Our 14 July 2016 product release has some highly requested features and enhancements that we believe will be enjoyed by many of you! Additionally, significant effort was directed at overall product performance and scalability.
In this release, we upgraded the Newsletter moderation workflow to add flexibility and to decrease the number of steps you need to take! When you create a new distribution for an existing newsletter, you will immediately be taken to the moderation step (to select the content to include). The sending details are now combined with the step after moderation!
We will continue to enhance Newsletter functionality in future releases -- we know this is a highly used feature for many of our customers. In the meantime, we hope this improvement will be a time-saver for you!
This image shows the additional flexibility that has been implemented in this release cycle:
Mobile App Enhancements
The iOS and Android mobile applications have also had a big release with three main areas of focus:
- Deep Linking - New flows for mobile users when clicking on links in Meltwater emails or accessing our application via mobile web
- Forgot Password - Ability to change password within the mobile apps (as opposed to sending email to initiate password change)
- Crash Analytics - Improved crash reporting for increased stability in future releases
Deep Linking - What does that mean to me?
You will now be able to open links from Meltwater emails directly in our mobile apps. When visiting app.meltwater.com on your mobile phone, you will be re-directed to the mobile app; though, you will still be able to read articles on mobile web if you prefer that option.
When you click on links in Meltwater emails such as News Digests, Dashboard Reports, Instant Notifications, etc. on your mobile phones, you will be directed to the mobile app. If the app is installed and updated to the recent version, the link will open directly in the app. If you have not yet downloaded the app, you will be taken to a page instructing you to do so, with links directly to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store as appropriate. There is an option to view on mobile web should you wish not to download the app; however, we encourage you to try it out - we have some wonderful functionality on our mobile apps we think you will love.
Broadcast Media Integration (TV Eyes)
We are thrilled to announce a seamless integration of Broadcast Media content from the US, UK and Australia media markets into our product. If you are interested in this new content, reach out to your Account Manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Once this feature is enabled on your account, you will have a new option available when you create a search - pick from Editorial, Social or Broadcast content type! All of the boolean functionality you are familiar with applies to searches for Broadcast content and we enrich this content as we do with editorial (topic, author, sentiment, etc.) Additionally, broadcast data can be used in all of the dashboard widgets with the exception of the AVE widget.
If you currently have in-bound RSS feeds configured to push TV Eyes Broadcast content into Meltwater, your account manager will be in contact with you shortly to discuss transitioning to our new, higher-value, more tightly integrated functionality.
Additional Minor Changes
Content Streams - Articles in our content streams can be grouped with other articles that are exact syndicated matches or with similar articles or they can be left as individual articles (ie, not grouped). Prior to this release, we called Similar matches 'Close' matches and this terminology was problematic for our international, multi-lingual customer base so it has been changed. To group articles, click on the top right-most icon within a content streams (found in the Inbox, Search results, Content Stream widgets on Dashboards, etc.). This menu allows you to specify how articles will be displayed - which details of each article to show (ie avatars, images, opening text, etc.) and if any grouping algorithm should be applied.