Bundles are the file and folder structure on your hard disk or shared drive that contain the magazine content. Bundles are published by being downloaded onto the branded magazine or book viewer iPad app. If you are creating a magazine then a bundle is the same as an issue. If you are creating a book then a bundle is the same as the contents of the book.
File and Folder Structure
The folder hierarchy consists of a folder containing “magazine” folders, and within that is one folder per “issue”, and within that multiple “section” folders.
The filesystem structure definition for the source material is as follows:
If you have a weekly publication, you can add in an extra directory, e.g Week1/
A “section” (aka “story” or “article”) is a collection of files where each file represents one or more pages on a layer. The section a page appears in is denoted by the enclosing folder. Layers that span more than one page (e.g. a multi-page PDF) will be named using the number of the page they start at. Some sections are “special”, in that they cause the behaviour of the application to change when it is viewed or bookmarked. These special sections are described below.
The following is an example of what the section’s folder structure looks like:
Some sections can be configured so that the iPad application exhibits special behaviour when the user is viewing those sections. Sections are flagged as falling into special groups by using a folder naming convention. Required Sections The magazine viewer application requires two sections in all content. These get hooked up to the respective buttons in the iPad app interface. The required sections are called:
Advertisements do not have their section name shown in the iPad application user interface like other sections do, e.g. the page thumbnail scrubber, bookmarks, etc. To flag a section as an advertisement, suffix the section name with “AD”. For example, “60-Qantas AD” creates a section named “Qantas”, containing an advertisement. 60 denotes section numbering.
Oomph September 2011 feature
Advertisements can now be tracked within pages in sections. To achieve this pages that are advertisements must be appended with the name ”-AD” as their filename e.g. P4-1-AD.pdf. This will act the same as any normal PDF in your content, but will allow you to track how the users are engaging with your ads using analytics.