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Publishing an Inception Story to Apple News

Publishing an Inception Story to Apple News

This article describes how to publish an Inception Story to Apple News.

Note: For this to work, configuration steps are needed on Apple News and in Inception. For more information, see Creating an Inception Story for publishing to Apple News.

Before you publish

Before you publish a Story to Apple News, make sure of the following:

  • Each Story should have at least one image component defined.

Note: The first image component will be used as a thumbnail on Apple News in the list of stories.

  • The image in each Hero component should follow the following requirements:
  • It should be in JPG, JPEG or PNG format.
  • Minimum size: 300 x 300 pixels.
  • The aspect ratio (width versus height) must be between 0.5 and 3.0.

Note: If any of these requirements is not met, the story is not published on Apple News.

Publishing to Apple News

Step 1. Access the publish options for the Story or Stories that you want to publish.

The publish options for Apple News

Step 2. Choose the following options:

  • Target: Apple News.
  • Publish to: The name of the Apple News channel.
  • Project: The name of the project on Adobe AEM to which you want to publish the Story.
  • Optimize images. (Optional but recommended). Select to reduce the file size of the package by down-sizing images which sizes exceed configured settings. A smaller file size means shorter download times and thereby a better experience for the user. The current estimated package size is indicated and adjusted when selecting the option.

Note: The indicated file size is an estimation, the final file size may vary.

Step 3. Click Publish.

The Story or Stories are published and will appear on Apple News in a few moments.

Step 4. Log in to the Apple News Publisher or to Apple News and verify that your story is available.

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