Beginner help topics are listed in recommended order of completion.

The BLOX Now app is a new delivery app powered by BLOX CMS. Topics (section pages) within the app are managed within the Blocks Manager in the same way as other site pages that pull content in from the CMS. The Now app utilizes Google Firebase for Push Notification functionality and ties directly into Google Analytics for audience tracking.  

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The BLOX Now app is a different kind of news application. As such, the way analytics works may be different than other applications. Please read below for more information.

for iOS users, make sure they have the TestFlight app

The BLOX Now app is currently a hybrid app.  A hybrid application (hybrid app) is one that combines elements of both native and Web applications. Native applications are developed for a specific platform and installed on a personal device, often times through app stores such as Apple Connect and Google Play. Web applications are generalized for multiple platforms and not installed locally but made available over the Internet through a browser. 

BLOX Now makes use of BLOX Subscription to allow you to monetize your content on the app.

Push notifications will  allow you to send notifications to your BLOX Now app to drive traffic back to your site.

Different app vendors differ slightly in how metrics are collected in the app. In the BLOX Now app, there are three main metrics to watch to help determine the success for your app:

This block template will display a set of summary cards, and has options to show or hide the asset's various details (such as lead paragraph, byline, image preview, etc.).

This document explains the integration between BLOX "Flex" (responsive design) templates and Google DFP (Doubleclick for Publishers).

If you have a video in your NOW App feed you will be able to use Chromecast or AirPlay to stream that video. Your mobile device must be on the same wi-fi network as the Chromecast or AirPlay device.