Tablet and Phone Apps with Twixl and InDesign

Twixl Publisher combined with Adobe InDesign allows you to create apps for tablets and smartphones fully independently, and publish them in one or more of the app stores (Apple’s App Store, Google Play or the Amazon Appstore), or distribute content in-house (“Enterprise”).

Twixl provides an intuitive and affordable way to create and deliver apps without writing any code or relying on developers. Use familiar Adobe InDesign skills to explore your creativity and develop content that inspires and engages.

The trainer is Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor for InDesign and is also a Twixl certified trainer.

 

What will I learn?

  • How to create and build apps for tablets and smartphones fully independently.
  • How to create and build apps without writing any code or relying on developers.
  • How to publish apps to the app stores.
  • App distribution including in-house (“Enterprise”) content.

 

Tablet and Phone Apps with Twixl and InDesign course is available in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Midlands areas and around the UK.

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Tablet and Phone Apps with Twixl and InDesign course summary

Twixl & InDesign course duration: 2 days
Level:  Advanced
Software version:  Twixl and Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe InDesign CC, CC2014, CC2015.
Numbers: One to one or small groups of up to 4 trainees
Trainees in a group should have the same skill level and the same requirements.
Locations:
On-site training at client's premises (office or home) in Birmingham and Midlands areas and around the UK.

 

Tablet and Phone Apps with Twixl and InDesign course requirements

You will need an existing understanding of Adobe InDesign (or you could take the InDesign 2-day beginners and intermediate course) and Creative Suite image creation skills. Some HTML/Web/Animation experience would also help.

We encourage delegates to bring along their own tablets and smartphones to the training to preview and test their output. The devices will require the latest version of the Twixl Viewer which is a free download from the App Stores.

 

Tablet and Phone Apps with Twixl and InDesign course - 2 day course outline

 

Introduction
Digital publishing
Tablet/Smartphone Apps
Tablet/Smartphone devices
Print to digital
Distribution options
Resources

Getting Started
Twixl Overview
Installation
New projects
Creating Articles
Alternate Layouts
Smartphone Apps
Analytics

Adding Interactivity
Buttons
Hyperlinks
Image Sequences
Panoramas
Scrollable Content
Slide Shows
Video & Audio
Web Viewers
Web Overlays
Widgets
Animations
Nesting interactive elements

Preview, Share, Export
Preflight
Preview in a Simulator
Preview on a Device
Sharing
Exporting

Building Apps
iOS provisioning profiles
iOS app build types
Android app build types
Single-issue app for iOS
Multi-issue app for iOS
Single-issue app for Android
Multi-issue app for Android
Web Reader export

Deploying Apps
iOS apps in-house
iOS apps in the App Store
iOS multi-issue apps
Android test build
Android app in Google Play
Android multi-issue apps
Web Reader

Advanced features
Sharing on social media
Push SSL Certificates
Push notifications
Entitlements options

Managing Content
Adding a multi-issue app
Adding an issue to an app
Uploading a publication

Import from Adobe DPS
InDesign Twixl Importer

 

 

A NOTE ABOUT TWIXL TRAINING

You can download a FREE TWIXL TRIAL on to as many computers as you like - this is effectively a plug-in for InDesign CS6, CC, CC2014 or CC2015. You can then:

  • Preview on your tablet or phone with the free Twixl Viewer app.
  • Create single-issue test builds for iOS & Android.
  • Create in-house “ad hoc” builds for iOS.
  • Publications exported with the trial version will display a short ‘Created with Twixl Publisher’ message when opening the publication.

You preview the result of your interactive InDesign content either in the iOS simulator (on OS X only), or in the Twixl Viewer running on an iOS or Android device on your Wifi network - a good strong WiFi connection is essential for this!

More information about Twixl can be found at http://twixlmedia.com/

 

This Tablet and Phone Apps with Twixl and InDesign course is available onsite in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Midlands areas and around the UK.

 

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