Helpful Hints

Tips for Using FollowMe and EventLink Event Apps®

 These little tips will help in guiding you through some of the various features of Follow Me
Tip: Downloading Follow Me – this can be done thru the Apple App Store or by going to the show website.

Tip 1:

Updating Data

Once an hour the app will automatically check for updates from the show organizers. This allows your show to keep you updated with the latest info. To force a data refresh at another time, click the button the dashboard that looks like two arrows.

Tip 2:

Setup

The setup for the app is located at the top of the dashboard by tapping the gear symbol. Setup allows you to pre-enter information so that you will not have to repeatedly provide passwords, answer questions, and set communication from the show staff on important messages. Some setup features include importing your schedule from the shows web site. This will require a password and account or badge number. This feature is only to import your schedule and exhibitor bookmarks.

Tip 3:

Dashboard Schedule

Initially this does not show until you create your schedule. Once you have created your schedule, the next item on your schedule will appear and continue to update as the show goes on. This will also update if you import your schedule from the show website.

Tip 4:

Schedule Tab

Adding to your schedule is easy. Tap the Plus sign (top right) and follow the prompts to add appointments. NOTE – Events can be scheduled thru the events tab with one touch. See Tip Events

Tip 5:

Maps Tab

Map selection is broken down by halls, levels, and venues. When you go to a map it will render to show the full map. Use the multi touch capability to pinch and zoom in on the map to see the names and logos of the exhibitors. All of the booths are “hot” and will give you info about the exhibitor (such as contact, web, and handouts) if you click them. Booth spaces that are yellow are your favorites.
 

Tip 6:

Exhibitor Tab

The initial view is by category and if you scroll down it will begin alphabetically. You can also search by pulling down the top with your finger which will revel a search bar. Searches can be done by exhibitor name, keywords, booth number, etc. Searches may appear to hang for a second but they are dynamically producing your list from the search criteria. Remember: they will bring up everything to do with the search string you put in.
  • Exhibitor detail screen – Shows exhibitor information.
    Favorites – Exhibitors can be flagged as favorites by taping the star button at the top left. This will add them to the favorites list and highlight them on the floor map in yellow. You can tap the star button on the full exhibitor list to get a list of only your favorites.
  • Map – Taping this button will take you to the correct hall, venue, etc and show you where the exhibitor is on the show floor. The exhibitor will be highlighted in red. If WiFi is on, this feature will also tell you what hall you are in if you select a exhibitor in a different hall.
  • Handouts – Handouts are located at the bottom of the exhibitor detail screen. If you do not see any handouts – Please tell the exhibitor they need to participate and you can also send a support email to mail@eventapps.com.au to request we contact the exhibitor. Handouts can be downloaded for viewing now or later or emailed. Downloaded handouts will also appear in the back of the app in your Downloads tab.
 

Tip 7:

Events – Events are listed by day and time.

To scroll to the next day use the arrow keys next to the date and day.
  • Adding an event to your schedule – tap the star key at the top right and this will automatically add the event to your schedule. If you want to delete the event, tap the star button again to take this off your schedule. Events can also be added without going into the event detail by tapping the star on the left side in the events list.
  • Rate the session – located toward the bottom on the event information.
  • Speakers – Listed at the bottom of the event – tap a name and get the bio of the speaker

Tip 8:

Twitter

You can view and post to the feed. Posting requires setup at the dashboard setup screen. See Tip Setup
More specific tips can be found in the alerts section of all apps that we develop.
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