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Ordering Publiss

Which functions do I get for the respective version?

Please check out our features section which is dedicated to highlighting all the amazing features that make up the Core for each of the platforms we provide.

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What are add-ons and how do they work?

Add-ons are additional features that can be integrated within your Core DPS to enhance it. They enable you to design a DPS that works with your digital-strategy and can be added or removed as your strategy evolves.

How long is the contract period?

The minimum contract period is 12 months. You can cancel your license with 1 months notice after the initial 12 month period has expired, although we are confident you will want to continue!

How do I order Publiss?

Choose the package that best meets your needs from the options above, plus any add-ons you will require and then get in touch! We know you will want to speak to one of our DPS consultants to go over your requirements before receiving our quote.

Can I pay annually for Publiss?

Yes, although we display our prices per month we will invoice you annually.

How long will it take to deliver my apps?

We aim to submit your new apps within 1 month after receiving an order. Once we submit an app there is a review period before the app is available in the relevant store.


App Development

Will I need a developer?

No, we have a dedicated team of iOS, Android and Web developers. We can deliver all your needs without you needing to employ your own development team.

Can I have special features?

Yes, we would be pleased to discuss your individual requirements. We will clearly communicate to you how we will deliver them and provide you with a quote for you to consider.

If I find a bug will you fix it?

Yes, as part of our commitment to you, if a bug is identified we will fix it and resubmit your app.

Will you update my apps?

Yes, we are constantly developing improvements to our core solution, which we share with all our customers. When we develop an innovation outside our core solution, we will ask you if you would like to have it for an additional charge.

What is PSPDFKit?

PSPDFKit is a world leading PDF rendering framework and comes fully integrated with the Publiss solution. PSPDFKit GmbH is an owner of Publiss GmbH.

Will I need a developer account?

If you intend to sell publications within your apps then you will need to apply for a developer account with both Google and Apple. If you provide publications for free, then we will be happy to submit your apps using the Publiss developer accounts.

Are Arabic, Chinese and Russian characters supported?

Yes, we have gone further than most to ensure our digital publishing solution is universal and accepts Arabic, Chinese, Russian, as-well-as latin characters. These characters are indexed and can even be searched for within our solution.

What do you need to deliver my apps?

Once you have placed your order we will provide you with a list of all the requirements. These will include items such as your app icons, splash screens, app description, keywords and colours etc. We are available to support this process with our design team.


App Submission

Which app stores are supported?

We support Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Store integration.

Which platforms do you support?

The Publiss digital-publishing solution is available on iOS, Android and Web platforms.

I have a new logo, can my app be updated?

Yes, we can certainly update and resubmit your app. If you need us to do this urgently before a scheduled update, we will send you a quote for the time required to do this.

Will my apps support in-app purchases?

Yes, you can sell individual publications using in-app purchases in the relevant store. If you want to provide a subscription we can enhance your apps to provide this option. Please contact us for more details.


Add PDFs

Can I manage my own PDFs?

Yes, Publiss comes with a backend called Publiss Online where you can upload PDFs, add multimedia content and publish them independently.

Can I feature a specific PDF?

Yes, your app comes with a dynamic template that enables you to highlight a specific publication and deliver a headline graphic to support it at the top of the kiosk.

Will colours be converted to RGB?

Yes, you don’t have to worry about converting your colour space with Publiss. We give you the option to convert CMYK colours to RGB colours when you upload a PDF.

Will trim marks be removed?

Yes, when your PDFs are uploaded you have the option to automatically detect any trim marks so to ensure they don’t appear when your publication is viewed in your apps.


Annotating PDFs

How do I add multimedia content?

We provide you with an intuitive management area that makes it easy for you to define arrears on pages and insert multimedia content. You can also link content from YouTube in addition to uploading your own files.

Which media formats are supported?

We support video formats: mov, mp4, wav, avi and YouTube. For images we support: jpg, png, bmp and gif. We support audio formats: mp3 and mpg.

Are links auto annotated in my PDFs?

Yes, and this will save you a great deal of time. In fact, Publiss enables you to add page links, urls and email addresses at the time when each page is created. This supports a more efficient workflow.


Publishing

How easy is it to publish a PDF?

It is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply upload a PDF, add multimedia content (optional) and click to publish. The next time you open your app your latest publication will be available to read.

Can I delete a PDF after its been published?

If you have sold a publication, then it must always be available to the customer, however, you can unpublish it for everyone else. If your publication is provided free of charge you can delete it to ensure it is no longer available in your apps.

Who holds the copyrights to content I upload?

You retain the rights and responsibility for the publications you make available within your apps.

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