HOT TO FIND FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM NUMERIC IDS FOR THE EVENT TIMELINE
The Festyvent timeline event stream is built using the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram IDs for your festival or event. Facebook and Instagram require that we use their numeric IDs, which are not always easy to find. Tools for finding each of them can be found at the following locations:
FESTYVENT IMAGE LOCATIONS, DIMENSIONS AND FORMAT
When creating your Festyvent app through the Festyvent App builder, you will need to upload images for use in various parts of the app. These will include a logo for the event, promotional photos of the event and of performers as well as background images and photobooth overlays. This link http://festyvent.com/image-map will open a web page in a new tab that details each image size, its format and location within the app. If you prefer you can download a PDF of the image map here.
Setting the Map, Points of Interest and Performance Areas
Festyvent Apps are pre-integrated with Google maps to allow audiences to locate the event, review the event’s points of interest and distances, find the performance areas, mark their own points of interest and ask friends for their location.
Using the Festyvent builder:
Instructions can be found here.
An alternative to using the Google map is to upload a custom map that is a representation of the event area. See custom map dimensions below.
Custom Maps and Dimensions
A rectangular custom map image can be uploaded to replace the Google map that is included within the App. The image can be a topographical map that is drawn to scale and overlaid on the event area, or it can be a representation of the event’s location such as the Lost Village Festival map below.
It should be noted that the App’s Find Me capabilities are only available when either the native Google Map is in use or when a topographical map has been overlaid on the event area. Maps are overlaid on the event area using tools in the maps section of the Festyvent Content Management System (CMS).
Topographical maps can be created using services such as Google Maps together with drawing tools such as Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop or Pixelmator. It is recommended that the image’s top left X-Y co-ordiantes correspond with an identifiable point on a Google map to ensure accurate placement.
File format can be JPEG or PNG and file size should be 400KB max.
When custom maps have been uploaded, users can scroll the uploaded map from side to side as well as zoom and pinch for increased clarity.
Recommended map image dimensions
File format can be JPEG or PNG and file size should be less than 400KB
Representation Map – Click to expand
Please note that as per Festyvent’s terms of service, that it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with any third party terms of service before uploading any images from third parties to the Festyvent CMS.
Setting Custom Map Hot Spots
Custom maps can have hot areas defined for performance locations,. When they are pressed the user is taken directly to the relevant location on the lineup screen for the current day. As an example, the custom map may show the Green Room, Open Mic Stage and Dance Hall. When the user presses on any of these locations, the app will jump to the Line-up screen and open the lineup for the pressed upon performance area. When the event is currently running, the performance area for the current day is opened.
Configuring Hot Areas
The map hot areas are rectangular and are defined using the top left pixel co-ordinates of the area to be set together with the area’s pixel width and height. This information is added to the performance area in the “Map Maker” section of the Festyvent CMS. Up to three hot areas can be defined performance location.
The example below shows the hot area on the Lost Village Map and the co-ordinates that would need to be entered for the “Abandoned Chapel”. Top Left Pixel Co-ordinates X=117, Y=836, Width=360px, Height=300px.
Co-ordinates can be determined by opening the image in drawing programs such as Pixelmator and Adobe Photoshop and positioning the mouse of the relevant areas.
Note the Red rectangle is shown for illustrative purposes and is not visible on the map in the App.
CAN EMOJIS BE USED IN EVENT PUSH NOTIFICATIONS AND iBEACON MESSAGES?
To insert Emojis:
INVOICE AND BANK TRANSFER PAYMENTS
In addition to credit card payment, Festyvent will also accept payment via bank transfer using UK pounds, Euros and US Dollars.
Simply create an account by pressing “Register” in the menu above, decide on the type of Festyvent that you would like to purchase and then send an email to [email protected] and we will get right back to you with further instructions.
App Certification and Availability
Festyvent Surfer Apps are available immediately after the “Publish” button has been pressed in the Festyvent Builder.
Festyvent Custom DIY and Festyvent Custom Pro apps are available on completion of certification by Apple and Google. Although often completed within 10 business days, it is recommended to plan for 20 business days to allow for any issues that may arise.