What's new in Twixl Publisher 5.5?

03-07-2017 News

1. Better management for downloading of content

  • Content preloading
  • Full offline mode  (à la single-issue)
  • Download a complete collection (issue) for offline access

2. Search in article-based apps (metadata)

3. “Hamburger” menu with selection of collection links etc.

4. New UI for browse page creation (grid & cell styles)

Content preloading

In Twixl Publisher 5.5, the reading expercience when navigating in a collection has been improved. When navigating to the first article in a collection, the subsequent article will be pre-loaded in the background for quicker access. Also, when e.g. navigating to article 5 in a collection, not only the subsequent article (6), but also the previous article (4) will be pre-loaded in the background.

Full offline mode

In Twixl Publisher 5.5, we are introducing an app setting (i.e. determined by the publisher), where all content of all collections will be downloaded completely when first starting up the app. This is ideal for sales people who sometimes don’t have an internet connection when they are on the road. Everytime a user goes back to the app and he’s online, a check will be performed if there is new and/or updated content that needs to be downloaded.

Download a collection for offline access

This capability lets readers choose to download one or more collections for easy offline access. There is also an option to manage the content that’s stored on the device, and to remove certain content to free up space.

Search in article-based apps

You can now easily search through all the metadata in your app (content item name, title, tag line, etc.). From the search results, one can quickly navigate to a revelant article.

“Hamburger” menu

You can now add a quick access menu in the top right corner of your article-based apps. This menu is managed through a special collection called the “Hamburger menu”. It can be managed like other collections, with its own grid and cell styles, but is limited to the following types of content items:

  • Placeholder
  • Collection link
  • Web link

New UI for creating and managing browse pages

In Twixl Publisher 5.5, we are introducing a much more visual way of managing your grid and cell styles. Changes you make to your settings will immediately be reflected in the preview on the Twixl Distribution Platform backend.

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