Conference App Help

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This page provides some instructions and hints for using the Conference App.

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Getting the App

For Smartphones and Tablets

For smartphones and tablets, the app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, the Apple Store, or Amazon (not sure how that works). In all cases, search for “IAJGS”. Install the app in the usual way; when asked, select the 2018 conference.

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For Computers

For computers, including laptops, the app is Web-based and runs in a Web browser. To access it, go to the following URL:

         app.iajgs2018.org

If you do not already have an account, you create one as follows. Go to the URL above. You will see a screen like this.

     Home Screen of Web App

Click on one of the icons, such as “My Schedule”. If you are not logged into an existing account, you will see a screen like the following. (If you have an account already but are not logged in, you can log in from this page using your email address and password.) To create a new account, click on the “Create New EventLink Account” button.

     Home Screen of Web App

You will now get the screen for creating a new account. Fill in your email address, and enter the password you want to use in the two indicated places. Then click the “Submit” button. The message in the box at the top simply means that you cannot sync to another account from the browser-based account. However you can sync to the browser-based account from a smartphone or tablet, as described in the next section.

     Home Screen of Web App


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Adding the 2018 Conference

If you already have the app installed from a previous year’s conference, you need only add the data for the 2018 conference. When I opened the app on my tablet for the first time since last year, I saw the following screen. The next step is to tap on the bar for the new conference under “Upcomng Events”.

     Conference App From Previous Year

Now you will see a screen asking for permission to download the data for this year’s conference. Tap on the “Download” button.

     Download This Year's Data

The data will now begin to download. It may take a little while, but there is a progress bar to let you know that it is working. Once the download has finished, you'll see the home screen for the 2018 conference.

     Download Progess


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Syncing Multiple Installations

If you install the app on multiple devices and/or set up an account in the Web version, you can configure them to share data. Here we show how to do that starting at the home screen on an Android phone. Tap on the gear icon just to the right of “Dashboard” at the top-right.

     Home Screen of Conference App

You will now be on the settings page, the top of whose screen is shown here. Now tap on “Multi Device Sync” (last item in image below).

     Setup Screen of Conference App

You will see the following screen. Tap on “Additional Device” to connect another device.

     Multi Device Sync Screen 1

The following screen will open. Fill in the email address and password used for another installation and tap “Submit”. [I entered the email address and password I used for the Web-browser version, and it connected the two accounts. After refreshing the data, I no longer appeared twice in the attendee listing—Jay Sage.]

     Multi Device Sync Screen 2


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Setting Up Profile

The most frequent question has been about getting oneself to appear in the list of attendees on the app. This is part of the profile setup.

Here is what the home screen looks like on an Android phone. To access various configuration functions, tap on the gear icon just to the right of “Dashboard” at the top-right. (On the Web-browser version, the gear icon appears at the upper-left, under the home icon.)

     Home Screen of Conference App

You will now be on the settings page, the top of whose screen is shown here. Now tap on “MyProfile”.

     Setup Screen of Conference App

The top of the profile setup screen is shown below. Fill in your first name, last name, and email address. (You can also fill in any additional information in the area below what is shown here.) If you want to appear in the attendee listing, be sure to tap in the check box area at the bottom-right in this screen shot so that a red check mark appears.

If you want to upload your photo, tap on the shadow photo to the left of the name and email information. You can then take a photo of yourself or select one from your photo gallery. [I was able to upload a photo from my computer using the Web-browser version of the app, but I could not figure out how to transfer that file from my computer to the photo gallery on my phone—Jay Sage]

     Profile Screen of Conference App

NOTE: Changes made in the app on a phone do not take effect until you do a data update. To make sure that you have the latest data, tap on the refresh icon just to the right of the gear icon at the top-right. You might want to do this each time you open the app after a length of time.

     Refresh Icon of Conference App


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Why Multiple Listings Among Attendees

If you register on multiple devices, such as on a phone and through a Web browser on a laptop, you may end up with two separate accounts. If both accounts have been set to appear in the attendee listing, then you will be listed twice. (That is what has happened for me—Jay Sage.)

This problem can be solved by linking (syncing) the multiple accounts. The procedure is described above in the Syncing Multiple Installations section.

 

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