Who could use the reader SDK?
Many larger publishers have InDesign-based content that they want to convert into apps. They usually have InDesign content from the print version as well as interactive content but they do not want to create a separate tablet layout from scratch. They want to use template-based layouts so they can generate an optimized tablet format (semi-automatically). Our publishing format (.publication) is an open specification, and is documented for Twixl Publisher and SDK licensees. It allows the functionality of our InDesign plugin to be integrated within a larger workflow.
Apart from creation process, content publishers have specific needs for their apps and because of this they often turn to custom-developed apps, because that way they can easily integrate specific shop features, cross-selling features, etc. Our SDK enables reading of Twixl Publisher .publication files within these custom apps.
So the open Twixl Publisher publishing format enables you to translate InDesign and interactive content files into a tablet readable format and our Twixl Reader SDK lets you integrate a reader in your custom app that can than read this format. (visual)
Agencies - Developers
Our Twixl Reader SDK can be integrated in any type of app (productivity, game, functional or content) that also needs to display content in such a way that document layout is paramount. Agencies and developers that are developing custom apps can integrate our SDK in their apps to be able to read content that originated in InDesign. A native game app could use our Twixl Reader SDK to display an interactive user manual created in InDesign, and enhanced with our Twixl Publisher plug-in.
A native shopping app could embed product brochures made in InDesign. A native presentation app could integrate InDesign content enhanced with our Twixl Publisher plug-in, but could also include the option of displaying sophisticated 3D renderings (that would not be possible in a web viewer).
Combining native development with layout-based interactive content (translated into .publication files using Twixl Publisher) allows developers and agencies to be very cost-effective, to recycle existing materials and to work with different types of profiles (creative designers and web developers) on the same project.
Specs & Pricing
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