1) What do I need to get started?
You will need to complete a simple form and supply us with some key assets for your custom-branded app (background images, copy, etc.). Once we have built your container app, you can start creating digital publications within it, which will require a PDF and any multimedia assets that you want on your pages such as video, audio, images for slideshows or interactive overlays.
2) How long will it take to get me on the app stores?
Quicker than you might think! Building your app will usually take less than a week, plus any additional time involved in your approval and amends. Apple and Google usually take around 7 days to approve apps once they have been submitted to the App Store, which our team do on your behalf. Usually, apps can be live in less than a month.
3) Will one app work on all devices or do I need one for each operating system?
YUDU produce native applications for each platform: iOS, Android and/or Windows, according to your requirements.
Publishing is centrally controlled via YUDU Publisher, so you only need to create your digital publications once before pushing them out to all your apps.
Cross-platform user-generated content (UGC) is also available and often used by textbook publishers and corporate training providers. This means any notes, highlights or bookmarks that users add to their publications can be synced and displayed across all versions of your YUDU app, as well as the Web browser version of your publications.
For more information, please do not hesitate to call or email YUDU.
4) Will I have to share the app with others?
The apps that we build for you are entirely your own and you will not be sharing any in-app promotional/shelf space with any competitors. You could choose to include several of your titles within a single app, which creates your own library.
5) Can I proofread my publications before they go live?
Yes. You can generate as many previews as are necessary to proofread your publications before they appear in your apps. Simply log on to the YUDU proofing app and test it out. If you are producing digital publications on behalf of your own clients, you may wish to have your own branded proofing app so that you can offer the same service to them.
6) Can I add interactivity to my publication?
7) Can I control who can access my app?
Certainly. All YUDU applications can be protected via a username and password facility, allowing you to produce a ‘closed-access’ application.
Furthermore, each login has a pre-determined number of devices it can access, so you can rest assured that your content is safe with YUDU.
9) How secure is my app?
Our applications are a very secure method of providing digital content to your readership through subscription and offer several layers of protection, from the store that it is hosted on, to the fact that the content cannot be ripped/removed from your publications.
This can be further restricted by a closed-access app controlled via a username and password should you have sensitive information.
10) Can I get stats and user data from the app?
Yes you can. YUDU provides statistics for each publication published in the app. The download information of each application can be accessed through the relevant aggregator store (iTunes, Google Play, etc.).
11) Is there a limit to how many publications/books/magazines I can place in the app?
There is absolutely no limit.