Bluefire Productions have now been accorded the status of an authorized reseller of Adobe Content Server 4 and Adobe Vendor ID service. With this, the New York based company that specialize in providing user experience design and development services to the top ranking global technology firms have joined an elite club of a select few to have the said distinction. “Adobe Content Server 4 – a robust server solution that digitally protects PDF and ePUB e-books for distribution to a wide variety of mobile devices and desktop systems.”
So what this eventually means is that this can open up a window of opportunities for content publishers and retailers. so they now have the option to let their brands grow by way of e-reader apps tailor made for operation on a variety of devices, such as the iPad or the iPhone. There can be e-reader apps made for operating in an Android environment as well though that’s not going to become a reality before this spring.
As for the new Content Server Vendor ID service, this will allow Bluefire to ensure branded e-reading applications have absolutely no problem integrating a customer’s end-user account management system with the Content Server solution. This in turn will ensure retailers and publishers face no problem in offering their own customers “a streamlined workflow for getting started with their branded e-reading application,” this without having to go through the process of creating a new Adobe ID account.
It can be mentioned here that Bluefire had announced their first e-reader app – Books-A-Million (BAM) Reader meant for use on an iOS platform. As the founder of Bluefire, Micah Bowers puts it, “We announced our fist branded e-reader app with the Books-A-Million (BAM) Reader for iOS in December, and will announce additional new customers in the coming weeks.” He further add: “With today’s announcement, we’re expanding our ability to provide powerful distribution, content protection, and customer management tools that remove the barriers that have traditionally separated publishers and retailers from their customers.”
As an instance, the Adobe Content Server 4 has been used to digitally secure the content available via BAM e-reader app. The Books-A-Million (BAM) Reader app for iOS and Android based devices have been built on the Adobe Reader Mobile 9 SDK.
You have the press release here.