Members can now create a connection/link from other Newsrooms to their own. This feature is available from the Newsroom options menu. (The three vertical lines on a newsroom tile).
Newsroom connections are an easy way to create a central hub, or to aggregate other curations on a relevant topic into one Newsroom.
Members can now receive push notifications from specific Newsrooms. This feature is available from the Newsroom options menu. (The three vertical lines on a newsroom tile).
The default for this feature is Notifications / Off
*ACTIVATION. Current members will need to re-login to Topico to activate push notifications.
News source info panel.
There will now be an info icon ( i ) in the bottom/right corner on the newsfeed of a news source.
This will display the wikipedia entry for that news source. Most known sources of news and information will have a wikipedia entry.
Newsroom article alerts.
The icon for # of posts within a Newsroom will now dim out if there have not been any new articles posted since last visiting that Newsroom.
Members will now get a message if they attempt to post an article that already exists in a Newsroom.
The member can still post the article into a different Newsroom, but only the first person to post the article onto Topico will have that article promoted to the topic newsfeed.
Want more people to quickly discover your Newsroom to gain those influence points?… post that breaking news article before anyone else.
The bottom navigation menu will now recede when scrolling, and default to displayed when returning from a previous screen.
Swapped the ‘Home’ (is now top/left) and the ‘Back’ button (is now in the bottom navigation menu) to provide a more intuitive bottom navigation bar.
The home navigation options are now categories / subscriptions / popular.
There is now a minimum amount of influence points needed to become the MIP (the most influential person) of a Newsroom, Topic, or News source.
Subscribed Newsrooms are now displayed in order of most recently subscribed.
Multiple Top Picks
Members can now make multiple top picks.
Making an article your “top pick” displays it on your own personal profile to promote that article for others who visit your profile to discover.
- Articles won’t jump anymore when scrolling fast.
- Improved speed when searching for topics.
- The displayed results when searching for a topic are now more relevant to the search query.
- Improved speed of trend surfing.