Custom Production Tools
Enterprise business processes sometimes lay on very scattered tasks. One may pick up data on one side, select some file on the other side, run scripts then use some third party apps, zip, upload, send email and so on…This profusion can be really counter-productive. A dedicated tool can gather all these operations into a specific user interface directly accessible within Adobe Software.
Operators have all their tools at hand !
Thanks to extensions, take advantage of a scalable and easy to install solution compatible for both Mac & PC. Extensions smoothly integrate Adobe Software et can be skinned accordingly to your graphical rules. We can initiate the look & feel of the UI or start from your own mockups.
Illustration : PressRun ( AppStudio )
PressRun is a digital publishing solution that can transform and enrich print content such as magazines, journals and newspapers into interactive iPad, tablet and mobile experiences. Thanks to PressRun, any designer can turn an InDesign document into pixel-perfect HTML5 content, thus ensuring a great user experience for readers of their digital publications.
To enrich InDesign documents and use them with the PressRun solutions, users must follow a few conventions. In order to ease this process, the PressRun solution was in need of a tool that could check for potential issues within the document before publishing, fix these issues automatically and help convert these elements to HTML5 before upload files to the PressRun Cloud solution.
We chose to develop a Flex/AS3 extension for InDesign*. Extensions are ideal for companies such as PressRun. They are easy to install, behave like native panels and can be deeply skinned. We also skinned the interface based on PressRun mockups while sharing ergonomic concerns*.
The panel we developed offers all the expected functionalities and runs smoothly within Adobe InDesign. Every checking, fixing and support features are now accessible from a simple click. Our technology therefore helped to optimize the PressRun workflow and boosts the solution in a highly competitive digital publishing market.
* The extension was later updated internally and the screenshots may not represent the current aspect.