If you've been looking for a way to make publishing for the iPad much easier and erase the coding headaches, Adobe is looking to oblige. The software company has announced that its Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) Single Edition is now part of the Creative Cloud software collection. Not familiar with DPS? No worries. The program allows designers to create single-issue iPad publications (annual reports, brochures, portfolios, etc.) in InDesign and then export them to the Digital Publishing Suite App Builder for all of the requisite coding and finishing touches. When all is said and done, the user is left with an app that can be immediately sent to Apple for its seal of approval. Pretty neat, eh? The software will still be available on its own for $395 or as part of a $49.99 annual or $74.99 month-to-month Creative Cloud commitment. However, those upgrading from CS3 or later can opt in for $29.99 per month. If a few more details are what you're after before signing up, consult the full PR below.
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition Available Today as Part of Creative Cloud Membership
Members Now Able to Deliver Digital Publications to iPad Without Writing Code
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sept. 18, 2012 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the latest addition to Adobe Creative Cloud™ - Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), Single Edition. DPS, Single Edition significantly simplifies the mobile app development process by enabling designers to create and deliver digital publications to iPad through the Apple App Store, without writing a single line of code*. Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that lets creatives download and install all of Adobe's creative desktop applications and also get online services for file storage, sharing, collaboration, and
With DPS Single Edition, members can create single-issue content, such as brochures, annual reports or personal design portfolios, and submit an unlimited number of apps to the Apple App Store for publication, at no additional cost†. This gives freelance designers, design agencies and small-to-midsize businesses easy access to the same core digital publishing technologies that leading publishers, such as Condé Nast, are using.
The new, enhanced workflow in DPS Single Edition makes designing and building single-issue apps easier than ever. Designers can use InDesign to create and build the .folio file and move directly from InDesign into the DPS App Builder (a Mac OS application), where the app is produced. When complete, the app can be submitted to the Apple App store through Apple's standard app submission process. Customers can also preview the app in real-time on their iPad, a time-saving feature to ensurean accurate look and feel, and update their Single Edition apps at no additional cost after they have been submitted to (and approved by) the Apple App store.
David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media Business, Adobe:
"Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is helping the publishing industry as well as corporate publishers by enabling them to transform their print publications into beautiful digital experiences. With the inclusion of unlimited publishing of singleissue apps to iPad for Creative Cloud members, Adobe brings this capability to freelancers and design shops as well as corporate publishers. Adobe is delivering on our promise to keep Creative Cloud members ahead of the curve."
Graham Peace, founder, Graham Peace Design:
"Publishing my portfolio as an iPad app using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition has proven to be an incredible value and enabled the teams I work with to transform and present my work in ways I never imagined. Including DPS Single Edition as part of the Creative Cloud membership gives me endless possibilities to use the latest apps, software, and services to create, update, and publish individual iPad portfolio apps that will help me win future
About Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Digital Publishing Suite is a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology that tightly integrates with Adobe Creative Suite 6 products and Adobe Creative Cloud. Using Digital Publishing Suite in combination with Adobe InDesign CS6 allows traditional media publishers, corporate organizations, ad agencies as well as individual freelance designers and small design firms to publish, distribute, monetize and optimize a new class of innovative digital magazines, newspapers, ads and corporate publications on leading tablet devices. The Digital Publishing Suite is available in Enterprise, Professional and Single Edition offerings.
For more detailed information about product features, pricing and language versions, please visit www.adobe.com/digitalpublishing. Additional information about Digital Publishing Suite is on the Digital Media blog. Connect with the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/adobedigitalpub and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/adobedigitalpub.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition is available as part of Creative Cloud membership or on Adobe.com for US$395 as a standalone product**. Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership and US$74.99 per month for month-to-month membership. Pricing for education customers and customers who upgrade from previous versions of Creative Suite is US$29.99 per month.
For more detailed information about product features, pricing and language versions, please visit www.adobe.com/go/dps.