John Faber Managing Partner Follow
October 28, 2015

Chapter Three has developed a powerful, flexible Drupal module to publish Drupal 7 content directly to News, Apple’s all-new app available with iOS 9. The Apple News module is Chapter Three’s most recent contribution to the Drupal community.

Apple News delivers rich and immersive news, magazine, and web content to millions of users on iPhone and iPad. With Apple News Format, publishers can create signature content for News. Content is automatically optimized for both iPhone and iPad and publishers can earn revenue with iAd, Apple’s advertising platform. Senior Chapter Three developers seized the opportunity to build a module for Drupal 7 sites to publish content to News.

Apple News Format is coming soon and is not yet available to everyone. Click here to sign up as a publisher and get notified when Apple News Format becomes available. To publish content from Drupal to News, a publisher must first sign up for News Publisher and obtain Apple News API credentials from Apple.

More information can be found at https://developer.apple.com/news-publisher/

Drupal is one of the most widely used content management frame works and the Apple News module is a major asset to content owners in the Drupal ecosphere. This ability to easily publish and monetize content on a prominent platform like News is an example of what Drupal content distribution models will look like in the future; Drupal publishers will have many channels and platforms for proprietary content beyond their main brand web site. The release of the Apple News module sets the stage for that process

Main Features of the Apple News module:

  • Convert your Drupal content into Apple News Format.
  • Automatically or manually publish posts from Drupal to News.
  • Control Individual and bulk posts with options to publish, update, or delete.
  • iAd advertising and photo galleries in Apple News Format articles.

The Apple News module is a flexible way for content owners to display content from their Drupal sites in elegant Apple News Format layouts. Chapter Three has also provided sample layout files to get publishers started.

A set of flexible modules and libraries drive the overall functionality of the module. Developers can easily create new Apple News Format layouts to present content in many ways. Chapter Three embraced open source ideologies while developing the Apple News module.

Source code is available at http://www.drupal.org/project/applenews for everyone to use and to extend.

Chapter Three is available to create custom layouts or configurations for the Apple News Module. Please contact us at http://www.chapterthree.com/contact