Automate branded viewer creation with new Viewer Builder service

Late last week we released a new service as part of Digital Publishing Suite – the Viewer Builder service.  Available via the Digital Publishing Suite prerelease program immediately, Viewer Builder allows publishers to easily create a publisher-branded Content Viewer for iPad by uploading branded assets (logo, splash screen etc.) and automating the viewer creation and certificate signing process.  As such, for multi-folio apps you no longer need to submit assets directly to Adobe to create a branded Content Viewer.  By using Viewer Builder you’ll be able to reduce time-to-market for creating and monetizing digital publications.

More importantly, the service is included as one of the core Digital Publishing Suite services covered under the Digital Publishing Suite Platform fee when the solution ships in Q2 2011 (it is free-of-charge in prerelease until then).  As such, publishers can create an unlimited number of apps under the Digital Publishing Suite Platform fee without incurring a per-app creation charge.  This model allows publishers freedom to innovate and experiment on what types of apps fit in best with your business model and serve your readership best.

Updated: Included more recent screenshot of Viewer Builder

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COMMENTS

  • By Giorgio Draghetti - 3:58 PM on May 10, 2011  

    The final release is available?
    Where can I subscribe to the service?

    • By Dave Dickson - 6:49 PM on May 10, 2011  

      Please email dpsales@adobe.com to get in touch with the sales team.

  • By Jonathan Ferman - 4:42 PM on March 7, 2011  

    Hi Allysson

    We just updated Viewer Builder to 1.0 with lots of new features. Please try it out and let us know what you think on the Viewer Builder forums.

  • By Allysson Lucca - 7:23 PM on February 22, 2011  

    I’m just about to test it, great update. The thing now is that we spend 30% doing the publication and 70% sending it to the App Store :)