Before we start your Social Wall, we'll open up the Participant View to see how your crowd will post using Crowdpurr's web interface once we start the Social Wall shortly. You can open up the Participant View on an actual mobile device (e.g. your mobile phone, your tablet, etc.) or you can open up the Participant View on a web browser tab on your desktop computer, laptop, or iMac. All devices are supported.
To open the Participant View, do one of the following:
From the Experience Dashboard
This is the easiest way to create sample posts for your Social Wall while still working in the Experience Dashboard. Simply click on the blue Participant View button in the Crowd Views area of your Experience Dashboard. This button will open a test Participant View browser window on your desktop or laptop computer. This browser window simulates how posting to your Social Wall will look for your crowd on smaller mobile devices. You can then have it open alongside your Experience Dashboard for testing.
During your actual event, your crowd will access your Social Wall using the mobile device instructions below.
An Experience Dashboard and a Participant View window
On Your Mobile Device
Open up your mobile browser (e.g. Safari, Chrome, etc.) on your mobile device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, etc.), and in the URL field, type in crowd.live. You will then be asked to Enter A Code. Simply enter the five-digit Social Wall Code for your Social Wall from the Experience Dashboard.
The Social Wall Code on the Experience Dashboard
In this example, our code is MTJP4 as shown on the Experience Dashboard. Your Experience Code will be different. Please refer to your Experience Dashboard.
Signing Into Your Social Wall from the Participant View
Once you have opened the Participant View, it will ask you to enter a Nickname. By default, a Nickname is needed as a minimum from each participant in order to post on the Social Wall. This is so each post can be attributed to its author. For participants posting using Twitter or Instagram, the author's username and avatar from each social media channel will be displayed below their posts and images.
When the Participant View is opened, enter a nickname into the first field. Then click the Go! button. The Participant View will update to say Social Wall Will Begin Shortly. All instances of the Participant View for all participants will be in a holding state until you start your Social Wall.
Participant View - Sign-In Page
Participant View - Waiting Page
Ready To Follow Along and Post
You're now ready to follow along and post to your Social Wall using the Participant View. When you start your Social Wall, the Participant View you have open will update with a text box to input a message and an image uploader widget to add images, photos, or selfies.
You're now ready to post to your Social Wall using the Participant View. Before we do that though, let's see how the Presentation View works in the next step Launching the Social Wall Presentation View.