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The Image Engagement App allows Admins to easily customize an image based app for deployment on Facebook or your website.  

This App offers:

  • Ability to add a 810 x 75 header image
  • A main image that is recommended to be 810 px wide and height is flexible according to your needs
  • Social sharing options integrated to encourage fans to share your app.  Admins can set the sharing core information for the Share button, Pinterest Pin, +1 and Tweet to strengthen the message from your Page that goes out when fans share the information.  The Like, Share, and +1 pull from the Title, Description, and Image fields, and the Tweet text has a counter to help you stay within a 140 character limit.
  • Gold and Platinum levels offer a Like Gate image option that should be loaded at 810 x 810 pixels.
  • Platinum Plans have the Promotional Tools area active enabling Admins to more easily drive traffic to their tabs from their website or blog by allowing you to upload an image and grab embed code to add to your blog or site.  This image call-out will link to the app.  

 

Get Started!

First, Click the Manager Section and then the Add App:
 

 

Scroll down to the Photo and Video Apps area and click "Add" on the Image App.

 

Once you have clicked the Add+ button, you will then be taken to the App Builder settings page.

There are 2 options to upload your photo, the first one is by dragging/dropping the photo and the second option is by browsing it from your computer as shown here.  To Drag (Firefox, Chrome, and Safari), simply drag a  image onto the grey pad area.

 

If you would like your app to be published to Facebook on a tab, you can do this by customizing the Facebook settings. You just have to specify your fan page, name of your tab, your tab app logo 111x74 image and an icon underneath:

 

The third set of settings is the Promotion Tools, helping you to prepare social sharing for the app. It has 4 sub-settings namely Social Sharing Options, Blog/Web Callout Tool, Post Planning and Comment System.

Let's start with the Social Sharing Options. This enables your app to be shared to various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. You can edit the position of the Social Sharing tools to display at top, bottom of app, or both locations.  

As Admin, you can control the Facebook Share message and pre-populate the recommended Tweet and G+ share.  Simply enter in your title and description as well as a custom image at size noted of 600 x 315. This will share the best size image in the social network selected.

 

You can create your own promotional call-out image in a form of an automatically-generated embed code. Then, you can place it to your  blog or any website through the use of the Blog/Web Callout Tool. When clicked by site visitors, it will forward them to a tab on your Facebook page:

 

The third sub-setting is the Post Planning. You can schedule your posts in different social networks with the use of Buffer, Sendible or Hootsuite. Before clicking one of these services, see to it that you have saved your page first. When posting, the URL displayed is the SMART URL. It will forward them to your created tab on Facebook  (also applies to mobile users):

 

The Comment System is the fourth sub-setting of the Promotion Tools. This is an optional setting. Once you checked the "Enable Comment System"box, additional options will show up such as "Allow visitors to sign-in to comment via Facebook or Form", "Comment Notification Emails" and "Require Comment Approval. You can then save all the changes by clicking the Manage Comments button below:

 

The fourth setting is for the Gates. At present we offer a Like Gate option. It enables you to upload a Gate Image so that when a user comes to the page, we check and if they are not a fan, we display your Gate image and after/or if a fan, they see the tab content.

 

The fifth setting is called Advanced. In this setting, you are able to  upload a header image, modify the link color, text color and background color. You can also customize your app's CSS by the provided default styles associated with it if you desire to.

 

The Language settings allows you to customize your app's language. It consist of 2 sub-settings namely General and Comment System and enables you to replace the default English with text/language of your choice.

 

The General sub-settings has two drop-down menus namely Like button language and Tweet button language options and a Share button text box.  This changes the buttons according to the language options that each social network offers.

The Comment System Language Settings is composed of various input information to fill-in and error message alerts:

 

The seventh setting is the Mobile setting. It consists of Global Options which is answerable by either yes or no. These are "Render desktop version on mobile" and "Use like gate on mobile devices." This gives the option to display a mobile friendly alternative version of the app content to mobile users or display the same information.  Note: Not all apps have a mobile difference.


The Analytics section is composed of multiple graphs of the Image App. It consists of Overview, Facebook Views, Web Views, Mobile Views, Microsite Views, Shares and Likes, giving you information on what the impact of the app traffic has been and from where.

Overview

 

Once you're finished editing all the settings, click the Save button located at the bottom right corner of the page:

This takes you back to the "My App" area where your app is highlighted.  This is the location of all apps you have created for that TabSite Plan.  You can create and test any app, you can simply publish apps according to your Plan features.  

To Publish your App, click "Publish" to go through the details of publishing your app to Facebook or a website.