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Step 1: Starting Out with Shoutem

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2016 10:58AM CEST


Thanks for choosing ShoutEm! If you have additional questions that aren't covered by this guide please check our additional support resources or contact us directly.

Beginning the Process

You can choose to sign up for you account now, or after selecting your template described below. Let's begin.

Starting at the ShoutEm homepage, you're given the option to Create Your App Now or watch our introductory video.

After you click on the create your app button, You can utilize our app templates. Templates such as Music, Local and Businesses help you create your new app with the best features in mind. For this tutorial we'll select "Start With Blank App".
ShoutEm Homepage

The Builder / Tabs

This brings you to the ShoutEm app builder, which is where you'll find the tools, features and publishing elements that will help bring your app to completion. These elements are separated into tabs by the role they play in building your app, as you'll see here:
Design - Smartphone - Create and assign your design elements here, such as app backgrounds, custom icons, and color schemes.

Design - Tablet - Similarly to the tab above, here you can modify your design elements for a tablet app.

Content - This is where you enable and work with the various content modules (ex: News, Photos, Video), by adding or creating content based on the purpose of the feature.

Settings - Here you can set various settings for your app. From 3rd party service integrations to publishing info, this module will provide further modification of your app.

Engage - Use this module to engage your app community. Track user activity, modify user accounts or send push notifications.

Live App Preview 

The "app preview" display appears on the Design tab in the app builder, and works as an accurate view of your app. This element lets you interact with the Mobile Web version of your application, and allows you to preview the work that you have done already. Your app background will appear here as well.

Some features are not available in the Live preview as they require some functionality that is only present on mobile devices. These are: QR code reader, camera upload, radio streaming.

To see your app in a dynamic testing situation directly on your device, we provide our Mobilizer 4 app for iPhone and Mobilizer for Android devices, which is an testing platform that allows you to see changes in real-time. 




Content Modules 

Content features are what drive your app and makes it a full and unique experience for your user. Content can be anything from traditional text-based (ex: News) or rich media (ex: Photos, Videos), to functions that help guide your user in their daily lives or make it easier to connect with what you're promoting (ex: Events, Places, Social Network).

- Which features are included in each pricing plan

Learn more about our individual features here in the support center.

CMS Integrations

From the Integrations section, that can be found under Settings -> CMS integrations, ShoutEm offers official CMS integration for various platforms such as Wordpress . Enabling CMS integrations helps bring content in from your site including photo galleries, blog content or events calendars.

There are also options to include API key information from the major social networks, so users can share socially out of your app with your app's name attached.

Wordpress plugins supported with integration
- Integrating Twitter sharing for your app
- Integrating Facebook sharing for your app

Ready to Add some content to your app?

Continue to Step 2: Adding Content


How to make an events based app? [video]


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