The GRAPH EXPO Future Print Pavilion (Booth 3457), sponsored by FlexTech Alliance, showcases today’s hottest print-related technologies, such as 2012 MUST SEE ’EMS winner PadPublisher and PadCloud. In its technology demonstration in Booth 4836, PadPublisher shows how it helps other companies create mobile apps for their documents and publications.
Its PadPublisher software is integrated into the existing print workflow, creating the opportunity for companies of any size to publish and distribute their materials on the iPad, iPhone, and other mobile devices. Printer-ready PDF files are enriched with multimedia features, such as embedded videos, photo slideshows, and links, transforming the document into a mobile app.
The HealthCare Journal and OuterSpace magazine are two examples of PadPublisher customers with their own mobile apps. GRAPH EXPO attendees can download the PadPublisher from the App Store. Have a look at the accompanying sample, register your device for free, and try out the tool with your own material.
In addition to the idea to help companies to publish their material on mobile devices, PadPublisher had the idea of safely and securely delivering documents and publications to mobile devices. The result was development of the PadCloud.
With PadCloud, e-delivery to particular mobile devices or a group of mobile devices is safe and secure. The system provides a portal for everyone who wants to distribute documents or publications. Users simply register with the distributor’s system.
Future Print is sponsored by FlexTech Alliance, which is focused on developing the supply chain for displays and flexible, printed electronics.
GPO honored for app
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has been honored for developing the FY 2013 Budget app by the Center for Digital Government. GPO received a Digital Government Achievement Award which recognizes outstanding websites and applications developed by federal, state, and local government agencies.
GPO created the FY 2013 Budget app in February, making it the first time the budget of the U.S. government was available as an app. The mobile web app provides users with free access to the text and images of the FY 2013 Budget, including the Budget Message of the President, information on the president’s priorities, and budget overviews organized by agency.
The app also provides links to GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys), where summary tables and additional books of the budget, including the Analytical Perspectives, Appendix, and Historical Tables are available.
“This award is an honor and a testament to GPO’s efforts to make government information available to the public in popular formats,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “Developing useful apps is just one of the many ways GPO serves as the digital information platform for the federal government.”
The FY 2013 Budget app is the second mobile web app developed by the GPO. The first, the Mobile Member Guide, was released 11 months ago. GPO also supported the Library of Congress in developing an iPad app for the Congressional Record.