Sports App

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

Features included in the app:

  1. News Feed
  2. Events List
  3. Web Page
  4. Built-in Messenger
  5. Digital Membership
  6. 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.

News Feed

Where updates could be posted including announcements and events.

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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.

Click here to check out the features of the feed module.

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.

Module Walkthrough

Activating the Feed 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.
  • 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

You can label your users by creating tags for them, you can have a tag for each section of the school i.e. students, teachers, parents.

When you publish a post, you can choose to target a specific tag so that the message is delivered only to the tag specified, for example, you can send a post that there will be a staff meeting at noon to the tag 'Teachers' and only the teachers would be able to see it.

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".

Next, you should label your users with this tag so that posts will be sent to them only when you specify the tag.

From the admin menu, go to Users.

Select the user that you want to assign the tag to and click on the edit button.

Click Add Tag.

Mark the tag and click Add.

Then click Save.

Create New Segment

Segments are a tool to further manage your users, you can create a specific segment for students in a certain class: 'Grade 7 students' or teachers of a certain department: 'Math Teachers'

Follow the same steps and create a new segment.

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".

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.

Web Page

The web-view module gives you the option to include a URL that redirects to a certain page, you can redirect your users to your website, blog, or any page of your choice.

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

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

You can find the web view module in the Essentials 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.) Here you can enter the URL that you want to take your clients to.

Don't forget to click Save.

Built-in Messenger

The text and media messenger module allows your users to text and share multimedia files with each other, who also use your app. It shows the users a list of their recent one-to-one chats as well as the group chats made on your App.

You can create a group for each sport, with up to 50,000 users.

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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 Messenger module in the Communications 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 ✓

Click here to check out the features of the messenger module.

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 check the features by clicking "Features"

Must Have Modules

It's better to add this module to your App's Side Menu (step 3)

  • Audio/Video Calling Module: Allows your users to make audio and video calls.
  • Contacts List: It shows your App users a list of their contacts who also use your App.
  • Call Log: Shows the recent log of audio and video calls.

Digital ID Module

Introduction

The digital ID module allows you to scan membership cards having UPC codes using a QR scanner, once scanned, the module will store the information embedded in the UPC code so that a digital ID can be created for your users. This module also enables you to have an instant feed in the module that you can post different content related to your membership (offers, announcements)

Users can interact with your posts by liking, sharing, or writing comments, which admins only will see.

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 Digital ID module in the Security & Privacy category.

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

Duplicability

This module can only be installed in your home menu x

Main Features

The digital ID module comprises 78 features, four of them are user-selectable:

1.) QR Scanner: A QR scanner to scan UPC codes and QR codes to fetch its information.

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2.) Posting: With the post module, you can post messages, images, videos, GIFs, and files, you can also add segments and tags to your audience for targeted posts.

3.) Comments: Users can comment on different posts.

4.) Like a Post: Enable the users to engage with a post, by liking it.

5.) Read Counter: Displays simple statistics for how many users viewed a message within its first two weeks.

6.) Notifications

Notifications page that displays recent notifications, show unread ones, and provides an ability to respond to different types of messages, exactly like Facebook's.

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7.) Favorites

For users to create customized lists of their favorite friends, photos, and posts, exactly like Whatsapp.

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Configuration

1.) Once you installed the module, by dragging and dropping it in the home 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.) Enter the title and the description of the membership card, insert the image of the card and click save.

Once the card is scanned, the information will be displayed as follows.

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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.

  • Context Menu

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

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Scroll down to the bottom of the list.

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.

Click here to know how to create a new tag.

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

Must-Have Modules

  • Posts/Feed: It will allow you to have the instant feed on the module.

Module Walkthrough

Posting in the Digital ID

  • 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.

Click on 'Posts' and choose 'Digital ID'

  • After you enter the content, click 'Send' and your post will be published

For more information about posting options click here to jump to the posts module.

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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