Booking & Events App

This is a step by step guide to creating a booking app.

Features included in the app:

  1. Events List
  2. Booking
  3. User Bookings
  4. Ticket Validate
  5. Ticket Redeem
  6. Payment Gateway
  7. News Feed
  8. Google Ads

Module Installation

1.) In order to install a module, click on one of the module categories, placed on the right, you can choose from 30+ modules that serve different functions.

2.) Drag one of the modules and drop it to your Home Menu's setup area.

3.) That's it! Your module is now installed.

Now we're gonna take one feature at a time and explain it.

Events List

The events list module displays the list of events that the user accepted the invitation to.

Installation

You can install this module in your App in the following places:

  • App's Home Menu ✓
  • App's Side Menu ✓

You can find the events list modules in the Booking & Events category.

Drag and drop the module into your home or side menu to install it.

Duplicability

This module can be duplicated in several sections in your app. ✓

Main Features

1.) Sync with System Calendar

A feature that allows the app to access the device's calendar and sync with it so that it displays the events on the corresponding dates.

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Configuration

1.) Once you installed the module, by dragging and dropping it in the home or side menu, click on the gear icon to configure the settings of the module.

2.) Here you can rename the module and choose an Android and an iOS icon for it.

3.) To enable the syncing feature, check the box next to it and click Save.

The list of events will be displayed as follows once you accept the invitations.

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Module Walkthrough

Creating a New Event

1.) From the admin menu, click on "Events".

2.) Click on "Create New" button or the small icon at the bottom right side of the page.

3.) Enter the details of the event as follows:

  • The event name.
  • Whether the event is going to be an all-day event or not.
  • Set the start time and the end time of the event.
  • Select the time zone.
  • Select the event location. (Once you type in the location, Google Maps will automatically detect it)
  • Enter the description of the event.

You can also assign a filter so that the event can come up in the search results under the filter that you select.

So if you select "sports event", this event will come up when the user searches for sports events on your app.

When you are done, click Next.

Next, add the event image.

Once you're done, click Finish.

Editing an Event

After you created the event hover over it.

The first icon will allow you to edit the event details.

The second icon will let you set up the pricing of the event.

The third icon will delete the event.

The QR code displayed will allow users to access the event once scanned.

If you click on the first option and scroll down, you will have the option to assign admins to this event, you can also share the event via Facebook, Twitter, or share the invitation link of the event.

In order for your users to view events and calendars, you have to install the module 'Events List'.

Publishing an Event

After you're done with creating the event, you can publish it by copying the invite link and publishing it in the feed module, a chat group, or a channel.

Setting the Price of the Event

Click on the second icon.

Enter the price and the currency that you want, then click Save.

Booking Module

The booking module allows your users to reserve tickets to a one-time event, or book tickets to reoccurring sessions.

Installation

You can install these modules in your App in the following places:

  • App's Home Menu ✓
  • App's Side Menu ✓

You can find the booking module in the Booking & Events category.

Drag and drop the module into your home or side menu to install it.

Duplicability

This module can be duplicated in several sections in your app ✓

Configuration

1.) Once you installed the module, by dragging and dropping it in the home or side menu, click on the gear icon to configure the settings of the module.

2.) Here you can rename the module and choose an Android and an iOS icon for it.

3.) From the settings, you have the option to include ads in your app, through the Google AdMob Module.

Note that you have to install Google AdMob Module first.

When you enable ads, you can specify the number of posts after which an ad will appear, note that the minimum number of posts after which an ad will appear is five.

Don't forget to click save.

Must Have Modules

  • Ticket Validate: Allows you to validate tickets generated by nandbox app builder and determine whether they are valid or expired.
  • Ticket Redeem: Allows you to redeem tickets generated by nandbox app builder.

Complementary Modules

  • Events List: The events list module displays the list of events that the user accepted the invitation to.
  • User Bookings: Displays a list of bookings that the user booked.

Module Walkthrough

Creating a New Booking Product

1.) From the admin menu, click on 'Booking'.

2.) Click the 'Create New' button or the small icon at the bottom right side of the page, to be prompted with a pop-up window where you can create a new booking.

3.) Firstly, enter the name of your booking and its description.

4.) Set the location of the booking product, note that once you enter a location a drop down menu will appear with a list of locations to choose from.

5.) Set the duration of the booking product, in minutes, so for example, if your booking product is a yoga session, how long you want your session to be.

6.) Set the booking product gap, which is the time between each booking product and the next one, for example, if you have two successive yoga sessions, what is the time gap you want between them.

7.) Set the time zone, and click Next.

8.) Set an image for the booking product.

9.) Set whether it is cancellable or not.

If you set it as cancellable, you can determine the cancelation window where the user can cancel the booking.

You can choose from different durations.

10.) The days available allows you to determine when the event will reoccur, so for example, if you have a yoga session every Sunday and Thursday, you can set it accordingly. Set the reoccurring days that the booking product will take place.

Set the time that the booking product will take place and its duration.

Set the number of bookings, which is the available number of bookings for the event, we will set the price at the end of the steps.

11.) You can also set your holidays to let the users know that there will be no event on this particular day, click on the calendar icon.

You will be prompted with a calendar, from which you can choose your holidays.

Once you're finished click Create to create the booking.

Setting the Price

12.) To set up the pricing for the booking, hover over the booking and click the dollar sign.

13.) Set the price per booking and the currency.

The payment type determines if your users will be billed per session or per a bundle of sessions.

To charge users per session, select Direct Payment.

To charge users per a bundle of sessions, select Balance.

If you set it to Bundle, the user will buy the whole bundle of sessions one time and every time a user attends a session it will be deducted from the total number of sessions of the bundle, so for example, the bundle can consist of four yoga sessions and it will be bought once by the user, when the user attends a session, it will be deducted from the total of four sessions, which means that the remaining available sessions for the user will be three sessions.

Creating a Bundle of Sessions

1.) Go to the Bundles section from the admin menu.

2.) Click on the 'Create New' button, or the small icon at the bottom right side of the page.

3.) Fill in the details of the bundle and click 'Create'.

The display name is the name of the bundle that will appear to your users, while the max unit is the maximum number of units that a user can order.

4.) Next, you need to link the bundle that you created to the booking product. Hover over the bundle and click edit.

5.) Scroll down, and click on Add Products.

6.) Click on Bookings, select the booking product, and click Insert.

Checking the Tickets Booked

To check the booked tickets, go back to the booking section in the admin menu

Hover over the booking product and click view tickets.

You will be prompted with the list of users who booked this booking product.

Assigning an Admin

After you are done with creating a booking, you need to assign an admin to it.

The admin will receive a notification every time a user books the event.

Hover over the booking and click the edit icon.

Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click add admin.

Choose your admin and check the box next to the name, and then click add.

You can also assign roles from the users tab.

The booking list will be displayed to the admin as follows.

User Bookings Module

The user bookings module displays to your users the list of bookings that they made on your app.

Introduction

The user bookings module displays to your users the list of bookings that they made on your app.

You can install this module in your app in the following places:

  • App's Home Menu ✓
  • App's Side Menu ✓

You can find the user bookings module in the Booking & Events category.

Drag and drop the module into your home or side menu to install it.

Duplicability

This module can be duplicated in several sections in your app ✓

Configuration

1.) Once you installed the module, by dragging and dropping it in the home or side menu, hit the gear icon to configure the settings of the module.

2.) Here you can rename the module and choose an Android and an iOS icon for it.

3.) All the users' bookings will be displayed as follows:

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Ticket Validate Module

The ticket validate module allows you to validate tickets generated by nandbox app builder and determine whether they are valid or expired.

Installation

You can install this module in your App in the following places:

  • App's Home Menu ✓
  • App's Side Menu ✓

ou can find the ticket validate module in the Booking & Events category.

Drag and drop the module into your home or side menu to install it.

Duplicability

This module can be duplicated in several sections in your app. ✓

Main Feature

Ticket Validate

A feature that allows you to validate the users' tickets.

Each ticket generated by nandbox app builder will have a unique QR code.

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The ticket is scanned using a built-in QR reader in the module.

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If the ticket is valid, the validation will be successful and the reader will display that the ticket is valid.

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If the ticket has expired, the validation will fail and the reader will display that it has expired.

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Configuration

1.) Once you installed the module, by dragging and dropping it in the home or side menu, click on the gear icon to configure the settings of the module.

2.) Here you can rename the module and choose an Android and an iOS icon for it.

Must Have Modules

It's better to add these modules to your App's Side Menu (step 3)

  • Booking: Allows you to create events, generate tickets, and create bookings.
  • Ticket Redeem: Allows you to redeem tickets generated by nandbox app builder.

Complementary Modules

  • Events List: The events list module displays the list of events that the user accepted the invitation to.
  • User Bookings: Displays a list of bookings that the user booked.

Ticket Redeem Module

The ticket redeem module allows you to redeem tickets generated by nandbox app builder.

Installation

You can install this module in your App in the following places:

  • App's Home Menu ✓
  • App's Side Menu ✓

You can find the ticket redeem module in the Booking & Events category.

Drag and drop the module into your home or side menu to install it.

Duplicability

This module can be duplicated in several sections in your app. ✓

Main Feature

Ticket Redeem: A feature that allows users to redeem their tickets

Each ticket generated by nandbox app builder will have a unique QR code.

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The ticket is scanned using a built-in QR reader in the module.

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If the ticket is valid, the redeeming process will be successful and the reader will display that the ticket is redeemed.

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If the ticket was canceled, the redeeming process will fail and the reader will display that it has been canceled.

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The redeeming process will also fail if the ticket has expired

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Or if the ticket has been used.

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Configuration

1.) Once you installed the module, by dragging and dropping it in the home or side menu, click on the gear icon to configure the settings of the module.

2.) Here you can rename the module and choose an Android and an iOS icon for it.

Must Have Modules

It's better to add these modules to your App's Side Menu (step 3)

  • Booking: Allows you to create events, generate tickets, and create bookings.
  • Ticket Validate: Allows you to validate tickets generated by nandbox app builder and determine whether they are valid or expired.

Complementary Modules

  • Events List: The events list module displays the list of events that the user accepted the invitation to.
  • User Bookings: Displays a list of bookings that the user booked.

Payment Gateways

This section will allow you to choose how your customers will pay in your app.

Go to the app settings page, click on App Settings from the top menu.

Scroll down to find the payment options.

Credit Card

Users can pay through credit card using one of the following payment gateways:

Stripe is one of the major payment gateways that will allow your customers to shop and buy your products using their credit or debit card.

Follow the steps in this article to integrate your app with Stripe.

Follow the steps in this article to integrate your app with PayPal.

You can also enable the Cash Option.

In-App Purchases

In-App purchases allows your customers to make additional purchases in your app.

Follow the steps in this article to enable in-app purchases in your app.

News Feed

Where you can announce events and booking schedules.

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Installation

You can install this module in your app in the following places:

  • App's Home Menu ✓
  • App's Side Menu ✕

You can find the posts/feed module in the social category.

Drag and drop the module into your home to install it.

Duplicability

This module can only be installed in your home menu.

Configuration

1.) Once you installed the module, by dragging and dropping it in the home or side menu, hit the gear icon to configure the settings of the module.

2.) Here you can rename the module and choose an Android and an iOS icon for it.

3.) From the settings, you have the option to include ads in your app, through the Google AdMob Module.

Note that you have to install Google AdMob Module first.

When you enable ads, you can specify the number of posts after which an ad will appear, note that the minimum number of posts after which an ad will appear is five.

Don't forget to click save.

4.) You can also choose the layout of the posts to be either wide or on the left side as shown.

5.) To configure the features, click on "Features".

User Selectable Features

  • Talk to Admin

    For app users to chat directly with the admin, this feature allows your users to share their thoughts and give you instant feedback on your posts.

  • Sticky Note

    Add promo points to your posts for users to collect and redeem, it is displayed as a small bubble that is attached to the bottom right side of the post.

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  • You can also choose the background and text color.
  • Post Footer

    Gives your posts the look-and-feel of a Facebook page, you can choose to add the like button, reply button, the number of views, and the share button.

You can also customize the heart color in the like button.

  • Post Filter

    To allow specific users (tags) to see your posts. This feature can be used to target a specific segment of your users.

Click here to know how to create a new tag.

Don't forget to "Save" after you are done with the configuration.

  • Context Menu

    Displays a set of actions to be done to the selected content.

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There is one action (delete) that is shown by default and eight actions that are user-selectable which are:

  • Edit
  • Copy
  • Forward
  • Share
  • Save to Gallery
  • Report Abuse
  • Save to Music
  • Save to Downloads

Click on the toggle to activate or deactivate the action.

You can also change the order of the actions, click and hold the move icon and drag up and down to move the action.

You can also disable the feature altogether.

Must-Have Modules

It's better to add these modules to your App's Side Menu (step 3)

  • Active Channels: It shows the user a list of the recently-posting channels they have joined on your app.
  • User Channels: It shows the users a list of all channels they have joined on your app.

Complementary Modules

  • Channels List: It shows a list of all your app's channels for users to join.
  • Calendar: It enables creating timetables/schedules and publishing them attached to posts.
  • Menu: It enables creating polls and attaching them to posts.

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Module Walkthrough

Activating the Posts Module

  • Click "Posts" in the admin menu, placed on the left of your nandbox dashboard.
  • Click the "+" button at the bottom right side of the page, to be prompted with a window where you can create your post.
  • You have the option to post a text message and change the background color just like Facebook, just choose the color you want and enter the content of your post.
  • And your post will look like this after editing.
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  • You can also post a photo, video, gif, audio, or a file.
  • And if you want to publish an instant article, or have the platform fetch a URL and publish its content, or even publish a calendar that includes a list of events, you can easily do that through these buttons respectively.
  • You can also attach a sticky post or a menu to create polls, just click on attach and choose either option, (note that you have to create a menu before you are able to attach it to a post, and in order to create a sticky post you have to enable the sticky note feature in the features section of the posts & feed module.)
  • You can assign tags to your users to label them and send a post to this label only.

Create a Scheduled Post

From the admin menu, click on scheduled post.

Click the "+" button at the bottom right side of the page.

Click on the blue calendar icon at the bottom of the screen.

Select the date and click schedule.

Finally, click schedule, and your post is now scheduled!

Create New Tags

Click on "Tags" and then "Add New Tag", enter the tag name and the tag description and choose whether you want it to be a private tag or not, and then click Save.

  • Once you created it, you will be able to add your new tag, just mark it and click "Add".

Create New Segment

You can also segment your users into groups and you can send each segment a targeted post. Follow the same steps when you create a new tag.

Publishing to Groups & Channels

You can also publish your post to certain groups and channels that you created.

1.) Click on Groups

2.) And then click on "Add New" and select either Group or Channel

  • You can also insert emojis in your post.

If you would like to publish a post without sending push notifications to your users, you can enable the silent button.

Finally, when you are ready to publish your post, click on "Send".

Google Ads

This section will enable you to activate Google Ad Mob in your app.

1.) Firstly, create a Google Ad Mob account.

2.) From the navigation menu, click on apps.

3.) Click on add your first app.

4.) Select the platform of your app.

5.) If your app is published on Google Play Store or App Store, select yes, if not, select no.

6.) Next, enter the app name and click add app.

7.) Click on create ad unit to start creating ads.

8.) Next, select the ad type, currently, nandbox app builder supports the banner and the native advanced format.

The banner type will look like this:

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9.) Click on the banner type, enter the ad name and click create ad unit.

You will be prompted with two keys.

10.) Open nandbox app builder.

11.) Go to App settings.

12.) Click on Google ads.

13.) You will be prompted with the following screen.

14.) Copy the first key (Google ad app ID).

15.) And paste it in the Ad Google Key section in nandbox app builder.

16.) Next, copy the second key (banner key).

17.) And paste it in the Ad Banner Key section in nandbox app builder.

18.) Next, click create another ad unit.

19.) Select Native advanced.

20.) Enter the ad name and click create ad unit.

21.) Copy the second key (native key).

22.) And paste it in the Ad Native Key section in nandbox app builder.

23.) Next, select which ad you wish to activate and click save.

24.) You can repeat the same process with the iOS version of your app.

25.) Next, you need to activate the ads in the modules that you installed in your app.

26.) Click on the configuration icon on the installed module.

27.) Toggle the button to enable ads.

28.) When you enable ads, you can specify the number of posts after which an ad will appear, note that the minimum number of posts after which an ad can appear is 5.


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