You are invited to join the prerelease of the Datalogics WebAPI. The Datalogics WebAPI is a RESTful API that allows you to manipulate PDF files without the need to install any software on your own server or desktop. Datalogics will be offering these and other services on a subscription basis at some point in the future.
The three services that are available for limited use and collecting feedback are FillForm, FlattenForm and RenderPages. Continue reading
Recently some of our customers have run into issues either working with our products or working with the samples for our products when they upgraded from Xcode 4 to Xcode 5 or when they transitioned from Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) to Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9). We want you all to know you are not alone! We experienced this problem internally as well, we just did not know what the root cause was until recently.
Xcode command line tools
A number of our products and samples take advantage of the command line tools that are an optional add on for Xcode (starting in Xcode 4.3) and had to be installed separately. In Xcode 5.0.1, the command line tools are no longer available for download from within Xcode. This caused problems building some of our products and samples because we provide scripts that make use of these command line tools so that you can get up and running with our products and samples as quickly as possible.
So what’s the solution?
If you have experienced this problem the following steps should resolve this for you :
- Open a Terminal window (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)
- Run the command : xcode-select –install
- A new window will open, select “Install” to have Xcode install the command line tools
After a number of us here ran into the problem and we all spent a fair amount of time looking into this, we finally found the solution and since then it seems like others in the Apple developer realm have run into this same problem more and more often. Searching for how to fix this in Google now finds a few stackoverflow posts that talk about this very issue.
As promised from our RMSDK 10 and ACS 5 Release customer webinar last week, we are posting the answers for the many questions Datalogics received during the Q&A Session.
Before we start on the answers, I just want to say that this should be a very exciting year for Datalogics and our customers. Many of our customers have been eagerly waiting for EPUB 3 support, now on the horizon for this year. Datalogics has been working on adding sync capabilities in RMSDK and DL Reader. When released, it will be possible for end users to see their books appear on subsequent devices after the initial fulfillment if the content is purchased from customers that deploys and subscribes to the Datalogics cloud services. We can’t wait to get this year started! Continue reading
Dear Valued Datalogics Customers:
As stated during our January 29th Datalogics and Adobe webinar announcing the release of the new hardened Digital Rights Management (DRM) for Reader Mobile SDK (RMSDK) 10 and Adobe Content Server (ACS) 5, Adobe revealed a July 2014 time table for migrating to RMSDK 10 and ACS 5.
After receiving feedback from customers and webinar attendees, Adobe has revised the migration timetable for customers. “Adobe does not plan to stop support for ACS 4 or RMSDK 9. ACS 5 books will be delivered to the older RMSDK 9 based readers”, according to Shameer Ayyappan, Senior Product Manager at Adobe. “We will let our resellers and publishers decide when they wish to set the DRM flag on ACS 5, thus enforcing the need for RMSDK 10 based readers.” Continue reading
Datalogics and Adobe hosted an informational webinar on Wednesday, January 29 about the Reader Mobile SDK 10 and Adobe Content Server 5 Release. If you were unable to attend the web meeting, the recording is available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qb-sXVlK_o
Also, the Datalogics Knowledgebase article about upgrading from ACS 4.x to ACS 5.0, mentioned during the web meeting, is available here: http://bit.ly/1bajaKb Continue reading
Don’t forget to join Datalogics and Adobe tomorrow, January 29th at 10:00 am CST for tips and information on the newly available Adobe® Reader® Mobile SDK (RMSDK) 10 and Adobe® Content Server (ACS) 5. Continue reading
Adobe has just released Reader Mobile (RMSDK) 10 and Adobe Content Server (ACS) 5 both with hardened Digital Rights Management (DRM) support that includes updated scheme to protect ePub and PDF files from unauthorized viewing of content, making content more secure. You can read more about it in their press release. Other features included in this release are: Continue reading
The PDF Java Toolkit includes the RichTextContentGenerator, a lightweight layout engine that accepts HTML formatted rich text as input, formats it, and draws it on the page handling word wrap and font styling automatically. This article discusses the use of the RichTextContentGenerator, for creating a form letter and covers some of the idiosyncrasies of the tool.
Datalogics will be joining others from the Readium community at the first public Readium hackathon, taking place before the Digital Book World 2014 conference next month in New York City. The Readium community is actively looking for engineers to spend the weekend at the New York Public Library making great Readium-based works, as well as volunteers to help with the logistics of running the hackathon. As a sponsor of the hackathon and of the Readium Foundation, we’re excited to be part of this opportunity to show others how far along the foundation’s efforts have come in helping to bring ePUB3 rendering to a broader community.
Interested in volunteering or coming out to hack? Get more details and sign up here. Hope to see you there!
1. Getting started.
In July 2013 our colleague @Ching Yue wrote an article about adding Audio and Video support to our RMSDK for iOS platform. We noted that a similar set of APIs would be added to add basic audio support in RMSDK and DL Reader for iOS. Today, I am going to follow-up with some audio related.
This post will focus on the APIs added in RMSDK for audio. If you are interested in knowing more about how we added A/V support in general and ideas on how to incorporate these into your own ebook reader applications, please read the first post here.