Build a Mobile App Without Breaking the Bank

Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Creating mobile apps with InDesign content can be expensive, often requiring a subscription to a service such as DPS/AEM, Twixl, or Aquafadas. In this session you will learn how to build a complete “content-first” mobile app for less than $200, using InDesign to create the app content, screens, and interaction. This workflow would work well for a project such as a travel guide, a “how-to” app, or an interactive annual report. You will learn how to:

  • Identify if your project is a good fit for this type of workflow
  • Use Adobe XD to quickly prototype and test your app ideas
  • Set up InDesign files for mobile content creation
  • Add interactivity to InDesign files
  • Create HTML output from InDesign using scripts or In5
  • Use Adobe PhoneGap Build (included with Creative Cloud) to build apps for iOS and Android that include your InDesign-built HTML content
  • Enroll as an Apple and Android developer and submit your app to App Stores