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Highlights for the week of April 19th, 2021


Seven things you won’t want to miss in this BLOX Now mobile app update

The most recent release of the BLOX Now app includes a wealth of enhancements to the mobile experience. Don’t miss these seven advances. Read more

Detailed release notes for this week

Flex Templates Software Release - Wed., April 21st @ 2:00 PM CT

In this Flex Templates release, we are streamlining the "forgot password" workflow, adding a new beta program for iQ Audience+ improvements, and adding some support for future BLOX Now app improvements. Read more

BLOX Now App Release - Wed., April 21st @ 9:00 AM CT

The main focus of this release is IDFA compliance, changes to the e-Edition deployment and iQ Audience+ awareness, and a GA4/Firebase Analytics overhaul. We are also deploying several new features including live streaming improvements and UI changes. Read more

Advertorial Software Release Notes - Wed., April 21st @ 9:00 AM CT

In this release of our Advertorial software, we are adding support for a new content provider, Techcar. Read more

BLOX Syndication Software Release - Wed., April 21st @ 10:00AM CT

In this release we are adding job interval timing for some channels, as well as updates for Associated Press, ATOM/RSS, Wordpress, and PR Newswire channels. Read more

Field59 VMS Software Release - Wed., April 21st @ 2:00PM CT

In this release we are adding new live stream features including Go Live Now, a new rule configuration interface that allows for fast creation of Field59 Events in urgent/breaking news situations. Read more

Quick tips and tricks


Create a service account for easier BLOX Now app updates

TownNews needs assistance in creating a service account in your Google Play store. While we try to take care of all store related issues, Google Play has restrictions on who can set up the service accounts. Learn more


Celebrate the class of 2021 with a revenue generating special section

Honor the students in your community and drive advertising dollars with an engaging, turnkey commencement page. The 2020-21 school year has been like no other. Help this year's graduates celebrate their extraordinary accomplishments—while generating new advertising revenue—with our Graduate Tributes 2021 package. Learn more

Webinar recording now available


Webinar | New in BLOX Now: Live stream enhancements, customizable weather, analytics improvements, and more!

Webinar recording now available: At our April 2021 customer webinar, Susan Bell, senior product manager at TownNews, highlighted new and exciting updates for the BLOX Now mobile app. Watch it now

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