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Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite to Support Newsstand for iOS 5

Adobe today announced that its Digital Publishing Suite will incorporate support for Apple's forthcoming Newsstand feature for iOS 5. Newsstand is intended to serve as the organization hub for digital subscriptions in iOS 5, offering users easy access to the latest content downloaded in the background.


Adobe's software will allow publishers to create digital editions of their magazine and newspaper applications that automatically deliver content to the Newsstand application on iOS devices. The compatibility will launch "soon after" Apple debuts iOS 5, which is expected sometime this fall.
Publishers will be able to use Digital Publishing Suite to create files that are detected by Newsstand and automatically downloaded to the Newsstand shelf, eliminating long download times which can present a barrier to reading content on iPad devices. Applications built with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and enabled for Newsstand will allow publishers to better merchandise their content with support for Newsstand push notifications and icon covers displayed on the Newsstand shelf, reflecting the latest issue of the magazine or newspaper.
A number of publishers including Condé Nast and Reader's Digest have utilized Adobe's publishing tools to bring their content to the iPad, making Newsstand compatibility for Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite an important step toward making Newsstand the one-stop place for users to manage their digital subscription content on their iOS devices.



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101 months ago

The last time I jailbroke my iPhone was back in 2008 with my Original iPhone. I think I might have to once again revert back just so that I can hide Newsstand, along with other useless apps Apple insist on adding without the ability to remove them (Yes Contacts app, I'm talking to you).


Just create a folder and place there all the Apple useless apps you want.
Rating: 9 Votes
101 months ago

Just create a folder and place there all the Apple useless apps you want.


You can not put Newsstand inside of a folder since it acts like a folder already.

I'm just confused why Newsstand has to be part of the OS and not be an optional download like iBooks.
Rating: 8 Votes
101 months ago

You can not put Newsstand inside of a folder since it acts like a folder already.

I'm just confused why Newsstand has to be part of the OS and not be an optional download like iBooks.


exactly. its literally the only app on my home screen that is never used/opened. I hate having it non removable.
Rating: 4 Votes
101 months ago
As much fun as playing around with the iOS 5 betas is, it's features like these which take advantage of the iOS 5 SDK that get me truly excited for the platform.

Now if only Apple would update the Maps app. It's getting a bit worse for wear.
Rating: 3 Votes
101 months ago
Yeah, we've been playing with this in the office for the last half a year or so during the beta phase. It's a nice system for putting a magazine together, will be even stronger with this service added in to the mix.
Rating: 3 Votes
101 months ago
Whoa! Wait! Adobe support on something Apple? Now that's something!
Rating: 3 Votes
101 months ago
Adobe's DPS is a *bug factory*

I am a New Yorker subscriber (one of those DPS using Conde Nast publications) and the thing is PATHETIC. Huge file sizes (~150 MB) for issues that are 90% text, crashes constantly, stalls while loading new issues and you can't change the font size(!!!) because all the text is actually a bunch of JPEGs of text...

Dear magazine publishers -- please avoid Adobe's tools like the plague and hire some highly competent Cocoa Touch programmers to make a native iPad app. for you.
Rating: 3 Votes
101 months ago

Just create a folder and place there all the Apple useless apps you want.


I did this and I called the folder 'USELESS'. It was really helpful, (the folder, that is, not the apps)
Rating: 2 Votes
101 months ago

[...] Newsstand is a "gathering" place for all your newspaper and magazine publications. You must first create an app and then you insert code which tell iOS "hey, put me in newsstand." [...]


Does this mean I could hypothetically buy a mag sub on Zinio and have it show up in Newsstand? [EDIT: Probably not, as it seems the subscriptions would come from the App Store, directly from the publishers...correct?]

Would be nice to have a desktop version of Newsstand for OS X as well, rather than the AIR app Zinio uses. [EDIT 2: I guess, Newsstand is not even a reader nor do we currently have magazine subs on the Mac App Store so, er, scratch that as well...? Oh well back to Zinio then.]
Rating: 2 Votes
101 months ago

The last time I jailbroke my iPhone was back in 2008 with my Original iPhone. I think I might have to once again revert back just so that I can hide Newsstand, along with other useless apps Apple insist on adding without the ability to remove them (Yes Contacts app, I'm talking to you).


I've never jailbroken but I would seriously considering doing it so I can hide stuff like that. Including Contacts which you can view in the Phone app just like it is in the Contacts app.
Rating: 2 Votes

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