Nowadays people work from multiple devices expecting their data to be available everywhere. Teams need to be able to collaborate no matter where their members are located and what devices they are using. App developers need to provide their users with a unified experience to collaborate across all platforms. Designing such a system is challenging: Users expect it to be fast, reliable and secure. It should “just work”.
To help you tackle these challenges, we are launching our real-time document synchronization solution, PSPDFKit Instant. Instant lets your users seamlessly share and annotate PDF documents across all devices and platforms they use. It integrates with PSPDFKit on Android, iOS and Web and is designed to be self-hosted, so you retain complete control over your data and infrastructure.
Our goal with Instant was to deliver a phenomenal user experience for collaboration and document management while creating a simple product for you to use and integrate. Over the years, we’ve helped many of our customers build solutions specific to their needs. While each of their needs were unique, they all shared common requirements. We learned from all the existing projects we saw and designed a fast, reliable sync engine. We are confident Instant will help meet your needs as well.
Let's take a look at PSPDFKit Instant's key features:
Instant consists of two parts: the PSPDFKit Server backend that synchronizes documents and annotations as well as manages authentication; and the mobile and web frameworks that integrate into your app.
The frameworks for iOS, Android, and Web connect your app to PSPDFKit Server, which is delivered in a Docker container for easy and flexible integration with your existing infrastructure. Your backend uses the server's JSON-based API to manage documents and annotations.
Enabling Instant is a simple matter of adding the framework to your PSPDFKit-powered app and connecting it to the PSPDFKit Server backend. Instant will sync documents and annotations between devices. Read more about how Instant works in detail in our guides.
You can try Instant yourself right now: Make sure you have the latest version of our PDF Viewer app installed on your Android or iOS device and then visit the Instant demo page in your desktop browser.
Wondering whether Instant is for you? Let us know about your project requirements and we'll explore how we can help you.
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