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At its very core, a User Account is a profile one can use to access the Guidebook app and other apps powered by the Guidebook platform. The account is comprised of a profile picture, first and last name, phone number, gender (with the option of 'No Response'), an email address (depending on how you sign up), and any tethered Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+ accounts.
Profile information, beyond the profile picture, first/last name, and company/position is completely private. These details are only shared through opt-in usage of the Attendees Module (Article on the Attendees Module here).
NEW: If you've created a Guidebook Builder account, you may log into the app using your Guidebook Builder email and password credentials; if you create or have created a Guidebook App User Account using an email address, you may use these credentials to log into the Guidebook Builder. If you are unsure, read on!
Whether you are looking to login or whether you are seeking to create a new account, the workflow will remain the same.
Guidebook Web: Access Guidebook Web at http://guidebook.com/browse/. In the upper right side of the page, click the human-esque logo (shown below). Choose Login if you've already created an account, or select "Create an Account" to make your very own user account.
To create an account on Guidebook Web, you may connect using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or by inputting your First/Last Name, a valid email address, and a password (App passwords must be at least 8 characters in length and contain at least one number.)
iOS & Android: Open your Guidebook (or Guidebook powered) app on the iOS/Android device. On iOS, tap the blank profile image in the top right; for Android, you'll find the login option in the contextual menu (three horizontal line icon) in the top left of the app.
To Login on iOS, simply enter your existing email and password credentials or choose from the social media options at the bottom of the screen. On Android, you will need to choose the "Login" link at the bottom of the screen.
To create a new account, click Sign up (from the bottom of the iOS screen) or begin entering your credentials on Android devices. Remember: App passwords must be at least 8 characters in length and contain at least one number. Alternatively, you may sign up using an existing Facebook account.
NEW -- GUIDEBOOK BUILDER: If you are interested in building guides, as well as accessing guides, we recommend you create an account for our content management system, Guidebook Builder. Your account for Guidebook Builder doubles as an app account -- two birds, one stone!
Check out this article if you have any trouble logging in or cannot remember your password.
Once you've created your User Account, you can modify your profile details to your heart's content. To edit your account, follow the steps below:
- Login (see the previous section for instructions on how to log-in for each device)
- Click your profile from within the contextual menu on iOS and Android. On Guidebook Web, you'll need to click the top right dropdown menu, and choose "My Profile".
- Within your profile, you may now edit your name, company/position, email address, phone, website, tethered social media accounts, profile picture, cover image, gender, and your password.
New: If your user account and Guidebook Builder account share the same email credentials, you may edit your account from within Guidebook Builder!
We strongly encourage users to create accounts -- many cool and useful features require User Accounts, and our development team will continue to produce User Account-centric features down the line. Find an annotated list of some of the advantages below:
- Attendee Networking: A User Account is required to check-in to the app and connect with your peers.
- Private Messaging: A User Account is required to send messages to other users.
- Syncing My Schedule and To-Do List Data Across Devices: If you log in to your User Account and proceed to populate your personalized My Schedule and To-Do list features, this data will be stored to your profile. Log in to your account on any other device, download your guide, and you'll find your My Schedule/To-Do List information already loaded into your guide!
- Session Registration: Some guides employ limits on session attendance. You will need a User Account in order to sign-up for sessions or to join session waitlists. Note: This feature is under construction and may not be available for your particular guide.
- New and exciting developments: Guidebook always seeks to provide an interactive and engaging guide experience for its users. We're actively developing new features which make use of User Accounts in a revolutionary and gamechanging fashion.
These resources will be most useful for creators of guides using our content management system, the Guidebook Builder. However, we encourage all users to take a look at Guidebook's Blog (and mobile resources) for interesting case studies.
Engaging your users is an integral goal for every guide creator, and promoting user account usage can greatly boost your guide's success. Want to learn more? We talked to experts to get their thoughts on the Psychology of Event Check-Ins and Boosting Event Engagement.