I do not really wish to ask a "by when" question, as I know it was frowned upon in the pre-release forums:)
However I am constantly asked this by our clients, and it has a bearing on how we approach business opportunities to create iPhone apps for people who are asking.
I woud love to be able to be able to field these questions with even the roughest idea about the following:
Bob Bringhurst recently mentioned iPhone support om a post about scaling: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3889660#3889660 "I'm not sure if or how this will change when the iPhone is supported."
So I am hopeful this may be on the horizon, but would appreciate if the roadmap could be shared with DPS customers in a bit more detail, if not on this forum then perhaps through other channels?
hehe, I just found out that in the Resumée of the Content Viewer Designer, Aaron Shekey, he already designed and concepted one.
In Apple's Newsstand screenshots there is already an iPhone showing TheNewYorker.
so there are your hints ,-)
I more think this is an high-priority feature with such an high importance,
that any details on a deadline might be critical and/or brand damaging,
because iPhone support are an important feature for DPS — so Adobe would be
silence about it to keep the wow-effect high ,-)
Don't know what Adobe thinks, but my experience has been that the iPhone (and smartphones in general) don't provide the best canvas for print-esque materials.
With the lack of tools in place to get content from the iPad aspect ratio to the various Android tablets, not sure how this would work going from iPad to iPhone.
Would you plan to create iPhone-exclusive content?
Thanks for your thoughts, I agree about the iPhone not being an ideal canvas. And no, we wouldn't create isolated iPhone apps using Adobe DPS, rather iPhone versions of existing iPad content:
For every app we have done clients have requested (and wanted to pay for) an iPhone version of the content. (we don't do typical periodical magazines, but occasional custom content single issue iPad apps, imagine how I feel about having signed up for pro license now that single issues will cost US$395)
Since we use inCopy in collaboration with clients, they seem most interested in making the text content from their iPad apps available on iPhone page templates, plus some resized pics. Nothing amazing from a UX perspective, but I could see re-flowing stories onto the iPhone with Indesign flexible layouts and inline scaled images.
IiPhone support had been requested by a lot of people at one point in the pre-release last year, not much interest now it seems...