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subscriptions in google play?

Jun 13, 2012 12:08 PM

Hi - Much to my dismay I have just found that the DPS viewer does not support subscriptions in google play. Does anyone know a workaround to this? Can I engineer something from the google end of things?

 
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  • Bob Bringhurst
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    Jun 13, 2012 12:15 PM   in reply to gardnermag

    Google just recently added subscriptions as a new feature. DPS does not yet support it. I don't know when Google Play subscriptions will be supported in DPS apps.

     
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    Jun 13, 2012 12:22 PM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    Yes, but isn't it true that Google enables these products for subscriptions independently of Adobe?  Meaning, can't we set up the subscription process on our own via our Google developer account , independently of DPS?

     
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  • Bob Bringhurst
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    Jun 13, 2012 1:25 PM   in reply to jzporath

    Yes, but Adobe needs to include the code in the .apk file that takes advantage of Google Play subscriptions.

     
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    Jun 13, 2012 1:38 PM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    So then the answer is a definitive no, even if we tried to set it up through Google. Correct?  I would appreciate a review of Adobe's positioning copy on all of their product descriptions to include the caveats about what works with what.  For example, here is copy from the Overview of digital publishing workflow page ( http://help.adobe.com/en_US/digitalpubsuite/using/WS67cb9e293e2f1f60-2 1ba9a4512e5e5e0b8d-7fff.html):

     

    "Use the Viewer Builder to create a custom viewer app that you can submit to the Apple Store, Android Market, or Amazon Appworld. If you obtain a Single Edition license, you can create a single-issue app. If you have a DPS subscription, you can enable subscriptions, push notifications, and Omniture analytics."


    Adobe fails to mention or even footnote any feature limitations across platforms.  That has caused us tremendous pain and back peddling with our clients.  Unless we dig deeper or search the user forums, none of these inconsistencies are accurately spelled out.  My request is that, at the very least, Adobe's positioning copy includes footnotes to better inform their customers.

     
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    Jun 14, 2012 7:15 AM   in reply to jzporath

    I second that.

    I understand how difficult it is to cross-reference all these things so that they can be updated in a timely manner in a fast-changing environment, andthat's why we use Adobe FrameMaker at the office to generate & maintain our on-line documentation... (though not via RoboHelp!)

     
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    Sep 26, 2012 7:14 AM   in reply to Timothy Heck

    can I third that? :-)

    A.

     
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