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This article refers to Digital Publishing Suite. For the AEM Mobile article, see Building apps for Windows.

With the v32.3 release, DPS App Builder supports Windows apps.

To test folios on Windows 8.1 devices, download the Adobe Content Viewer app in the Windows Store. To view examples of DPS apps on Windows 8.1 devices such as Microsoft Surface, download apps such as Adobe Inspire and DPS Tips in the Windows Store.

Key features of the Windows viewer

The following key DPS features are supported in the Windows viewer:

  • All Windows 8.1 tablets, laptops, and desktops
  • Scaling folios to fit the screen (no pinch and zoom on PDF pages)
  • Windows Store in-app purchase of folios (no subscriptions)
  • Direct entitlement and custom library

For a detailed list of supported features in each platform, see DPS supported features list.

Files required to build Windows apps

  • App icons in PNG format. We recommend a square (310x310-pixel) and a rectangular (310x150-pixel) PNG file for display in Windows.
  • A 620x300-pixel PNG splash screen.
  • Valid Windows Store developer account.

Building a Windows app

Use the Web-based DPS App Builder to build a DPS app for Windows.

  1. Use the Adobe Content Viewer for Windows to test your folios on a device that runs Windows 8.1. For best results, use the same 1024x768 folios created for the iOS platform. If you want to target Windows devices specifically, create 1366x768 folios. The Adobe Content Viewer app is available in the Windows Store.

  2. When using DPS App Builder to create your app, some of the fields need to match the information you specify in Windows Dev Center if you plan to submit the app to Windows Store. Follow the steps in DPS publishing guide for Windows Store to reserve your app name.

    After you complete the initial process of reserving your app name, return to this article for information about building the app.

  3. Using an Adobe ID with a DPS App Builder role, sign in to the Web-based DPS App Builder:

    https://appbuilder.digitalpublishing.acrobat.com/

  4. Click the plus icon to build a new app.

  5. Choose Windows from the Platform menu, and click Next.

  6. Follow the prompts to build the app. For detailed option descriptions, see the related section later in this article.

  7. If your app includes in-app purchases, you must copy the shared secret information to the "Windows Main Package Identity Name" field in the Account Administration portal. For details, see Obtaining the Main Package Identity Name.

    DPS Account Administration
  8. After you build the app, download it, test it, and submit it. See DPS Publishing Guide for Windows Store.

General settings

In the General pane, specify these settings.

Create New App General pane

App Name. Specify the name of the app. This name appears in the app library.

Description. Write a brief description of the app. This description does not appear anywhere at this time. The description that appears in the Windows Store is added in the Windows Store Dev Center.

Short App Name. The short app name appears on the live tile. Consider leaving this field blank if your app icon provides the app name.

Publisher Display Name. If you're submitting the app to Windows Store, the publisher display name you specify must be identical to the name you specify in the Windows Store Dev Center. Look under Profile > Account.

Account Info

Publisher ID. If you're submitting the app to Windows Store, the publisher ID you specify must be identical to the ID you specify in the Windows Store Dev Center. Look under Profile > Account.

Main Package Identity Name. If you're submitting the app to Windows Store, the Main Package Identity Name you specify must be identical to the one that Microsoft auto-generated. For details on obtaining the identity name, see Obtaining the Main Package Identity Name.

Privacy Policy URL. This is required if you're submitting the app to Windows Store. Specify the URL of a web page that describes your privacy policy. Failure to include a privacy policy URL might result in your app being rejected by Microsoft.

Override the App Version Number. This option is necessary if you are updating an app and you used a different tool to create your existing app. Select this option and specify a more recent marketing version number. The version number for your current app is displayed in the My Apps page in the Windows Store Dev Center.

Application Account. Select the Application account (also referred to as a "Title ID") used to publish the folios that will appear in the app library.

Language Support. This option affects the localized information in the store, not the availability of the app. For each language you list, Microsoft requires you to add a separate description and screen shots. Most publishers specify only one or two languages.

Assets settings

In the Assets pane, specify these settings.

Create New App Assets pane

App Tiles. Specify a 310x310 and 310x150-pixel PNG images for the square and wide tiles that appear on the Windows start screen.

Live Tile URL. If desired, specify a URL that displays images for Windows live tiles. For details, see The tile template catalog.

Splash Screen. Specify a 620x300-pixel PNG image that appears briefly while your app is being loaded. The splash screen image is not scaled. It is centered in front of the background color you specify. Consider using transparency in your splash screen image.

Background Color. Specify a 6-digit hex color for your splash image background. The color is displayed behind your splash screen when the app launches. For color picking, see Adobe CC Color or other related website.

Library settings

In the Library pane, specify these settings.

Create New App Library pane

Library. If you sign in using an Enterprise account, you can specify the .zip file containing the HTML used for the custom library. The source HTML file should be named "index.html." For more information, see Creating a custom library (Enterprise).

Direct Entitlement settings

Select Enable Direct Entitlement only if your app uses direct entitlement (Enterprise only). Then specify these settings.

Create New App Direct Entitlement settings

Integrator ID. Adobe provides the Integrator ID when your entitlement account is provisioned within our servers. This option is available only to DPS Enterprise customers. Contact your Adobe representative for information about the Integrator ID.

Entitlement Bundle ID. Use the same bundle ID as your iOS or Android app to avoid having to modify your entitlement server settings.

Create Account URL. Specify the URL where customers can sign up for a subscription through the publisher. This URL is used when users tap a “Create Account” button in the Sign In dialog box.

Forgot Account URL. Specify the URL where customers can retrieve their forgotten password.

In-App Purchase settings

If your app includes in-app purchases, specify the Product ID for the default price tier you set up in the Services section of the Windows Store Dev Center.

If your app includes in-app purchases, remember to specify your Main Package Identity Name in the Account Administration tool. For details, see Obtaining the Main Package Identity Name.

Create New App In-App Purchase settings

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