Adobe released the first round of a v29 update for its Digital Publishing Suite software on Dec. 7, with a second batch of DPS updates planned for Jan. 11. The company said that it chose the two-phased release approach in order to “make certain viewer features available before the holiday season with minimal disruption to DPS services.”

The following are among the changes included in the initial release of DPS v29:Adobe DPS icon

  • A welcome screen for iOS apps (Enterprise only) that displays publisher-specified content between the splash screen and the Library/Store the first time customers launch an app after installing it.
  • Improvements to the Social Sharing and Web Viewer features, including a change in how protected articles are shared, Web Viewer support for AAC/MP4 audio files, the ability to open external links in a new browser tab or window in an embedded Web Viewer, and the ability to track user navigation between pages.
  • Several DPS App Builder enhancements that affect the Social Sharing page, push notifications, custom icons, and the welcome screen.
  • Improvements in customer marketing capabilities (Enterprise, iOS) that will enable publishers to better track ad campaigns and cross-promote apps, and detect whether a user has installed a particular app.

Additional enhancements include the ability to specify which folios should be included when a custom library is updated, pinch-and-zoom capability for Android articles, and the availability of a beta version of the Adobe Content Viewer in the Windows Store.

Adobe said that the Phase 2 release of DPS v29 is expected to include updates to its Folio Producer services and the Folio Overlays panel, as well as new targeted push notification and streaming audio and video functions.

Visit Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite Help page for details on what’s new in the latest DPS release, and stay tuned for additional TFP coverage of the DPS v29 updates.

Posted by: Gina Barrett