Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – October 4, 2005 – Internet start-up, Bingo Bango Software Inc., has announced the release of Elicit – a desktop blogging
client, which integrates leading web and RSS Services from the Internet’s giants in
one application to create content for blogs.
service integration is one of several productivity innovations for bloggers.
Eric Griffin, Chief Executive Officer of Bingo Bango Software, Inc. explained the bebfits of the new product, “Web and RSS service integration is the promise of the next generation of desktop applications built with the Web 2.0 as a platform. Each of these services provide considerable value alone. But when integrated together, as they are in Elicit, they provide unprecedented productivity for the blogger.”
Many bloggers have been using these services separately, going site to site, pulling the service’s information together to create content for their blogs. In Elicit, each service is integrated as a “docklet.” Elicit service docklets are floating dockable windows whose content can be dragged and dropped into Elicit’s blog entry editor.
How bloggers can use Elicit docklets:
– The latest world news can be searched from Google News, Yahoo News or MSN News docklets.
– RSS feeds set up, by the blogger, in their Bloglines account, can be read from the Bloglines docklet.
– Photos from their personal Flickr account and searches for any public photos can be accessed from the Flickr docklet. Personal or public Bookmarked web links or sites can be accessed or searched from the Furl.net or del.icio.us docklets.
– To see what other bloggers are writing about can be searched in the Technorati docklet or the Google Blog Search docklet.
– Information stored on a blogger’s PC can be searched using Google’s desktop search integration from the Google Services docklet.
Another productivity innovation is how Elicit allows the blogger to manage their blogs with a calendar. Many bloggers have more than one blog that are hosted on a variety of hosts like Typepad.com, Blogger.com and Squarespace.com. And many bloggers know they have to publish up to three entries a day to each blog to attract readers and search engines.
By providing a Microsoft Outlook style calendar for each blog, Elicit enables the blogger to:
– Visualize, organize and schedule the date and time for an entry to be published to their blog.
– Drag and drop, copy and paste entries between dates and between blogs.
– Publish entries automatically without the blogger having to push a “publish” button.
– Use Elicit’s “Draft Calendar” to create place holder entries that can be based on world, industry or personal events, weeks, even months in the future.
– Build an inventory of entries can be planned and drafted, similar to an editorial calendar.
Elicit’s integration of Amazon and Chitika enables bloggers to make money off of the “eye-balls” they attract to their blog. A blogger, as a member of Amazon’s affiliate program, can search Amazon’s massive online catalog. Once found, the links or pictures of items found can dragged and dropped from the Amazon docklet to Elicit’s content editor. Embedded in the links are the blogger’s Amazon affiliate ID that give them credit if the items sold. Using Elicit’s Chitika Blog Context docklet to generate ads enables the blogger, belonging to Chitika’s Blog Context program, to create a context specific ad on the fly and drag and drop it into Elicit’s content editor. This allows ads to appear within their content and their blogs generated RSS feeds. Previously ads had to be generated statically on the blogs web site.
Elicit provides an unprecedented level of productivity for bloggers by integrating the best web and RSS services on the Internet for content creation. Elicit enables bloggers to manage dozens of blogs with a calendar and earn revenue from the readers they attract. Elicit can be downloaded for a 30 day trial and purchased for $59 from their web site at http://www.bingobangosoftware.com.