As a Creative Cloud member, you can now create, develop, and deliver iPad apps using the tools you’re already familiar with. Design brochures, personal portfolios, yearbooks, annual reports — and integrate interactive elements such as slideshows and image sequences — using our latest release: the Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition.
This new functionality comes as a plugin to InDesign, making it an approachable and intuitive solution that leverages your existing skills — so if you know print design, you already know how to create an iPad app. What’s even more exciting is that, as a Creative Cloud member, you get the exclusive benefit of being able to submit an unlimited number of iPad apps to the Apple App Store. If purchased separately, publishing each app costs US $395.
You can learn more by watching this overview video:
Here are some additional things you need to know, to get started:
- The DPS App Builder that comes with Digital Publishing Suite is a Mac-only application. Also, Apple requires that you use a Mac to submit your app to the Apple App Store.
- You need to update InDesign to access the Digital Publishing Suite desktop tools. To do this, open InDesign, go to the main menu, choose Help > Updates. To download InDesign for the first time, go here.
- You’ll need to register as an Apple Developer and pay the $99 annual fee in order to submit apps to the Apple App Store.
- You must be a paid member of Creative Cloud to access to Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition. If you are already a free member, you can upgrade here.
We created a step-by-step guide to publishing iPad apps to get you up and running. Be sure to check it out. If you aren’t a Creative Cloud member and want to access the guide, just sign up for a free membership here.
You can also see more videos on Adobe TV to help you get up to speed.