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Adobe announces iOS 5 Newsstand support in Digital Publishing Suite

Adobe today announced its Digital Publishing Suite will get support for iOS 5 Newsstand, making it easy for publishers to create digital magazines and newspaper applications that take advantage of iOS 5 which automatically downloads the newest issues distributed through the Newsstand section on iTunes. Adobe’s vice president and general manager of Media Solutions, Todd Teresi, said:

Digital Publishing Suite support for Newsstand will provide Adobe’s publishing customers the ability to deliver engaging content directly to the digital doorstep of subscribers on their iPads.

Adobe notes that the iOS 5 Newsstand app allows for digital publications that are “automatically downloaded to the Newsstand shelf, eliminating long download times which can present a barrier to reading content on iPad devices”. Digital Publishing Suite will also support Newsstand push notifications and icon covers displayed on the Newsstand shelf, reflecting the latest issue of the magazine or newspaper.

The updated Digital Publishing Suite will become available soon after iOS 5 is released this Fall, Adobe said. Already over 600 publications have been created with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for the iPad, Android tablets and Research in Motion’s PlayBook.


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