There are three categories of QR codes that we will refer to in this section. Each is used for different purposes on the SpotMe platform. This article provides a short definition of each type, and a link to more detailed information.
SpotMe user QR codes
This is the native SpotMe user (attendee) QR code that is generated directly in the SpotMe workspace using the SpotMe user (attendee) information. Attendees can use their SpotMe user QR codes to:
- Check into the event and print their personal badge
- Check into individual agenda sessions
- Share their contact information with a sponsor representative
- Exchange business cards with a fellow attendee
Using third party user QR codes and platforms
Third party platforms, as well as the user QR codes generated on those platforms, can be used hand-in-hand with the SpotMe user QR codes and the SpotMe solution. You can:
- Make the SpotMe user QR codes readable by a third party system:
For example, make a third party event check-in system be able to read a SpotMe user QR code.
- Make QR codes that are generated by a third party system readable by the SpotMe functionalities: event check-in, session check-in, lead scanning and business card exchange.
Certain adjustments do need to be made, either in the SpotMe workspace or in the third party platform to allow this to work, depending on the scenario.
SpotMe shortlink QR codes
Shortlink QR codes are created in Backstage using the Shortlinks module, and associated with a trigger action in the app. These QR codes can be printed or displayed at the venue so that attendees can scan them in order to trigger the associated action:
- Add a bookmark to the app
- Open a feed link in the app
- Open an item (page, form, sponsor page, speaker page, etc.)
- Prompt to edit the attendee's profile in the app
- Show a customizable popup message in the app