Frequently Asked Questions

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General

Why should I use Projectorfy?

Projectorfy increases event and audience interaction without complicated and expensive software and hardware. Projectorfy was created to let you engage your audience at any event . Don't waste time jumbling around with wires, display settings and a mishmash of software - simplify with projectorfy!

What do I need to start using Projectorfy?

To use Projectorfy at your event / conference you need: WiFi , one or more projector or TV displays, an iPad and a video out adapter for your iPad (see our VIDEO FAQ).

How do I set up before the event takes place ?

Your Projectorfy experience is fully customizable before your event is set to start. With the ability to save polls, announcements and tweet walls, you can set everything up days before your event and displays things with the touch of a button.

How fast do live polls and tweetwalls update once an audience member responds?

The speed of your wifi/3g connection determines the speed of the screens refresh rate. Typically with a strong connections live polls and tweetwalls update in 2-3 seconds from posting.

Can I change the appearance of how items are displayed on the Projector?

Yes, Projectorfy comes with 4 built in themes to make sure the appearance of Projectorfy matches your event.

Are there any additional costs or setup to use Projectorfy?

After the initial purchase of projectorfy, there is NO ADDITIONAL COSTS or user accounts. Our goal with projectorfy is to make things as easy as possible to run your event. Simply download the app, plug in a video out adapter to your iPad and you are ready to go. You can run an unlimited number of tweet walls, live polls and announcements.

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Tweet Wall

What is a Tweet wall?

A Tweet wall shows all twitter messages containing the hashtag you specify on the projector or TV.

How can a tweet wall help my event?

Attendees will generate buzz through the use of your hashtags and spark interest and interaction with their followers, who will join the conversation virtually.

What are hashtags and "#" symbols?

As defined by twitter: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. Hashtags: Categorizing Tweets by Keyword. People use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search. Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category.

Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet – at the beginning, middle, or end.

Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.

Example: In the Tweet below, @projectorfy included the hashtag #FF. Users created this as shorthand for "Follow Friday," a weekly tradition where users recommend people that others should follow on Twitter. You'll see this on Fridays.

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What is an Announcement?

An Announcement simply shows a title and a body of text you specify on the projector or TV.

How can an announcement help my event?

Announcements simply let you get a message to your attendees with little fuss. You could display the conference rooms wifi password or simply let them know where lunch is being served.

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What is a Live Poll?

A Live Poll lets you poll your users who have a smartphone or laptop and get instant results on the projector or TV.

How can a Live Poll help my event?

Live Poll let you get instant answers from your attendees about any subject.

When someone votes during the live poll is there information anonymous?

YES - all information is kept anonymous to encourage audience members to participate.

How do I get the results of my live poll after the event?

To get the results of your live poll, click the "broadcast" link and select Email Poll Results. This will generate an email that you can send to yourself or your colleagues.

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What kind of video out adapter do I need?

The iPad supports the following video out adapters:

Where can I get a video out adapter?

You can purchase them just about anywhere iPhone and iPad accessories are sold or online. Here are a few examples:

Which video out adapter should I buy?

The answer to the question above is quite simple - buy the adapter that fits your A/V system.

The most common video input for conference rooms is VGA. It is found just about everywhere and is most commonly used by laptops and desktops.

What resolutions are supported?

The type of adapter you have will enable the following output resolutions:

  640 x 480 720 x 480 1024 x 768 1280 x 720 (720p) 1280 x 1080 (1080i)
Composite check X X X X
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What happens if I select a resolution that is too large?

If you select a resolution higher than your output device (Projector or TV) can handle, simple unplug the cable and plug it back in and select a lower resolution when prompted on the iPad.


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