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Users can sign up via the mobile app or using the web interface. Signing up in the app is simple, requiring only the user's name and date of birth. Sending a user a code makes it even faster
A user can be logged into multiple devices, including the web interface, but can only participate in chats or running events on a single mobile device
Authorizing a new device is straightforward from an existing device. If a device is lost or damaged, a number of mechanisms exists to recover a user’s account
Tangles allows parents / guardians to control whether a child can join and create communities and what information they can share with those communities. Parents can also participate in community chats.
The web and app interface follow a similar structure and in general it is possible to view and configure everything from either the web interface or the mobile, however there are some small differences
Trusted communities are at the heart of Tangles. Communities allow you to manage your members, communications and events
Members can be added to a community in a number of ways. Tangles keeps a separate view of a member’s details to those held and controlled by the user themselves
You can create teams for your community and assign members to them. Members can belong to multiple community teams
Members can be assigned roles within a community. As well as indicating which people have roles, these are also used to control access to view or modify different types of information
You can communicate with the registered parents of your youth members and view their contact details
Create events that you control or allow participants to sign themselves up. Communicate with participants or parents up to and during the event.
Participants are added from a community’s existing members using a simple drag and drop or by using existing community teams.
Split your event participants into teams that can collaborate, compete or just work independently from each other.
Attendance at an event is managed by checking participants in using their unique code. Checking in enables chat and location tracking is configured
Checklists used as part of the check-in process can be used to validate that participants have the correct kit, consent forms, medical details or whatever else is important
An event’s state controls what participants are able to do at a given time. Some states can be managed automatically such as ending the event at the given time.
Tangles supports group chats between members and between parents without sharing private contact detail and whilst managing adult to youth participant ratios. Events and teams can have their own chat groups that start and finish with the event.
Create waypoint and route maps for your events. Group participants into teams and allow each team to create their own route. Either use a common set of waypoints or each team can have their own.
Event participants can view maps and map layers in the app prior to the event starting and during events depending on how the map has been configured
Tangles allows event facilitators to keep track of individuals and teams once the event is running. Configure the event location, enable tracking and ask your participants to enable tracking permission.
For events that allow participant location tracking, waypoint check-in can be enabled. This allows participants to check into each waypoint on a route and record their progress
For communities created using one of the scout related templates, an Online Scout Manager account can be associated with the Tangles community
Use the Tangles Events WordPress plugin to add Widgets or content blocks to your WordPress site. Select which of your upcoming events to include in a calendar style layout.