August 11th, 2020

ABC Mobile App is Now Live!

After months of development and testing, we are excited to announce that our ABC Mobile App is now live and available for download. Below are detailed instructions. Please feel free to spread the word and share. Any questions should be directed to Cheryl Taylor in the ABC Project Office.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABC MOBILE APP

 Download App from Store

For Android:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kopis.abc

For IOS: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1524506385

It can also be found by searching “Arts in Basic Curriculum” in respective stores

 Registering a new account

Upon opening the app for the first time, you will be presented with the Login screen.  From here, click the ‘Create Account’ link to get started creating a new account in the system.  After filling out and submitting the registration form, you will receive an email to complete the registration process (be sure check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive an email).  Clicking the link in the ‘Confirm Registration’ email, will take the you to a web page confirming the account has been created and is ready to use.  You may now log in with your newly created account credentials.

Managing groups

After logging in to the app, you will need to join some groups.  Groups allow posts to be targeted to select audiences.  Please note that Groups are not in alphabetical order. You can join existing groups, leave groups you have previously joined, and suggest new groups for the community.   New group suggestions must be proved by the Administrator team.  Once you have joined at least one group, you will start receiving posts to the group and notifications about upcoming events.  You can manage your groups at any time by visiting the ‘Groups’ item on the navigation bar.

Newsfeed

In the newsfeed, you will receive posts made to groups that you have joined.  The newsfeed also contains notifications about upcoming events that the ABC team would like to share with you.  You can begin adding new posts to groups you belong to, by clicking the New Post button located at the bottom right of the Newsfeed screen.  You can also reply to existing posts and event notifications by clicking the item in the newsfeed.  Clicking the newsfeed item, takes you to the Post/Event detail screen.  From here, you can reply to the item by clicking the ‘Reply’ button at the bottom right of the screen.  You can return to their newsfeed at any time by visiting the ‘News’ item on the navigation bar.

Customizing profiles

You can change your profile information at any time by clicking the ‘Profile‘ icon in the navigation bar.  On the ‘Edit Profile’ screen, you can modify your listed Organization and Position, as well as add a brief Description about yourself.

FAQ

1. Can you filter by Groups?  No, filtering newsfeed by Groups is not available in this phase.

2. Will I receive notifications?  No, push notifications are not available in this phase so it is important to frequently check for latest newsfeed comments and updates.

3. Can you filter Events by date?  No, not at this time.

4. Will I see all events for all Groups in my newsfeed?  No, you will only see events that are posted to Groups you have joined.

5. Is there a tutorial available for the app?  Yes, here is a link to the YouTube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU7KAAfcQN8&list=PLJu5UiE2QqhJtRvjcQea8c1m_en_ACsCo&index=8&t=0s