Sprint News #15 & #16

We have launched a brand-new landing page about our core values

At meta-fusion we are strongly driven by our core values: Our team play.   

If you are interested in a deeper insight, our marketing team has recently launched a landing page about our mindset. Take a look and see how it benefits you as a customer. 

We continue the work on our new video player

The player redesign is the first step in a complete overhaul and modernisation of our DCR platform. Our team is working on this with great enthusiasm and passion. These milestones have recently been achieved:

  • A first prototype of the new video player is now available internally.   
  • The first design adoptions have been implemented.
  • The new API design for connecting the player to our Webcastmanager has been completed.

We continue to work on additional mockups, so hopefully we can give you a sneak peek in one of our next sprint news releases.

We have developed improvements to the Library

The team at meta-fusion is aware, that the correct display of speaker names on the user front-end of our platform is an important issue for our customers. Previously, display errors would occur if a data field such as a speaker’s country of origin was not filled in. We have worked on this. Now, if a data field is left blank, the rest of the data will display correctly.

Distributed a Like and then changed your mind? Now you can take it back.

screenshot of a video teaser on the meta-fusion paltform wirth the like feature

You may remember the discussion about being able to unlike a video after liking it. Thanks for all the feedback! We listened and decided to add the ability to unlike a video.

By the way, this is a good example of how agile development works in fast-moving times:

During our sprints, we develop new features and deploy them to the live system. You can give us your feedback and our flexible way of working allows us to make improvements.

We have improved the accessibility of our modal dialogue module 

We want our platform to meet the needs of people with limitations, as will be required by law in many European countries from 2025. To achieve this, we are implementing accessibility principles step by step. We have recently improved our modals so that they can easily be used with a screen reader or via keyboard. However, we still have a long way to go, as many components need to be adapted.

screenshot of a popup on the meta-fusion showcase platform that could be used by a screen reader or via keyboard

Our users have a better user experience and our platform ranks higher in SEO, because search engines take accessibility into account. We would argue that this is a clear win-win situation.

We continue to try and make our developers as happy as possible

The satisfaction of our team is very important to us. So we continue to improve the underlying technology that our developers need to evolve the platform. In detail, we have improved our deployment processes to our cloud infrastructure so that changes can be published more smoothly and quickly. This helps with bug-fixing.

These engine improvements also benefit our customers: Our system is more stable and resilient, and therefore more future proof.

Stay curious about our improvements and developments and come back soon.

About meta-fusion

13 members of the core team of meta-fusion

meta-fusion GmbH is a leading provider of digital congress solutions, with 25 years of experience in producing webcast transmissions of conferences worldwide. We offer comprehensive hybrid meeting solutions and a digital congress platform “Digital Congress Resources” which provide real added value for events and long-term usage of knowledge content.

Our customers

Our main customers are scientific associations and congress agencies with whom we create future-proof business strategies in the field of scientific education and medicine. We prioritise customer orientation, flexibility and maintain long-term relationships. Our production teams are highly valued for their reliability and pragmatism.

We are based in Cologne, a family-friendly company with a dynamic working environment and potential for employee development.