Once you have created your workspace using the workspace creation wizard, you can immediately access the app to see how your event app looks.
This will allow you to see how your app grows and looks you build it in Backstage, as well as test and adjust any functionalities as they are configured.
There are two possible scenarios for accessing the app: accessing the app via the web app (to see the remote attendee experience), or accessing the app via the mobile app (to see the in person attendee experience).
Note: A Backstage user who creates a workspace is automatically added by default as an app user to the workspace (visible in the Users list).
Accessing the web app
You can access your workspace via the web app by using the dedicated Preview app button, a direct link, or through your workspace user profile in Backstage.
Via the Preview app button
In Backstage, when you have accessed a workspace you will see a Preview app button at the top of the main menu:
Clicking this button will log you into the web app via your participant profile.
Via direct link to the web app
To access a list of all your workspaces accessible via the web app, you can directly follow this link: https://webapp.spotme.com/welcome/spotme
From here you simply need to click on the workspace that you want to access in the list. The workspace will then open via the web app on your browser.
If you are creating your first app, then you will only see the workspace that you just created in the list. If you have already created a number of workspaces, you will see them all listed here, and they can be filtered using the All, Ongoing, Future or Past, or Testing buttons.
Via your workspace user profile in Backstage
Note: This is only accessible if the option Access web app as ... located in the Organization settings > Default workspace settings has not been disabled.
You can access the web app from within a workspace in Backstage, via a participant profile:
- Open the workspace in Backstage.
- Go to the Content category in the main menu and click on Users.
- Click on your user name in the list to open your user page in the workspace.
- Click on Access the web app as your name.
- Click on Log in as your name.
Accessing via the mobile app
There are two possible scenarios for downloading the mobile app, depending on whether you are using the standard SpotMe container app, called Eventspace, or a container app that is branded and published independently by an organization.
Downloading and accessing the SpotMe Eventspace app
If your organization or workspace is using the SpotMe Eventspace container app, search for Eventspace by SpotMe in the App Store or Play Stores, or scan the below QR code with your phone:
Then simply follow the steps to install the app.
Note: You will be asked to enter your organization email address (the one used to log in to Backstage), in order to receive a link by email that will allow you to activate the app.
You'll need to access your email inbox on your mobile device, and in the email you receive tap Activate SpotMe app:
The app will open, and a list of the workspaces that you have access to will be displayed.
Tap the workspace that you wish to access, in order to download its content and access it. Once the download is complete, the app will open the workspace.
Downloading and accessing an organization's branded app
If an organization is using a branded container app, then this is published independently on Google Play or App Store by the organization itself.
If this is the case, the organization administrator can provide the information you need to download the container app.
Continue to the Adding a theme to the workspace article.