Searching with Filters — a whole new way to find content!
This sought-after feature was one of our top survey responses from our 2019 Q3 app feedback survey across our platform.
Filtering is the opportunity to specify certain criteria for searching certain content in your library. For instance, some subscribers come to the app with specific preferences already in mind, such as time limits, intensity levels, talent preference, etc. The 5.0 iOS app version provides a space for subscribers to select their preferences to show their desired list of content.
5.0 iOS App Filtering Demo
Homepage Banner & Button in App
On the app homepage, you’ll see a top ‘banner’ with text and a call-to-action button. The text within the banner and button is customizable. The banner features are below:
- Appears at top of the homepage with your intended language and call-to-action
- The banner background color is your primary app color
- The button background color is your secondary app color
- Please work with your CSM to edit the banner and button language
Filter Page in App
Once a subscriber taps the button within the homepage banner, they are taken to the ‘filter’ page in the app. Here you’ll notice the filter group(s) along with the filters you built.
How to Set Up Filters in the Backlot
- Login to the Backlot
- Go to Categories on the left-hand side
- Go to the Filters tab up top
- Here you can hit + New Filter Group to add in your group(s) of filters (e.g. Time, Level, Instructor, etc.)
- In each Filter Group, hit New Filter to add in specific filters.
- For TIME, add in filters for 15 Minutes, 30 Minutes, 45 Minutes, etc.
- For LEVEL, add in filters for Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- In each Filter, hit Manage to upload a thumbnail image for the Filter under the Metadata tab (We highly recommend to create thumbnail images for each filter, otherwise Filters will appear black in the app. Keep the thumbnail design simple & clean.) and under the Items tab you can add in Collections & Media
NOTE: Setting up Filters in the Backlot will translate to your website and your 5.0 iOS app.
How Subscribers Use Filters
- Select one or more Filters in each Filter Group
- Subscribers can hit the 'Start Search' button at the bottom when they're ready to search
- A list of media will appear based on the selected Filter(s)
Filter Experience Example
- Joanna only has her lunch break to squeeze in a training. She heads to the app and selects the 15 Minutes, Trainer Mike and Advanced Filters as her search criteria. Joanna selects Start Search and will then see the content with those Filters assigned to it.
Ultimately, top level filtering enables the segment of your subscribers who do not want to explore the library or newest content. Typically, these subscribers come with an intended experience in mind and are limited by one or multiple constraints. This ‘shortcut’ in searching your content library eliminates the multi-step friction from exploring various categories and populates content that fits their criteria.
Please reach out to your CSM for any assistance in setting up your Top Level Filtering experience.
Updated November 5, 2019