Twixl Distribution Platform

What it is

To publish multi-issue apps in the app stores you need a system to both manage and store the different issues in your apps. The Twixl Distribution Platform is a cloud-based system to manage and store content for multi-issue app store apps and iOS Enterprise apps created with Twixl Publisher. Subscribers for Twixl Publisher One or Unlimited Multi will automatically get access to the Twixl Distribution Platform.
The Twixl Distribution Platform combines different cloud-based services that manage the distribution of your publications and manage who gets to download which issues. Apart from this, it also enables you to communicate with your subscribers by means of push notifications.
The content management system lets you set up multiple apps, and manage the issues in those apps. Apps can contain free content, in-app purchase content (per issue), and/or subscription content.

The CMS will also manage the storage of the issues and determine which issue(s) are going to be available to users that make a particular purchase.
The Twixl Distribution Platform also links to the developer setup in iTunes Connect (for iPad apps) or Google Play (for Android apps).
This makes sure that for every purchase via the app stores, the Twixl Distribution Platform will let the user download the correct publication(s).

Platform downloads are automatically optimized for the device, so that an iPad retina will only get the retina content, and a ‘standard’ iPad only the normal resolution version (the same goes for 7” and 10” for Android devices, or for phones, were you get one of three available formats).

Multi-issue apps also support publishing PDF files, in addition to Twixl's own enriched .publication files and also HPub files, our HTML-based content format. The three file formats can even be combined in the same multi-issue app.

Push notifications are also supported so you can send a notification message to all existing users of your app when publishing a new issue.

The Twixl Distribution Platform uses the Akamai CDN (Content Delivery Network) to ensure optimal download speeds from any location in the world.  

Anyone can register for a free 30-day trial account, and create a test build of a multi-issue app.

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Platform Features

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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.