Creative Cloud Members Get Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition
This new benefit will allow subscribers to design and create an unlimited number of apps using InDesign (CS5 and later) and the new DPS App Builder, and then publish those apps to the Apple App Store and the iPad. The new tools and features come at no additional cost, though in order to publish apps to the App Store, users will need to register as Apple Developers and pay a $99 annual fee to Apple.
Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition allows creatives to use their existing InDesign skills to easily create tablet apps for projects like brochures, annual reports, and more. Perhaps just as importantly, DPS Single Edition offers a means of publishing design portfolios to the iPad.
Adobe has also refined and simplified the DPS workflow to make it easier than ever. With DPS Single Edition, Mac OS users can now preview and test their apps directly on the iPad during the design process. Also included is the ability to design and build one app that is automatically optimized for both iPad 1 and iPad 2. Users can also update Single Edition apps after those apps have been submitted to and approved by the Apple App Store.
In addition to making the announcement, Adobe has posted several training resources to help designers get started using DPS Single Edition:
A series of videos demonstrating the steps in the DPS Single Edition workflow is available at Adobe TV.
Here's the Introduction to Single Edition:
The Digital Publishing Suite Tips app shows live examples of interactive features that can be built into DPS apps, as well as how to create them.
Graham Peace Design: Ready for the Future, a case study of how freelance graphic desingers can incorporate DPS Single Edition in their business, is available as a PDF download.
At this time, DPS Single Edition does not allow users to publish multi-issue apps (e.g. apps like National Geographic that can contain a libary of magazine issues). Also, DPS Single Edition only allows publication to iPad via the Apple App Store, so you can't use it to publish to Kindle Fire or other Android tablets. For companies who need more than Single Edition capabilities, Adobe offers Pro and Enterprise level editions of DPS.
Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is $49.99 per month, based on annual membership. Owners of an individual license of any Creative Suite edition or single product, CS3 or later, are currently eligible for an annual membership price of $29.99 per month for the first year.