Instructions on How to Use Evrybit

Evrybit this wayEvrybit is a mobile-first storytelling app that streamlines live reporting and multimedia production. Below are written instructions on how to use Evrybit. If you prefer videos, go here.

How to sign in
1. Click “Sign Up” on first visit. Enter username, email address and password. Create profile.
2. Once a user is signed up, click “Login” for all subsequent visits and enter email/password. Once logged in, users will not have to log in to Evrybit app again unless they manually log out.

How to create profile
1. Enter byline. The byline is the name that is displayed on stories and bits you create. We recommend first name and last name, but feel free to use any name you wish.
2. Take profile picture.
3 Fill in “About Me” field summary description/bio.
4. Enter your location (i.e., your home base).
5. Enter website you want to promote in website field.
6. Click “Save Profile.”

Note: User name, profile picture and About Me are required fields.

How to create a story
1. Click “Create Story” in Dashboard or orange plus sign in upper right-hand corner of Story view mode.
2. Fill in Title field to give story a Headline.
3. Type in Location field to name the location of where the story is being created.
4. Fill in Summary field to give story a description. The summary can be any information you want.
5. Click camera icon in Story Picture field to take a picture for story.
6. Click Select after taking picture.
7. Click Submit Story to create story.
8. Now, you can begin adding bits of media to the story.

Note: Stories can only be viewed in the app by the person who created the story. If users want to make stories public, they can embed the story on a website (instructions on how to do that are below) or share the story link.

We will be creating a public/private feature, so users can choose to have content be private or public. Content will be public by default. When stories are public, anyone will be able to view them and share them. But only users with an Evrybit account will be able to comment on them and contribute media to a story.

We also will be adding collaboration to stories. With collaboration, story creators will be able to control who can contribute content to a story. We will have two types of collaboration: open and closed. Either type can include moderation. Open means anyone can contribute bits of media to a story. Contributions can be unfiltered or moderated. Moderated means all contributions have to be approved by a moderator (the story creator or a person or person designated to be moderator by the story creator) before being published and added to the story. Closed means only selected users can contribute content to a story. Story creators can invite contributors to contribute to closed stories. The content again can be unfiltered or moderated.

How to add video to a story
1. Click video icon at bottom of Evrybit app screen.
2. Click video recorder button to enter video capture mode.
3. Click circle record button to start recording. Button will turn red and beep to show that video is recording.
4. Click record button to stop recording. Button will turn from red to grey to signify recording has stopped. Video will appear in camera visualizer with white arrow. Click arrow to play and preview video.
5. Click Next.
6. Add metadata for video (title, description, location, etc.) and click Done.
7. Click Submit Video to add video bit to story stream.

Note: Video (and any media bit) will be added to the story that a user is in when he/she clicks a capture media button. Description field has not been enabled yet, so any description text will not appear in the story stream yet.

How to add photo to a story
1. Click camera icon at bottom of app screen.
2. Click photo button to take a picture.
3. Click Next.
4. Add metadata for photo (title, description, location, etc.) and click Done.
5. Click Submit Photo to add photo to story stream.

How to add photo to a story from camera roll
1. Click camera icon at bottom of app screen.
2. Click photo thumbnail next to take photo button to access camera roll.
3. Choose a picture to use from camera roll, and click Choose.
4. Add photo description.
5. Click Submit Photo to add photo to story stream.

How to add video to a story from camera roll
1. Click video icon at bottom of app screen.
2. Click photo thumbnail next to take video record button to access camera roll.
3. Choose a video to use from camera roll, and click Choose.
4. Click Next.
5. Add metadata for photo (title, description, location, etc.) and click Done.
6. Click Submit Photo to add photo to story stream.

How to add audio to a story
1. Click microphone icon at bottom of app screen.
2. Click record button to start audio recording.
3. Click record button to stop audio recording.
4. Click arrow to preview audio.
5. Click Next.
6. Add metadata for audio (title, description, location, etc.) and click Done.
7. Click Submit Audio to add audio to story stream.

How to add text to a story
1. Click pen icon at bottom of app.
2. Add metadata for audio (title, description, location, etc.) and click Done.
3. Click Submit Text to add text to story stream.

How to add a drawing to a story
1. Click toolbox icon at bottom of app.
2. Click Drawing.
3. Draw a picture with finger on screen.
4. Click Next.
5. Add metadata for audio (title, description, location, etc.) and click Done.
6. Click Submit Drawing to add drawing to story stream.

How to draw on a photo and photo drawing to story
1. Click toolbox icon.
2. Click Draw.
3. Click camera icon.
3. Choose picture from camera roll or take picture.
4. Draw on picture.
5. Fill in description field.
6. Click Submit to add drawing to story stream.

How to embed a story on the Web
1. Go to story feed and find Evrybit story you want to embed. Whatever story you are viewing in story feed when you click the embed button is the embed code that will be generated.
2. Click light orange button with link icon next to dark orange plus sign in upper right-hand corner of story.
3. Click Publish button to generate embed code.
4. Your email address will appear in email field and be sent to you by default. If you want to send the embed code to another person, just change the email address.
5. Click Send and then Close.
5. Get embed code from email.
6. Copy embed code.
7. Paste embed code into HTML view/editor of CMS (WordPress, propietary, etc.) and publish. Evrybit story will appear in your blog post/story on the Web.

Note: Here is an example of an embedded Evrybit story.

How to read a story on the Evrybit app
1. Scroll up and down.

How to see other stories on the Evrybit app
1. Go to the Dashboard, and click on story you want to view.

Note: Menu button (three lines in upper left-hand corner) takes you to Menu. Dashboard, My Profile, Settings and About are active.

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