Adobe® Reader Mobile SDK

Build branded customized eReader apps

  • Render EPUB and PDF content
  • Control reading options; protect content
  • Advanced functionality

Build customized eReader apps

The Adobe Reader Mobile SDK (RMSDK) is Adobe’s toolkit for rendering EPUB and PDF content for eReading apps and devices. It powers dedicated eReaders including Barnes & Noble nook, Kobo, Bookeen as well as hundreds of custom eReading apps on iOS and Android. Adobe Content Server users will be excited to know that ACS 6 supports new business models that allow for easy distribution of content to different markets and geographies.


Adobe Reader Mobile SDK is a software development kit which application developers use to create and build custom eBook viewers.  It supports a broad array of reading functionality.

  • Supports 15 languages
  • Option Controls
  • Reflowable content
  • Various fonts, sizes, colors
  • Highlighting
  • Full-text search
  • Bookmarks
  • Protected content 

Adobe Vendor ID

Adobe Vendor ID works with Adobe Reader Mobile SDK and Adobe Content Server, to enable streamlining of the device activation and content authorization process for eBooks, and improve the eReading experience for your users.

Adobe Vendor ID allows vendors to streamline the content authorization process by providing vendors with a unique ID which can be used to authorize content on behalf of its users. This eliminates the need for readers to create, use, or see their Adobe ID. Vendors gain more control over the authorization process; and can effectively eliminate the dependency on Adobe ID for their users.  Adobe Vendor ID supports a joining mechanism whereby Adobe ID-based user accounts can be “joined” with Vendor ID -based ones.

For more information on Joining Accounts, contact us.

Discover what RMSDK can do for you

EPUB 3, EPUB 2 and PDF support
RMSDK supports high-quality rendering of the EPUB file format, a structured, accessible XML-based format designed to reflow text according to screen and font size. EPUB is the official standard of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), a trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption. RMSDK renders EPUB with support for multiple graphic formats including SVG; embedded fonts; right-to-left and mixed-direction text layout support; right-to-left reading order; Japanese text; and support for stylesheets and templates.

Adobe content server compatibility
RMSDK supports digital content copy-protected by Adobe Content Server (Adobe DRM). Hundreds of publishers, libraries, retailers and solution providers are distributing and managing eBooks using Adobe Content Server and secured with Adobe DRM. All of this content can be read by any viewer built using the RMSDK. Unprotected PDF and EPUB documents can also be transferred and read with an RMSDK-based viewer.

PDF reflow
In addition to supporting reflowable EPUB content, RMSDK also supports PDF reflow, enabling resizing text-oriented documents for greatly improved readability on small screens. PDF is the international standard (ISO 32000-1) for more secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms.

Tethered transfer of content
Users can transfer content directly to a device via Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe’s rich Internet application built from the ground up for digital publishing. Adobe Digital Editions offers a simplified, engaging way to acquire, manage, and read eBooks and other kinds of digital publications.

Broad multilanguage support
RMSDK supports hundreds of languages and character sets, and right-to-left (R2L) and mixed-direction layout support for Arabic and Hebrew.


Learn more about RMSDK

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