1. Design your publication in Adobe InDesign CC/CS6 (CS5/5.5 also supported)
Design your publication, and start with a tablet layout of your choice, e.g. iPad landscape.
You will manage all articles in your publication in an InDesign “book” file.
When you have finished creating your publication in one orientation and form factor, you can add alternate layouts as required (InDesign CC/CS6 only), so that you can quickly create an iPad portrait version, and optional 7" and 10" Android versions, based on the content in your original layout.
2. Add interactive elements
The interactive options in the Twixl Publisher plug-in can be used to enrich your content:
add hyperlinks (page links or URL links)
add slide shows (with optional auto-play)
add video (embedded or streamed)
add scrollable and zoomable content
create “web viewers” or "web overlays" for integrating dynamic web content (external or embedded HTML)
add HTML5-based animations in web viewers
add image sequences for 360° views
add panorama VR walkthroughs
3. Preview your publication in the iPad simulator or directly on a device
If you want a preview of your publication, you can either send it to the iPad simulator for previewing on your Mac screen, or send it to an iPad or Android device on the local network, using the free Twixl Viewer app.
4. Export the InDesign book
The Twixl Publisher plug-in exports all the articles in your InDesign publication. Slide show images are exported separately, and audio video and web content are also added to the export package.
5. Create the app
With the Twixl Publisher application, it takes just a couple of clicks to convert the InDesign export into a ready-to-go iPad and/or Android app.
Twixl Publisher Bronze Edition is a single-user edition that allows you to create an unlimited number of single-issue "App Store" apps for iPad and Android. You can use Google Analytics to track user behavior.
Twixl Publisher Gold Edition is a workgroup edition that allows you to create an unlimited number of both single-issue and multi-issue "App Store" apps for iPad and Android, with support for in-app purchase (iPad and Android) and/or via subscriptions (iPad only). This edition provides different analytics options: Google Analytics, Flurry or Localytics.
Twixl Publisher Platinum Edition offers everything that the Gold version offers, but in addition you can also create single- or multi-issue "Enterprise" apps for in-house distribution.
6. You're ready to publish:
In the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore
The most common method of app distribution is via one or more App Stores.
Once your app is ready, you can create an "App Store" build, and then you can submit it to Apple, Google or Amazon.
Once your app has been reviewed/approved, it will become available for everyone to download.
There are no extra fees associated with submitting a single-issue app, except for the registration fee for the different App Stores. You can offer your app for free or as a paid app. For paid apps, the providers get 30% of the revenue.
When you have registered for the iOS Developer Enterprise Program, you can distribute iPad apps in-house. With Twixl Publisher Platinum you can create enterprise apps, with the Twixl Enterprise Kiosk, you can distribute your 'enterprise' content via a kiosk application, that can contain both Twixl Publisher-based publications, as well as PDF, Office or iWork documents.
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