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Apple Debuts ‘News Preview’ Beta for Publishers


Apple Debuts ‘News Preview’ Beta for Publishers

As Apple News popularity continues to increase amongst readers of all ages, the company is releasing a tool to better support publishers in the visual (and functional) debugging of articles set to be published to its mobile news platform.

“See how articles you build using the Apple News API will look in the News app before they’re published,” Apple says describing News Preview‘s purpose.

“Simply drag your Apple News Format documents to News Preview to view them in the simulator for iPad or iPhone included with Xcode 7.3 or later,” it explains.

Alongside making the tool available to download by those who are part of its paid beta program, Apple is also offering a number of resources to help publishers to started with debugging their articles.

These include:

Using News Preview
Get Started with News Publisher
News Publisher Help
Apple News Format Reference
Apple News API Reference

In order to preview an article using the tool it’s worth noting that you’ll first need drop either an article.json file, or a folder containing the article bundle, into the News Preview app on desktop – before then selecting which simulator you want to use from the provided list.

Download News Preview 1.3.4 Beta.

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