Electronic Guestbook

The Electronic Guestbook is intended to be used in office buildings and other establishment that receive visitors and need to have a messaging system to the person being visited.

Visitors can easily register and select who they are going to visit. The host and the visitor will then get a customizable message on SMS and e-mail. SMS feature is only available in Norway.

You can change the default messages and texts used in the app by accessing the app settings in the iOS settings app.

 

Contacts in the Electronic Guestbook App

The Electronic Guestbook App uses the built in Contacts app of iOS as a list of hosts visitors can select from. This allows us to support a variety of different industry standard contacts managements services like Google Apps and Microsoft Exchange. Use the guides below to find the best way for you to add contacts to the built in Contacts app.


MANUALLY ADDING CONTACTS TO YOU IPAD


If you do not want to handle an online account to maintain the contacts in the Electronic Guestbook App you can always add the contacts directly to the iPad using the Contacts app. Here's how

  1. Open the Contacts app on your iPad
  2. Select the + to start adding a new contact
  3. Enter the first name, last name, mobile number and email address.
  4. Repeat the process for each contact.
 
 
 
 

Using a Google Account to manage your contacts


You can use a Google account to manage the contacts in the Electronic Guestbook App. This will let you update the contacts on your iPad from Google own website. This will also work for Google Apps for Work accounts.

Follow this instructions to setup a Google account for your Contacts.

  1. Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Google
  2. Enter the following information in the fields:
    • User Name: Enter your full Google email address
    • Password: Your Google account password
  3. Select Next at the top of the screen to complete the setup.


Using a corporate Exchange/Office 365 account


If your company uses Exchange or Office 365 you can setup your iPad to synchronize the contacts to an account. This account can be an administrators account, or you can setup an account specifically intended for the Electronic Guestbook App with limited access. You can manage the contacts of the Electronic Guestbook App through Office 365 web interface, or through Microsoft Outlook.

  1. Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Exchange.
  2. Enter your email address and password. If you want to, you can also enter an account description.
    • Connect to the Exchange Server
    • Your iOS device will try to find your Exchange Server. You might have to enter additional server information. If you need help, contact your Exchange Server administrator.
  3. Sync your content
    • You can sync Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes. When you're finished, tap Save.

 


Using Apple iCloud service to handle your contacts


You can use Apples own iCloud service to handle contacts on your iPad. To setup iCloud on your device follow the following guide. After setting up iCloud with contacts synchronization on your iPad, you can manage the contacts on your iPad by accessing www.icloud.com

  1. Tap Settings > iCloud
    • Enter your iCloud address and password
  2. Make sure you have selected Contacts in the services you synchronize

 

Using Yahoo service to handle contacts

You can use Yahoo to handle contacts on your iPad. To setup Yahoo on your device follow the following guide. After setting up Yahoo with contacts synchronization on your iPad, you can manage the contacts on your iPad by accessing www.yahoo.com

  1. Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Yahoo
    • User Name: Enter your full Google email address
    • Password: Your Google account password
  2. Select Next at the top of the screen to complete the setup.