Adobe Experience Manager Mobile Version 2016.14, released Dec. 6, includes new and improved features, and several bug fixes.


Initial Support for App Customization

This release includes the first of several app customization features planned. You can now change the colors and fonts in the app user interface, thus controlling the user experience and creating consistent branding. These customizations can be viewed in the app navigation bar, the app menu, and the sign-in and paywall screens.

Android Push Notifications via On-Demand Services Portal

Android text notifications can now be sent from within the Notifications section of the On-Demand Services Portal or by using APIs.


New App-Signing Process

To comply with Apple guidelines and use the most current version of Xcode, Adobe has changed its app-signing process. An update for the AEM Mobile Signing Tool is included in the Apps section of the On-Demand Portal.

When the AEM Mobile Signing Tool has been updated, the certificate is selected from the computer’s keychain instead of specifying the .p12 certificate and password. Xcode 8 and Java 7 or later must be installed on the computer to use the new signing method, and the certificate must be available in the computer keychain.

Support for iOS ATS Compliance

Per Adobe: “Starting January 1, 2017, Apple will require all apps to connect securely to servers. AEM Mobile apps that connect to content through hyperlinks, entitlement calls, or other URL links should use HTTPS domains. If you need to use HTTP instead of HTTPS domains, make sure that you select the new ‘Allow content from HTTP’ option when building your iOS app to ensure that HTTP content loads in your app. If this option is not selected, HTTP content will not load in your app. After January 1, 2017, you might need to justify your use of HTTP to Apple during the submission process.”

Custom Authentication Support for Gigya

Custom authentication, which offers control over the authentication process and customization of the sign-in experience in AEM Mobile apps, now supports Gigya. Customers can now sign in using both traditional and social media methods such as Facebook and Google.




  • Auto-generated “Acknowledgements” pages have been included in all app platforms. When in the app settings, choose Acknowledgements to display a list of licenses.
  • Updates to the On-Demand Services Portal include the return of the “Replace Content” button and improvements to the Content Map UI. Enhancements also include more color, icon, and message consistency.

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.