For quite some time, Paperlit has been cementing its place as a top digital publishing platform by integrating a whole host of new features that aim to improve the overall user experience. The latest addition to this family is the Tumult Hype service, so let’s find out a little more.
What is it?
Tumult Hype is a service that enables you to create incredible HTML5 content as well as interactive web content and animations that function on desktops, smartphones and tablets. Now, add to this the fact that you can export entire files in HPUB format with this service and you will surely understand the importance of this integration!
What can you do with it?
With this platform, it is possible to distribute both enriched PDFs and interactive multimedia content that is created with Tumult Hype and then exported to the HPUB format. This means that, thanks to Paperlit, you can get inventive and use one of the most powerful tools to create animations and illustrations. You can create publications that entertain, engage and interact with readers and then, distribute them in the stores with ease! In other words, publishers, brands and digital marketers can use this service as a content creation tool and then, the Paperlit platform to distribute them. It’s really a one-stop shop!
Everything that you create with this service can be exported to HTML5 to enrich PDF pages that have previously been uploaded to the digital publishing platform. Or alternatively, exported to the HPUB format in order to be distributed in individual multimedia and interactive publications. No matter which option you choose, Paperlit will be there to offer you assistance. However, there is much more to it than just this.
Thanks to this plugin that was made by Tumult Hype specifically to fit with this publishing platform, it is at long last possible to create publications with content that can be navigated exclusively according to a system specified and defined by the designer. In fact, the individual pages of each issue can have the continuous sequential fading, that is usually used to read magazines, can be set aside in favour of a pre-established path. For example, the content creator may decide that the individual articles should only be accessible by tapping the index entry.
How can we put it to use?
Imagine that you are the publisher of a magazine that is dedicated to all things sea-related including luxury yachts and cruises. In addition to the digital publication of your magazine, comprised of the PDFs, you may decide to occasionally produce content that is interactive and contains multimedia in order to encourage higher engagement levels. Thanks to the Tumult Hype plugin, you can do that through this publishing platform. It is produced with the plugin, exported to HPUB and uploaded directly to the distribution platform along with PDFs.
Well, you could create a waterway publication dedicated to the announcement and promotion of new boats that is sponsored by the producers and dedicated to satisfying the readers. From the index, direct the reader immediately to the article about the chosen vessel and from there, guide them to more information and give them the possibility to return to the main index if desired. Each page dedicated to a boat could be interactive with details that can be seen at just a tap! Or perhaps you could make a special feature on luxury cruises with an easy-to-navigate index that allows you to get directly to the chosen cruise item and view a promotional trailer.
What else is there to say?
This plugin is free, and you are able to download it from this link.
Tumult Hype is very interesting as a content creation tool, not only because of the many creative possibilities that it holds in terms of animation but also because it allows you to prepare different responsive layouts, for the different dimensions of mobile devices. Moreover, each layout can contain objects with adaptive rules to obtain the so-called Flexible Layout able to adapt to a high degree of correspondence to the different screens.