Testing the mobile experience that consumers see when they scan your Digimarc ID in printed materials should be straightforward, right? Just scan the processed image with the Digimarc Discover mobile app and see how the URL renders on your mobile device. But what if you don’t have access to the printed image containing the Digimarc ID? This happens quite a bit when editorial, brand management or image production teams are in different locations.
We’ve added a new feature called, “Test Mobile Experience,” which can be found in the “Edit Web Experience” pop-up.
For users who remember our Online Services Portal, this is what used to be called, “Preview.” It looks a little different, but behaves the same way. After clicking the “Test Mobile Experience” button, a blue target will appear.
Simply point the Digimarc Discover mobile app at the target, holding it between 3 and 8 inches away from the monitor, and the app will detect the Digimarc ID and launch the URL that you have associated with this ID. Depending on your monitor resolution setting, you may need to hold your mobile device further back. And don’t worry if your Digimarc ID is “On Hold.” The ID Manager will activate it to allow you to test the mobile experience, then return it to “On Hold” fifteen minutes later.
We’ve also made searching for a project faster by adding “type-ahead” behavior to our search feature on the ID Manager home page. As you start typing, any projects with names containing those letters will appear below the search box. We plan to add this type-ahead to the search feature on project pages soon.
We hope you like the changes – send your feedback either way! Stay tuned for some new features in an upcoming release that help when managing and editing multiple Digimarc IDs.