Last week, on 1 September to be exact, Apple announced great news for news app developers. Start 2022, Apple is going to allow news apps to direct their readers to external websites for subscription management via an in-app link.
At Visiolink, our mission is to make it possible for our customers to deliver world class epaper solutions and concepts optimised for modern media usage and engagement. Constantly striving towards improving and developing smarter products and features, with the core purpose of enhancing user experience amongst epaper users across segments as our primary focus.
It should come as no surprise that the local newspaper industry has long been under pressure, and according to Reuters’ recent Digital News Report 2021, the global COVID-19 crisis has done nothing to relinquish the situation.
However, at Der Teckbote, a local newspaper situated in Kirchheim unter Teck near Stuttgart, Germany, they have risen to the occasion: Despite the odds, this local star has managed to increase its epaper reader engagement and gain digital subscribers. How?
Is your to-do-list cramped with buzzwords and ideas on how to accelerate your digital transformation? Well, according to WAN IFRA’s latest World Press Trends Outlook report, you are not alone – it is on top of news publishers’ 2021 priority lists.
Would you rather listen to the article? Press play and have the article read aloud by the Text-to-Speech Google Cloud speech synthesis.
Audio and spoken content are making quite the noise amongst publishers and newspapers these years. And no wonder: Reading takes time and focus – which is in short supply with modern ways of living. At the same time, always being accessible is key no-matter the context in which the user finds him or herself in.
Collecting usage data from your e-paper is an important tool that can give you a great deal of insight into your users’ online behaviour. But it requires that you comply with the General Data Protection Regulation; commonly known as GDPR – and in GDPR terms, this means that you must receive your users’ active consent.
Maybe you have heard about the forecast saying that the newspaper is dying – but that is not the case when it comes to the e-paper! When we look at the development of the e-paper consumption and the amount of people opening the app, we see a staggering increase!
We’ve previously written about Independent News & Media and their revamped digital strategy. Among the Irish-based media group’s titles, you’ll find Belfast Telegraph, and we’ve had a quick chat with their Head of Digital, Morgane Campioni, about their new ePaper solution and their partnership with Visiolink.
Despite only being 500 miles in a beeline away from Scandinavia, the ePaper hasn’t really enjoyed a similar level of demand, and thus success, in the British Isles. But this is a fact that Independent News & Media (INM) hope to change through a brand-new digital strategy with new subscription models and value-based promotion of their ePaper solutions and news sites.
The public is very much influenced by the media in regard to what we talk about and what is top of mind. In the same way the media also reflect if a specific topic has reached its peak. And it might look as if the corona pandemic is starting to slow down – at least in the sense of media coverage.
10 years ago, on January 27, 2010, the now deceased Apple founder, Steve Jobs, unveiled the 1st generation of the iPad. At Visiolink we would like to pay homage to an invention that would go on to change the way we consume journalism.
It's often the little things that make all the difference. And with a simple push notification you can easily increase retention and reader loyalty. Through Google Analytics you are able to create segments that will ultimately increase the impact and the click-through-rate (CTR) of your push notifications.