Adobe Experience Manager Mobile Version 2016.13, released Nov. 1, includes new and improved features, and several bug fixes.


Updated Portal Interface

In an effort to keep the appearance of Adobe services sites consistent, the Adobe On-Demand Services Portal has been updated. The interface offers the same features and services, but has changed how and where they are accessed. For instance, new navigation buttons, shown in the image above, collapse and expand the left navigation rail, and when items are selected, a corresponding toolbar appears. The links to AEM Mobile services, previously accessed in the topmost navigation rail, are accessed by clicking on the Adobe Experience Manager Mobile logo in the upper left of the portal window. The image below shows the icons that are now used to access those services. Additionally, there is a new welcome dialog and help menu that can be accessed from any screen in the portal.


Dynamic Banners

This exciting new feature offers endless opportunities to make browse pages more interactive by displaying HTML content. Per Adobe: “Dynamic banners can display stock quotes, slideshow carousels, social media feeds, and more. By leveraging Cordova plugins, you can take advantage of AEM Mobile specific features such as allowing users to tap a slide in a banner to navigate to an article or to display the entitlement sign-in prompt.”


Initial Support for Android Push Notifications

Previously available only through Marketing Cloud services, Android push notifications are now available through On-Demand Services. At this time, sending Android push notifications is available only through APIs. The option to send Android push notifications in the On-Demand Portal should be available soon.

Additional Enhancements

Android apps now include an “Acknowledgements” page. When the app menu is opened, tap Settings>Acknowledgements, and a list of licenses is displayed.

Bug Fixes

This release also includes several 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.