Our Hometown Announces SmartScroll Newspaper Technology

Rochester, NYFebruary 16, 2016

Our Hometown, Inc. has released their latest exclusive product for digital news sites, SmartScroll.  SmartScroll not only allows infinite or defined, extended scrolling, it also saves a reader’s spot when they click to read an article or leave the category page.  

Paul Kozma, Our Hometown CEO, explains “While infinite scrolling has existed for some time,  to be valuable to readers, it has to be easy to use without being frustrating. We’ve taken this great idea and made it user-friendly so people can explore content and never lose their spot, which encourages more reading of archived newspaper content.”

With SmartScroll, once a reader finishes an article, if they click on the back button or category link, they return to the last spot they stopped scrolling at, which allows them to continue scrolling back in time.  They can return to that category at any time during their site visit and will still be returned to that spot, eliminating the need to re-find where they last stopped scrolling.  This eliminates what usually makes infinite scrolling so annoying to the average user.

Publishers can customize their readers’ SmartScroll experience with a number of options. They can limit the number of editions a reader can scroll back through which means a reader can still reach the bottom of the page where important footer data exists, or restrict certain time periods of data to paid subscribers only. They can also choose to have categories pages start at the most recent newspaper edition or start at the articles from an archived edition readers may be looking at.

In addition to Our Hometown’s standard reporting, publishers receive additional data about the average, maximum, and minimum number of pages of articles readers scroll through in each category.

For more information, visit our-hometown.com

For a free demo, you can contact sales@our-hometown.com or call (315) 294-5735.

About Our Hometown, Inc

Our Hometown, Inc, based in Clifton Springs, New York, has over 20 years experience getting newspapers online easily and leveraging the latest technology to benefit their customers. Through its publishing platform and proprietary products, Our Hometown is revolutionizing the digital publication for small to medium-sized papers who are looking for affordable, innovative solutions that help them drive additional revenue.

For more information, visit http://our-hometown.com, call 315-294-5735, or email sales@our-hometown.com

Contact Information:

Our Hometown, Inc
Matt Larson
315-294-5735
mcl(at)our-hometown.com
www.our-hometown.com

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