Spot News: let your end-user to stay up-to-date about news


[Please note that this article refers to an older version of the product and may be outdated. You can find the most recent guide here]

Spot News is an application that allows quick and complete access to the latest news for the main newspapers. News can be grouped by categories and newspapers. Once chosen and published, they will be displayed on the Splash Portal.
More information about this application can be found here, on our Cloud4Wi YouTube channel.

Control Panel management

By clicking the Manage button it is possible to manage the information to display to the Splash Portal.

It is possible to specify:

  • Categories
  • Newspapers

Categories are a way to group newspapers. For example it is possible to create categories such as breaking news, current affairs, sports, politics, business, current, etc., by clicking the Add category button.

Once here, it is possible to define a new category.

Using Add newspaper, lets you add a newspaper.

First step, you must specify the RSS source where news must be taken from and click the Verify button.

After this step, the RSS source will be verified. If the entered source is valid, then you must specify data such as:

  • the name of the newspaper
  • the appropriate category for the newspaper (these are the categories above mentioned)
  • a small logo for the newspaper
  • a big logo for the newspaper

Once defined, the newspaper will be displayed in the page.

Through the Remove newspapers buttons, you can remove newspapers.
Please note that the application comes with some predefined newspapers. It is only possible to remove the newspapers defined by the user.

To delete a category, click the Remove categories button. It is possible to remove only the categories defined by the user.
Be aware of the fact that the deletion of a category will remove all associated newspapers.

By clicking the Preview button, you can check the origin of the news you are going to publish to the Splash Portal according to the current settings.
By clicking the Save button, the current settings will be saved and applied to the Splash Portal.

These actions can be performed by the Tenant and, if the Management is Differentiated and the Responsibility is assigned to the Venue, also by the Venue Manager.


The settings available for this application are:

  • Management
  • Responsibility

For further information about these settings, please see Marketplace.

End-user experience

By accessing the application through the App Bar, it is possible to view newspapers and articles, according to the configuration performed on the Control Panel.
on the first screen, you can view a digest of all available articles. Authenticated end-users are able to click an article and read the full text.


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