I mentioned in the opening that the fear of the unknown may stop you from making one step forward in your career as an event prof. I would like to help you get rid of this bad feeling by making it super simple to create and manage your branded app. What is the average attitude of users towards advanced solutions? Do people usually stick to the well-known products? Or maybe, they often compare fresh tools with the ones being currently used? The truth is that the majority of people is afraid of the unknown. They resist changes. We would like you to move in a different direction and open you ‘app’ to the new event technology that we offer. We show that an event app customisation can be DIY simple.
Enter your app admin panel. Follow these 5 steps in order to set your branded mobile event app:
- BEGIN WITH THE BASICS
Log in into your app admin panel. Begin with the settings under ‘i’ icon. Set the application name plus font and button menu colours (you can also adjust layout in the ‘appearance’ section). Remember to upload the event logo as well. If you want to be sure, that your brand’s tone colour and the one in the app are identical just install the colour picker plugin.
- DOWNLOAD THE APP ON YOUR MOBILE
Then you should get your trial app on your mobile in order to view the real-time changes. Firstly, download Meeting Application from the Google Play or App Store. Next follow this procedure: enter the app, scan a unique QR code (available under ‘i’ icon in the admin panel), register (you do it only once in a lifetime) and log in. You can also skip the last step for the time being.
- CUSTOMISE YOUR APP SETTINGS
Now you should move on to the rest of the settings. You will find 4 aspects to be dealt with. Here they are:
This is the place where you confirm the application name, determine start & end date, timezone, place, city, event/company website, email, phone and conference description. Do not forget to upload an event banner as well.
You can see a list of all app functionalities in here. You can rename them and change e.g. ‘speakers’ into ‘artists’. You can also translate this menu into other languages than English. Moreover, if you do not plan to use some of the functions, you can hide them from the menu. Your attendees will not see them on their user interface. The app is very flexible so you can decide whether you want to have all functionalities or not. In addition, you are able to arrange components in a sequence of your choice. You do all these actions by clicking ‘edit settings’ button.
It is up to you to decide if the access to the event content is restricted or not. You can also make registration required or optional. If you do not have any confidential data, we advise going for a fully open app. It can expand your event promo possibilities not only to the actual audience but also remote attendees. If you want to have a full control over the people registering in the application, you should set a WHITELIST mode. Just add e-mails of people who are on your attendee list. Only this selected group of individuals will be able to enter the app. If you, however, see someone unauthorised, you can ban or delete his account with one click.
- SOCIAL MEDIA
Thanks to this component you can publish updates in one place and redirect your audience to all your social media channels. Link your app to Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and/or Facebook. By integrating your accounts you increase traffic and followers rate on the daily communication platforms. You can read more about it here.
This is the place where you adjust the layout. It is compatible with the settings under the ‘i’ icon so you do not have to do it twice. You can define colors of the menu items and text. You can watch real-time changes on the smartphone screen placed on the right.
- THE NUMBER OF UNIQUE USERS
The graph shows a daily number of all app users. Check it out for iOS, Android or for both systems. All you have to do is to place the cursor in a given graph point and see the value.
It’s a daily number of entries done by all registered users. You can filter between iOS and Android data. Just place the cursor in a chosen point and see the value.
The app enables you to select the area of your interest and see the statistics for a given geographic area.
Here you will find a list of users that have already registered for the application and matched their profiles with personal social media accounts. Thanks to this component you can also:
- add users
- export contacts to a CSV file
- delete or ban unauthorised usersSoon you will be able to:
- import contacts from a CSV file
- add groups
This is the first part of our app admin panel tutorial. We have dealt with all main menu sections. You have learned how to manage general settings and adjust an app layout. In PART 2, we will go through all app components and describe how to upload them with the right content.