App Studio | The Digital Publishing Software that transforms InDesign and QuarkXPress into Interactive HTML5 Apps

Authoring

QuarkXPress

360° Images

360° images allow the user to rotate an image with their finger.

Animations

Animate items using the HTML5 Window. Choose from presets such as fly-in, rotate, fade or grow with then configure them uniquely for your app.

Audio

An audio clip can be added as a media controller within your page design or play across pages using the App Studio native audio player. Audio can be included in the issue download (local) or streamed from a website (external).

Email

A link to an email address will open an email compose window within an app, with several fields optionally pre-filled.

Geolocation

Geolocation allows you to add map coordinates to a button, that will launch a map view when tapped. This allows you to show users a specific place on a map.

Hotspots and Popups

Hotspots and popups are fixed areas of the page where content can be changed by tapping buttons. This allows a lot more content to reside on one page.

HTML5 Widgets and Web Views

You can use HTML content to include changeable content or custom interactivity within an App Studio issue such as real-time ads, panoramas, 360° product tours or Google maps. Web views can reference an online URL or you can embed the HTML within your issue file.

Hyperlinks

App Studio apps have a built-in browser that allows Websites to be visited from within the app, so users never leave the app to view Web content. Hyperlinks also allow linking between pages of separate files.

Interactive Actions

Interactive actions let you add interactivity to items in a layout such as showing and hiding objects, playing audio and video objects, and changing the image displayed in a slideshow.

Layout Families

Layout families help users automatically create a separate layout for each device and orientation combination. The page count and page sequence are maintained dynamically across all of the layouts.

One-click Synchronized Content

Synchronized content in App Studio layouts lets you reuse the same design elements and content for multiple devices and orientations. Content and box attributes are synchronized while allowing for device and orientation-specific design differences.

Page Flips

A page flip is a page with two sides that can be turned – or flipped – to be viewed from either side (like a playing card).

Scroll Zone

Create a scrollable area within a page so readers can consume the content without having to move between pages. A scroll zone can be populated with whatever you want, whether it's a long run of text, a large panoramic picture, or a series of interactive elements.

Selectable Text

App Studio uses HTML5 technology and real text allowing users to select, copy, and search content on-the-fly. HTML5 text is light, so issue sizes will be small for quicker downloads.

Slideshows

Slideshows support both picture files and pages from QuarkXPress layouts. Customize the timing and effects as well as the slideshow crops for the start and end of each slide to make your slideshows unique.

Video

A video can be added to a page to play at the size it is placed or use video controls to allow the user to play the video fullscreen. A video can be included in the issue download (local) or streamed from a Website (external) such as YouTube or Vimeo.

Zoomable Images

Zoomable images are larger than the screen size of the device so users can zoom/pinch and move/pan around the image. This control can be added to the image or to a button that references the image.

InDesign

360° Images

360° images allow the user to rotate an image with their finger.

Animations

Animate items in InDesign using the Animations panel. Choose from several preset animations or simply create your own.

Audio

An audio clip can be added to a page and will play when a button is tapped. Audio can be included in the issue download (local) or streamed from a website (external).

Carousels

Carousels allow content to be larger than the size of the page. Users can scroll with their finger to the portion of the frame they wish to view.

Email

A link to an email address will open an email compose window within the app, with several fields optionally pre-filled.

Geolocation

Geolocation allows you to add map coordinates to a button that will launch a map view when tapped. This allows you to show users a specific place on a map.

Hotspots and Popups

Hotspots and popups are fixed areas of the page where content can be changed by tapping buttons. This allows a lot more content to reside on one page.

HTML5 Widgets

An inline HTML5 widget is an HTML page visible within a compiled InDesign page. Widgets are commonly used to create data capture forms or display content from feeds such as Twitter.

Hyperlinks

App Studio apps have a built-in browser that allows Website visits from within the app so users never leave the app to view Web content. Hyperlinks also allow linking between pages of separate files.

Page Flips

A page flip is a page with two sides that can be turned – or flipped – to be viewed from either side (like a playing card).

Selectable Text

App Studio uses HTML5 technology and real text to allow users to select, copy, and search content on-the-fly. HTML5 text is light so issue sizes will be small for quick downloads.

Slideshows

Users can swipe their finger over the image currently displayed to move the next one into view. Indicator dots are overlaid on the slideshow to show how many images there are and which one is currently selected.

Vertical Scrolling Pages

App Studio supports page scrolling both horizontally and vertically.

Vertical Scrolling Text

A text frame that has too much copy to fit in the design of the page can be set to vertically scroll.

Video

A video can be added to a page to play at the size it is placed or use video controls to allow the user to play the video fullscreen. A video can be included in the issue download (local) or streamed from a website (external).

Zoomable Images

Zoomable images are larger than the screen size of the device so users can zoom/pinch and move/pan around the image. This control can be added to the image or to a button that references the image.