Product Update: January 2020

By Steve Birchall - January 28, 2020
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It’s a new year and our product team has already hit the ground running, churning out a number of new platform updates and improvements to help you work smarter, not harder in 2020.

New Google Analytics Event Tracking

Stackla’s Google Analytics Plugin will now be able to provide clients with a more in-depth view of how their end-users are interacting with Stackla Widgets and how they progress through a client’s website.

The four new events which will now be tracked are:

  • Impressions
  • Likes
  • Dislikes
  • Votes

The inclusion of Impressions, which will also be available on Stackla’s popular Single Tile Embed feature, will allow clients to actually see within their analytics tool when an end-user has seen a particular Tile on a Widget on their website, then naturally track whether they then proceed to interact with it.

Profile Page & Social Token Page Overhaul

Based upon customer feedback, Stackla has made a series of improvements to the User Profile Page and Social Token Pages.

The User Profile page has been updated to more effectively allow customers to:

  • Control their avatar (including allowing users to upload a new avatar)
  • Manage passwords and two-factor authentication (2FA)
  • Control/see which User Access Control (UAC) Groups they are in
  • View the Social Tokens associated with their Stack


The Social Token Management page has been broken out from the general page within Stackla and will now be accessible from the Settings menu. Key improvements include:

  • Ability to connect or disconnect a Token for Terms, Rights and Ads all in the one page and one process
  • Additional prompts to showcase when what Terms a Token is associated with and their respective dependencies
  • Improved message relating to errors or the impact of removing select Tokens


Improved Automation Rules

Stackla has extended the Automation Rules API to now allow customers the ability to define Automation Rules for assets.

This new functionality provides the ability for customers to determine which Collection(s) assets should flow to as they come into the Stackla Asset Manager as well as the ability to apply tags, workflow statuses, expiry dates or change the rights status.

This means customers can define rules like: for all assets which contain the location of New York, add to the ‘New York’ Collection and add a workflow status of ‘Pending’.

Stackla also now supports allowing Automation Rules to be applied to retrospective content and assets via its API endpoints. This means for clients who have created rules, not only will they be applied to new content, they can also choose to apply it to old content.

Full information is available on the Stackla Developer Portal.

Front end improvements to Automation Rules will also be coming in the next few weeks.

Advanced Visual Recognition Capabilities 

All Stackla customers will now be provided access to Stackla’s Advanced Visual Recognition plugin.

This means, not only will they have access to one of the leading Visual Recognition general models, which can identify over 11,000 concepts in images, but they can also extend Visual Recognition to video content and take advantage of nine specialists models including NSFW (not safe for work), travel, apparel, logos and food.

Stackla will also be adding additional Visual Recognition models in the near future, including a number that specifically target Instagram content.

Single Sign-On Improvements

Stackla’s Single Sign-On (SSO) offering has also undergone a series of improvements to continue to cater for our enterprise clients. These enterprise SSO improvements include:

  • Ability to support SP-initiated Sign In, in addition to IDP-initiated
  • SP x509 Certificate support

And our product team is just getting started! Stay tuned for more exciting product updates throughout 2020.

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