Okay, old Badgers! If you have a smart phone (iPhone or Android), good news! Our photo sharing app for the 60th Homecoming is up and running! Well, not running, but up. It won’t start running until the event starts at 5pm on the 7th of November, but you can download the app now, and be that much ahead of the game. And for those of you who share my technophobia, this will give you time to enlist the aid of a grandchild or random neighborhood kid to walk you through the setup process. Or, you can wait until the event, and there will be people there who can help you. Less of a crunch, though, if you do it beforehand. Below are step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process. You may not need them, though. My husband, not a techie at all, got through it with flying colors, and with no instructions and no millennial standing by, so there’s hope for all of us. There’s also a video available, so let me know if you need it and I’ll send it to you. Here are the deets:
Download the FREE Veri app from the app store, iTunes store, or Google Play and tap “open”
Select “Get Started”
Enter your phone number. You’ll receive a verification code
Next page, enter the code into the app
Next page, enter whatever name you’d like to be visible with your photos—aliases are fine
Next page, add a photo—a current “selfie” or any picture from the photo file on your phone—Your car? Your cat? It matters not. Make yourself happy
“Enable notifications” page allows you to enable or “skip this, remind me later”. If you enable, it will notify you when photo sharing begins.
Next page allows you to enable the location, as above
When you chose “enable location”, you will be prompted to select “Got It”
Then tap to find your event, enter the event code ths60, and select “Join”
AND YOU’RE IN! Once the event begins, any pictures or videos you take will be shared until it’s over, unless you tap the auto share button at the bottom of the screen to turn it off. When you want to share again, tap the auto share button again to turn the app back on. For those of you unable to attend, you can still download the app, and it will be almost like you’re here! (We still wish you’d come, though.)
All photos anyone with the app takes during the event will instantly appear on your phone; you may save the ones you wish to keep to your photo file at any time during the event, or email or text them, or all three. The ones you have not saved will automatically be deleted from your phone at some point after the event. All the pictures taken, however, will be uploaded to the ths1958 web site. As soon as we figure out how………we’re counting on our techie alums to give us some guidance on that one.
So have fun with it! Take lots of pictures! Why not? It’s free!
Carol Woodman Conniff
P. S. If you haven’t yet registered, what on earth are you waiting for? Hit ‘reply’[email firstname.lastname@example.org] and I’ll send you a registration form. Or call me at 520-299-2126. Don’t forget—if you pay and are unable to attend, you’ll get your money back. But you won’t have nearly as much fun—and neither will we. I’d draw my sad face here, but I’m not sufficiently computer literate. Use your imagination.