ScreenCloud GroupEx PRO App Guide

Use the GroupEx PRO app to get your gym class schedules up onto your TV screens.

Sep 2018

ScreenCloud GroupEx PRO App Guide

The ScreenCloud GroupEx PRO app makes it easy to take your gym class schedules and easily add them to your digital signage screens. The perfect partner for gyms and fitness centers who are using GroupEx PRO as their gym class schedule system of choice.

GroupEx PRO app gives you an easy way to share upcoming, scheduled or cancelled gym classes with everyone that walks by. Increasing attendance, awareness and reducing the need for mass mail or printed timetables.

With the ScreenCloud GroupEx PRO app you can:

  • Automate the pulling of gym class schedules to display them on screen
  • Choose how far in advance to show your schedules
  • Design your schedule with your brand colors and logo
  • Display the location and name of the instructor for each class scheduled

Here’s how it works:

1. Select and install ScreenCloud’s GroupEx PRO app

1.1 - To begin, follow this link and select “Get App”. This will log you in to your ScreenCloud account, or prompt you to set up our free trial in order to use the GroupEx PRO app and others within our App Store.

1.2 - Once logged in select “Add this app” from the top right hand corner.

2. Add your GroupEx PRO account ID

2.1 - Once the settings panel opens you will see the option to Configure your gym. Select “Configure” and enter your GroupEx PRO account ID. To find your account ID, the account holder should open the accounts settings page of your GroupEx PRO account and it will be displayed at the top of the page.  

2.2 - Once you have entered your account ID select “Load locations” and you will see a list of all of the gym locations available with your account:

You can select one location per install but don’t worry - if you need to use more you can just re-select the app for a separate location.

2.3 - Choose your location and the pop up will close. When you return to the app you should see a green checkmark next to “Configure”.

3. Choose your settings

Next, you have the option to personalize your display with this list of settings:

  • No. of days to show - here you can choose how many days worth of schedules to show, from current day up to the next 7 days.
  • Title - here you can add an optional custom title, for example “Studio 1 timetable”.
  • Subtitle - add more information for your users if you wish.
  • Logo - add your logo to the corner of the screen for an additional branding opportunity.
  • Advertise classes about to start - this provides an option for you to “interrupt” the current schedule to show upcoming classes to provide an extra boost of information for those waiting to go in.
  • Advertise this many minutes before - select how long before a class starts in minutes you would like to interrupt the usual display to show it.
  • Advertise classes about to start in seconds - select how long before a class starts in seconds for how long you would like to interrupt the usual display to show it.
  • Theme - this allows you to select a custom look and feel for your schedules. More on creating a custom theme in the next step.
  • Transition Speed - select how quickly you’ll move between different classes.
  • Time Format - show a 12 or 24-hour clock.
  • Past classes - choose whether to grey-out or hide classes which have finished.
  • Cancelled classes - choose whether to show these in red, or to hide them completely.

Additional Settings:

  • Display Location - You can display this by setting a location when creating or editing a GroupEx event in your account.
  • Display Name of Instructor - You can display this by setting an instructor name when creating or editing a GroupEx event in your account.

4. Choose your theme

Choosing a custom theme allows you to use the GymEx PRO app in a color scheme that suits your brand, or in one of the predefined themes that we’ve created for you. The predefined themes include the default, dark or light theme:

The default or light theme:

A dark theme:

You can also create a completely custom theme using any colors you like. For example, this is the app using a custom theme created in specific brand colors:

To create a custom theme, check out our guide on how to use the App Theme Editor. Once you’ve set up a custom theme you will see this in the theme dropdown box within the GroupEx PRO theme settings.

5. Add your GroupEx PRO app to a playlist

Once you’re happy with your gym schedule, you can add it to one of your digital signage playlists.

5.1 - Select “Add App” and choose a name for the schedule, for example “Upcoming in London Box”. This will help you to spot it later if you’re adding more than one location to your playlist.

5.2 - Next, go to “Playlists” and drag and drop your schedule from the selection bar on the right-hand side to the playlist of your choosing.

Frequently asked questions:

How can I make a change to what’s shown on screen?

When you make a change in your GroupEx PRO account, this is automatically updated on ScreenCloud. This means that cancelling, adding or rescheduling a class only needs to be done once in your GroupEx PRO account and your screens will update to reflect the changes.

How often does GroupEx PRO look for updates?

Every 60 minutes.

How long will the schedule show for?

The schedule will show for the time set in the playlist duration. This is automatically set to “01:00” for one-minute but you can change this at any time from within the playlist.

For further questions please contact support@screen.cloud with details.   

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