New Adobe Document Cloud SDKs Make Building Document Experiences in Your Apps Easier

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by Joe Karp

posted on 04-07-2020

PDF has become the “lingua franca” – or common language – for how people collaborate with documents. As more individuals, small businesses, and enterprises are working remotely, they’re sending and sharing PDFs at even more rapid pace than ever before. In fact, in 2019 alone, over 250 billion PDFs were opened in Adobe applications.

But PDFs can be a challenge for developers and publishers to work with. Here’s why:

Today, we’ve made building document experiences, like creating customer welcome kits and managing legal agreements, a little bit easier with the new Adobe Document Cloud View SDK and Services SDKs. Soft-launched last November, the View SDK allows you to embed and customize a PDF viewer in your own web and app experiences. The Services SDK includes APIs for creating and manipulating PDFs. Both SDKs include easy-to-understand sample code and documentation, so that developers can get up and running quickly to build seamless, consistent PDF experiences for customers.

We’ve applied over two decades of experience to the development of these SDKs. We invented the electronic document and produce the world’s best PDF tools like Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Reader, and Adobe Scan. Now with these SDKs, we’re redefining what developers can do with PDFs in their applications, from scanning, signing, and editing to applying optical character recognition (OCR) to make PDFs editable and searchable. Here’s a bit more about the View and Services SDKs:

These services are the first out the gate, with more to come as we help developers embed more world-class PDF functionality from Acrobat including the ability to electronically sign documents with Adobe Sign. Our teams are working on ways that we can tap into Adobe Sensei’s AI and machine learning innovations to open up new ways of working with PDFs. Imagine being able to create an application for your company that can pull a quick content summary of a large repository of PDFs, or automatically extract data from PDFs to get rid of time-intensive, manual processes. We look forward to what’s next.

For a deeper dive about the Adobe Document Cloud View and Services SDKs, visit here. Learn more about the SDKs here, and download the SDKs for yourself today.

Topics: Future of Work, Digital Transformation, Productivity,

Products: Sign, Acrobat, Document Cloud