Matching the look and feel of your event app to the needs of your attendees and sponsors is key! To help with that, we provide a powerful yet easy way to customize the layout of your event app's features.

Three screenshots showing each of the three layouts.

You can choose from the three event layouts shown above when building your event. Keep reading to learn about each layout: Banners, Features Only, and Smart Feed.

Changing your event layout

From the Edit Event page of your event, click Appearance, then scroll down to the Layout section. Clicking an option shows a live preview to the right.

Screenshot of the Appearance page. The Layout section is indicated.

Banners (default)

The Banners layout lets you showcase an unlimited number of custom banners that drive traffic to your sponsors, promotions, sessions, or any other content. Each banner can link directly to content already housed in your app or can link directly to a location outside the app, such as your premier sponsor's website!

Each banner displays for five seconds before rotating automatically to the next banner Users can also swipe between banners.

Upload banners

Including banners in your event is easy! First, create the image you want to use as a banner to the recommended dimensions — 950 pixels wide by 380 pixels tall.

When your images are ready, go to the Appearance page, scroll down, select the Banners layout, and click Manage Banners.

Screenshot of the Manage Banners modal. The Manage Banners button is visible in the background, and the New Banner button is indicated.

In the modal that appears, click New Banner. In the New Banner modal that appears, configure the following:

Screenshot of the New Banner modal.
  • Name - Enter a name for your Banner that makes sense to you. Attendees don't see this name.

  • Image - Select an image from your computer. We recommend that text on banners should be no less than 32pt to make sure attendees can read it. Images should be 950px by 380px PNG or JPEG files.

  • Link - Select an optional Link type — either Internal or External. If you select External, enter the URL to the destination. If Internal, select the feature or item you want to link to.

    ⭐️ Keep in mind, if the banner uses an external link, don't uncheck Open link in external browser unless you're sure the URL is embeddable.

  • Visible To - Select one or more Groups so that only attendees in the selected Group(s) can see the banner. This is great for tailoring content to virtual or in-person audiences, creating sponsorship tier opportunities, and more!

  • Activate Banner? - If you don't want attendees to see the banner yet, simply set this toggle to 'NO'.

When you're finished, click Done, then click Save Changes to finalize the upload.

Use the Manage Banners modal at any time to edit Banners you've uploaded, see their active/inactive status, and see associated Groups.

Screenshot of the Manage Banners modal. The pencil icon, active/inactive status, and Groups indicator are highlighted.

Features Only

If your event has a lot of features and the content is meant to take center stage, the Features Only layout is a good choice to maximize space for the features list. It's the simplest, cleanest layout we offer.

Screenshot of an app set to the Features Only layout.

Smart Feed

The Smart Feed shows your Mobile App attendees personalized suggestions on what matters most. Attendees can swipe Smart Feed cards left and right to show more content, and the feed continuously updates when users come to the event's home screen!

⭐ Keep in mind, the Smart Feed doesn't display on the Web App.

The feed can show any of the following options:

⭐ Keep in mind, Smart Feed content updates automatically based on individual users and can't be configured to show specific items.

Now you know all about Event Layouts! Now let's start adding some features.

Questions? Chat Us or Email support@socio.events

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