10 June 2013
Getting started with the browser library API
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We introduced the ability to embed the web viewer directly into your publication's website and to expose your library there as well. This meant that when you used social sharing features, the readers could now see the content in the full context of your publication, not just on a generic adobe.com page, and you can have more control over that end user experience.
We received feedback from our customers telling us that it would be better if this API was more in line with the API used to build custom stores and libraries in native viewers. With the upcoming release of R27 in July 2013, we are doing just that. Existing embedded web viewer experiences and browser-based library experiences will still continue to work – until the subsequent release (R28). At which point this original API will stop working entirely.
So if you want to want to tailor's your publication browser-based experience, you have two choices:
In order to align this API with its native counter-part, expect the following changes in R27:
Note: there may be other changes or new features introduced in R27 that are not described in this document. For customers that used the examples provided in the DevNet articles as this template, we will release the same templates with the R27 release, so it should be fairly easy to make the transition.
Some things won't change at all:
Check out the two DevNet articles, the existing SDK documentation, and upcoming articles on how to further refine your desktop web viewing experience. And then check back here when R27 is released for updates!