I subscribe to the Professional edition which enables Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc.
Confused though on how to enable Pinterest without using Xcode though. The Pinterest developers site only gives instructions for Xcode, and I'm using InDesign CC (which basically replaces Xcode).
Or maybe Pinterest is only available for iPhone apps and not iPad apps?
Any help most appreciated!
You enable Pinterest in the Social Sharing pane of DPS App Builder.
See this article about using social sharing features in DPS:
I did enable it with App Builder.
I get this message when trying to pin an article/photo:
Unable to Pin
This article is not available for pinning.
Ok, I see from the document you mention that this Pinterest error comes up if the article is "Protected.'
All articles in the app are protected and the Facebook, Twitter, email integrations work just fine though.
Not sure I understand the difference between the Protected and Free settings in the folio producer?
This is really two different questions: (1) What's the difference between Protected and Free? (2) Why does the Pinterest share no work when Facebook and Twitter do?
(1) If you set an article to Protected, you don't allow that article to be available for viewing in the web viewer when the article is shared. Instead, the Publication URL you specify in DPS App Builder is used as the share link for all share types (with the exception of Pinterest, which I'll get to next). If you set an article to Free, sharing from your app includes a link to the article. For example, if someone shares an article with me from your app, clicking the link on a computer either lets me read the article (if you set it to Free) or it sends me to your Publication URL website (if you set the article to Protected).
(2) Pinterest behaves a little differently from Twitter and Facebook. Pinterest generates a thumbnail image from the current page in the article to be pinned. If an article is protected, that thumbnail cannot be generated, so an error appears instead of the Publication URL.
It sounds like you should go into Folio Producer, mark your articles as Free (unless you have a compelling reason to leave them protected), and then update the folio. Then Pinterest will be enabled fully in your app.
Ok, apologies, but now I'm completely lost and confused.
I changed all the articles I wanted to enable Pinterest on to Free in the Folio Producer.
When I click Update, the box appears with option Public and Retail or Free.
I chose Free, downloaded and updated the library, etc. Pinterest sharing still doesn't work. Same error message on all the articles I marked free.
Went back to Folio Producer, Updated again, this time choosing Retail (since my app is for sale) instead of Free, and updated the library and there is no app downloaded at all? Just a blank library.
Should I be updating as Free or Retail (since the app is for sale)?
Do I have to rebuild the app and resubmit?
Thanks for your help!!!
You need to set "Free" on the article, not the folio. See http://helpx.adobe.com/digital-publishing-suite/help/folio-producer-ed itor.html for how to switch to article list view and then toggle the individual articles to Free there.
I did set the individual articles to free.
But when you click the blue Update button, the options to include Free or Retail.
I selected Free first, updated, etc. Update the app on my ipad, etc. and still got the same Pinterest error message.
The folio # on the DPS Producer matches the number on app on my iPad, so assuming it should be updated, but its not working.
Went back to Folio producer, chose Retail as the update option, updated the library on my app, and there is no app/folio there at all.
Why am I not getting any folio/app at all in the library when I update as Retail in the Folio Producer?
I have now unpublished the folio.
And then re-published it at the Retail setting.
Deleted the app from my ipad.
Downloaded it again from iTunes, and when I open it, the library is empty. There is no app.
Can someone tell me why this is happening?
Hopefully no one is trying to purchase and install my app....
Wait, why did you change the folio from Free to Retail? Do you have in-app purchases set up in iTunes Connect?
All you needed to do was set the articles in the folio to free and then update the folio. After a few minutes, the articles will be uploaded to the web viewer server and you'll be able to view them through shared links.
Bob made an important point: "After a few minutes, the articles will be uploaded to the web viewer server and you'll be able to view them through shared links."
It takes us a bit to process the articles and have them ready for sharing. If you were testing Pinterest sharing immediately after updating the folio you likely were too fast.
Publish the folio again as a free folio and then go get a cup of coffee/enjoy the sunshine/etc for about 10 minutes. Then try sharing via Pinterest.
Totally confused now.
The app is for sale, $3.99 in iTunes.
Assuming that means I should chose the Retail option on the folio producer Update?
"Set a folio status to Retail to allow customers to download it only if they pay for it through an in-app purchase or a subscription."
I do have in app purchases set up in iTunes, but now I have now idea what that means either.
Unpublished the folio.
Republished it with Free update setting.
Articles are selected as Free for Pinterest.
Open app and it works fine.
But its been almost 30 minutes and still no Pinterest sharing enabled. Still getting same error message.
Should it take this long for the servers to update?