Understanding SDKs: What they are and how they can benefit publishers’ app development.


If you’re a publisher looking to build an app for better user engagement and monetization opportunities, you’ve likely come across the term “SDK” before. But what exactly is an SDK, and why should you consider using one in your app development process? 


In short, a software development kit (SDK) is a collection of tools, libraries, and documentation that developers can use to build applications for a specific platform or operating system. This can include everything from APIs (application programming interfaces) to sample code and development environments. 


One popular use case for SDKs is in mobile app development, where developers can use SDKs to create apps for iOS or Android, for example. But SDKs can also be used in other types of software development, such as desktop applications, web development, and even video game development. 


One key benefit of using an SDK is that it can save developers time and effort. Rather than having to build everything from scratch, an SDK provides pre-built tools and resources that can help to speed up development time. This can be especially helpful for smaller development teams or individual developers who may not have the resources to build everything themselves. Another benefit of using an SDK is that it can improve the user experience of your app.  

laRegione, a Swiss Italian-language daily newspaper, is launching a new SDK app with Branded Editions technology this month. This launch is possible thanks to collaboration from Arcaweb, a software development company based in Switzerland, which facilitated the integration between Branded Editions’ SDK and a host app developed with Flutter. The SDK will allow subscribers to access their digital edition directly within their own app. This means that users don’t need to download a separate app, which can be a hassle and lead to lower engagement. By embedding their digital edition app into their news app, laRegione will be providing a more seamless user experience for their readers. 




laRegione ‘s decision to use an SDK was a strategic one. According to the publisher, ” The integration of the Branded Editions by Pressreader SDK into laRegione app allows us to simplify the user authentication process, centralize the control of the devices connected to the same reader and customize the strategic commercial offer based on user preferences.”




Using an SDK can also make it easier to monetize your app. For example, if you’re developing an app that relies on advertising revenue, an SDK can provide built-in advertising tools.


Finally, using an SDK can make your app development process more lightweight and intuitive. By relying on pre-built tools and resources, you can focus more on developing the unique aspects of your app. 


If you’re a publisher looking to build or upgrade your ePaper app, it’s worth considering using an SDK to help streamline your development process and improve the user experience of your existing app. And Branded Editions technology can help you get the job done more efficiently and effectively.