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CoveritLive supports audience in excess of 1.7 million for Apple announcement

The Apple media event to announce its new iPhone 5s & 5c on Tuesday, Sept. 10 was widely anticipated and more than 1.7 million technophiles all around the world followed CoveritLive live blogs during the announcement in San Francisco, Calif.

More than 70 publishers and blogs, including Yahoo, MacWorld, Bild, iLG Media, Aftonbladet, and MacWorld Sweden, used CoveritLive to live blog the Apple Announcement with photos and commentary from the invitation-only event.

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CoveritLive supports 200-plus events, audience of more than 750K for E3 & Apple’s WWDC

Monday, June 10 marked a bit of a tech Super Bowl in California as tech giant Apple held its keynote at the World Wide Developers Conference and companies including Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Sony made major announcements at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). More than 750,000 technophiles trained their eyes on their computers, tablets and mobile devices as they followed CoveritLive live blogs for all of the day’s biggest announcements at WWDC and E3.

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CoveritLive supports record audience of 2.5 million for Apple announcement

By Spencer Kitley

The Apple press event on Wednesday, Sept. 12 set a new Apple event record for CoveritLive as 2.5 million technophiles used CiL live blogs to follow every detail of the iPhone5 announcement in San Francisco, Calif.

Almost 100 publishers and broadcasters, including Yahoo/ABC, MacWorld, Bild, Aftonbladet, The Street, Applesfera, Motley Fool and the San Francisco Chronicle, used CoveritLive to live blog the Apple Announcement with photos and commentary from the invitation-only event.

Keynote Notables:

• CoveritLive supported an audience of 2.5 million readers during Apple’s announcement of its newest iPhone, iOS and iPod releases.

• German publisher, Bild’s live blog of the announcement drew the largest audience of any event, attracting more than 656,000 readers.

• Yahoo teamed with ABC to run a live blog of the Apple release and captured the attention of more than 600,000 CoveritLive readers.

• The top 10 live blog events attracted an average of 251,000 readers per-event.

• Readers that engaged in the top three Apple events stayed in the event for an average duration of 36 minutes.

• MacWorld and Aftonbladet drew the third and fourth-highest reader totals respectively, combining to interact with more than 555,000 readers.

In a reflection of the international interest in Apple’s newest product updates, publications from countries around the world attended Apple’s event and offered live coverage of the news to their audiences back home. Spanish technology web site, Applesfera attracted the fifth-largest audience and the third-biggest international viewer total, drawing more than 175,000 readers to its live blog. Belgian, Brazilian, German, Danish, Swedish, French and Italian publishers claimed places among the top 15. 

CoveritLive proved to be the preferred social solution for live blogs of all scopes and sizes during Apple’s landmark iPhone event. The next time you need a real time live blogging, Social TV or chat event solution, take CoveritLive for a spin and see why it is the answer for so many others.

CoveritLive supports record audience of 2.5 million for Apple announcement

By Spencer Kitley

The Apple press event on Wednesday, Sept. 12 set a new Apple event record for CoveritLive as 2.5 million technophiles used CiL live blogs to follow every detail of the iPhone5 announcement in San Francisco, Calif.

Almost 100 publishers and broadcasters, including Yahoo/ABC, MacWorld, Bild, Aftonbladet, The Street, Applesfera, Motley Fool and the San Francisco Chronicle, used CoveritLive to live blog the Apple Announcement with photos and commentary from the invitation-only event.

Keynote Notables:

• CoveritLive supported an audience of 2.5 million readers during Apple’s announcement of its newest iPhone, iOS and iPod releases.

• German publisher, Bild’s live blog of the announcement drew the largest audience of any event, attracting more than 656,000 readers.

• Yahoo teamed with ABC to run a live blog of the Apple release and captured the attention of more than 600,000 CoveritLive readers.

• The top 10 live blog events attracted an average of 251,000 readers per-event.

• Readers that engaged in the top three Apple events stayed in the event for an average duration of 36 minutes.

• MacWorld and Aftonbladet drew the third and fourth-highest reader totals respectively, combining to interact with more than 555,000 readers.

In a reflection of the international interest in Apple’s newest product updates, publications from countries around the world attended Apple’s event and offered live coverage of the news to their audiences back home. Spanish technology web site, Applesfera attracted the fifth-largest audience and the third-biggest international viewer total, drawing more than 175,000 readers to its live blog. Belgian, Brazilian, German, Danish, Swedish, French and Italian publishers claimed places among the top 15. 

CoveritLive proved to be the preferred social solution for live blogs of all scopes and sizes during Apple’s landmark iPhone event. The next time you need a real time live blogging, Social TV or chat event solution, take CoveritLive for a spin and see why it is the answer for so many others.

Emailing Content Eases Live Blogging from the Field

Whether you’re covering breaking news or a keynote event, CoveritLive provides a number of features to make on-location live blogging easy.  One of these features is the ability to submit content by email which allows contributors to send comments, photos, videos and audio directly to a live event.

The ability to email content directly to the event provides a quick and easy way for contributors to provide live updates from their phone, tablet or computer without having to be in the Writer’s Console. This feature can be enabled per event and set up to only recognize designated contributors.

When a contributor’s message is sent to the event-specific contributor email address, the content of the message, including attachments containing images, audio and video, will be added directly to the live blog content.

This feature can also be enabled for user contributions, enabling your readers to submit comments and photos by emailing the event-specific email address. The event address is displayed in the Viewer Window and provides a quick single-click link to launch the user’s email client.

Just like comments and photos submitted from the Viewer Window, this user content is moderated in the Writer’s Console before flowing into your live blog. It will be included with other content submitted to the event and displayed with a blue background to denote that it originated as an email.

When live blogging breaking news or live events, your feet on the ground need the ability to send content fast and they won’t always have the luxury of jumping into the Event Console.  Emailing content is a simple and easy way to get content from the field into your live blog whether from your designated contributors or live readers. To learn more about this feature, check out the official documentation.

CoveritLive also provides numerous other tools that aid in on-location live blogging including native mobile applications for iPhone and Android, mobile web interfaces and our robust API that allows you to build custom tools for submitting and displaying content. We’re always looking for ways to improve our live experience for contributors and we would love your feedback!