Twixl Publisher, the complete training

Online training

November 2016

Duration: 5h to 3.5 days

Recently we have witnessed a lot of companies switching from Adobe solutions, Aquafadas, Mag+ and others to Twixl Publisher. Their satisfaction rating for Twixl Publisher is very high. Learn this amazing Digital Publishing solution in an exclusive, online training course with Adobe and Twixl-certified expert, Branislav Milic.

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Table of contents

What makes Twixl Publisher so good?

The three types of Twixl apps

Which is the right course for you?

Technical requirements

Payment, Terms & Conditions

Order form

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What makes Twixl Publisher so good?

Questions?> EmailUseful links:> twixlmedia.com> Downloads> Documentation> Platform> ShowcasesThe most exciting and powerful Digital Publishing solution of the last two years, and certainly for years to come, is also amazingly easy to use, almost unlimited in terms of possibilities, flexible thanks to a smart and solid back-end structure, and most importantly, it is affordable.

Twixlmedia, the maker behind Twixl Publisher, is a dynamic company with a human and friendly approach. They really care about their clients, and their support is praised by their customers. They listen and discuss about feature requests, and they eliminate any bugs that are found within a day or two. So it's no surprise that their reputation and sales are skyrocketing.

Here's what you can do with Twixl Publisher 5 and that you‘ll do during the training:

    • Create a free 60-day try-out account and test all the features without limitations in an unlimited number of apps
    • Build per-device responsive interfaces of the app by just activating some options in the admin panel called “Platform”
    • Learn to create and manage the beautiful and sophisticated UI in less than an hour. This will quickly become an addiction
    • Add rich content from offline/online sources in the second hour
    • Test the app on all kinds of devices, including those of colleagues and clients
    • Edit the app and its content, and see the update spread on all devices within a second.

This training proposal has different components that cover all the possible topics of a Twixl Digital Publishing workflow, but you are free to pick the “blocks” of your choice. But first you need to understand that there are…

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three types of Twixl apps:

1. Single-issue app: One app contains only one publication. This is rarely used, except for a presentation/catalogue that is not updated very often. On iOS, each update requires Apple's approval, which may take 5 to 10 days.

2. Multi-issue app: A simple kiosk containing only InDesign (with HTML content) and PDF documents. This is an old type of kiosk but it can still meet some needs. Once the kiosk has been validated by Apple, each update made by you from the “Platform” is applied immediately without requiring Apple's approval.

Example: kiosk.brussels (iOSAndroid)

To see a full-feature interactive and multimedia InDesign publication, download the
‘Let's meet in Brussels 2016’ issue.

Twixl can even export an HTML version of the publication by providing you a web folder that is ready to be installed on the web server of your choice. The publication is then also available on any web browser if your audience does not have a tablet. Example: In your browser, you can see the same ‘Let’s meet in Brussels 2016’ issue in web format.

3. Article-based app: A sophisticated and flexible kiosk that is (strange as it may sound) easier to set up and manage than a multi-issue app. Once the kiosk has been validated by Apple, each update made by you from the “Platform” is applied immediately without needing Apple’s approval.

Example: Giltedge (iOSAndroid)

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Which is the right course for you?

Pass #1: Digital Publishing Full Pass

Pass #2: Twixl Publisher 5 and developer accounts

Pass #3: Twixl Publisher 5 only

Pass #4: iOS and Android developer accounts only


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Pass #1: Digital Publishing Full Pass

Aimed at those who are beginners in Digital Publishing and who want to know everything about the Twixl Publisher solutions, including the management of iOS and Android developer accounts.

  • Duration: 7 half-days
  • Dates in November: Thu 3, Mon 7, Wed 9, Mon 14, Wed 16, Fri 18, Mon 21, Wed 23
  • Time: 17:00 (Western Europe), 18:00 (Eastern Europe), 11:00 am (US Eastern), 08:00 am (US Pacific)
  • Price: 424 € / $ 474

1. Set Up (Instructions sent by email before the course)

    • Download and install the necessary components
    • Set up a free Twixl account

2. iOS and Android developer accounts – Thu 3: 2 hours

    • Create an iOS and an Android developer account (instructions sent by email a week before the course)
    • Create iOS and Android developer/distribution certificates for your apps

3. InDesign publications with interactivity and multimedia features – Mon 7, Wed 9, Mon 14, Wed 16: 14 hours

    • Set up the InDesign and Twixl workflows
    • Technical advices on how to turn InDesign documents intended for print into interactive and multimedia publications
    • Advices on how to adjust the graphic design of InDesign documents intended for print into an interactive and multimedia design
    • InDesign’s multiscreen-publishing features: Text Frame options, Liquid Layout, Alternate Layouts, Text synchronisation,...
    • Creating Twixl Articles and Publications
    • Flight checking, Previewing, Sharing
    • Twixl Overlays: Slideshows, Pop-ups, Web Viewers, Audio-Video features, Image Sequence, Widgets...
    • How to optimize audio-video items for Digital Publishing

4. Creating an issue-based kiosk – Fri 18: 3.5 hours

    • Uploading and updating the Twixl Publication to the Platform
    • Preparing assets required by Apple and Google for their stores
    • Setting up and managing the Twixl Platform
    • Preparing app’s listing on iTunes Store and Google Play Store
    • Creating development and distribution apps for iOS and Android
    • Testing development apps on mobile devices
    • Entitlements
    • Notifications

5. Turning the Twixl publications into a Single-Issue app – included in Fri 18

6. Creating and managing an article-based Twixl app – Mon 21: 4 hours

    • Set up an article-based app with grid and cell stylings
    • Prepare and manage offline assets (PDFs, HTML offline and online content, Twixl publications,...)
    • Add content from different online sources (websites, WordPress, CanvasFlow,...)
    • Entitlements
    • Notifications
    • Creating development and distribution apps for iOS and Android

7. Stores – Wed 23: 2 hours

    • Submitting apps to the Stores
    • Managing the app’s updates on the Stores

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Pass #2: Twixl Publisher 5 and developer accounts

Aimed at those who are only interested in creating an article-based kiosk that will gather all kinds of offline and online content. Included: management of iOS and Android developer accounts.

  • Duration: 3 half-days
  • Dates in November: Thu 3, Mon 21, Wed 23
  • Time: 17:00 (Western Europe), 18:00 (Eastern Europe), 11:00 am (US Eastern), 08:00 am (US Pacific)
  • Price: 212 € / $ 237

1. Set Up (Instructions sent by email before the course)

    • Download and install the necessary components
    • Set up a free Twixl account

2. iOS and Android developer accounts – Thu 3: 2 hours

    • Create an iOS and an Android developer account (instructions sent by email a week before the course)
    • Create iOS and Android developer/distribution certificates for your apps

3. Creating and managing an article-based Twixl app – Mon 21: 4 hours

    • Set up an article-based app with grid and cell stylings
    • Prepare and manage offline assets (PDFs, HTML offline and online content, Twixl publications,...)
    • Add content from different online sources (websites, WordPress, CanvasFlow,...)
    • Entitlements
    • Notifications
    • Creating development and distribution apps for iOS and Android

4. Stores – Wed 23: 2 hours

    • Submitting apps to the Stores
    • Managing the app’s updates on the Stores

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Pass #3: Twixl Publisher 5 only

Aimed at those who are only interested in creating an article-based kiosk that will gather all kinds of offline and online content.

  • Duration: 1 half-day
  • Date in November: Mon 21
  • Time: 17:00 (Western Europe), 18:00 (Eastern Europe), 11:00 am (US Eastern), 08:00 am (US Pacific)
  • Price: 121 € / $ 135

1. Set Up (Instructions sent by email before the course)

    • Download and install the necessary components
    • Set up a free Twixl account

2. Creating and managing an article-based Twixl app – Mon 21: 4 hours

    • Set up an article-based app with grid and cell stylings
    • Prepare and manage offline assets (PDFs, HTML offline and online content, Twixl publications,...)
    • Add content from different online sources (websites, WordPress, CanvasFlow,...)
    • Entitlements
    • Notifications
    • Creating the distribution apps for iOS and Android

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Pass #4: iOS and Android developer accounts only

Aimed at those who are only interested in the creation/management of iOS and Android developer accounts, and the management of apps in Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store.

  • Duration: 2 hours + 3 hours
  • Dates in November: Thu 3, Wed 23
  • Time: 17:00 (Western Europe), 18:00 (Eastern Europe), 11:00 am (US Eastern), 08:00 am (US Pacific)
  • Price: 121 € / $ 135

1. Set Up (Instructions sent by email before the course)

    • Download and install the necessary components
    • Set up a free Twixl account

2. iOS and Android developer accounts – Thu 3: 2 hours

    • Create an iOS and an Android developer account (instructions sent by email a week before the course)
    • Create iOS and Android developer/distribution certificates for your apps

3. Stores – Wed 23: 2 hours

    • Submitting apps to the Stores
    • Managing the app’s updates on the Stores

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Technical requirements

Hardware: If you want to do the exercises during the training, you must use a Mac. If you just want to attend the training, you can use a Mac or a Windows-based machine.

Software: In order to do the exercises during the training, you will need, in addition to the Twixl apps, an Adobe Creative Cloud account, Apple Xcode, a broadband internet connection, and a tablet and/or a smartphone (preferably iOS devices). All instructions will be sent in advance of the training.

30 minutes prior to the start of the training, you will receive a link that will get you connected to the live session (using the GoToMeeting system). The set up is very easy and only takes a few seconds.

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Payment, Terms & Conditions

Value Added Tax (VAT) of 21% is already included in the prices. Purchasers within the European Union (but excluding Belgium) who can provide a VAT registration number will not be charged VAT. To calculate the price of an item without VAT, divide the listed price by 1.21.

If you wish to attend these online training sessions, fill in the form available at the bottom of this page and we will send you the invoice, which must be paid before the start of the sessions.

We accept payments via wire transfer or PayPal (+5%). No checks or postal mandate.

Don't wait until the last moment to pay the invoice as you will have to be ready with the developer accounts (if you choose that topic), and to set up the software and the exercise files prior to the start of the training.

Assuming the payment has been received, you'll receive all the instructions and exercise files a few days before the start of the training.

Once the payment has been received, your order is final and you are not entitled to a refund. In any case, you will receive the pre-training instructions, all the exercise files and all the videos of the training sessions that you purchased.

If you miss one or more sessions, you'll receive anyway the videos of all the purchased sessions.

If you are a large corporation and want sessions to be followed by different units in your organization, please mention it on the form, as we can offer you a discount, as long as all attendees have an email under the same domain name.

The training will be recorded (my screen + my voice + chats) and the videos will be available to every attendee after each session.

Whatever session you choose, you are entitled to free assistance by email after the training.

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