more about the new capabilities.

A quick note on the DPS brand name. The new product had been previously promoted as Adobe Publish. We decided to stick with DPS for a couple of reasons. First, we’ve built strong brand recognition with DPS that designers and marketers knew very well. Second, we wanted to underscore that our existing DPS customers will get access to this new product under the terms of their existing DPS licenses.

There’s a ton of power in our new product to allow marketers and designers to create beautiful content-rich mobile apps. To make sure you are successful in our beta program, we’ve put together some great materials to help you get started: a QuickStart Guide and sample assets so you can get going creating an app in no time, a full user guide, a series of videos describing key components of the product, and finally access to support forums that we will actively monitor as well as weekly webinars for beta customers.

We’re really excited to deliver this product to you and even more excited to see what you do with it. If you’ve created an app that you’re really proud of, the product team and I would love to see what you’ve come up with. Send me screen shots of the app at nbogaty at adobe.com

Thanks a lot and more to come,
Nick Bogaty

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  • By Mark Kunoff - 7:39 AM on June 24, 2015  

    Regarding original content authored in the new system, is it now searchable, or can be indexed? What about accessibility?

  • By Peter - 12:30 AM on June 24, 2015  

    Doesn’t look like anything at all. When I click the link from here (Netherlands) I get redirected immediately to the Dutch Adobe site. Publish isn’t available here, and even information about it is not to be read. Ridiculous.

  • By Alex K - 12:02 AM on June 24, 2015  

    Uh-oh. Looks like the custom storefronts and libraries capability has been replaced with a GUI. Just at a time our organization established a team to crank out multiple branded apps. Please say it isn’t so.

  • By Gwendolyn Fisher - 8:18 AM on June 22, 2015  

    Looks like a a great product, but will small agencies and freelancers be able to afford this?

  • By Jim - 6:54 AM on June 19, 2015  

    For small non-profits that have used Single Edition in the past, will this update re-introduce a entry-level price point scaled to our use? Or will Adobe focus on large publishers from here on out?

    • By Mikael - 4:19 AM on June 23, 2015  

      Let’s keep our fingers crossed (for it to be like in your first question)

      • By Ryan - 10:41 AM on June 25, 2015  

        DPS really priced us out with the last set of changes so lets hope so.

  • By John Ordaz - 1:20 PM on June 17, 2015  

    Where and when will video instructional tutorials be available to learn this new DPS?

  • By Emmanuel Sibanda - 11:04 PM on June 16, 2015  

    We are an agency that develops learning material and would like to know the comprehensive pricing structure.

    • By Gerald Farro - 9:26 AM on June 17, 2015  

      Hi Emmanuel,

      Send me your phone contact info to gfarro@adobe.com and someone will contact you.

      Gerald

      • By Emmanuel Sibanda - 11:50 PM on June 17, 2015  

        Hi Gerald

        My number is 27 82 229 8856 / 27 21 200 6732
        I am based in South Africa – Cape Town. I would greatly appreciate your call.

  • By Gareth - 6:02 PM on June 16, 2015  

    Prior to downloading and trialling this ‘new’ version I would like to know: A. will we still have to re-make our whole print publication (Indesign) to be screen compatible… or have you developed an algorithm that can intuitively recognise and reflow my content? and B. Will the CMS compatible side of things (Drupal) enable us to utilise our existing online content and redisplay it via DPS in an organised templated manner?

    • By Ivan Mironchuk - 10:01 AM on June 17, 2015  

      @Gareth – A) The choice is yours if you want to continue to produce content using InDesign. We will scale (fit to width) your InDesign content to fit different screen sizes, but we do not have the capability to do any “reflow” with InDesign layouts. I’ll add that any previously created InDesign Folios or Articles can be brought into the new platform with our content migration tool.

      B) As for CMS based workflows – There’s some great stuff cooking here. As you can imagine we will have a great integration with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), but we have also been working with some of our development partners to create awesome plugins for both Drupal 7 and WordPress 4.1. These plugins will be available at release and allow you to REALLY Easily bring web content over from these systems into your apps.

      • By Gareth - 6:09 PM on June 17, 2015  

        Thank you Ivan, I’ll check it out. Q. Will there be any pre-release notes on the CMS integration?

  • By Warren - 5:01 PM on June 16, 2015  

    What does this mean for the existing DPS tools and publishing model?

    • By Ivan Mironchuk - 10:02 AM on June 17, 2015  

      @Warren – The existing DPS “Classic” platform will continue to be supported, but new features and enhancements will be put towards DPS 2015.

      • By Warren - 1:31 PM on June 25, 2015  

        Thanks Ivan. I am also interested in how DPS 2015 will handle restricted distribution using entitlements.

  • By Tim - 4:23 PM on June 16, 2015  

    I was confused at first, but now I get it. This product is amazing and stands by itself. Excellent, well thought out development will translate into a stable transformational solution.

    • By Ivan Mironchuk - 10:04 AM on June 17, 2015  

      So much power in the Grid and Card layouts! Can’t wait to see the beautiful browse pages created!

  • By Anthony - 11:47 PM on June 15, 2015  

    Can I also add that Single Edition allowed small agencies to learn and push the medium.

  • By Anthony - 11:44 PM on June 15, 2015  

    Looks great and I am very excited. Will Adobe also be changing its price structure to allow small agencies to create single editions to lure small to medium clients?