Enabling Your App for Newsstand Tutorial    
This topic is assigned to Victor Robu

Feb 24, 2012 01:06 AM

Newsstand application launched together with iOS 5.0 is designed to provide a comfortable interface to all your digital periodicals. If any of your applications designed at SeattleClouds classify as periodicals, you might want to consider enabling your app for Newsstand.

First things first, please note that once Newsstand feature was enabled for an app, it can not be disabled, so think twice before doing this as there is no undo available.

From the point of view of development and design there are no actual restrictions to technical or graphical approaches, Newsstand logically indicates that the app is periodically updated with content on a particular topic or topics.

To enable an app designed at SeattleClouds for Newsstand go to its Dashboard → Newsstand Properties and check the Enable for Newsstand checkbox. On the same page provide a Newsstand icons. When ready save the changes.

Newsstand requires Apple Push Notification (APN) service to be enabled in your app (how to enable APN service). Also, you need to think ahead of what files you are going to update while preparing a new issue of your magazine or newspaper and enable synchronization for those files in the Resource Manger. This will be needed when you publish a new issue as there is no need to upload it to iTunes Connect because everything can be done by sending a push notification, but please note that any Newsstand application requires at least one In-App Purchase. If your app is free you might want to choose a Free Subscription In-App Purchase type.

To publish a new issue of your periodical in the Newsstand, go to app's Dashboard → Newsstand Content Publishing. A simple press of the Publish New Content button will send all of the synced files to user’s devices in a form of a new issue of your periodical.

Jun 16, 2012 02:11 PM
Our company has been trying to fix an issue with news stand for a few days now and have been unable to receive support to fix it. I put titles under icons in newsstand now the icons are not where they should be. We've been trying to with margins, line height, padding etc... but nothing has worked. Does anyone know how to fix this for certain? We need to fix ASAP. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Jun 17, 2012 10:26 PM
Not sure I understand the publish new issue function. I make my app. Then a month later I go into the App and change the articles to this month's articles, then publish new content?

Jun 21, 2012 11:32 AM
Kindly let us know how new issues are updated. Which content should we overwrite or duplicae

let us say i make issue 1 how do i make issue 2 content whee do i do it. should i overwrite issue 1 content or how please make it clear


Jul 15, 2012 06:05 AM
Yes, we also do have same question about how to add new issues? We don't want to loose old issue. Can you please give step-by-step tutorial?


Jul 15, 2012 10:38 AM
I know what MagCast does. They make a pdf of the issue and push it thru. So I am thinking make an iPad app. Main page is the pdf Reader, then push the next issue as a pdf. Not familiar with it at all so it feels like a strange way to do it.
Have you seen Magcast inside? Have you seen their admin panel for creating apps?

Yes, I have and I was wrong. They make a PDF, then turn it into HTML then push it .

Nov 04, 2012 10:59 AM
I made a newsstand app. Now I want to publish issue number 2. What do I do? Do I make a new app? Add pages to the original app? If I have a new issue with completely new articles, how do I sync the files?

Dec 16, 2012 12:27 PM
why isnt there a template for this? How would I even start? I want to sign up but cant find the answer anywhere

Dec 18, 2012 07:06 AM
Hello Brandon,

Any app can be enabled for the Newsstand, simply check the respective checkbox at your iOS app’s Dashboard → Newsstand Properties → Enable for Newsstand.

That’s all there is to it.

SeattleClouds team