The Twixl Distribution Platform, our solution for app distribution, storage and management has recently received a major upgrade by starting to use the Akamai CDN (Content Delivery Network).
Akamai provides the best content delivery network on the market. Players like Apple, Sony, Thomson Reuters, IBM and the BBC are all using their network to get their content to their users and readers. Akamai has an optimized network of servers and intelligent software that caches your data automatically on servers around the globe.
We chose to work with Akamai because they have the most reliable and extensive network, with servers in nearly every country. Using the Akamai network provides a substantial increase in download speeds from any location in the world to any other location in the world.
As an important player in the tablet publishing world with a large customer base, we have been able to keep our pricing at the same level, even though adding the Akamai CDN service brought about a substantial extra cost.
Our goal is clearly to offer a complete solution where the service level and convenience of every single aspect is at its highest. We are excited to provide these kinds of tools as part of our ongoing commitment to add new functionality and features to our solution!
Note: The Akamai CDN service is available for customers using Twixl storage on the Twixl Distribution Platform. Customers using their own “DIY” storage will not be able to take advantage of it.
For many publishers, automation is an important part of a smooth workflow. As many publishers are using Enfocus Switch to automate their production process, we also wanted to provide configurators that allow integration with the Twixl Distribution Platform.
Below are a couple of examples that show how you can use Switch to automate the publishing of tablet content. Read more ›
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.
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.
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.
So how does it work ? Read more ›
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 ›
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.
The Twixl media team
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.
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.
We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of a Twixl Publisher 3.5.
So what’s new in this release ? Read more ›
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 ›