Google is set to fully discontinue Google Catalogs on August 4 (Note: now extended to August 12), 2015, meaning that by then, all material published with Google Catalogs will be taken offline. We decided to step in and help brands migrate from Google Catalogs to Publitas.
We always go to great lengths to ensure your online publications are beautifully displayed and that they use as much screen space as possible. Based on the feedback that you have given us, we've added a few options that can improve how you display your publications.
First impressions count, and that holds especially true for your embedded publications. We thought we could do a better job in how your publications are displayed when embedded on a site, so we decided to have a go and make some improvements. Here's what has changed.
Creating hotspots for your publication can be quite time consuming. This is why we’re introducing Automatic Link Detection. With this feature, any URLs, email addresses or existing web and document links in your PDF are automatically detected and tagged with either a Link or a Page Link hotspot.
In the past few weeks we’ve focused on improving the way you can display your publications on your site. To enhance this process for you, Publitas now generates a banner and an embed code for each publication that you create.
Over the past few months, we've received several inquiries from our customers asking for crisper images and texts. Well, you spoke and we listened. Our mad scientists gave their best shot to enhance the readability of your publications, and we think you're going to like the difference.
We’ve been working hard to give you more control over the viewer in which your publications are displayed. Last month we made it possible for you to brand your publications, and with this update you can enable or disable specific features such as sharing or print. We've also released a search feature (beta) so people can search through the text in your publications.
On March 14th, 2014, our first customer in China went live with their new digital catalogs. Seeing our product used on the other side of the world was a moment of great joy and pride for us, even more so considering the technical hurdles we needed to overcome to make this happen. But what were these issues and how did our mad scientists solve them? If you're dealing with Chinese translations for your app or you're just curious to see how we made Publitas compatible for Chinese use, you should check out this post.