MobileClient: A Giant Leap Forward
Sophora’s MobileClient plays an important role in the Tagesschau’s current newsroom project. We have improved many features and functions so that the editorial staff can work more efficiently.
It is now also possible to map comprehensive editorial workflows directly in the MobileClient
. We have integrated the offer function. Offer areas are subscribe-able lists in which documents can be collected and "shared" with others. One user describes an important use case as follows: "As a TV editor, I write a story and delegate the researching and preparing of story's images to a colleague who is familiar with it. She can then share with me the finished images in the MobileClient so that I can integrate it in the story." We have also included the offer function in the MobileClient’s start page, therefore editorial processes can also start directly from a shared document.
Date Filter in the Search Function
To make it even easier to find the right document from a list of millions, we have integrated a date filter directly into the search
. You can now filter your search for given periods (today, for three days, etc.), as well as set a custom time period in a dialog.
Sophora 3 Up to 30% Faster Thanks to New Angular
has become up to 30% faster. A complete technical "rewrite" made it possible. We gradually switched to the latest version of the Google framework Angular
, from AngularJS to the not downwards compatible Angular. After about twelve months, we could finally switch off the parallel operation of both frameworks and now look forward to profiting from the future improvements of the much faster framework.
Paragraph Drag & Drop
The fine structuring of content has always been one of Sophora's great strengths. Now, text paragraphs, images and boxes can be rearranged via drag & drop in the MobileClient
. In order to keep this process straight-forward even with longer texts, we have given the MobileClient a special view that shortens the paragraphs and displays them as a list. Drag & Drop works with both touch and via the mouse.
Component Drag & Drop
Components can now be sorted by drag & drop
, e.g. the images from a picture gallery or the teaser on a homepage. The text boxes can also be edited with this feature. The MobileClient observes all rules, for example, that an image may not be inserted into a teaser box or that the maximum number of components in the box has already been reached. An editor's comment: "Sensational". Thank you!
If you want, you can now open a document in the MobileClient in read mode, and then switch to edit mode, if required. This is useful if you only want to read through a document or if you want to navigate to other documents via the first document. The read mode is also helpful if the MobileClient is running in "Embedded" mode within another application.
No problem if the browser crashes, or if you accidentally close a tab. The MobileClient automatically saves the most current working version so that it can be restored at the next start of the application.
Improved Image Upload
Image upload directly into an image document is now also possible in the MobileClient. Until now, this was only possible within the context of other documents, e.g. articles.
Simple Fixed-Size Text Field for Teletext and More
The MobileClient now supports the fixed-size text field
in plain form for text with limited space, e.g. teletext. The hyphenation of the fixed-size text field and the line distribution happen in the background, with results visible in the preview.
Creating Documents with Templates
With Sophora 3, creating documents via templates is easier than ever. This simplifies document creation and allows certain contents to be prefilled.