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Social Wall Customization on Everwall

In this week’s feature overview, I am going to go over customizing your social wall—including all the design options in our self-service builder, how to customize your social wall even further if you’re a developer or have one available, and finally, if you know what you want but are unsure how to get there, how to enlist our design team to custom build you a template.

This is going to focus strictly on the design side of things with our social wall product, Everwall.

Customizing your social wall with our self-service builder:

When building a wall using our self-service builder, the very last step is where all the magic happens and you get to make the wall perfectly match your event. It’s really easy to do, but there are quite a few options.

Layouts

The first thing you’ll pick is the layout you want to use. We currently have 12 layouts to choose from, and they are all scaleable, so whether you have an old school projector that uses a 1024×768 resolution, or a 4k flat panel display, your social wall will look great.

  • 7 layouts are specifically meant for landscape orientation
  • 2 layouts are for portrait-oriented screens
  • 2 are designed for TV applications and let you use […]

Language support in our social wall

Ever since we announced our 2017 major update, we’ve received quite a few inquiries about the new language support in our social wall platform, Everwall.  And today, I am going to talk a bit about them, and how you can take the most advantage of the new language support.

Social wall posts

The posts on your social wall can be in nearly any language.  We support your typical left-to-right latin languages, like English and Spanish, but we also support right-to-left languages like Arabic.  You do not need to change anything, we detect it automatically, and will display the post correctly for the language.

Your wall’s default language

When building your social wall, you can pick one of nine languages to use as your default language.  The default language is what we use to display your post timestamps in, and what language we write the “join the conversation” text in your title bar.

The default languages we support are English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

What if my event is in two languages?

In a lot of places around the world, there isn’t a single “primary” language. Instead, there are two languages used about equally.  For example, in Canada, it’s quite common to have […]

Lot’s of updates, including a name change!

Wow, it’s been a crazy year of behind the scenes development—and today we’re finally ready to talk about them!

So, what’s new?

New design options!

The first thing is probably the most important to you, today we’re announcing that we’ve launched a new social wall platform with 12 new layouts, and hundreds of customization options, including being able to directly edit the HTML, CSS or Javascript to make it as customized you want. And for those of you using advanced setups, like Chromekey, you weren’t left out, there’s some of those too.

Twitter, Slack, Instagram, and moaarrr!

The second thing is the announcement of more content sources! You can now create your social walls using not just Twitter and Instagram, but also Slack!  Slack is something we’ve been getting asked for practically since they launched.

We use Slack here, and it really is the perfect communication tool—but one thing we wanted to do from the beginning was to make it so you can show your Slack posts on screens in your office, and that actually leads me into the third announcement…. We now support ongoing walls, so you can show a wall on a screen at your office year round.

Want to embed it on your website?  Our new embed […]

Reasons to Use Tweetwall to Boost Social Media Reach at Your Event

It doesn’t matter if you are organizing a charity fundraiser, corporate get-together, or some other type of event, nothing changes the fact that social media can play a big part in spreading the word and engaging with your audience.

During your event, it is imperative to implement strategies meant to boost social media reach. While there are many methods of reaching your goal, Tweetwall is one of the best.

Our homepage headline says it all:

“We make it simple to beautifully display your #hashtag at your event.”

While this one sentence clearly defines what Tweetwall brings to the party, it doesn’t touch on the many reasons to use this technology. Here is what you need to know:

1. Real-time Updates

As you know, social media is all about real-time communication. Tweetwall updates in sub-second real-time, ensuring that audience members are always up to date. You don’t have to make anybody wait for the most recent tweets. Instead, it is available at their fingertips.

2. Fully Customizable

Let’s face it: your event is special and unique for a variety of reasons. You want to convey this through social media, right?

Each and every feature of Tweetwall can be customized. This […]

Full vs. Self Service Tweetwalls

One of the decisions that you have to make when having a Tweetwall at your event is whether you would like to go self service or full service. The main factors in deciding which one comes down to how you want the Tweetwall to look, the support you need during the event, and how hands-off you want to be.  Either way, Tweetwall is a great way to really hit home the social aspect of any kind of event, whether it be a wedding or large tech conference.

So, what’s the difference between a self-service and a full service Tweetwall?

Full Service:

You get a custom designed Tweetwall to perfectly match your event and branding. You can customize any aspect of it, from simple style changes, all the way up to fully custom transitions and interactions. There are some limits, but your dedicated account manager can help you work through any of them.

You get a dedicated account manager to help you every step of the way with any question that you may have before, during, and after your event. This person is always just a text, call, or email away and is there to help with anything you need, […]

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