Interact is a lively, curated feed for discussions, networking, announcements, sponsored posts, image-sharing, and more.
To add the Interact feature to your guide, click Add a new feature in the top-left corner of the guide-building screen. Then scroll to find and add Interact.
The Discussions tab will appear on all of your schedule sessions when the Interact feed is added to your guide to encourage discussion about your event.
Admin View in Builder
Click on the Interact menu item to access admin tools.
You will see four tabs - Comments, Blocked Users, Sponsors, and Settings.
This tab allows you to edit all user posts in the current feed. You can remove any individual post, delete all of a particular user's posts, or block the user:
You can also click in the checkbox to select multiple posts, then delete those:
You can monitor the number of times a post has been reported, and you can click on Show to view sub-comments as well:
The Blocked Users Tab will show you which users have been blocked from posting, and will show the date and time they were blocked. Simply click the Unblock button to allow them to post again.
In this tab, you can add new Sponsor Cards and edit/delete existing Sponsor Cards.
Each Sponsor Card will require the sponsor name and avatar (small logo), as well as description text. The sponsor name can be no longer than 255 characters (including spaces), and the description text can be no longer than 255 characters (including spaces).
You can choose to add a larger, card image and a URL to the sponsor's website if you'd like.
- Sponsor Avatar: 180px wide, 180px tall .jpg or .png
- Card Image: 650px, 450px tall .jpg or .png
Also, you can schedule the Sponsor Card to appear at a certain time. For example, you might want a specific Sponsor Card to appear right before a specific schedule session or when users first arrive on-site for your event.
Set this menu item as your home screen so it's the first thing your users see.
If you would like to disable user posts so the content is view-only even if you're logged in, feel free to disable user posts in the Settings tab here.
The cards in Interact are tied to various features in the guide. In order for your users to see specific content in Interact, you will need to enable specific features.
- Notifications - Notifications you send (Push notifications or straight to inbox) will also appear in the Interact feed. Be sure you have the Inbox module enabled to make use of this feature.
- User Posts - In the Settings tab, enable user posts so your users can log in and make comments, like one another's posts, and engage in dialogue.
- Schedule Sessions - Make sure you have a My Schedule module in your guide so popular upcoming sessions will appear in Interact.
- Photos - Add a Photo Album and allow user uploads so folks can add pictures to your guide.
- Recent Check-Ins - Make sure you have the Attendees module enabled in your guide so users can check-in and see who else has checked in.
How It Looks in the App
As a user, you can view the various Interact posts without logging in. However, to join the fun, make sure you log in to your account.
If you’re not logged in yet, tap the silhouette icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Then log in or sign up.
Once you're logged in, you can post a comment to the Interact feed. Write your own post, or comment on someone else's post. You can like posts and see who has liked yours, too.
Certain sessions will appear in the Home feed based on popularity, whether the session is happening soon, or if there is limited space in the session. Users can tap on these sessions to view more information, or even add it to their personal schedule:
Popular photos that have been added to your guide's photo album will also appear in Home. Tapping on View All Photos takes the user to the album, and users can also post their own pictures directly from the feed:
This card shows users that have recently checked in to the guide, making networking at your event easier than ever. You can also view all checked-in attendees from here and check yourself in to the guide:
View Notifications and Sponsored Posts
In addition to the content you generate along with your fellow users, the guide-builders have important announcements and key information to share with you. Keep an eye out for notifications and sponsored posts on the Interact feed as well.