App Messenger Instructions

This document explains how to use App Messenger to send messages to your apps.

Selecting Apps:

Click the apps you would like to view subscribers for. Once an app is selected you can send messages to its subscribers.

Subscriber and User Generated Content (UGC) Markers:

On the map you may click "cluster" icons to zoom in to the cluster area. When you hover over a cluster icon, its cluster area is revealed by a blue polygon.

= 1 subscriber location.

= A cluster of 1-9 subscriber locations. Hover for details.

= A cluster of 10-99 subscriber locations. Hover for details.

= A cluster of 100 or more subscriber locations. Hover for details.

= 1 user submitted image.

= A cluster of 2 or more user submitted images.

Filtering Subscribers:

Filter subscribers on the map by the alert locations they selected in the app(s):

Drawing Polygons/Rectangles:

To send messages, use the polygon tool to draw polygons and rectangles around the subscribers you wish to send the message to.

Removing and Editing Polygons:

Use the edit and trash icons to edit or remove the polygon(s) you have drawn. Be sure to click "save" after you edit or remove the polygon:

Sending Messages:

To send a message to subscribers in the polygon(s) you drew, enter a message in the message field. Then enter your login password in the password field. After these two fields are filled in, click "Send Message":

User Generated Content ():

Click a UGC marker () to open a popup showing a thumbnail and info:

Click a UGC "cluster" marker () to zoom in and show the markers in that cluster:

On the UGC menu, click the "Show/Hide Gallery" button () to view the UGC gallery. This also contains items that were not geo-tagged and could, therefore, not be placed on the map:

The "Inappropriate" button () immediately removes the picture from the map and gallery to be reviewed by moderators.

Weather ():

When the Point Query tool () is active, click the map to open a popup showing current weather conditions along with any special information related to the active weather layer:

Use the weather layer opacity slider to adjust the weather layer's visibility:

Change the active weather layer: