This post is first in a series of reviews on the features/components of
Signal, a tweet automation tool.
Twitter comes in very handy for content creators when it comes to generating organic traffic to their published content.
It is common knowledge that social media sharing plays a massive role in content interactions and feedback between the content creator and the people going through the content.
But, in order for social media sharing to be effective the content creator or promoter have to recursively and consistently promote the content on whatever platform they utilize.
Using a platform like Twitter would require the promoter to send tweets containing the link to the particular content being promoted at regular intervals.
Tweeting regularly during the daytime might seem easy and fun to most people.
But at some point, tweeting with the intention to spread awareness about a certain thing might turn out to be a daunting and overwhelming task.
Due to the hassle that comes with sharing content on twitter over time solutions have been developed in order to ensure that content sharing on Twitter becomes an easy process.
Signal is an automation tool that helps writers and content marketers reach their audience better on Twitter.
With signal, users are able to schedule content sharing on Twitter and at the same set the shared content to be reposted at certain intervals.
Signal can be described as a content sharing automation tool which is great since there are not a lot of tools like that available, even if there are most of them are general purpose and not much of them have niched down to single platforms like Twitter alone.
In terms of the technical details of the application, I like the feel of the landing page on mobile.
The flat design implementation is superb and the simplicity of the interface is also very welcome.
There isn't any form of content clustering and I really appreciate the fact that I couldn't find any irrelevant content on the homepage.
From the landing page the user is consistently prompted to get started with using the most prominent features of the application, again the developers of the app are going straight to the point here instead of beating around the bush and upselling untested products as opposed to some applications in the market.
In order to access the actual features, the user has to login to the user dashboard area.
The application provides three separate authentication alternatives for their users.
Users have the choice to login using one of the following options.
- Google authentication
- Email address(Basic authentication)
- Medium authentication
For this review we are only going to cover the email authentication aspect of the user authentication feature.
When logging in with the email auth, the user has to provide their email address which a link will be sent to for authentication.
As compared to other web applications generally, whenever a user wants to login to an application, naturally the user is supposed to provide a username/email and then provide a password for unique identification.
However, in this case the user is expected to provide only their email address and the visit their inbox for a link that will authenticate their session.
I feel this is a more sophisticated approach to authenticate users much more than the usual username/password combination which is more rampant and prone to intrusion.
The user can confirm that they have been logged in on the landing page if the view changes from the one shared earlier to the one shared in the image below.
After logging in the user can access the dashboard from the landing page as indicated in the image above.
Upon logging in, if the user hasn't added their twitter account initially they will be prompted to add it first in order to prevent future issues when automating tweets.
This indicates great user experience on the platform.
After adding the twitter account on the platform, the user is redirected to the dashboard where they can view a list of tweets waiting to be published at a particular time.
These tweets are listed under the category
Apart from viewing list of
Signals, the user can access the following features directly from the dashboard.
- Creating new signals
- Viewing insights/analytics on created signals.
I love the tabulated view of the dashboard features/content, it makes the interface look beautiful and easy to navigate.
In the next post, we'll do a review of how users can add new tweet signals to their account/dashboard.