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Two dozen experiments, one Brexit and one U.S. presidential election, and hundreds of thousands of readers later, the Mobile Innovation Lab has some thoughts about what newsroom innovation and experimentation requires on a practical level.
Like Circa before it, The Guardian aims to atomize a big breaking story into its individual parts — and then be smart about showing you the right ones at the right time.
The Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab’s podcast player for the mobile web lets you listen to a show without using a podcast app, and get phone notifications that point you to links and graphics at relevant points in the story as the audio plays.
“The app is a really good first step for gathering information, using it in a respectful way, and seeing how people feel about that.”
“Did we make the job reports live blog better, because we put more attention to it, and should we push to do more things like this in the newsroom in general?”
And why are offline reading apps still so stodgy?
So why’d the Times make your phone buzz twice Tuesday afternoon? The inspiration was threaded tweets.
The Quartz Bot Studio (which the publication intends to maintain after the grant funding is used up) will develop new bots for messaging platforms like Slack and voice interfaces like Amazon Echo or Google Home.
It’s the first time The Guardian has worked on a new notification format for its native apps.