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We’ve Made Some App Builder Updates!

6 Nov

Fresh Look, Better Experience

OnCell already offers the most feature-rich mobile app builder on the market, but we’ve made it even better with a few recent updates. As the leading digital storytelling platform, we strive to bring the latest technology to connect destinations with their visitors. These enhancements modernize our app builder and bring the latest in features and customization.

New Look

The OnCell App Builder now features a fresh, modern look and feel. The brighter colors and intuitive user interface make our builder not only easy to use but easy on the eyes as well. Check it out today by signing up for a free test drive!

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Screenshot 2018-11-06 14.20.13New Icons

Icon choices for our navigation menu have been updated! Current icons got a little refresh, and 28 new icons have been added for things like badges, donations, new maps, parks, and more!

 

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Two Column Lists

There is now a “Two Column List” option for the list widget. Lists will show up with two columns in the builder, as well as published apps if this option is checked. If the “Two Column List” option is selected but the list only has one item in it, it will remain a regular list until another item is added. Lists with only one row can be used as “Previous” and “Next” buttons as seen in the example below.

Clients who have custom themes will need their themes updated to support two column lists. NPS and U.S. Forest Service themes already support two-column lists, and other themes will be updated as well. If you have a custom theme design and want to enable two-column lists, contact your client account manager today!

Enhanced Scrolling

Scrolling with the mouse wheel or trackpad now works everywhere in the builder. This includes scrolling through pages, folders, and while editing pages and widgets.

These updates are now available for all plans in the OnCell App Builder. You can check them out by signing up for a free test drive or contacting us to schedule a demo!

New Feature: Google Field Trip Integration

24 Nov

OnCell-TourSphere has partnered with Google Field Trip to provide quality “stories” to Field Trip users. With over 1 million Google-Field-Trip-Partner-TourSpheredownloads to date, Field Trip is an excellent way to learn about what’s around you and is available as a downloadable native app in Google Play and the Apple App Store.

What is Google Field Trip?
Field Trip connects visitors to interesting sights and information, wherever they are. It runs in the background on your smartphone, and when you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the point of interest. If you have a headset or are Bluetooth connected, it can even read the information aloud to you.

How does this affect your tour?

Through this partnership, OnCell-TourSphere clients have the option to distribute tour content from their live app to Google Field Trip. It’s a win-win solution to give your tour content even more visibility and provide another point of access for your visitors or passersby who may not otherwise know about your tour. The tour “stops” from your OnCell-TourSphere mobile app will be available on Field Trip pop-up cards with a link to your live OnCell-TourSphere mobile tour.

A few thoughts to remember about pushing content to Field Trip:
1) Field Trip integration is available in both Pro and Lite accounts. 2) Enabling Field Trip will not affect your current billing amount as there is no additional charge. 3) When building/editing your tour, simply make sure each of your stops have the following items to help tell your “story”:

  • Map marker in a Google Map widget or a GeoAlert set
  • At least one image or a defined project app icon
  • Text widget that contains descriptive text

Would you like to learn more? Contact your Client Account Manager or email us to get the conversation started.

New Feature: Photo Gallery

15 Aug

You may have noticed some of our tour apps have photo galleries that rotate automatically and can also be swiped. These were beta users of our Photo Gallery widget and we’re happy to announce that it is now available in the App Builder for TourSphere Pro accounts.

What is the Photo Gallery widget?
The Photo Gallery widget allows you to add multiple photos to a single page in one image carrier. Think of it as a responsive slideshow that gives users access to multiple photos on a single page without scrolling. You can set the gallery to auto rotate, adjust the timing of the rotation, or let users swipe to the next image. You can even use the gallery to add sponsor logos to specific stops on your tour.

How do you add a Photo Gallery to your tour?
Use our web-based mobile App Builder to create a Photo Gallery on a page-by-page basis. You must be in a project created with TourSphere Pro. You’ll find a new widget under the Add Widget menu. Once you click to add the widget to the page, the Photo Gallery editor will open up. Upload photos from your computer directly into the gallery, or drag images from the Library to the Image section on the right. Click the Show Options button to set the auto-rotatation and speed.

A few thoughts to remember about the Photo Gallery:
1) The gallery looks best when all the images have the same dimensions. 2) In the widget editor, drag and drop the thumbnails to re-order the images. 3) If you don’t have a Pro account, you can still take the widget for a test drive by creating a new project from your Dashboard and selecting Pro.

Would you like to learn more? Contact your Client Account Manager or email us to get the conversation started.

 

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