Who is it for?

The Aquafadas Digital Publishing System Software Development Kits are for developers, creative agencies, systems integrators, enterprise customers and other organizations who need a custom-built app or publication, or wish to integrate Aquafadas technology into an existing app.


Build your content in Aquafadas’ Cloud Authoring system or with Adobe InDesign using our plugin.


Design the interface for your app’s store or library with our SDK, or eliminate them altogether and bundle your content into a seamless app package.


Publish your finished app in one click and distribute it on Apple App Store, Newsstand, Google Play or Amazon!.


How are the SDKs different from AppFactory?

The Aquafadas SDKs are development frameworks that allow you to create custom container apps for your content or integrate existing apps with our InDesign authoring plugin and Aquafadas Cloud Connect. Design the interface for your app’s store or library, or eliminate them altogether and bundle your content into a seamless app package.

The SDK packages are designed to significantly reduce development time of apps compared to conventional development methods.


What can our SDK packages do for you?

With our SDKs, developers and system integrators are able to:

  •  Create a complete news stand within your app, including store management, in-app purchases and subscriptions.
  •  Build content libraries for easier navigation.
  •  Develop standalone applications for individual publications.
  •  Create an application using formatted structured content (XML).
  •  Build custom third-party integrations.

The SDK packages are sold as an annual license and can be used to develop an unlimited number of applications.

Because we use the SDKs ourselves to develop our apps and reading technology, we are constantly improving them—making our SDK packages a robust and proven set of development tools.

SDK Components

Our SDKs include native frameworks written in Objective-C that are pre-compiled and run on the iOS simulator and iOS devices, as well as documentation and sample applications that illustrate the various functions of the SDK packages.

  •  AVE Reader Framework—which contains an AVE reader embedded into your iOS application.
  •  AVE Reflow Framework—allows you to lay out structured content (XML) in a style sheet and a model that describes the locations of the blocks and how the objects fit into this layout.
  •  SDK Documentation
  •  Sample Applications
  •  Connection to Aquafadas Cloud Connect— It outlines a series of methods and classes to navigate through the content associated with apps (such as a list of titles, list of publications, metadata, access to preview images, download access and purchasing management).
  •  Services Framework—Bookmark, notes and statistics management.
  •  AVE File Format Documentation

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