I want to create my app to “Enable Web Viewer”, have many unprotected articles, and no paywall enabled. I want to use email, twitter and copy link sharing so that many non-iPad users can view my content via a browser. Can I do this? (Understanding of course that I will be charged for downloads based on the formulas outlined.)
How can I test this before making the certificates, product ID and hitting publish? I want to see the user experience in the browser to see what overlays work and don’t work. Since the tools to make these choices are in the DPS Viewer Builder process, I couldn’t figure out a way to “preview” this.
Is there a way? Am I making this more complicated than it actually is?
I’m using CS5.5 for Mac, DPS Release 21, Enterprise Edition
Thanks for your help.
Yes, you can enable Web Viewer with email, twitter, and copy link sharing. If you're using v21, you need to create a 1024x768 folio using either PNG or JPG image format (not PDF). With v21, sharing articles from an iPad 3 doesn't work well in Web Viewer. With the upcoming v22 release, there will be better support for handling renditions, so you might want to hold off for a couple of weeks and test social sharing when v22 is available. (With the v23 release, it shouldn't be necessary to create a PNG/JPG folio -- any PDF folio will be uploaded to the Web Viewer server as PNG.)
You can't test social sharing on your own content without using Viewer Builder to create a development app. You can test other apps that enable social sharing, such as Backpacker and DPS Tips. Unfortunately, for the DPS Tips app, I set a low paywall for demo purposes, so it's difficult to test multiple articles.
You can read more about social sharing and its current limitations here:
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