What is iAPPS Content Manager?
iAPPS Content Manager is a content management system that is optimized for non-technical users to create, edit, and publish website content via a browser-based interface. iAPPS is available on-demand or as a perpetually licensed product.
What are the newest features in iAPPS?
iAPPS 5.0 enables content authors to easily edit and publish content on their website using a tablet or smartphone. With the rise of mobile devices in the marketplace, it is imperative for websites to be managed with mobile-friendly features for on-the-go editing and publishing. Because websites are accessed today by multiple devices, delivering the right content and digital experience to the appropriate audience becomes a major competitive advantage for businesses. Persuasive content capabilities on iAPPS 5.0 leverage device, navigation behavior and demographics to help companies display content that improves conversion rates and allows visitors to immediately find what they want.
The new iAPPS 5.0 interface includes persona driven mega menus that can be customized towards personnel and their tasks. The restructured menu allows users to reach any iAPPS admin screen from any of the products, at any time. iAPPS administrators can also use flexible Layout Templates to create new Page Templates by dragging and dropping controls into special page zones – all without the need for developer assistance.
With the release of iAPPS 5.0, iAPPS now offers built-in foreign language translation services with the integration of Clay Tablet Technologies. iAPPS 5.0 also adds video hosting services built directly into the iAPPS Platform with Brightcove – driving digital engagement with enhanced multimedia features.
Is it easy to create and maintain web content with iAPPS?
Yes - very easy. The iAPPS Content Manager editing and authoring tools were developed to be used by someone without knowledge of HTML coding. Users can easily add new pages, sections and sub-sections, and upload and publish images on a page within the administration area. In fact, inline content editing allows you to edit content directly to a staged version of the page - it looks exactly like it will look as your making the changes once published.
Is iAPPS search engine friendly?
Yes, iAPPS is very SEO-friendly and is the only CMS out there that includes auto-301 redirects and auto-generated XML sitemaps. A 301 Redirect alerts search engines to a page name change and sends search users to the right place. When a 301 Redirect is not in place, search users can experience a Page Not Found error, also known as a 404 error. 404 errors can cause your website to suffer diminished search engine rankings. iAPPS Content Manager includes auto-301 Redirect creation after a change in any page name within your website - meaning you never have to worry about poor search engine optimization.
Sitemap.XML files allow a site administrator to inform search engines about URLs on their website that should be indexed, or in some cases, not indexed. Furthermore, they help search engines crawl through a website more intelligently by listing all available page URLs and include additional metadata for each page - such as how often its URL changes and when it was last updated.
Unlike many database-driven content management systems, iAPPS avoids query string URLs and uses search engine friendly English language URLs. Additionally, the metadata tagging features allow you to define specific page metadata and what metadata to include in a web page.
Does iAPPS offer enterprise search integration?
Enterprise search is state-of-the-art right out of the box with iAPPS, thanks to our partnership with the ISYS, the leader in site search and big data technology. Deep, seamless integration with ISYS allows iAPPS users easy access to all of their information every time, all the time.
Can I build my own custom applications for a website developed on iAPPS?
Absolutely. iAPPS is developed on the iAPPS .NET Framework. Your .NET development teams can easily develop custom applications that integrate with Content Manager. And for more robust custom applications, the iAPPS Framework Developer Edition gives you access to all of the available APIs, features, and functions.
How is iAPPS licensed?
iAPPS is available as a flexible SaaS – Software as a Service - licensing model for those who want to spread licensing costs over several years, and for those who don’t want to own the responsibilities of maintaining and supporting the required backend infrastructure. Bridgeline centrally manages product updates seamlessly for our SaaS customers. And for those who prefer to keep their web application in house, Bridgeline’s technology is flexible enough to offer a traditional perpetual license option.
Can I use iAPPS for both internal and external sites?
Yes, iAPPS has built in support for administrative and end-user access. So you can manage secure business application sites as easily as public marketing sites.