LiveBooth was an app I created for live event photographers and photo booths. I developed and maintained it for several years, but this year I committed full-time to Simple Booth and realized I can no longer continue working on it. Thank you to you everyone who downloaded and used the app. If you still need it, is is available on the App Store, but it is no longer actively being maintained. If you’re looking for world-class photo booth apps and hardware, I encourage you to check out www.simplebooth.com!
LiveBooth lets you turn on or off which sharing options will be available to the user. The options available are Facebook, Twitter and email. In addition, you can specify text to customize the message that goes out with email or Twitter.
When Facebook is turned on you can also use the Facebook Fan Gate feature. This Fan Gate or “Like Gate” presents the user with a screen that shows your Facebook page and gives them the option to like it after they have completed sharing to Facebook. Since the user is already logged in and feeling fresh about sharing their photo(s), it is an optimal time to give them the option.
To set your Facebook Fan Gate Page URL, you should open your page in Safari or another browser on the iPad and then copy and paste the link directly into LiveBooth, making sure to completely replace what is in the Page URL text field. Do not have any additional characters or spaces at the beginning or end because this could cause it to fail to load your page. Also, make sure that you are using your simple, permanent page URL and not the long, default one that Facebook gives you when you first sign up.
Your Fan Gate Page URL should look like this:
Not like this:
Note that the Twitter hash tag can actually be any text you want, but hash tags are common and intuitive choices. Remember that Twitter has a character limit and so keep your text there short.
Guests are always able to add their own text when they share and are notified properly of any text that will be added to their post.