This document is part of the Getting Started with AEM Mobile Guide, a recommended starting point for AEM Mobile reference.
Prerequisite: In Step 1 of the AEM Mobile Getting Started Guide, developers became familiar with AEM's system of components and templates.
If you're not using an out-of-the-box app template, in order to enable new app content to be published OTA, developers will need to configure a content sync handler.
The Manage Content tile displays the number of pages of managed content and last modified for a particular payload. You can drill-into content to create, copy, move, delete and update pages by clicking on each record in the tile.
Once content has been updated, administrators can publish a content update payload Over-the-Air (OTA) to customers through the Content Release tile.
Select one of the listed content packages to create or edit content such as creating, editing or removing pages, changing navigation and page order, create or update content such as copy (text) and media.
Note everything is content, meaning application styles, copy (text), media, pages, navigation and, targeting of content can all be edited and updated OTA, without a trip to the appStore.
In order to edit AEM Mobile content, AEM authors will need a solid understanding of AEM's content editiing interface: Authoring pages in AEM.
Once AEM Authors have added or modified content through the Manage Content Tile, AEM Administrators are able to push those changes out to customers with a Content Release update.
The Content Release action allows the AEM Author to create and edit page content while the development team makes changes to a Host Application design and implementation including navigation, style, server-side logic, templates and components and then push those changes out OTA to customers without needing to resubmit to the various stores for distribution.
To publish new or updated content
Select a content package from the tile, in this example the English package. Notice a content update dialog lists the relevant ContentSync configuration. If app content has been modified since a previous update, the status will display Pending, as shown below.
Next, select the add action at the top right to being creating the new content update. Add the appropriate update information and press Done.
The ContentSync handler then creates the required packages by forming a delta (a package of only what has changed). Once completed, this update content package has been staged as shown below.
Staging an update to content allows several updates to be made before publishing them to OTA to mobile devices.
When ready to deliver new content to your app users with Content Sync OTA, select Publish Update as shown below.