Adobe Experience Manager Mobile Version 2016.3, released March 8, includes new and improved features, and numerous bug fixes.


Layout Templates

It’s official! The Layout Templates tool is available in the Portal and no longer beta. Layout Templates provide a single visual tool in which cards and layouts can be designed and edited incorporating your articles and collections with live previews of all changes. The Cards and Layouts sections of the Portal have been removed, but any layouts and cards created with the old tools will be converted to layout templates automatically, preserving all settings and publishing states.

Content Map

This awesome new feature is a visual organizer that lets you build a graphic flowchart of sorts. Define your app structure and top-level swiping behavior by simply dragging and dropping your project’s articles and collections to add, delete, and reorder them. A different Content Map can be built for phone, tablet, and web viewer.

AEM Content map

Additional New Features

In-App Search (Beta) in Windows Apps In-app searching is now supported in iOS, Android, and Windows apps. Users can perform searches based on metadata when in-app searching has been enabled.

In-App Messaging in Android Apps In-app messaging is now supported in Android apps using the Marketing Cloud. It uses custom messaging that triggers the delivery of specific messages when certain conditions are met for iOS and Android apps. In-app messaging requires a license for Adobe Mobile Analytics.

Desktop Web Viewer (Beta) The Desktop Web Viewer now supports all InDesign-based overlays, including Pan & Zoom.

Improved Viewer Performance iOS and Android apps include improved performance and behavior when browse pages and articles are loaded.

Bug Fixes

This release also includes numerous viewer and service bug fixes. For the complete list, see Adobe’s Bug Fix Release Notes page.

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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.