Using categories in a Twixl Publisher kiosk app

Luk Dhondt How-To

In Twixl Publisher 4.1, we introduced a new feature that allows publishers to define "categories" in multi-issue apps.

Categories allow you to split your issues into different sections, e.g. to organize your content by subject, or by year, etc.

If the "Categories" option for your account has been activated, the detail menu for an app on the Twixl Distribution Platform will show an additional “Issue Categories" option.

You can add the categories you wish, the name that is entered in the category field is the name that will be displayed in the categories menu in the app. You can optionally enter a sort order as well.

Then, select which of the issues in your publication should be included in that category. Depending on how you want to sort your content, you can also decide to create an "All issues" category.

As soon as you have created categories in the Twixl Distribution Platform, these will become available in your app.

Use cases

Categories can be used to:

  • sort magazines by year
  • sort magazines by topic
  • sort textbooks by subject
  • ...…

Current subscribers to the Twixl Distribution Platform Entitlements option will automatically be able to access the new 'categories' option on their Twixl Distribution Platform account.
Other customers will need to subscribe to the Twixl Distribution Platform Pro Pack. The Pro Pack allows you to define categories in your app, and it also lets you integrate entitlements in your app.

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