Twixl Publisher 3.6.1 : ready for iOS8 and OS X Yosemite

We just released Twixl Publisher version 3.6.1.

The most important change in this release is full support for the upcoming Xcode 6 release and iOS SDK 8 in the OS X builder app. If you want to submit app updates or new apps to Apple, this release will be required from now on.

We can also confirm preliminary support for the latest Preview release of OS X 10.10, although further tests will still be performed when Yosemite has gone Golden Master.

Important note

Although we always recommend updating your app when we release a new version, we can confirm that all Twixl Reader apps generated with Twixl Publisher 3.4 and newer are already compatible with iOS 8.

Posted in News, Twixl Publisher Builder

Using background music
in a Twixl publication

As of Twixl Publisher 3.6, we now support the ability of playing background music in a publication.

The article properties now show a new option to select a Playlist.

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So how does it work ? Read more ›

Posted in How-To, Twixl Publisher Plugin for InDesign

How to turn your Twixl publication into a “web reader”

Starting with version 3.6, Twixl Publisher provides an extra output option in addition to iPad and Android tablets, i.e. a Web Reader.

The Web Reader will allow readers to browse interactive Twixl publications in a desktop or notebook browser window.

So how does this work ? Read more ›

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Announcing Twixl Publisher 3.6
We just keep adding value…

We are proud to announce the upcoming release of Twixl Publisher 3.6 on September, 1st.

What’s new in this release?

  • Built-in analytics in the Twixl Distribution Platform (for multi-issue apps), zero configuration required
  • A new Web Reader output option: this means that desktops and notebooks will now be able to display Twixl publications in a browser
  • A new look & feel for the kiosk
  • A new look & feel for the Twixl Viewer
  • Previewing of PDFs with the Twixl Viewer
  • A background music option
  • A new Enfocus Switch configurator to automatically generate a “Web Reader” version from a Twixl publication

You’ll find more info about these new features here.

Although with the web reader we are now providing an extra output option in addition to tablet output, our subscription prices will remain unchanged.

If you can’t wait to try out the new Twixl Publisher 3.6, a beta version is already available on our download page.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Have fun!
The Twixl media team

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Twixl Publisher 3.5.1 now available

Twixl Publisher 3.5.1 is now available for download (existing users can use “Check for updates…” in the Twixl Publisher application).

This new version provides support for InDesign CC (2014), and also fixes a number of bugs that have been fixed after the release of 3.5. The Twixl Importer is now again installed automatically.

Existing users of 3.5 are highly recommended to immediately install this update.

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InDesign CC (2014) support coming soon

If you installed the new InDesign CC (2014) edition that was released last week, you may have noticed that the Twixl Publisher plug-in does not appear in the Extensions menu.

Later this week we’ll be releasing an update to Twixl Publisher that provides support for the new release. In the meantime, you can continue to use either InDesign CS6 or the previous InDesign CC release.

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Twixl Publisher 3.5 now available

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of a Twixl Publisher 3.5.

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So what’s new in this release ? Read more ›

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Combining entitlements with the info cell of a kiosk app

We often get the request from customers to combine entitlements with the info cell in a multi-issue app. Today, we are going to show you an example of how you can use entitlements data in your info cell.

The basic idea is that we want to be able to show 3 different info cells, based on different criteria:

  • One view if the user is offline (has no network access)
  • One view if the user is online and not entitled
  • One view if the user is online and entitled

To get this working, we need to do this in different steps. Let’s go over them one by one.

Read more ›

Posted in How-To, Twixl Distribution Platform, Twixl Publisher Builder

Using hyperlinks in a Twixl publication

There are different ways you can add hyperlinks to your Twixl publications:

Using the “HyperLinks palette
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Using the “Buttons and Forms” palette
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Read more ›

Posted in How-To, Twixl Publisher Plugin for InDesign

Download statistics in the Twixl Distribution Platform

We regularly receive requests about the types of statistics that are available for users of the Twixl Distribution Platform.

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For a long time, Twixl Publisher has provided support for integration with a number of analytics engines (Google Analytics, Flurry or Localytics), that provide you with details about how readers are using your app, but the Twixl Distribution Platform also provides a number of built-in statistics about the number of downloads per issue/app. Read more ›

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