Add social media into your PDF to HTML5 conversion

For our PDF to HTML5 Converter we are always looking for new ideas for features that people want to see. Often, it is from our customers or meetings with potential customers that good ideas come from. One such occasion occurred on a recent meeting where the person we met mentioned social media integration.

Having been told about and seeing the potential of social media from our use of Twitter to promote these blog posts and what was shown to us at a marketing conference run by Hubspot last year we decided it would be a potenially useful feature for the converter to have and allow our customers users to share converted pdf files hosted online with ease.

So this week we looked into adding the tweet button from Twitter and the like button from Facebook. Both of which were relatively simple to add. We then looked at the option of adding more social media widgets/buttons and which one to add. There are quite a lot to pick from and in the end we choose to add the following:

  • Facebook Like Button
  • Twitter Tweet Button
  • LinkedIn Share Button
  • Google Plus Button
  • Reddit Post Button
  • Dig Button
  • StumbleUpon Submit Button
  • Tumblr blog button

Of course these can all be seen to clutter converted pages up when they are all present and often people may not want certain ones or any of them to appear at all, so we have made sure they can all each be individual turned on and off.

tweetFor a tutorial on using them please see this page.

Please let us know if there are any other social media sites that might be worth integrating with our converter!

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Lyndon is a Developer at IDR Solutions. He currently focuses mostly on the JavaScript in the Viewer and PDF to HTML5 Converter and also the Android PDF Viewer. He gave a short talk at the GlassFish UnConference before JavaOne 2012. Outside of IDR Solutions he has a keen interest in AI and Games Programming and runs a blog that he periodically updates.
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About Lyndon Armitage

Lyndon is a Developer at IDR Solutions. He currently focuses mostly on the JavaScript in the Viewer and PDF to HTML5 Converter and also the Android PDF Viewer. He gave a short talk at the GlassFish UnConference before JavaOne 2012.

Outside of IDR Solutions he has a keen interest in AI and Games Programming and runs a blog that he periodically updates.

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