Choicely Studio Guide
Learn how to create powerful apps for your business
BRAND PAGE
Create a brand page in “My brands” view and invite your team members by adding their usernames as brand admins. You can build apps using the app builder under your brand and publish them in App Store & Google Play.

The brand page works as your shared browser-based admin tool where you and your team can create and store apps and content.

You can also create feeds, articles, contests & surveys and embed them on your website. You can use the Choicely tools to create your entire website, sections of your website (for example a news feed) or embed single items (for example a voting) on your website.
APP BUILDER
Create an app by pressing “Create app” in the “Apps” section in the left toolbar under your brand.

You can select a template app to get started quickly and modify it to match your brand designs and needs. We recommend to add 3-5 core functionalities of your business (like news feed, shop, core listings, etc) in the main navigation bar and the less important information and functionalities to a secondary menu, which can be a side menu or for example a “more” tab in the main navigation.

Each menu item can navigate the users to a feed, article, contest, survey, web view or a custom coded functionality. You can use feeds to list articles like in news & social platforms to make it easy for users to find the information they’re interested in.
FEEDS
Create feeds to list your news and content blocks that are meaningful for your fans. You can use feeds to list articles like in news & social platforms to make it easy for users to find the information they’re interested in.

Articles have “thumbnails” that show simplified snackable pieces of content on feeds. When users click the article thumbnails, the full article content opens automatically. Alternatively you can set navigations to contests, surveys, other feeds, websites etc to direct users to wherever you want from the feed content blocks.

You can use existing templates or create your own to design your feeds with extensive article builder tools to match your brand and needs.
ARTICLES
Create articles to deliver content for your users. You can use existing templates or create your own templates to make publishing your content fast and easy, while having a controlled overall design throughout your app.

You can drag & drop the different content blocks from the left toolbar to create your articles. Use text blocks, images, videos, buttons, follow buttons, web views and vertical & horizontal stacks to create fun and informative articles for your users. You can add & customise reaction buttons to increase interaction in the articles.

Select any content block and customise the content and styles in the right toolbar.

To create an article, click “new article” in Articles view and select a template of your choice. Then add your content, save the article and publish the article on the feed / feeds of your choice. You can publish the same article on multiple feeds.
CONTESTS
Create contests in the contest builder by clicking “create contest” in Contests view.

Start by selecting contest type in the top menu (voting, rating, challenge, 1vs1, poll) and add the contestant images. Then add (or autogenerate) the cover image, title, description, end time & date of the contest. You can also add information in the contestant profiles (names, info blocks, images & video links) to make the contestant profiles more interesting.

In the advanced options in the right toolbar, you can customise contest rules. You can set the amount of free votes, visibility of results, add tags (tags help managing contest listings), set login on/off, add premium votes & rules and more. In advanced rating you can add different qualities that users can rate.

When you’re ready, publish the contest. In your app / web feeds, you can publish an article thumbnail of any design with a navigation to your contest to give users easy access to your contest. You can also embed the contest to your website or multiple websites using widget builder. Simply copy/paste the embed code to a website of your choice and the contest appears there immediately.
SURVEYS
Create surveys in the survey builder by clicking “create survey” in Surveys view. You can use surveys for casting, marketing campaigns and to collect information from your users to

You can drag & drop the different content blocks from the left toolbar to create your survey. Use text blocks, text fields, sliders, toggles, check boxes, dropdown lists, multi choices and upload image blocks to create fun and useful surveys for your users.

Select any content block and customise the content and styles in the right toolbar.

Always use GDPR compliant disclaimers to explain your users who will use their data and how. This is very important and forced by the new EU GRPD regulations.

When you’re ready, publish the survey. In your app / web feeds, you can publish an article thumbnail of any design with a navigation to your survey to give users easy access to your survey. You can also embed the survey to your website or multiple websites. Simply copy/paste the embed code to a website of your choice and the survey will appear there immediately.
PUSH NOTIFICATIONS
Send out Push Notifications to your customers and stay connected. Communication is key and the most efficient way to communicate with your customers is push notifications. Choicely Studio enables easy sending of push notifications.

Start by going to Push notifications view. Select a topic and click “new push”. Set the title, body text, image and navigation (which view / article in the app will open when users click the push notification). You can choose to send the push immediately or schedule for a specific time.

You can have one or more topics (user groups) that will get your push notifications. Users can subscribe to the topics by clicking follow / subscribe buttons in your app. You can place the buttons in your app and let people for example follow / subscribe to different content in your app (follow persons, genres like sports or entertainment, etc)
SCALABILITY
Choicely platform comes with enterprise-grade scalability for millions of simultaneous users. Choicely has developed a highly performing backend and cloud solutions in Google Cloud.
ANALYTICS
Choicely apps offer advanced analytics through Google Firebase. You can use a wide range of features in Google Analytics to grow your understanding of your fans and fan behaviour.
WEB TOOLS
All Choicely content can be used on websites and apps. You can embed a single voting, survey, or article on a website. You can also embed entire content feeds or even the menubar with multiple feeds to create a full website using Choicely Studio.

Choicely helps businesses to own their fan engagement by creating web & app platforms with same or similar content. The same strategy is used by all successful news platforms, social platforms, sports & entertainment platforms and many successful businesses. Keep your fans on your platforms by publishing content they like in your websites and apps. Then share the content in social media platforms to get users on your website. In your website you can promote your app to get an increasing amount of your fans to download your app.

Choicely web tools help you to get snackable interactive content on your websites and apps to increase your traffic and time spent on your websites and apps.
CUSTOM FEATURES
You can add custom features to Choicely apps using SDK:s or your own code.

Choicely no-code app builder gives you a flying start for building highly performing feature rich apps that are ready instantly with powerful publishing tools. For a large number of application use cases Choicely covers 100% of the business needs. If this is not the case in your project, simply add the features that you need and save a considerable amount of time and money.
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