Adobe Experience Manager Mobile Version 2017.3, released March 15, includes new and improved features, and several bug fixes.


Copy Layout to Different Project

Layout templates can now be copied from one project to another. Naming options are available in case a layout template with the same name already exists in the destination project.

New Navigation Gesture Settings

Control over swipe and bezel gestures in your iOS and Android apps has been added. Enable or disable pinch-to-zoom gestures in fixed layout, PDF, and HTML articles in iOS and Android apps. Enable or disable the pinch-to-close gesture and bezel-swiping gesture (swiping from the left to go back a level or display the app menu) in your iOS apps.

New Purchasing and Downloading Content APIs

Client-side purchasing APIs can be used to determine a user’s App Store or direct entitlement purchase status for iOS and Android apps. As an example per Adobe: “You can use this information to display different content in a dynamic banner or article based on whether the user has subscribed, never subscribed, or signed in using an expired subscription.”

Collection download APIs can be utilized to determine whether a collection is eligible to download, and add a UI that allows a collection to be downloaded or removed from download status.


Dual-Orientation Android Apps

As with iOS apps, you can now specify portrait-only, landscape-only, or a new “Both” orientation option when building an Android app. Choosing “Both” will result in browse pages, HTML articles, and smooth scrolling PDF articles filling the screen in either orientation. Fixed-layout InDesign or PDF-based articles are letterboxed to fit the screen when the device is rotated away from the article’s target orientation.


Desktop Web Viewer Enhancements

Entitlement-aware search and the navigation goto formats for search and settings are now supported in the Desktop Web Viewer. These features were previously made available in iOS and Android apps.

Status Page Updates by Email

Per Adobe: “This will be the last product notification that also automatically will be sent out by email. Future product and status updates will be posted only on this status page.”

Bugs 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.