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Adding your kiosk app to Apple's Newsstand (pre-iOS 9 - Legacy)

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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.

If you want your app to appear in Apple's Newsstand, just create your multi-issue app and enable the option "Newsstand" in the Build Settings for your app in the Twixl Publisher application.

Select the binding style and edge type - in most cases you'll want to use the default values.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Even if you create a Newsstand app with the initial cover image, you still need the standard home screen icon as well.

Configuring Newsstand in the build settings

Newsstand requirements

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
Newsstand requirements

Subscription

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.

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 manually

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

Adding issues automatically via an Atom feed

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.

Details Twixl Publisher Platform

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.

Atom Feed
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