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Skedda Booking System for Smartphones
#1
One of the F.A.Q. on the Skedda Website has information on easier ways to use their system on a mobile device.

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Is there a Skedda app?
We give your venue its own zero-install 'Progressive App' with automatic updates, brand coloring and white-labeling.
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Setup on Android devices (scroll down for iOS/iPhones)
Your white-labeled and custom-colored app can be easily installed by you and your users on mobile/tablet home screens: just visit your venue URL and accept the prompt! Here's an example on an Android device:


Here's how the home-screen icon might then look (the color and name can be customized):


Missed the Android install invitation/popup?
In Chrome, you can install the app at any time by selecting 'Add to Home screen':


Setup on iOS 13 and above (scroll down for iOS 12 and below)
Your white-labeled and custom-colored app can be easily installed by you and your users on iPhone/iPad home screens: just visit your venue URL in your browser and follow these steps!

Open up your Safari browser
Go to your Skedda venue URL (yourvenue.skedda.com)
Click on the square icon with an arrow at the bottom of your page.
Click on "Add to Homescreen"
Choose a name for your app then click "Add"
Your will now see that your app has been installed!
This will show with your venue name and your brand color. All you need to do is choose these values in your Skedda settings (see "Customizing your app name and color" below).

Here's video that shows how it's done on an iPhone (iOS 13):



As you can see, our vision is for you to have your own app, not a generic Skedda one! There are numerous benefits of this approach:

White-labeled: Your app is installed on mobile devices with your venue name and your brand color. All you need to do is choose these values in your Skedda settings (see below).
Customized and seamless for each new user: Just share the same link you always do with your users. If they open it from a mobile device (e.g. from their mobile email client), they'll go through the same registration process, get the same tags/permissions you've given them and be able to install your app to their device - all in the same simple flow!
Zero-install: a generic app would require your users to go through a mediator (e.g. the Play Store or App Store), then search for our product name ("Skedda"), then wait for it to download/install, then open the app and finally configure things to associate the install with your venue. With our progressive approach, your users just need one tap to install your own pre-customized app directly from your venue's URL.
Fully-functional: instead of a watered-down version, your app offers all the same great functionality as the web interface,
Update-on-use: your app updates automatically whenever it's used. There are no messy version numbers, no binding to particular operating systems, nor a requirement for your users to manually maintain updates.
Lightweight: your mobile app weighs just a few hundred kilobytes - much less than the tens of megabytes required by typical apps from mediator stores (e.g. Google Play or the App Store).
We're also working on further features for your mobile app, including offline access and push notifications - stay tuned to updates.skedda.com.

Customizing your app name and color
The owner can customize the name and color used for their venue's mobile app by modifying the "Short venue name" and "Brand color" settings on the Basics page. See the video below!


Setup on iOS 12 and below
The folks at Apple haven't quite finished implementing these standards to support this latest "Progressive Web App" approach for iOS 12 and below. The good news is that you can still add the mobile version of Skedda to the home screen of an iOS devices in two taps:
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Hope this helps!
 - Bennett
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#2
This all sounds great, but I don't see a square icon at the bottom of my screen in this step:
Click on the square icon with an arrow at the bottom of your page.

iPhone SE 14.0.1

Oh, I see it only works for Safari. :-(
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(10-13-2020, 08:15 PM)AlanKilian Wrote: This all sounds great, but I don't see a square icon at the bottom of my screen in this step:
Click on the square icon with an arrow at the bottom of your page.

iPhone SE 14.0.1

Oh, I see it only works for Safari. :-(

I believe you would only have to use Safari for the installation step, and the Skedda app can run independently.  This should keep working after removing Safari from your device if that is your preference.  I prefer to use Chrome myself and only use Safari when absolutely necessary.

Perhaps you could reinstall Safari for this process and then remove it again? 


Hope this helps
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#4
Sorry to hijack this thread, Where do we trigger an invite to Skedda? I don't have access yet.

-M
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(11-02-2020, 02:17 PM)chefmattrock Wrote: Sorry to hijack this thread, Where do we trigger an invite to Skedda? I don't have access yet.

-M

Looks like you're all set!
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#6
Just as a note for anyone that doesn't have access to Skedda, If you haven't gotten an invitation to set up an account, send a message to "Member-Services@artisansasylum.com" saying that you need one...

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