Create Once, Publish Everywhere

iPress is an end-to-end solution to help you create your own tablet/smartphone internal communication solutions.
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iPress Tools

Based on the conventional publishing process, which is divided into three steps, iPress offers three tools that takes care of creating, reviewing and publishing content for the millions of app users around the world.

Features

Features

Navigation

Browsing is a noticeable feature of this tool, and can be carriedout in three ways such as
Orientation : View content in either portrait or landscape mode.
Pixie Bar : View the flat plan (table of contents), list the bookmarked pages, navigate out to contextual help and read captions to contents. Thanks to a ticker, you can also navigate on the web through keywords added by the author.
Kiosk : Offers options such as Newsstand compatibility, integrated subscription as well as the preview of magazines, books or comics.

Pixie

The Pixie is a very innovative feature that displays a contextual menu with a number of services and that are not limited to:
Explorer : Links out to the Web, News, Social Media, Shopping, Wikipedia and Maps.
Sharer : Connects to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and email.
Noter : Helps you make notes of using Bookmark, Contact information, Agenda and Print.
Shopper : Helps you add more options such as Catalog, Info and Shops.

Multimedia

Creating an iPress project allows you to use media in a number of ways in its overall presentation. Some of these features include:
Text : Multi-columns with links between columns, scrolling, typographic management, wrapping objects and easy localization in a number of languages.
Image : You can arrange images in Mosaic, Index, Slideshow and Gallery form.
Audio/Video : Some of the features available are a player, full screen display, autoplay, poster that is within the choice of the frame within the video, URL or a local file.
Map : Features such as dynamic map integration with several hotspots.
HTML5 : Integration are also available.

Buttons & Links

An advanced feature in iPress Builder involves using a combination of both buttons and links where objects can be linked to other objects. Some examples that use this feature are:
Watching slideshows in synchronizing the images with video and audio.
Adding webpage links.
Audio/Video: Some of the features available are a player, full screen display, autoplay, poster that is within the choice of the frame within the video, URL or a local file.
Some of the features available are a player, full screen display, autoplay and posters that are clickable.

iPress Viewer

Since you are building content that will be viewed using iPads, smartphones and other mobile devices, it only makes sense that this tool, which takes care of the review process, should be used on these devices too. This is for the simple reason that you can view your work much like your customers would view a finished magazine or book, giving you that ‘real world’ feel. Without a doubt, in being able to view a presentation from the user’s perspective, you should be able to judge what does and doesn’t work.

Tech Specifications

Tech Specifications

System Requirements

Before we begin, here are the platforms on which you can run iPress on so as to create content and build apps:

iPress Builder (Mac)
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support.
Mac OS X v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9.
2 GB of RAM (8GB recommended).
1 GB of available hard-disk space for installation.
1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB of VRAM (1 GB recommended).
Internet connection and registration are necessary for publishingiPress Viewer (iPad).
1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 32-bit video card.
Supports Retina display.

Platforms Compatibility

Before we begin, here are the platforms on which you can run iPress on so as to create content and build apps:

iPress Builder: All versions of OS X.
Press Viewer: iOS 6 and above and Android at the end of 2014.

Media Compatibility

When it comes to media compatibility, iPress is very flexible, and here are a few reasons why:

Use media formats such as TXT, JPEG, PNG, PDF, MP4, H264, MP3.
Import InDesign documents into the iPress Library (with InDesign plugin).
Map objects based on Google Maps.
Supports Retina display.

Prerequisites

Prior to using the iPress publishing platform, here are a few steps that you need to carry out before building your first app:

Create or verify your Apple ID.
Register as an Apple Developer and pay the US$99 annual fee.
Download the iPress software.