We reported a few weeks ago that the popular multi-platform polling app Straw received some new functionality, specifically Custom StrawCast Topics. Released in beta, the new feature provides a more hands-on approach in defining poll topics. Today, Straw reached out and let us know that Custom StrawCast Topics is out of beta, and the app has gained notifications.
As we indicated previously, StrawCast Custom Topics provides for some granularity in creating topics:
Once you create a poll and choose to post to StrawCast, you’ll see a list of pre-populated topics. Choose one, or start typing to create your own. If your typed hashtag has already been used with a poll, you’ll see it auto populate. Tap the hashtag name, and you’re all set. And of course, hashtags pass through to your social networks – no need to retype.
As a voter, searching for custom hashtags is super easy. Just tap on the StrawCast tab, then tap the # symbol. You’ll immediately see a list of the most popular topics on StrawCast and a search box. Start typing the name of the custom topic you’re looking for and a list will auto-populate. Tap and click “Done”, and you’ll see polls just tagged with that hashtag.
Now, users can also receive notifications for their favorite topics and keep up to date on available polls. Doing so is as easy as tapping the hashtag icon on the notification bell icon.
Notifications are unlimited, and unsubscribing from notifications is easy as well. If you’re looking for a good way to take a poll or cast your vote on a favorite topic, then download the Straw app today.