To enhance the member experience with its “ePub” versions of the Update and Journal, CDA has implemented a new feature that makes sharing content easier.
CDA launched digital versions of the Update and the Journal in 2013 as a way to communicate industry and member news across more platforms.
New for 2014 is the Stream feature. Stream is an expansion of the “clippings” function that allows users to select a visual piece of an article or photo and share it through social media or email. When that selection is shared, a link to the original article also will appear. Stream takes that function to the next level.
Here is how it works:
- Users can keep a running archive of all their clips in their own private stream. The "Camera Roll" is the most popular “clippings” option, meaning that people like to save clips for their own later use.
- Users can see other peoples' clips in the “CDA Stream,” where all the users' clips aggregate into one big stream.
- All clips serve as links that lead back to the source of the streamed content, whether it is a PDF page in the app or a web link online. So not only can users share content with Stream, but they will be discovering new content as well.
MAZ Publishing, the company CDA uses for its ePubs, also has added sharing functionality to LinkedIn, Evernote, Messages and copy to clipboard.
For more information and to download the Update and Journal ePubs, visit cda.org/apps.