ipad publishing

Key Features

Aquafadas Digital Publishing System is an efficient solution that enables companies to publish highly interactive content to major digital platforms, from tablets to smartphones, including digital stores like Amazon and Apple iBooks, and the Web.

free digital magazine software



Design your content

Unique features

InDesign Authoring allow you to design content and exceptional reading experiences based on existing publications, which were once created for print, or designed specifically for tablets and smartphones. Our tools offer the widest range of interactivity, including videos, slideshows, Google maps, guided reading, high-resolution images, and games.
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Drag and drop

Put your finger on an element of the layout and drop it to its dedicated place: “Drag & Drop” is the perfect enrichment for educational and children books. It can be used to include games in all kind of publications. Create educative and interactive exercises, or let readers interact with your publication.
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Guided Reading

Guided Reading is the most intuitive way to read text that spans across multiple columns and pages. Just by tapping the screen the reader is guided through the content, while Guided Reading always keeps the user's preferred zoom level. It has never been easier to let your readers focus on the text instead of finger gestures required for navigating through content.
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Videos / Music

  • Embedded source files or streaming from a Web server
  • Alternative image when offline, including pan & zoom effect
  • Image preview
  • Automatic reading
  • Loop / Play Full Screen
  • Track Choice (associate sounds with actions)
  • Action Complete
  • Audio Recording Module
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Pop Up

In an overlay window or full screen.

  • HTML Page
  • Video
  • Slideshow
  • Action on the close
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Font Management

Most smartphones and tablets only provide a default, limited amount of fonts. Our solution lets you manage fonts for different devices and platforms.

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Include HTML pages

Insert HTML in your publication.

  • Embbed the source file or link to Web server (http://)
  • Interaction
  • User-enabled scrolling
  • Zoomable
  • Pan & zoom (Ken Burns) effect on alternative image when offline
  • Animated HTML5
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Action buttons

Create action buttons:

  • Create a link
  • Link content to an anchor
  • Go to page
  • Change the visibility of an element
  • Switch to full screen
  • Launch interactivity, such as a game
  • Play / Pause / Stop
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Horizontal and vertical layouts
on iPhone and iPad

Quickly create a layout that adapts to the orientation of the iPad or iPhone screen:
switch between orientations with one click and synchronized text and images or different content in each orientation.

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Embed an AVE document

Insert an AVE file inside another AVE file to build a document with a sophisticated tree structure.

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Scrollable Layout

Create sophisticated designs by adding a vertical or horizontal scrollable layout in a page. Overlay several layouts. The scrollable layout can include any elements from InDesign, including interactive elements such as slideshows and videos. Customize the scrollable area with fade and scrollbar options and use scroll markers to improve interactivity by triggering custom events in the page.
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Dynamic content

Link your slideshow to an RSS feed to display dynamic content. Your slideshows will change automatically to reflect the most current news or image, or to generate reactive advertising.
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iPad Retina Export

Export your files in a resolution fully compatible with the new Retina iPad. Easily generate two versions of the same file: a high-resolution version for the retina display and a lighter version for other screens. Update your app with a Retina app template from AVE AppFactory.
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Location service

Quickly integrate a map in your pages using Google Maps™. Let the user’s location appear in the map and insert customizable pointers to highlight the spots you want.
» More about Aquafadas’ plugin

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Read Aloud

Link an audio file to a text and offer a read-aloud option in your documents. Manage the overlay effect and highlight animation. The same enrichment will export read-aloud in AVE and EPUB3.
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Insert Comics

Create unique and stunning animated comics with Aquafadas ComicComposer and integrate them into your InDesign project.
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Comparator

Compare two states of an image with a simple swipe of the finger.
   - View captions for each state;
   - Enable full screen.
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Animated images

Create animated images with a simple swipe of the finger. Create 360° animations to show all facets of a product.
   - Loop;
   - Adjust the speed;
   - Vertical or horizontal scrolling.
» More about Aquafadas’ plugin

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Slideshow

Slideshows enable a succession of images to be displayed, including:

  • Slide thumbnails
  • Customize the Ken Burns effect
  • Full Screen presentation
  • User-enabled scrolling
  • Background color
  • Transition Effects
  • Setup of slide duration and transition times
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Drag and drop
Put your finger on an element of the layout and drop it to its dedicated place: “Drag & Drop” is the perfect enrichment for educational and children books. It can be used to include games in all kind of publications. Create educative and interactive exercises, or let readers interact with your publication.
» More about Aquafadas’ plugin - Get it Now

Guided Reading
Guided Reading is the most intuitive way to read text that spans across multiple columns and pages. Just by tapping the screen the reader is guided through the content, while Guided Reading always keeps the user's preferred zoom level. It has never been easier to let your readers focus on the text instead of finger gestures required for navigating through content.
» More about Guided Reading - Get it Now

Videos / Music

  • Embedded source files or streaming from a Web server
  • Alternative image when offline, including pan & zoom effect
  • Image preview
  • Automatic reading
  • Loop / Play Full Screen
  • Track Choice (associate sounds with actions)
  • Action Complete
  • Audio Recording Module
Get it Now

Pop Up
In an overlay window or full screen.

  • HTML Page
  • Video
  • Slideshow
  • Action on the close
Get it Now

Font Management
Most smartphones and tablets only provide a default, limited amount of fonts. Our solution lets you manage fonts for different devices and platforms.
Get it Now

Include HTML pages
Insert HTML in your publication.

  • Embbed the source file or link to Web server (http://)
  • Interaction
  • User-enabled scrolling
  • Zoomable
  • Pan & zoom (Ken Burns) effect on alternative image when offline
  • Animated HTML5
Get it Now

Action buttons
Create action buttons:

  • Create a link
  • Link content to an anchor
  • Go to page
  • Change the visibility of an element
  • Switch to full screen
  • Launch interactivity, such as a game
  • Play / Pause / Stop
Get it Now

Horizontal and vertical layouts on iPhone and iPad
Quickly create a layout that adapts to the orientation of the iPad or iPhone screen:
switch between orientations with one click and synchronized text and images or different content in each orientation.
Get it Now

Embed an AVE document
Insert an AVE file inside another AVE file to build a document with a sophisticated tree structure.
Get it Now

Scrollable Layout
Create sophisticated designs by adding a vertical or horizontal scrollable layout in a page. Overlay several layouts. The scrollable layout can include any elements from InDesign, including interactive elements such as slideshows and videos. Customize the scrollable area with fade and scrollbar options and use scroll markers to improve interactivity by triggering custom events in the page.
» More about Aquafadas’ plugin - Get it Now

Dynamic content
Link your slideshow to an RSS feed to display dynamic content. Your slideshows will change automatically to reflect the most current news or image, or to generate reactive advertising.
» More about Aquafadas’ plugin - Get it Now

iPad Retina Export
Export your files in a resolution fully compatible with the new Retina iPad. Easily generate two versions of the same file: a high-resolution version for the retina display and a lighter version for other screens. Update your app with a Retina app template from AVE AppFactory.
» More about Aquafadas’ plugin - Get it Now

Location service
Quickly integrate a map in your pages using Google Maps™. Let the user’s location appear in the map and insert customizable pointers to highlight the spots you want.
» More about Aquafadas’ plugin - Get it Now

Read Aloud
Link an audio file to a text and offer a read-aloud option in your documents. Manage the overlay effect and highlight animation. The same enrichment will export read-aloud in AVE and EPUB3.
» More about Aquafadas’ plugin - Get it Now

Insert Comics
Create unique and stunning animated comics with Aquafadas ComicComposer and integrate them into your InDesign project.
» More about ComicComposer - Get it Now

Comparator
Compare two states of an image with a simple swipe of the finger.
   - View captions for each state;
   - Enable full screen.
» More about Aquafadas’ plugin - Get it Now

Animated images
Create animated images with a simple swipe of the finger. Create 360° animations to show all facets of a product.
   - Loop;
   - Adjust the speed;
   - Vertical or horizontal scrolling.
» More about Aquafadas’ plugin - Get it Now

Slideshow
Slideshows enable a succession of images to be displayed, including:

  • Slide thumbnails
  • Customize the Ken Burns effect
  • Full Screen presentation
  • User-enabled scrolling
  • Background color
  • Transition Effects
  • Setup of slide duration and transition times
Get it Now



Mag to ipad

The easy way to publish eBooks

Sell your books at Apple’s iBookstore℠, Amazon, Google and Kobo by exporting your files as an ePUB 3. Content exported as Fixed Layout enables full text search while preserving text styling and layout or exported as text reflow, enables text to better fit mobile screens. Enables full text search and notes. Integrate beautiful enrichments in your ePUB 3 files such as video, audio, read-aloud, slideshows and Web view.
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New: Comfort is Key! The Guided Reading feature is now compatible with ePUB.

publishing on the web

Analytics

Measure key performance metrics of your publication to optimize the cost-benefit of advertising and to create the right content for your audience. Link your publication to your Xiti, Flurry or Google Analytics account: each page of your publication will be tracked automatically. Measure activity as it happens and build out customized reports from the platform you are used to.




Highly sophisticated enrichments

The standard version of InDesign Authoring included essential games that were as easy to create as a slideshow. Aquafadas Digital Publishing System allows you to choose from a growing list of premium enrichments such as mazes, jigsaw puzzles, memory games, drawing games, and more. Download all games at our new Premium Enrichments store. Customize the games interfaces, set the difficulty level, integrate a stopwatch, use the accelerometer, and control all settings without coding!
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Signature*

Allow your readers to personalize their digital book. Thanks to this enrichment, you can create a page where users can handwrite their name and save it. They will then be able to see their name each time they open the book.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

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Dot to dot*

Design a personalised Dot to Dot drawing game to enhance your app. Once the user has successfully completed the game, an action will be triggered!
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

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Hide & Seek*

To solve this intriguing game, users will need to locate specific characters and objects. An action will be activated when the game has been completed successfully.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Spot the Difference*

Include the classic game where users must identify all the differences between two images. An action will be triggered when all the differences have been discovered.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Maze collider*

Without coding, create a complex maze to entertain your readers. Insert obstacles into your maze. The player must discover how to make them disappear to proceed.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Physics*

Create animations using the tablet’s accelerometer. Your readers can bring down or move the elements of their choice. Create games like "Coconut shy" or "Marble in a maze".
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Trigger*

Challenge your readers: they will have to complete several conditions to trigger an action. Create a maze where you need to follow a specific route in order to win. Grant additional access to content to those users who watch an entire video or reach the end of your text.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Scripts*

Save time and production costs when you assign the same type of enrichments to your block. Create a list of actions and apply it when you need to.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Gallery*

Gallery is made for art books or illustrated books. This premium enrichment lets you display a gallery of selected images. For art books, it lets you input the real dimensions of the originals so you can easily compare them and give the user the impression of facing the wall of a museum.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

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Draw

Create a drawing space in your publication without coding. Insert a model to color and select the color palette. Need to control more settings? Want to offer different kinds of brushes? Buy the premium version of this enrichment.

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Maze

Create a maze without coding. Just download an image of the path in black and white, and an overlay picture of the maze. Want to add passable edges or road blocks? Want to use the accelerometer? Buy the premium version of this enrichment.

Get it Now

Slice

The goal of this game is to rebuild an image that was previously shown among a series of images. Use your own pictures to create the game. Want to let consumers save their score? Need to add a timer? Buy the premium version of this enrichment.

Get it Now

HTML5 Animations*

Embed HTML5 animations created with MotionComposer thanks to this premium enrichment*. You can set interactions between your HTML5 animation and your publications.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.
» More about MotionComposer

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Jigsaw*

Create a puzzle from any of your images (jpeg or png) without coding. Set the number of puzzle pieces to vary the difficulty.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Memory*

Create a memory game. Customize the interface by choosing a wallpaper and set the number of cards. Insert a timer and save the score. Program to increase difficulty based on card number.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Sudoku*

Easily create Sudoku grids without writing a line of code. Customize the grid design or change the difficulty as you want.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now


Signature*
Allow your readers to personalize their digital book. Thanks to this enrichment, you can create a page where users can handwrite their name and save it. They will then be able to see their name each time they open the book.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Dot to dot*
Design a personalised Dot to Dot drawing game to enhance your app. Once the user has successfully completed the game, an action will be triggered!
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Hide & Seek*
To solve this intriguing game, users will need to locate specific characters and objects. An action will be activated when the game has been completed successfully.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Spot the Difference*
Include the classic game where users must identify all the differences between two images. An action will be triggered when all the differences have been discovered.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

Get it Now

Maze collider*
Without coding, create a complex maze to entertain your readers. Insert obstacles into your maze. The player must discover how to make them disappear to proceed.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.
Get it Now

Physics*
Create animations using the tablet’s accelerometer. Your readers can bring down or move the elements of their choice. Create games like "Coconut shy" or "Marble in a maze".
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.
Get it Now

Trigger*
Challenge your readers: they will have to complete several conditions to trigger an action. Create a maze where you need to follow a specific route in order to win. Grant additional access to content to those users who watch an entire video or reach the end of your text.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.
Get it Now

Scripts*
Save time and production costs when you assign the same type of enrichments to your block. Create a list of actions and apply it when you need to.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.
Get it Now

Gallery*
Gallery is made for art books or illustrated books. This premium enrichment lets you display a gallery of selected images. For art books, it lets you input the real dimensions of the originals so you can easily compare them and give the user the impression of facing the wall of a museum.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.
Get it Now

Draw
Create a drawing space in your publication without coding. Insert a model to color and select the color palette. Need to control more settings? Want to offer different kinds of brushes? Buy the premium version of this enrichment.
Get it Now

Maze
Create a maze without coding. Just download an image of the path in black and white, and an overlay picture of the maze. Want to add passable edges or road blocks? Want to use the accelerometer? Buy the premium version of this enrichment.
Get it Now

Slice
The goal of this game is to rebuild an image that was previously shown among a series of images. Use your own pictures to create the game. Want to let consumers save their score? Need to add a timer? Buy the premium version of this enrichment.
Get it Now

HTML5 Animations*
Embed HTML5 animations created with MotionComposer thanks to this premium enrichment*. You can set interactions between your HTML5 animation and your publications.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.
» More about MotionComposer - Get it Now

Jigsaw*
Create a puzzle from any of your images (jpeg or png) without coding. Set the number of puzzle pieces to vary the difficulty.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.
Get it Now

Memory*
Create a memory game. Customize the interface by choosing a wallpaper and set the number of cards. Insert a timer and save the score. Program to increase difficulty based on card number.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.
Get it Now

Sudoku*
Easily create Sudoku grids without writing a line of code. Customize the grid design or change the difficulty as you want.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.Get it Now



Create HTML 5 Animations

InDesign epub3 fixed layout

...ready to be integrated in InDesign

With MotionComposer you can create your own HTML 5 animations and interactive objects without writing a single line of code. MotionComposer is the ideal companion for Aquafadas Digital Publishing System. Easily embed HTML5 animations in your publication thanks to MotionComposer enrichment. You can set interactions between your HTML5 animation and your publications.




Create your app

Choose your app from a comprehensive library in AppFactory and brand them with your company's look & feel. All applications are ready-to-use, and can be customized both in terms of graphical design (icons, menus, graphics) and operating options, such as subscriptions and in-app purchases.

Kiosk App

Easily create lasting customer relationships with apps that offer subscriptions. 4 different types of newsstand apps. Compatible with Apple Newsstand. Manages subscriptions, in-app purchases and synchronized customer accounts.

Stand-alone App

Build an app for a single book or a special magazine issue. Content is either embedded in the app or downloaded at the first launch or whenever you update it on Aquafadas’s server.

Bookshelves

Increase your sales by creating apps that include a library and highlight selected products and allow their purchase in just one single click.

Universal App

Create versions of a magazine issue that fit different screen sizes and resolutions and leave it to our publishing portal to deliver the right version to any device.







Program digital publishing

Publish, manage and analyze

Aquafadas’ Publisher Portal let’s you link your content and apps, manage distribution and sales, analyze reading behavior
and effectiveness of advertising.

Cross promote your content

Cross promote your collections and your brands. Our system lets you publish the same publication in multiple apps at the same time. Increase sales by repurposing your content.


Analyze reading behavior

Let your app help you understand what consumers like and read most. Aquafadas analytics and metrics make it easy to know your readers, adapt your content and increase your audience.


Update

Easily update content of your apps through the publisher portal, which is directly linked to your app.



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