Interactive Content Apps for Tablets, Smart Phones Create Revenue Opportunities
This content app was created in InDesign/DPS as an "interactive brochure" for the Apple iPad. This page includes a video stream, a picture gallery and a pull-out box with a link that uses Apple's Email app. The free app is available at http://bit.ly/1gwLmKm.
Cenveo Mobile dPub creates a library of individual content apps for tablets. Each document can include interactive elements, and is generated from a digital source file, including PDF, XML, InDesign or QuarkXPress.
No Coding Required: App Creation at a Glance
Several companies offer tools for ordinary mortals to create tablet apps from page layout software. Most, but not all of these, rely on Adobe InDesign to create each page, which can put printers with graphic design departments at an advantage.