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#WPE14: EidosMedia spotlights new web-based app Méthode Swing

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#WPE14: EidosMedia spotlights new web-based app Méthode Swing

"Freedom and flexibility for those who create editorial content and manage its publication - that’s the idea behind Swing," says Massimo Barsotti, EidosMedia Chief Marketing Officer (pictured). "Today’s information enterprises need to bring together contributions from people in different locations inside and outside the organisation. Swing creates a curated workspace where this can happen.”

Swing is a new web app available for both Windows and Mac. It provides controlled access to all information sources in the editorial environment: wirefeeds, image feeds, archives and production workflow. Users can create and file articles enriched with multimedia from agency feeds or local sources. Users who have the appropriate permission can even paginate and publish materials directly to online channels or post content to social networks.

Different types of user need to access the workflow in different ways, and Swing is customisable. EidosMedia says the Swing interface is made up of functional "widgets" that can be swapped in and out to suit the needs of the user. Configured for the mobile journalist, the interface combines text editing and media search spaces with messaging and assignment functions. The interface for editors includes tools for monitoring and managing workflow.

“We can use this customisability to create specialised interfaces that make the most of screen real estate,” says Barsotti. “Each Swing user sees only the functions they need and these functions are at their fingertips.”

EidosMedia also says that Swing offers an easy way to allow external contributors and freelance staff to contribute to the workflow. ”Contributors from outside the organisation can use Swing to get limited access to the workflow in ways that can be carefully controlled,” Barsotti says. “This makes their interaction much faster and easier than the usual exchange of emails or messages.”

Swing works in all modern browsers and uses HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript technologies in a "responsive design" layout that adjusts automatically to fit the screen size of the user device.

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2014-10-14 12:07

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