PREPR TIMELINES WILL NOW FOLLOW PROGRAM GUIDE

From now on Prepr will use the Program schedule as the primary schedule for generating timelines. Before today the basis for the timelines was your clock schedule. For a lot of our users this was a very complicated process in getting the right timeline for the right program.

WHAT DO YOUR FANS THINK? INTRODUCING POLL IN PREPR

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Today we are releasing a new Poll feature in Prepr. The Poll gives you the option to send out a question to your listeners and let them vote for the answers by using sms, whatsapp, app messages, web messages and email.

Together with the new Poll feature we add a new API endpoint for voting on the Poll. This makes it easy to integrate the poll options into your own app or website.

The docs can be found here --> https://developers.mediaconnect.io/v5.0/reference#publicationsidvote

PREPR MUSIC LIBRARY

2018-05-15 15.13.02.jpg Starting today Prepr has a new Music library feature. The libary contains all Tracks and Artist that a station has played on-air. In the library a station can now manage the meta-data of played Tracks and Artists.

For Tracks the artists, cover-art, tags and description can be edited.

For Artists the biography, the summary of the bio and the artist cover image can be managed.

Music-Id

Our new Music-Id platform will try to match the Tracks and Artists to some various online services to improve the meta-data. Tracks are matched to Musicbrainz, Spotify and Apple Music, while Artists are matched on Musicbrainz, Lastfm, Twitter and Instagram.

Now Playing

With this new structure in place, all playlist tracks will now be available under the new label TrackPlay. Subscribing to the webhook publication_published will update you when a track becomes on-air.

Re-indexing

Due to re-indexing processing, artist info in timeline will not be available during the next 24 hours.

DEPRECATION images.graphlr.io

To continuously improve our platform speed and security, we are making the following changes effective on 2018-06-01. We understand that this may affect your business or services.

The old images resizing service available on images.graphlr.io will be deprecated. We recommend switching to our new Images service.

https://developers.mediaconnect.io/v5.0/docs/resizing-with-aws-storage

INTRODUCING WEBHOOKS

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Today we are excited to announce the launch of Mediaconnect Webhooks; a configurable webhook integration that replicates data from our APIs directly to your back ends. Connect your company’s email service provider, cache server, website management system, and more.

The webhook delivery system is built on top of our API. Whenever something interesting happens like a newly created or published publication, an asset that is uploaded or a change in a guide Mediaconnect will create an event. That event contains a event property, which tells you what kind of thing happened, and a payload property that contains the specifics of the resource that changed.

When you add a new callback url, Mediaconnect will start sending an HTTPS POST request to that URL on every event that you subscribed too. And we support having as many URLs as you want, which means you can mix and match multiple different services to respond to specified Mediaconnect events, which is a truly enabling tool. You can see a list of events in our docs.

Features

Real time notifications for publication and asset events. Webhooks are retried a few times in an hour if your endpoint fails to respond with a 2xx status code. And you can verify the authenticity of a webhook by checking the Mediaconnect-Signature header.

Getting started

So, now that we've built it, you should start using it right away! You'll find all the information on webhooks in our docs.

Let us know how you think about the new feature, and have fun using our webhooks!

RELEASE UPDATE API March 5th

Update time: Monday March 5th, 23.00 CET.

RELEASE UPDATE JANUARY 2018

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Here's our monthly release update. This month starring "Access control for users" and "Video for Facebook and Twitter posts".

New: Access control for users

It's now possible to manage the access rights of users. As an admin you have complete control of what users can see and do in Mediaconnect. You can grant users full access, or restrict access to certain sections like assets, publications or comments. The "Users" section shows who has access to which sections. When you select a user you can select the sections the user should be able to access.

Add video to Facebook and Twitter posts

Facebook and Twitter posts with video content have a lot more impact and generate more engagement. It's now possible to attach videos to Facebook and Twitter posts from within Mediaconnect. Making it even more easy to manage, schedule and monitor your social media posts.

New features

  • Added page tags in Facebook posts
  • Added Spotify integration
  • Added MailChimp integration
  • Added Instagram social login
  • Added access control to users

All improvements

  • Added Instagram comments to reaction list
  • Preview url by video assets
  • Video asset in Twitter- and Facebookpost
  • New icon Inbox
  • Added heatmap in registrations
  • Changes view recommendations engagement
  • User rights in user listview
  • Enabled permissions in navigation
  • Removed channel click in breadcrumb
  • Reactions autoload
  • Add edit button for talk items
  • Custom fields improvement
  • Rebuild for move publication in existing story

We're starting a changelog

Big news today, we're starting a public changelog so you're always up to date with all the updates, improvements and fixes that are made in Mediaconnect.

Even though we work on Mediaconnect all the time, sometimes it may seem that not much is happening. This changelog is here to improve that very important part of the communication between you and us.

You'll always receive an update when we change something in the widget, or if needed all things we've changed is available on our public changelog page.

No published changelogs yet.

Surely Mediaconnect will start publishing changelogs very soon.

Check out our other public changelogs: Buffer, Mention, Respond by Buffer, JSFiddle, Olark, Droplr, Piwik Pro, Prott, Ustream, ViralSweep, StartupThreads, Userlike, Unixstickers, Survicate, Envoy, Gmelius, CodeTree