Behind every great app resides a great administrative tool. You don’t want to have to pay for development work each time you want to change something in your app. That’s where Grandstand Builder comes in. Grandstand Builder is a simple-to-use web-based administrative tool that allows you to take control of nearly every piece of your app design and content. Once logged in, you and other members of your team can change and add content at your leisure. Even better, no changes get pushed to the app until you are ready, allowing you to add multiple pieces of content at once and push them to the app only when you are complete.
Many users have compared the ease-of-use to website manager WordPress. While we love these comparisons we have set this up in a way that even the most novice of web users will be able to control their own app.
Grandstand offers multiple levels of support from full content management throughout the year or throughout your event, to complete do-it-yourself levels of involvement.
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Manage all your events in one easy-to-use spot and when you are done and ready to publish to the app, simply hit ‘Update Events in App’. Grandstand offers the most powerful event management tool in the industry and allows you to create multiple types of calendars for your app. Have an event coming up, create a detailed ‘multi-day calendar’ that is perfect for the intense schedules during a short period. During the rest of the year, choose a looser month-at-a-view calendar to showcase all your upcoming events on one easy to use screen in the app.
In addition, link each of your events to map locations as well as lists, including vendors, speakers, sponsors, and more.
Because mobile devices make such great navigation tools, maps are one of the most important parts of any app. Grandstand has taken great care in building a user experience that makes it easy for you to create dynamic and interactive maps for your app.
Lists are one of the most powerful features of Grandstand Builder. You can create multiple lists for your app. Maybe you need one for vendors and one for sponsors. Or maybe you need one for mall tenants or event speakers. Any list you would like to bring into the app can be easily managed through our Lists feature. Each list can have different functionality in the app. Maybe your want your speakers to be searchable and feature a photo, but you don’t want photo capabilities for your exhibitors. We also give you the ability to setup priority groupings within each list as a way to separate sponsors, exhibitors or just feature select list items as featured.
Pages are a robust way for you to build out dynamic single pages for your app. Think of each page as a tower made up of different building blocks of content. Maybe you want your About page to feature a photo at the top, some text in the middle, and a big call to action Phone Number Button at the bottom. Or maybe you want to setup a Featured page that shows full-screen photos that are swipeable with each linking to a specific event. We also offer action blocks for starting an SMS text message, opening the on-phone map to show directions, open an in-app map, pop open a specific item from one of the list page, open an email, open a webpage, and many more.
There is nothing more powerful than tapping into the thoughts of your users. With Forms and Surveys you can create custom groups of questions, including single-selection check boxes, open-ended text boxes, and more. These responses can either be stored in our database for later retrieval via a CSV download, or they can be emailed directly to the email of your choice. Even more importantly these forms and surveys can be tied to rewards and coupons to incentivize users to complete them.
Provide incentives for your users to come back to the app frequently with coupons and rewards. You can setup single-use coupons, multi-use coupons, or even tie their availability to unlocking through Scavenger Hunts and Surveys/Forms. Coupons can be both image driven in cases where you have print versions available or just simply text. Finally, tie these back to list items to make sure you are promoting these coupons throughout the app.
Send push notifications directly through Grandstand Builder. Choose the group you want you to send to. Set the time and date, and then enter the message. You can even have the push notification alert be dynamic and pop open an event or other items in the app. Some clients even choose to have their alerts published to a news feed that can show up in the app, giving those people who download the app later a full history of news alerts that have been sent.
To learn more give us a call at 402-770-1654 or start building your own!