The app is fully customizable, so that media networks or civic watchdog organisations can deploy branded versions of the app for their own networks of journalists for citizen reporters (including specialised 'frontline monitors' for elections and similar events).
The app allows newsrooms or civic watchdogs to set specific news assignments for field reporters, and also allows reporters to easily capture events as video, photo and/or audio reports.
The app provides step-by-step guidelines for reporters, to help them compose professional news stories, while ensuring that they collect all the information that newsrooms need to verify and publish news. The in-built guidelines include tips for composing the best possible photos for publication, as well as links to sister apps such as StoryCheck (which provides checklists for specific types of news events) and StoryLessons (which provides step-by-step lessons on basic journalism).
The app sends all content securely to the newsroom, while protecting the metadata needed for journalistic verification.