Features & Functionality

From subscription-management and HTML5 interactivity to multicasting, YUDU platforms deliver cutting-edge content-delivery and communication functionality

App Features


A frustration-free way of reading magazines and documents on smartphones

Screen shot of the Application

According to research firms such as Gartner, smartphones are now overwhelmingly the dominant device through which we consume content online.

Our PhoneView module is designed to empower magazine publishers to reach smartphone users in a way that bridges the gap between digital page-turning type content and responsive HTML/CSS.

PhoneView works through either PDF or XML workflows and sits alongside the existing Digital Edition of a magazine or other piece of digitally published content and allowing the user to switch between that "traditional" view and a responsive HTML/CSS view. Just to make things a bit easier on the reader, on smartphones, the magazine or document will default to the responsive PhoneView look.

This ability to seamlessly transition between replica-view and PhoneView gives the best of both worlds, the look and feel of the publication or document is maintained, but gone is the repetitive pinching and zooming.

PhoneView is first and foremost about enhancing the reading experience on smartphones and empowering the reader to choose whichever he or she feels more comfortable with - as a result, other options within PhoneView such as font size can also be adjusted by the reader.

Mini-book sharing

This new enhanced sharing functionality allows users of your app to select particularly relevant pages from within a publication to send as a mini-book to others via e-mail.

Example: Sales Apps in which filed sales executives or office based sales personnel can select the pages of a larger catalogue that interest a customer and send this as a mini-book. It can apply to any documentation where only the relevant pages need to be sent. This saves time and delivers communication tailored to the individual.

Archive Search

Archive Search is a new powerful feature that allows users to search for titles or the entire body of text in any document published into the App.

Users can search either from the App or commence their search from within a publication and refine their search to just app categories or all documents in the app.

The search intelligently matches results to the best fit for multiple words or phrases.

Example: In an app archive of 200 publications a user wants to search to find any articles where “quantitative easing” is mentioned, Archive Search displays the contextual results in best fit and most recent order. Content that has long term value for users can build into large archives whether for corporate documentation, academic publishers, or specialist interest magazines.


We support a range of API integrations, particularly in the magazine and training space, and our internal development team can build alternative integrations.

Over the years we have built up an impressive list of supported APIs, primarily fulfilment houses as well as Scorm and Experience, the two most widely used Learning Management System APIs.


Single Sign On (SSO) allows a user to log into our app and maintain these login ticket when they access your website via the in-app browser.

As SSO is fast becoming an integral part of many platforms, this is a particularly important module for many who want their users to be able to switch back and forth between website and app in a seamless manner.


The Social Wall module allows you to present an aggregation of all of your social media feeds within your app, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The Social Wall works through RSS feed integration and sits alongside your app's welcome screen.


The User-Tracking System (UTS) module allows you to select and monitor particular kinds of activity within your application.

Assets, hidden or visible are created for particular aspects of behavior you want to monitor. This data is then fed back to a YUDU data collection platform. You can use the UTS to do a wide variety of things, for example, to trigger a prompt at the end of a document that asks the reader whether they have finished reading it. If the user is using login credentials, this means the data is reflected against those particular credentials within the back-end.


The In-App Purchasing module allows you to sell your published content from directly within the app at a fixed price, turning it into a storefront.

The user can choose to purchase it through the Apple or Google Pay payment portals employed card details they may have saved within the system. This extra layer of simplicity makes things easier for your customers.


YUDU technology allows readers to create notes, highlights and other forms of on-page interactivity using the toolbar.

Our User Note Synchronization module makes sure these notes and highlights are synchronized to the cloud, provided the user is logged to the app before making them, so he can return to notes he made with a tablet on his smartphone. This is especially useful for publishers of textbooks and training providers.