Steven Harrap

Announce CMS

iSmart Announce is a web based application that creates newsletter orientated sites with mass emailing capabilities. I created iSmart Announce as part of the software range produced by Smartype during 2006-2008.

The purpose of Announce is to allow the client to create a newsletter based web site where each newsletter contains stories ordered into relevant sections. The site is displayed using templates that can be customised for the client without change to the application.

Announce communicates with other applications in the iSmart range to store and retrieve data such as recipient lists. Announce leverages a rich AJAX based interface and employes XSL technologies to produce the from XML data sources.

Announce has required approximately 9 months to bring to a finished state and is used by a range of customers. If you would like to know more information about Announce please see