Twixl Distribution Platform



In your app, you can provide readers the option to purchase each issue separately. The distribution platform will then automatically allow the purchased issue to be downloaded.


A subscription provides a subscriber access to all new issues of a publication for a certain amount of time. The Twixl Distribution Platform will manage who gets access to which issues and until when. This type of subscription is always auto-renewable. A free subscription is also an option.


Newsstand is a special category of Apple App Store apps that need to offer an auto-renewable or free subscription. If you put your app in Newsstand, new issues can be pushed to user’s devices automatically, in the background, when the iPad is recharging at night. The Twixl Distribution Platform links to iTunes Connect and handles the downloads.



The user interface of your kiosk is customizable, you have different options to control the look and feel. You can change things like the background of the store, and the background and color of the cells and the buttons.


You can send a push notification to all subscribers of your app every time you publish a new issue. Push notifications are short messages that appear on the the lock screen of your tablet or within the app itself.


The Twixl Distribution Platform connects to iTunes Connect, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.


This feature allows downloads to be automatically optimized for the device and platform, so that an iPad retina will only get the retina content, and a ‘standard’ iPad only the normal resolution version. (the same goes for Android 7” & 10” devices).


The Twixl Distribution Platform allows you to publish both .publication files (the Twixl Publisher format) as well as PDF files. Both file types can be published within the same multi-issue app. A PDF can be displayed in portrait view or in 2-up landscape view, offers a table of contents viewer, search, bookmarks and social sharing.

Not all content that you want to publish needs to be enriched. Sometimes a PDF will do. Starting to publish on tablets with PDFs can be a first affordable step. You can get acquainted with the whole ecosystem, and after a while you may decide to use our Twixl Publisher solution for creating enriched tablet-optimized content.


The Twixl Distribution platform also gives you a dashboard overview of statistics like the number of downloads per issue for your published apps, the number of registered devices per app (i.e. users that have opened that app at least once), the number of push notifications sent, …


All downloads up to a 250MB maximum are calculated as 1 credit per download. The customer will be able to monitor the average file size on the Distribution Platform and will be notified if the average exceeds 250MB. In that case, we may decide to calculate more than 1 credit per download.

Two Storage Options

The Twixl Distribution Platform has built-in storage for all your issues, but high-volume publishers can use their own storage.

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Twixl Publisher is available for OS X and Windows.

Only the Twixl Viewer app can be installed on a mobile device.