This page shows the service status for (1) Adobe Experience Manager Mobile, before 22-February-2016 known as "Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS 2015)"; and (2) Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Please be sure to reference the appropriate product area and the status of the individual workflows you are using.



 Adobe Experience Manager Mobile 2016.14 Release

The Experience Manager Mobile team released version 2016.14 on Tuesday, December 6.

Initial Support for App Customization

The ability to change colors and fonts in the app UI is the first of several upcoming app customization features. Customizing apps offers more control over the user experience and helps ensure consistent branding. In the On-Demand Services Portal, you can specify different colors and fonts for various views that appear in your app, including the app navigation bar, the app menu, and sign-in and paywall screens.

Android Push Notifications via On-Demand Services Portal

Push messages appear outside of your app, making them useful for re-engaging passive users or conveying time-sensitive information. Android push notifications are now available through On-Demand Services. You can send Android text notifications using the Notifications section of the On-Demand Services Portal or by using APIs. (As a separate feature, you can also send push notifications using the Mobile Marketing Dashboard.)

New App-Signing Process

Adobe has changed its app-signing process in order to comply with Apple guidelines and use the most current version of Xcode. The Apps section of the AEM On-Demand Portal includes a new update for the AEM Mobile Signing Tool. Once you update the AEM Mobile Signing Tool, you select the certificate from your computer’s keychain instead of specifying the .p12 certificate and password. To use this new signing method, Xcode 8 and Java 7 or later must be installed on the computer, and the certificate must be available in the computer keychain. (You can double-click a .p12 certificate and specify a password to add it to the Keychain Access tool.)

Support for iOS ATS Compliance

Starting January 1, 2017, Apple will require all apps to connect securely to servers. AEM Mobile apps that connect to content through hyperlinks, entitlement calls, or other URL links should use HTTPS domains. If you need to use HTTP instead of HTTPS domains, make sure that you select the new “Allow content from HTTP” option when building your iOS app to ensure that HTTP content loads in your app. If this option is not selected, HTTP content will not load in your app. After January 1, 2017, you might need to justify your use of HTTP to Apple during the submission process.

Custom Authentication Support for Gigya

Custom authentication offers greater control over the authentication process and can customize the sign-in experience in AEM Mobile apps. Custom authentication now supports Gigya, which allows customers to sign in using both traditional and social media methods such as Facebook and Google.

Bugs Fixes and Enhancements

All app platforms now include an auto-generated “Acknowledgements” page. If you open the app settings and choose Acknowledgements, a list of licenses is displayed. This release includes additional bug fixes and enhancements.

For new feature descriptions, please see the New Features for Experience Manager Mobile. For bug fix details, please see the Release Notes for Experience Manager Mobile.

–Experience Manager Mobile Team

6-Dec-2016 15:40 PST by Bob Bringhurst

 Adobe Experience Manager Mobile 2016.13 Release

The Experience Manager Mobile team released version 2016.13 on Tuesday, November 1.

Dynamic Banners

Bring browse pages to life by displaying HTML content in dynamic banners. Dynamic banners can display stock quotes, slideshow carousels, social media feeds, and more. By leveraging Cordova plugins, you can take advantage of AEM Mobile specific features such as allowing users to tap a slide in a banner to navigate to an article or to display the entitlement sign-in prompt.

Updated Portal Interface

The Adobe On-Demand Services Portal has been updated to be consistent with other Adobe services sites. The same features and services are still available in the revised interface. For example, the left navigation rail can be collapsed and expanded, a toolbar appears when items are selected, and the list of breadcrumb links is replaced by a single link to AEM Mobile services.

Initial Support for Android Push Notifications Through On-Demand Services

Android push notifications, which were previously available only through Marketing Cloud services, are now available through On-Demand Services. At this time, sending Android push notifications is available only through APIs. The option to send Android push notifications in the On-Demand Portal should be available soon.

Bugs Fixes and Enhancements

Android apps now include an “Acknowledgements” page. If you open the app menu and tap Settings > Acknowledgements, a list of licenses is displayed. This release includes additional bug fixes and enhancements.

For new feature descriptions, please see the New Features for Experience Manager Mobile. For bug fix details, please see the Release Notes for Experience Manager Mobile.

–Experience Manager Mobile Team

1-Nov-2016 13:06 PST by Bur Davis

 Adobe Experience Manager Mobile 2016.12 Release

The Experience Manager Mobile team released version 2016.12 on Tuesday, October 4.

iOS and Android Push Notifications via Marketing Cloud

Use the Adobe Mobile Marketing Cloud (Adobe Analytics: Mobile Apps) to send push messages to both iOS and Android app users. Push messages appear outside of your app, making them useful for re-engaging passive users or conveying time-specific and location-specific information. Marketing Cloud-based push messages use Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) for Android apps and Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) for iOS apps. You can target push messages to users by specifying Analytics segments or custom segments.

The ability to send push messages from the Marketing Cloud is complimentary to the Notifications feature, which lets you use the On-Demand Services Portal to send both background notifications and text notifications to iOS app users.

Layout Template and Other Portal UI Enhancements

This and earlier releases include the following improvements to the On-Demand Services Portal:

  • A Preflight option is now available when editing layout templates, allowing you to more easily preview your layout changes while editing layout templates.
  • When you edit a layout template, you can choose between using the previously imported collection or selecting a different collection.
  • A new layout preview option lets you show or hide the app HUD (heads-up display, or top navigation bar).
  • Project settings now includes a Trash icon that allows you to delete the brand image.

iOS App Performance Enhancements

HTML articles in iOS apps load faster, improving the user experience.

Android App Support for Android 7.0 (Nougat)

Android apps built using 2016.12 support the Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system. AEM Mobile apps will support split-screen mode, including resizing videos on the fly in split-screen mode.

Desktop Web Viewer Enhancements

Desktop Web Viewer now supports the navto://relative/parent link format and improves entitlement caching performance. These features are already supported in other platforms.

Bugs Fixes and Enhancements

This release includes bug fixes and enhancements.

For new feature descriptions, please see the New Features for Experience Manager Mobile. For bug fix details, please see the Release Notes for Experience Manager Mobile.

–Experience Manager Mobile Team

4-Oct-2016 13:34 PST by Bob Bringhurst

 Digital Publishing Suite Update for iOS 10

The Digital Publishing Suite team has released an update to the Digital Publishing Suite iOS viewer. This update addresses compatibility on iOS 10. It includes bug fixes that improve the visual appearance of DPS apps on iOS 10, and some minor functional bugs.

For details on the release please visit the DPS Bug Fix Release Notes page.

The DPS Team

 

8-Sep-2016 17:15 PST by Bur Davis

 Adobe Experience Manager Mobile 2016.11 Release

The Experience Manager Mobile team released version 2016.11 on Wednesday, September 7.

  • Hide Project – With the new Hide Project feature, you can avoid clutter in the On-Demand Portal by hiding unused projects. When a project administrator marks a project as hidden, the project disappears by default in the Portal UI for users who have access to the project. Users can still click an icon to toggle between displaying or hiding projects that are marked as hidden. All features such as publishing and entitlement are still available in a hidden project.
  • Desktop Web Viewer Enhancements – The Desktop Web Viewer now supports extensibility APIs previously available in iOS and Android viewers. These API features include the ability to obtain the page number of a specific location within an article and to obtain app-specific information such as a list of entity children for a collection.
  • Authoring API Updates – The authoring APIs now include improved support for sending push notifications as well as support for hiding projects. The authoring APIs enable customers to set up an automated workflow for creating and editing projects and content.
  • Bugs Fixes and Enhancements – Windows apps now support the API to obtain the page number at a specific location within an article. Android apps now support navto:// links that jump to a specific location of an article based on percentage. This release also fixes a bug in which phone layouts were erroneously displaying on Android tablets. An updated version of the Acrobat add-on for creating PDF-based articles is now available.

For new feature descriptions, please see the New Features for Experience Manager Mobile. For bug fix details, please see the Release Notes for Experience Manager Mobile.

–Experience Manager Mobile Team

7-Sep-2016 12:15 PST by Bob Bringhurst

 Adobe Experience Manager Mobile 2016.10 Release

The Experience Manager Mobile team released version 2016.10 on Tuesday, August 9.

  • Article Page Number API in the AEM Mobile Context Plugin – The Cordova-enabled plugins for Experience Manager Mobile have been enhanced to include the ability to obtain the article page number.
  • Windows Viewer Enhancements – Windows Viewers now include two of the features previously available only in iOS and Android viewers. Full-width display of PDF content is now enabled as well as banners with navto:// and mailto: support.

This release also includes several bug fixes and performance enhancements. For example, customer support engineers can now reset analytics report suites for accounts that were not set up properly.

For new feature descriptions, please see the New Features for Experience Manager Mobile. For bug fix details, please see the Release Notes for Experience Manager Mobile.

–Experience Manager Mobile Team

9-Aug-2016 13:32 PST by Bob Bringhurst

 Adobe Experience Manager Mobile 2016.9 Release

The Experience Manager Mobile team released version 2016.9 on Wednesday, July 20.

  • Custom Cordova Plugins Now Supported – The frequently requested ability to add custom Cordova plugins to an AEM Mobile app is now available. This new feature makes it possible to extend the capabilities of AEM Mobile apps with custom device-level functionality. You can now include app features using the many plugins available from the Cordova/PhoneGap community, or you can create your own custom plugins. For example, you can enable mobile barcode scanning, access geofences, leverage mobile databases, and more in your app. You can also still take advantage of core Cordova plugins such as Geolocation, Camera, and Contacts that were made available in a previous release.
  • Custom Authentication Enhancements – The Custom Authentication feature now provides support for generic identity providers, including a setAuthToken API. With this new feature, you can take advantage of custom authentication without having to use SAML or OAuth. Generic identity providers allow two alternate authentication use cases, including: (1) Providing a custom UI—such as an HTML form—instead of using the standard user name and password prompt, and (2) Building a sign-in experience within an article rather than through the standard authentication process. These enhancements let you expand your authentication capabilities, such as including multiple authentication methods within the same app.
  • Search Enhancements – Search has exited beta and is now a fully fledged feature of AEM Mobile. With in-app searching, users can gain quicker access to your content. In-app searching has language support and is available for all platforms: iOS, Android, Windows, and Desktop Web Viewer.
  • Updated AEM Mobile Developer Tool – This release includes an update to the AEM Mobile Developer tool for both iOS and Android. With this updated developer tool, you can build and test apps that include custom Cordova plugins.

This release also includes several bug fixes and performance enhancements. For example, the iOS viewer has been updated to use the latest iOS video player.

For new feature descriptions, please see the New Features for Experience Manager Mobile. For bug fix details, please see the Release Notes for Experience Manager Mobile.

–Experience Manager Mobile Team

20-Jul-2016 12:28 PST by Bob Bringhurst

 Adobe Experience Manager Mobile 2016.8 Release

The Experience Manager Mobile team released version 2016.8 on Thursday, June 23.

  • Banner Linking Banners are now much more flexible. In addition to URL links, banners now support navto:// links to collections or articles, allowing you to link to the same article or collection from multiple cards within a browse page. You can use the mailto: format to send email, and you can use the sms: and tel: formats to send text messages or make phone calls. You can also make banners jump to the home page or be used as a back button.
  • New Cordova-Enabled APIs Engage your users more deeply through new device-level APIs. These APIs make it easier for you to use an article instead of a browse page for displaying app content. The enhanced getEntity API allows you to get information for articles, collections, or banners in your app. For any collection entity, there is a new getChildren API which returns information for articles, collections, or banners within a collection. For example, you can create an article that uses the APIs to generate a tree view of the entire published entity hierarchy, with hyperlinks to articles or collections. You can check entitlement status of collections, and you can also use the getThumbnailImage and getBackgroundImage APIs to display fetched information.
  • Language Support for Search (Beta) You can now specify which language is used to index the article metadata for in-app searching, giving you greater control over search capabilities in your apps. You can specify a default search language for articles in project settings, and you can override that setting for any article in article properties. An article will appear in search results only if its language setting matches the device language setting. For example, articles indexed as Spanish will not appear in search results if the device language is French.
  • Device Rotation Support (iOS) When you build an iOS app, you can make it portrait-only, landscape-only, or both. If you specify the “Both” option when building your app, browse pages, HTML articles, and smooth scrolling PDF articles fill the screen in either orientation. InDesign-based or PDF-based fixed-layout articles are letterboxed to fit the screen when users rotate the device away from the article’s target orientation.
  • Open URLs in Device Browsers A new format is available for creating links in HTML articles that leave the app and open the device browser. Use the goto://DeviceBrowser?url= format in HTML articles for links that should open an external browser or app.
  • Android Viewer Improvements The Persistent Top-Level Content feature released for iOS in early June is now available in Android viewers. Any article that’s added to the top-level collection can no longer be removed from cache when the cache limit is reached. That way, users will always be able to view any article in the top-level collection even if they’re offline. In addition, if Cordova plug-ins are enabled in an Android app, any required “Accept” prompts are displayed only when browsing to an article that uses that plug-in, not on initial launch of the app.
  • Distribution of Content in China AEM Mobile allows companies to provide content to readers in the People’s Republic of China once they have signed a “China Addendum” to their Experience Manager Mobile Service Order. Once Adobe processes the China Addendum, an “Enable China Distribution” option will appear in the account project settings. In addition, the WeChat social sharing option, which is especially popular in China, is now supported.
  • Bug Fixes and Enhancements This release include several bug fixes and performance enhancements.

For new feature descriptions, please see the New Features for Experience Manager Mobile. For bug fix details, please see the Release Notes for Experience Manager Mobile.

Experience Manager Mobile Team

23-Jun-2016 13:13 PST by Bob Bringhurst

 NOTICE: TOU Update for AEM Mobile API Users

The Adobe Master Terms of Use (TOU) was updated on Thursday, 16 June. All users, including AEM Mobile API users, will be required to re-accept the TOU.

If you have started receiving an error using the AEM Mobile APIs, then please log into the AEM Mobile dashboard user interface, using the Adobe ID you used to register your API key, and manually accept the TOU.

The error you receive will be 400 bad response, and the response body will contain the error code “ride_AdobeID_acct_terms”.

17-Jun-2016 11:18 PST by Mike De Laurentis

 NOTICE for Folio Producer API Users

There will be an update to the Adobe Master Terms of Use (TOU) on Thursday, June 16th at approximately 8am PDT.

This may result in a 400 bad request response error when using the Folio Producer APIs (error status would read “TOUAcceptanceRequire”). In order to avoid this occurrence, log into http://digitalpublishing.acrobat.com/ using the same account you use to access the Folio Producer APIs and, if prompted, accept the TOU update. If, after logging in with the associated account and accepting the TOU, you find the 400 errors do not stop, please contact Adobe Technical Support using the support-level information provided in your contract.

DPS Team

16-Jun-2016 0:17 PST by Bur Davis

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