A Deceptively Simple Platform—with Some Powerful, Innovative Features
Steven envisioned a platform that was simple and straightforward, but also contained some powerful features that would enable his users to post, search for, and easily retrieve any content they wanted to see.
With this in mind, Net Solutions created the following features.
Channels: The app allows users to create content channels where they can curate content by subject matter.
A Variety of Formats: The platform allows users to upload educational content in a wide range of formats, including YouTube videos, On-Demand video courses, podcasts, blog content, and downloadable files like PDFs.
Automatic Parsing for YouTube Videos: When adding YouTube channels, the platform automatically parses the videos within and adds them individually to the channel.
Powerful Search: When users come to the site, they can search for their desired topics. The system presents them with channels and links to curated content that matches their search criteria, which they can then explore for further learning.
Engagement Features: Users can comment on, and “like,” any given resource. They can also mix-and-match links from multiple channels to create their own channel.
Displaying Popular Links: The platform tracks popular resources, and the users can filter results to show links that are new, hot, trending, etc.
Subscribing to Other Users: Any user can subscribe to other users and channels. When they do this, any new posts from those users or channels shows up in the subscriber's custom activity feed.
Powerful Administrative Tools: The admin has full control over the system, with powerful functionality at their disposal, including:
- Content management
- User management
- Category management
- Mass resource list imports
- Core analytics and reporting