First: I am not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question, if so bear with me, please.
We want to make an iPad application with a very tight deadline. For that we would need to process real fast about 70-90 pieces of news in InDesign with the less human intervention as possible (desired aim:none).
Each piece of news would have 1-3 pages of content with one or two pictures. We have build a set of templates with master pages for all of them (About 6-7 very simple variants).
We would like to define a workflow that would satisfy our needs and I believe something as I will describe next would serve them. What I would like from you, please, is telling me if that would be feasible, and if it is a good approach and, if so, what would we need to accomplish it:
So the question is: How does it sound? Whacky? Feasible? Way too expensive/complex? Any better/simpler idea?
Gustavo (Posting from Madrid)
maybe you already got help on this question. Production of iPad publications for several languages and/or formats can be challenging, I totally agree. And I think you have found a good way to solve the workflow. And I think this would be possibly to build aswell. We are you our own software, Ctrl InDesign Application Server (CIDAS) to build workflows around InDesign Server. And we have done some near what you descreib here. So if you need software to watch folders and trigger scripts on one or more instances of InDesign Server, and if you need coding help, contact me and we can give you some pricing.