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SPOUT Getting started with Spout - a guide for product & service owners.
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SPOUT Getting started with Spout -

a guide for product & service owners.

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INDEX+ WHAT IS SPOUT 4+ GETTING STARTED

• Installing the Spout App 5• Creating a Spout Account 6• Setting up your Account 8-9

+ FIRST SPOUTS• Setting up your first Product 12-13• Setting up your first Event 14-15• Setting up your first Event 14-15

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WHAT IS SPOUT?

What is Spout? Spout links individuals to products and content by engaging with (scanning) an interactive QR-code. Traditional QR Codes (like the ones on the right) takes the scanning individual to a web site, a web video, or a piece of data (like an address or contact information). That’s it. The code’s scan is untraceable, unattached from follow-up engagement, and locked dowen from future updates. While it gains eyeballs, it is a shot in the dark with no supporting backend analytics.

Spout provides the user a tool that links individuals to digital content through QR–Code engagement.

Spouts provides the individual:• 2-way engagement• Exclusive content• Instant notification• Download-able calendar events• Product updates• Easy 1-click purchases• On-the-spot product ratings and feedback• SurveysPlus Spout is fast and free.

These are just a few of Spout’s many features that make it so unique. So, why engage with Spout? Because other scanners just can’t deliver the Spout experience. Get Spout today!

A standard, traditional QR-Code serves as a trigger that delivers the scanning individual to a website, a video, or a piece of data (like an address or contact information).

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GETTING STARTED Installing the Spout App

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Spout App available forMobile Devices

Android Apple

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(1) Scan the code above to be taken to the app store (iTunes / GooglePlay)

(2) Download your FREE and ad-free copy of Spout!

Have a QR-Code scanner?

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GETTING STARTED Creating a Spout Account

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www youspoutit comwww.youspoutit.com is the back-end website for Spout. As mentioned before, you are here either going to configure a new account, or login to an existing account.

By default, Existing Account Sign in is selected. If you already have account on Spout, enter your Email and Password and click the button - Sign In.

Trouble remembering your password? No problem, click the Forgot password? link to have it sent to your email.

www.informationofeverything.com is the consumer side website for Spout. As Spout progress with development, implemented additions, and more businesses making use of the application - this site will provide pertinent content for the function and capabilities of Spout. Plans are to extend the Spout App log-in’s backlog of data for connected web viewing, engagement and sharing. Also, highlighting trending Spouts, related/relevant Spouts to existing scans.

www informationofeverything com

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GETTING STARTED Setting up your Account

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www youspoutit comIf this is your first time setting up a Spout account, then click the words New Account? Register.

First time setup is quite simple Fill out the requested information. The registry is for the managing individual and company. This information ties all of the internal generated Spout Codes to one account.

Information requested:

First Name Last Name

Position - your roll in the company, job title.

Phone Number - number where you can be reached

Company Name

Email - this is both your user and the way we will respond to any questions or

updates made on the Spout functionality. Make sure it is an email that you can

easily access and remember.

Password - make it memorable, but do not worry if you lose it... there is a

password recovery available on youspoutit.com on the login page.

Company Description - use this to define what area of goods, ideas and or

services that your company engages the public. Serves as way for us to see who is

using the app and the way it is being used.

Company Logo - png, gif, jpg - be sure and have a logo file on hand when you

start the registry process.

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FIRST SPOUTSSetting up your first Product

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SPOUTOnce you have registered a new account OR signed into an existing account, the screen on your left is the first that you see.

PRODUCTS • SERVICES • EVENTSThese three are all free. PRODUCTS and SERVICES are the same thing, but separated in case your company would like to divide your business offerings into PRODUCTS and SERVICES.

From the screen on the left notice a series of buttons. Below is a brief description for each.

Takes each of your Spout coded items and creates a HTML page that can be shared or shown. Great for a lock-down kiosk, iPad or computer at trade-shows, entrance lobbies, etc.

If you wish to remove an item from your collection, simply select the item (check box) and click this button to permanently delete.

Selected items can be exported with all of the information compiled in an CSV (Comma Separated Value) format.

To import a large quantity of items, have the information set up in Excel or Numbers with tabs for Name, Sub Category, and Description. (You can use a simple Word editor and simply use a comma as a separator for each item and description. Avoid commas in the body - because those become separators on import.

Where it all begins... Click this button to create your first (and following) Spout Codes. Create Product generates a single code for a single PRODUCT, SERVICE, or EVENT.

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SPOUTSSetting up your first Product • Service

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+ Create Product

The button has been pressed and you see the screen on the left.

Name is what you are titling this Spout Code.

Sub Category is for your benefit, if you wish to further separate your product or service into sub categories.

Description is everything you want the scanning individual to know about the PRODUCT or SERVICE.

You can include:• Standard text - with easy copy-paste fill• Telephone numbers - with click to call functionality on

smart phones.• Web address - with linkage to any site you can access via a

web browser (from YouTube video, facebook, Pinterest, to a standard website.)

• Email address - with click to email functionality

Product Image is the supporting image that accompanies the product information.

[ ] Allow users to rate product - This is the series of 10-stars where scanning users can rate your Spoutable item.

[ ] Notifications... This is turned off by default. If you would like to be notified when your scanned item is rated below a set number (for Moore Forward, I set it at 8) - then an email is sent to the address you supply under - “To email:” Multiple emails can be added for instant notification by clicking - “Add email.”

OK creates the product and generates the Spout QR-Code seen above. Once created, this information can be modified at ANY time, and is instantly updated in the user’s phone (when they refresh their mobile device.)

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

296 x 211

For non-cropped Product & Service Images, import images at 296 x 211.

or proportional

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SPOUTSSetting up your first Event

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+ Create EventThe button has been pressed and you see the screen on the left.

Name is what you are titling the Event.

Date start | Date end - calendar specified time frame for the beginning and ending of the Event being generated.

Time start | Time end - time is base off of the Greenwhich Mean Time (GMT), though we are building in a timezone dropdown. If you are on the East Coast, add 5-hours to the selected time for accurate time on the Spout code.

Repeat: frequency of a repeating event during the duration listed for the event being created. every day • every week • every month

Descriptions can include:• Standard text - with easy copy-paste fill• Telephone numbers - with click to call functionality on

smart phones.• Web address - with linkage to any site you can access via a

web browser (from YouTube video, facebook, Pinterest, to a standard website.)

• Email address - with click to email functionality

[ ] Publish item on public page - This allows the Event information to be posted in a web browser and viewed on a laptop, iPad or kiosk.

[ ] Notifications... This is turned off by default. If you would like to be notified when your scanned item is rated below a set number (for Moore Forward, I set it at 8) - then an email is sent to the address you supply under - “To email:” Multiple emails can be added for instant notification by clicking - “Add email.”

OK generates the Spout QR-Code EVENT seen above. Once created, this background information can be modified at ANY time, and is instantly updated in the user’s phone (when they refresh their mobile device.)

EVENT

296 x 211

For non-cropped Event Images, import images at a 296 x 211 size.

or proportional

Add to calendar puts this event into the mobile device’s calendar

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SPOUTSSetting up your first Survey

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+ Create SurveyThe button has been pressed and you see the screen on the left.

Survey Name is what you are titling this Survey.

Descriptions can include:• Standard text - with easy copy-paste fill• Telephone numbers - with click to call functionality on smart

phones.• Web address - with linkage to any site you can access via a web

browser (from YouTube video, facebook, Pinterest, to a standard website.)

• Email address - with click to email functionality

[ ] Publish item on public page - This allows the Survey to be posted in a web browser and presented on a laptop, iPad or kiosk.

[ ] Notifications... when a survey is taken, an email is sent to the address you supply under - “To email:” Multiple emails can be added for instant notification by clicking - “Add email.”

OK generates the Spout QR-Code SURVEY and Publishes the survey onto a public page. Once created, this information can be modified at ANY time, and is instantly updated in the user’s phone (when they refresh their mobile device) or on the device housing the public link.

Question: Type the question you wish.

Help Text: if you want to provide prompting for what kind of answer you are looking for, or give additional info about the question.. do it here.

Select type question: Choose the form answer you want to receive. Yes/No Stars Checkboxes Radio Textfield

SURVEY

SURVEY. After each survey taken (when on a public link), the survey resets for the next user. The SURVEY’s Spout Code can also be scanned via a mobile device with the Spout App, and the survey can be taken at the user’s convenience. When scanned, just like other Spout Codes, the phone’s identification is collected in association with the Spout Code.

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WWW INFORMATION OF EVERYTHING COM

Brian Sykes | VP OF MARKETING

312 South Pine St.Aberdeen, NC 28315

D • 910.944.4635O • 910.944.1751 x135C • 910.544.9520E • [email protected]. brian.sykes.mz

Spout Software LLCWe are continuing to refine and improve the capability and functionality of Spout. So, to get the latest scoop on Spout - send me an email to be added to our mailing list, and give us a call to learn how Spout can revolutionize your business today.

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