Not many people leave home today without their mobile phone. Who are we kidding? Not many people leave the room without their phone! So we know being able to access your content and data on-the-go is critical for today’s marketers. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of our new Widen Collective® mobile app.
Available for both iOS and Android, the new mobile app is an extension of your Collective site. It upholds each customer’s security structure, allowing permissioned users to search, preview, and share up-to-date assets in their Collective site. Original files or web-friendly versions can also be downloaded and saved.
To begin, users download the Widen Collective mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and then follow prompts to validate their instance. Once logged in, mobile access remains active as long as users log into their full Collective site every 30 days.
Locating assets can be done via search, or by navigating using collections or category tabs. When browsing assets, users can choose to view them as thumbnail images or in a list. And to narrow results, faceted search allows users to filter their results even further.
To get a closer look at an asset, click on the image to access metadata and security information, as well as options for downloading and sharing.
Downloading and sharing content
We know that when you download and share content on-the-go, your workflow and asset needs are different than when you’re at your computer. So in the mobile app, you’re able to download a web-friendly version of images, PDFs, and Microsoft documents. You’re also able to download the original version of these file types and others, including audio, Adobe Indesign, and compressed archive files. Assets can then be saved to your phone or uploaded to an application of your choice.
Sharing content is just as easy, too. Similar to sharing photos from your phone, you can share assets with any of your phone contacts and apps. But don’t worry about sharing assets you shouldn’t. Because the site’s permissioning structure extends to the mobile experience, users can only share assets as they could in the full site. And all expired and unreleased assets will be viewable based on permissions, but aren’t able to be shared.
Getting started with the mobile app
To get started, users with an active Widen Collective account can find and download the iOS and Android apps in their respective app stores. Then, just follow the instructions. The app is compatible with iOS 13.4+ for iPhone and 14.3+ for iPad, as well as Android 6.0+.
And this is only the beginning. More updates are coming to the mobile app this year! To stay in the know, Widen Collective customers can follow our product roadmap to get a look ahead at future releases and product updates.
Download the Widen Collective mobile app, today.