by Dave Dickson
In conjunction with the availability of the Enterprise Edition of Digital Publishing Suite, we’ve updated the Viewer Builder Service with new features. Viewer Builder allows publishers to build branded instances of Content Viewer in an automated fashion, without restrictions on the number or file size of the apps built. Publishers can upload logos, splash screens and other artwork to customize the Content Viewer for iPad with their brand, as well as ensure appropriate certificate signing. Check out the new features below:
- Single folio creation - You can now create single folio where content + app are merged together. This streamlines and automates the previous process that required files to be uploaded to a FTP server and a build manually created. For single-folio apps, the Viewer Builder client does not upload your folio to Adobe’s server; building the app is faster than before.
- Base V10 Viewer support – If you create a folio with the Drop 10 toolset, Viewer Builder will be able to render and display it. Although Viewer Builder does not support all Drop 10 specific features of Content Viewer (such as Pinch and Zoom for PDFs, subscriptions and entitlement), future releases will default to the latest Content Viewer version that Viewer Builder supports and you will be notified of the supported version within the Viewer Builder application.
- Sideloadable Developer build – In the same way that you can sideload folio files in the Adobe Content Viewer for iPad, you can now do this with your own Developer apps. This allows you to quickly add folio files directly from your desktop via iTunes rather than downloading them from the Internet. It also lets you quickly try out content within your branded developer application.
- App Approval and status management – Once you have created your application you can now set when it was submitted, rejected or approved on the Apple iTunes Store. If it has been approved you can notify us to add it to the Adobe Digital Publishing Gallery. This feature provides a streamlined way to manage the current status of your apps.
You can download the latest version of the client to access the Viewer Builder Service from the Digital Publishing Suite prerelease program.