Res Ipsa Loquitor
-The thing speaks for itself. The title of this post, I mean. I'm having trouble with my Kindle Fire...OK, if I have to explain it, then I suppose the thing doesn't speak for itself. I suck at Latin.
It's great to see that the Adobe Content Viewer is in the Amazon App Store. I Installed it. Nice. And while I thouroughly expected to have to make two, if not three versions of my book for iPad / Android / Kindle Fire, what I'm seeing is totally not what I expected. Even a simple page with a small image sequence and a jpeg don't load.
Will anyone comment on their success or failure viewing Folios this way? Or is there a new workflow that I just don't understand.
Undying gratitude, &c ,&c, &c.
OK, I have a Fire and an iPad. While I haven't reformatted my iPad folios to fit the Fire's dimensions, they all seem to work fine--of course with some black bars in the expected areas. The Adobe Content Viewer seems sluggish compared to the iPad version. But I think it was Bob Levine who referred to DPS on Android as a "crapshoot".
I have the luxury of an iPad, and Xoom, and a Fire cheerfully coexisitng side by side by side, and the one version of my project works exactly as expected, and basically identical* on both iPad and Xoom, heck, even onmy Android phone, but really unexpectedly diferent on Fire. I suppose I'll make a new folio and scale the entire artboard down to exactly match the Fire's screen and see what that looks like. Comments still welcome, though.
*http://forums.adobe.com/thread/947316 ( see discussion on iPad versus Xoom regarding image sequence behavior)
Happy three day weekend if you get one.
When iPad content is scaled down for the Fire and other 1024x600 devices, performance suffers. You'll want to create a separate rendition. Here are a couple of resources:
Creating documents for different devices:
Does anyone know whether it is possible to do local folio preview on the Kindle Fire or do I have to upload it to Adobe Servers? I know with v.20 they added local preview for iPad and there is docs on Android devices, but is Kindle Fire an exception to this?