Configuring Newsstand in the build settings
Previously, Apple provided a way to organize your magazine and newspaper app subscriptions in Newsstand. This is no longer the case with iOS 9.
Select the binding style and edge type - in most cases you'll want to use the default values.
Even if you create a Newsstand app with the initial cover image, you still need the standard home screen icon as well.
In order for an app to be allowed in Newsstand, your app must have:
- Newsstand enabled in iTunes Connect, but you will be managing your content in the Twixl Distribution Platform
- An auto-renewable subscription as an in-app purchase option
If you are publishing paid content, then you will need to define an Auto-Renewable Subscription. For free content, you need to define a Free Subscription.
Adding issues manually
Every time you want to add a new issue to a Newsstand app, you will have to create a new entry in iTunes Connect and upload the cover of the issue.
Adding issues automatically via an Atom feed
Instead of manually adding an entry iTunes Connect for each of your issues, the Twixl Distribution Platform can take care of that automatically for you if you add the 'Atom Feed' for your app
Login to your account on the Twixl Distribution Platform, go to the detail of your app, and copy the Newsstand Atom Feed URL, that you'll find there.
Now paste the URL in the Atom Feed URL field in iTunes Connect. Now, every 24 hours, Apple will automatically check whether new content is available.