Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to test a product quickly. In 10 minutes, we'll get you started with a simple event and the foundation for something more involved later.
This is what we'll cover:
- Creating an event
- Adding a session with a speaker and a survey
- Testing the event in the mobile app
- Create an account at https://dashboard.topi.com
- Install our networking app on your mobile device (https://topi.com/app)
Creating an event
Sign into the dashboard first. The main page shows the list of events you created. If this is your first time, that list is empty. Simply click the button on the top right to create a new event:
The fields are self-explanatory: a name for the event, a start and end date, and a timezone. That's it.
Adding a session with a speaker and a survey
You're now in the event you just created. There are many things that you probably wonder about on this screen, but we'll stick to what you need to get started for the moment.
Notice that there's always a primary action at the top right of every screen. Easy enough? Let's go ahead and add two features, "Speakers" and "Agenda".
Let's add a speaker first. After adding the Speakers feature, you will instantly be in the Speakers section as pictured below:
As usual, the primary action is in pink on the top right, go ahead and add a speaker. A first and last name, a photo, social links, hit Save and you're done!
Click on Back to go to the main screen and add the Agenda feature, you'll end up directly in edit mode:
Add a session, fill out the name, description, and location (a room number for example):
Note: for the time being, ignore Tracks and the other tabs at the top, we'll get to that later when we link a speaker to this session.
Hit Save and you'll see your newly created agenda now has a session at 9:00am (in our example above). Go ahead and click on that session to edit it.
Notice the tabs at the top: Speakers, polls, documents, and questions. Think of these tabs as additional options for the session you're editing. For now, we'll only go into the speakers tab to add the speaker we previously created.
Click on Speakers and start typing the name of the speaker you want to add. Topi will autocomplete as you type, so you can quickly click on the speaker you want.
That's it, we're done setting up our sample event!
Testing the event in the mobile app
There are a number of way to join an event with our mobile app, but the most common one is via an event code provided by the event planner to the participants. That event code can be found and edited in the Settings section of the dashboard. By default, it is a random number, let's say 12345678.
You've installed Topi, signed in using Facebook or LinkedIn, and the first thing you can do is join an event. You'll have a few options to do so, pick “Enter code”:
Enter the event code from the Settings section of the dashboard, and voilà. You have joined the event you just created!
All the content is there for you to browse. You can already see some cool options that you didn't even have to configure, everything works right out of the box.
You want to make this more fun now? Invite some of your friends or colleagues to try Topi. Send them the link topi.com/app and the code for your event, and you'll see them in the Networking section.
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