November 11, 2011
The Digital Publishing Suite has released some exciting new feature updates that are available to Single Edition, Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition customers.
Below is a quick look.
Support for Amazon Kindle Fire
Yep, Adobe is very excited to have our publishing customers begin using Digital Publishing Suite to start publishing and selling content to the more than 1M Amazon consumers worldwide. Reader’s Digest and Condé Nast used Digital Publishing Suite to build titles that will be immediately available upon ship of the Fire including Reader’s Digest, The New Yorker, WIRED, Glamour, Vanity Fair and more. For more information, check out the Kindle Fire Newsstand page here. There are a few other things to note. Amazon is only enabling US customers to buy content for the Kindle Fire initially. However, Enterprise and Professional Edition publishers worldwide can publish content and submit to Amazon for sale via the Kindle Fire Newsstand.
Viewer Builder Service Enhancements
Viewer Builder has been updated with some cool new features. This is the run down: support for creation of applications targeted to the Amazon Kindle Fire. In-service notifications that will let Digital Publishing Suite users know when a new release of Viewer Builder is available (convenient!) or if an application has to be rebuilt due to an error. Better management of apps by letting you quickly see if the application created is a single- or multi-.folio application and for which marketplace the application has been built. This is all good stuff that should make it easier to publish and manage applications across leading marketplaces which now include Amazon.com, Apple App Store, Android Market and BlackBerry App World.
Administration of Accounts
Professional and Enterprise Edition customers frequently have to add new users to their Digital Publishing Suite account. Prior to this release, the publisher would go directly to Adobe to do this. As of today, new and existing DPS Professional and Enterprise customers can self-provision their account making it quicker and faster to add staff and others who are creating, producing and analyzing tablet content and need access to the Digital Publishing Suite platform. Adding a user is now completely in the control of the publisher – as it should be. If you currently have a Digital Publishing Suite account and want more details on how you can use this new provisioning tool (accessible on the dashboard) follow these instructions to start the process:
- Send an email to Digital Publishing Suite Provisioning and Set Up with the appropriate AdobeID for the individual that needs admin permissions.
- Read more details here.
New Authoring Features
Ok, if account provision is not interesting to you, this might be. Users can now add almost all interactive overlays into scrollable frames. This means you can now add a hyperlink , web content or a video into a scrollable frame giving you the opportunity to deliver much more content in your tablet app without adding additional stacks or articles. All overlays are supported in scrollable frames with the exception of slide shows.
That’s it for now. Check out Digital Publishing Suite on Adobe.com to see more information on the platform.