Adobe Creative Cloud Gains Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-09-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adobe announced that it has made the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition available to Adobe Creative Cloud members.

The Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), Single Edition is now available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud membership, the company announced.

Adobe recently announced that it would continue to deliver value to its Adobe Creative Cloud offering, and this move shows the company is on track with that pledge. Adobe DPS Single Edition 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 creative professionals-a group Adobe refers to as "creatives"-download and install all of Adobe's desktop applications and also get online services for file storage, sharing, collaboration and publishing. Adobe is currently offering Creative Cloud membership at $29.99 per month for anyone who has purchased Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3) or later.

"Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is helping the publishing industry by enabling them to transform their print publications into beautiful digital experiences," David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager of Digital Media Business at Adobe, said in a statement. "By giving our rapidly growing base of Creative Cloud members access to the same publishing platform, we're empowering the broader design community-including freelancers, design shops and corporate publishers-and following through on our commitment to keep Creative Cloud members ahead of the curve. Creative Cloud members can expect to see more new tools and services in the weeks ahead."

With DPS Single Edition, members can create single-issue content, such as marketing material, brochures, product guides 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 and midsize businesses easy access to the same core digital publishing technologies that leading publishers worldwide are using.

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.

The new enhanced workflow in DPS Single Edition makes designing and building single-issue apps easier than ever, Adobe said. Designers can use Adobe InDesign CS6-included with membership to Creative Cloud-and the integrated DPS services to create "ready-to-publish" apps. These apps can be easily previewed on an iPad and when complete, submitted to the Apple App store through Apple's standard app submission process. Customers can also update their Single Edition apps at no additional cost after they have been submitted to the Apple App store.

"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," Graham Peace, founder of Graham Peace Design, said in a statement. "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 clients."

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition is included as part of Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost, or is available on Adobe.com for $395 per app as a stand-alone product. Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is $49.99 per month based on annual membership and $74.99 per month for month-to-month membership. Customers who own an individual license of any Creative Suite edition or single product, version CS3 or later, are currently eligible for an annual membership price of just $29.99 per month for their first year. Education pricing is also available.

 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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