Guidebook Web: Access Content Across Web, Mobile, and Tablet

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The web version of your guide is accessible from any web browser. With Guidebook Web, You can give your users a synced Guidebook experience across all devices. 

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The web version is responsive – it dynamically resizes to fit the browser – so no matter the size of your window or screen, it will look great and be easy to navigate. 
 
Guidebook Web is designed to provide access to guides on desktops, laptops, Windows phones, Blackberry 9, and other older devices.
 
In this article, we will cover:

 


How can I use Guidebook Web?
 
When you send your users the download instructions for your guide, be sure to include the link to the web version. Guidebook customers are incorporating the web version into their marketing strategy to drive downloads and engagement. You can learn more about using Guidebook Web for marketing in this support article or blog post.
 
Some Guidebook customers embed their guide as a tab on their website. This means you update content in one place, instead of maintaining your guide as well as a separate website of schedule content. Click here for more information on embedding your guide on a website. 

 


Where can I find the web version of my guide?

In Builder, click on the name of your guide to visit the guide dashboard.

Click on the "Promote" section, and then click on the "Web" tab.

 

 


What else do I need to know?

We haven't released all of the Guidebook Web Features yet. We will be updating this list as the features become available, but the limitations of the web version are listed below:

  • On Guidebook web, the Interact feature is not available.
  • Maps are not interactive on Guidebook web. Guides will use static maps.
  • Messaging and Attendee Check-In / Connect are not not currently available.
  • Push notifications will not be sent to the web version. (You can still view notifications in the Inbox.)
  • If you have a branded app, the web version of your guides will not have your branded app themes and coloring yet.
  • Schedule and photo album previews do not work on the web version.
  • The "My Schedule" module is view-only on Guidebook web. This means that adding/removing sessions from My schedule is not available on the web version.  
  • Session registration for sessions with limited space will not work on Guidebook Web.
  • Universal search does not work on Guidebook web. You will have to scan the web pages using your browser's search functions.
  • The Notes module is not currently available.
  • Thumbnail Images will not appear in the web version. 
  • Campus Tours are not available on the web version. 
  • QR Code Scanners and the Scavenger Hunt game are not supported in web browser. 
  • Internet Explorer may experience some hiccups in navigation and feature access.  We recommend using Google Chrome.

Finally, on the web version of your guide, updates happen as they are executed on Guidebook Builder. That means that enabled items on your guide will appear on the web version even before you click on “Publish Updates.” 

If you are concerned that certain incomplete sections of your guide will be visible to those browsing the mobile web, just make your guide private. You can make your guide public when you're ready to share guide content. Note: This will not affect users who have already downloaded your guide. However, new users will not be able to download your guide without the passphrase while Privacy is enabled.

 


More questions? Please get in touch with our Customer Success team at support@guidebook.com.

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