Adobe Experience Manager Mobile Version 2016.7, released June 1, includes new and improved features, and several bug fixes.


Upload PDFs as Article Files

AEM Mobile articles can now be created from PDF files.  PDF files can be uploaded directly in the On-Demand Portal and added to a project’s content or exported to a project using the AEM Mobile PDF Export for Acrobat add-on. Acrobat can load PDFs from a computer’s local file system, Document Cloud, Creative Cloud, Dropbox, and Microsoft SharePoint. Single PDF files can be exported to a project, or the option to do a bulk conversion is available.

Custom Authentication

Custom Authentication allows for more control over the authentication process and offers a customizable sign-in experience in AEM Mobile apps. The custom designed authentication sign-in experience will appear in the app as a full-screen web view. Currently there is support for SAML 2.0 and OAuth 2.0. OAuth 2.0 supports social sharing logins such as Facebook or Gmail, and SAML 2.0 provides MFA/OKTA support. Identity providers are set up in Master Settings and applied to a project in Project Settings.

Authentication APIs (iOS)

Authentication APIs can be used to enable entitlement sign-in from any web view in your app and offer greater flexibility to trigger the sign-in prompt.

Using App Fonts in HTML Articles

HTML articles can now contain references to app fonts, so it is no longer necessary to upload fonts separately for each article. Referencing fonts that are already uploaded in the app improves article download speed and performance.

Search (Beta) in Desktop Web Viewer

The Search option is now available in the Desktop Web Viewer.  In-app searching is now supported on all platforms: iOS, Android, Windows, and now Desktop Web Viewer. Users perform searches based on metadata when in-app searching has been enabled, giving them quicker access to the app’s content.

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.