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Friday Roundup: Wavii Launches iPhone App, Pinerly Becomes Reachli, Meograph Gets More Updates

It’s about time we catch up with some tools we’ve written about in the past as the companies continue to grow and change. Here are a few recent highlights.

Wavii’s iPhone app

Remember Wavii? It’s the instant news feed for any topic, letting you follow issues and people from news sources around the world. Newsroom use cases include reporters on a beat or a homepage producer wanted to stay up-to-date on the latest trending news. The company has just debuted its newest 2.0 app for iOS devices.

From Wavii’s announcement, new features of the app:

  • Smoother navigation, commenting and social sharing: The new app has a streamlined look and feel, it also includes a new social bar that lets you see what stories your friends have interacted with and enables you to easily share your thoughts too. You can also quickly share stories via email, or over to Facebook and Twitter.
  •  More updates for any topic: A wider range of the world’s events as short, simple status updates in your newsfeed.
  •  Quick and easy discovery of new topics to follow: Provides quick access to category feeds like “Popular,” “Tech,” and “Entertainment”, making it easier to discover new and interesting topics that you can follow to personalize your experience.
  •  More ways to get started: You can now use Twitter or an email address to sign up, in addition to Facebook.

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Pinerly: The Tool For Tracking Pinterest Analytics

We’ve written a lot about the implications of Pinterest for journalism: Five news organizations to follow, 10 more organizations to followfive ways journalists can use it and Pinterest tips for writers. But as a news organization, it’s hard to justify pouring additional resources into a new tool without any idea of the impact or reach. It’s also an important part of getting adoption in the newsroom — if you want your features writers to post food and travel ideas to Pinterest, you have to motivate them by showing how much more engagement or traffic it could bring.

This is where Pinerly comes in. The new tool — still in beta at the moment — lets you create “campaigns” around pins that track views and clickthroughs on pins you create. I have a beta account right now and have been experimenting. Here are the highlights. Read more