Simply stated, an Adobe Digital Publishing Suite single edition app is a self-contained app that contains a built-in folio. After a single edition app is downloaded to an iPad, tapping on its icon takes the user straight to the content. This type of app is a great option for smaller agencies and designers who are looking to publish brochures, catalogs, and training materials to the iPad.

Users can pay a one-time fee for each app published or, with a Creative Cloud membership, they can create unlimitdp_appicon_256pxed single edition iPad apps. Single edition apps work only on the iPad, not on the iPhone or Android devices, and do not include  features such as a library, bookmarks, social sharing, and analytics.

See Adobe’s Single Edition Overview for additional information on single edition apps and a list of requirements, including software and hardware, that need to be met before an app can be created and published.

Check out TFP’s DPSPublish™ Handbook or DPSPublish™ app for more details about building and publishing iPad apps.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.