eBook Team Updates: RMSDK 11, DL Reader, and more

eBook Team Updates: RMSDK 11, DL Reader, and more

eBookIt’s been a while since our news on the RMSDK 11 and ACS 6 releases from Adobe; I think it’s a good time to give you an update on what’s been happening on the eBook side since then.

Adobe continues to work on adding and improving the features in RMSDK 11. The most recent releases of RMSDK and ADE now securely transmit data that is being sent to the Adobe server to support new business models. You can find the latest ADE on Adobe’s website. The RMSDK release is available from Datalogics, please contact us if you wish to receive a copy. For customers who have not signed an updated amendment for RMSDK 11, we will first send you the amendment to sign upon your request.

There are two major changes to how the apps are built with RMSDK 11. First, RMSDK 11 is now shipped as binary builds. This means that you do not have to build RMSDK 11 from the source anymore and, for most customers, this should ease the effort of updating to future versions of RMSDK 11. Secondly, apps need to include Adobe’s signing certificate distributed by Datalogics to our customers. We shared some of the details with our customers via email. We are continuing to iron out the details so please allow us time to work with you as we implement these new requirements. We hope to eventually come to a smooth process.

Our eBook team has been busy. Datalogics is working on integrating RMSDK 11 into DL Reader, without the EPUB 3 support. This work is expected to be completed in the next few weeks for iOS and Android readers. Work for other platforms and support for EPUB 3 is being evaluated currently.

We have heard that Apple will only accept apps built for the 64-bit platform after February 1st next year. You can find Apple’s announcement here. RMSDK 11 already supports iOS 64-bit however DL Reader currently does not but it is on our roadmap. If you are ready to update RMSDK 11, this will be a good time to start and to make sure that you plan for some testing time before February 1st. If you see challenges in moving to RMSDK 11, please let us know.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming out. We will be discontinuing support for older Android versions, aiming to support this new version and Android 4.x only in the near future.

Please visit our website for more info and reach out to us at rmsdk_support@datalogics.com if you have any questions.

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