A Vital Tool for You & Your Members

Ongoing Promotion

An app creates a permanent home on your members' mobile devices, giving you daily opportunities to reach them.

Reach New Audiences

A new way to stay in touch with congregants who may not be as involved daily but still want access to Church resources.

Attendee Safety

Notification tools allow you to reach guests in case of weather or safety issues.

Simple Start Tools

Our App Management System provides guided, easy-to-use tools to make building your own mall app easier than ever.

Youth Engagement

With interactive games entwined with your weekly content the app creates new pathways to reach your youth audience.

Quick Feedback

Survey and live poll tools allow you to learn more about your app users and gauge their opinions quickly within the app.

Reach Your Congregants

Grandstand is built to not only service short-term multi-day events but also facilities that serve the community throughout the year. We effortlessly let you swap icons and menu items seasonally to create the mix of content that is always up to date and pertinent to your users. With unlimited design tools and flexibility you can always keep your app up-to-date and update it on a schedule that works for you.

Even though it feels like we are always connected it is vital that your app work just as well offline as it does online. Our apps have been built with that in mind by periodically grabbing new content from the cloud and storing it in the app. This leads to a speedier, always-ready app.

App Management System (AMS)

The Grandstand App Management System gives you round-the-clock ability to change every design and content element in your app. Depending on your package, multiple administrators on your team may have access to keep your app up to date and perfectly match your brand.

After beginning with a starter template you can alter nearly every design element of the app and choose from multiple different design styles. You do not have to be a designer to design a beautiful app with Grandstand with dozens of default backgrounds, app icons, fonts, and more.

Control your app's content with the Grandstand AMS and push changes live to the app once you are ready. Whether we build the app for you or you build it yourself you can use our AMS to keep your app updated daily.

It is vital to understand how your app is being used, and our analytics tools make it easy to see these trends. Analytics are available to view after launch and are pre-made to be easily shown in Powerpoint slides.

Sermons & Other List Content

One of our most powerful tools is our custom list builder that allows you to create and manage Sermons, Staff Lists, Education Opportunities, Frequently Asked Questions, or anything else you might want to serve up in list form. Using the App Management System you control the order of the list, can set priority tiers to represent varying levels (donor levels, for example) and provide custom action items direct from each list item. For some lists you might want to send them to a webpage for each item. For some you might want to direct the user to a specific area on the map. Or you could mix and match.

With Grandstand, anything you want to display to your eventgoers is both easy to setup and manage.

Like many of the pages in Grandstand, all lists can be password-protected. This gives you the ability to deliver select content, including content for volunteers or staff, to a select audience.

Event Schedules

Grandstand offers multiple ways to showcase schedules in your app. Have just a few events a month? We offer a month-at-a-glance view or a day-by-day schedule for groups with multiple events per day. We even offer batch upload to make it easy to get your schedule into your app.

Each schedule item can be linked to venue information, the actual location on a map, websites, phone numbers or more. And best of all, all of this is controlled from the App Management System.

In addition, attendees can create their own list of can't miss events by favoriting select items and viewing them in their own custom list. This gives you valuable insight into which events your attendees find most valuable and which ones they view as can't-miss.

Events can be displayed on a monthly calendar or the event-favorite multi-day calendar that shows all the days of the event at the top. Creating events using our admin tool couldn't be easier with the latest addition that gives you the ability to setup recurring events that might occur, daily, weekly or even monthly.

Interactive Maps

Enhance the native Google or Apple maps with your own interactive content. Using our Grandstand App Management System you can create a layer on top of these maps with groups of pins all representing different types of venues or locations. Even better, these locations all tie back to specific events or vendors, and can be shared via social media to encourage and allow attendees to help spread the word about where they are.

Users can also search for a specific location right on the map page or filter by a pin group. App administrators control the pin color and can even control the look-and-feel of each pin to match branding. Grandstand also offers the ability to embed your own graphics on top of the native maps in some packages, giving your users the ability to navigate on top of your illustrated maps.

For many events, the native Google and Apple maps do not work well because they do not show tents or other non-permanent structures on either the street or satellite map view. In those cases you may want to use your own graphical map (PDF, PNG, or JPG). Just like with native maps you can add pins on top of the graphical maps and continue to use filters, search, and more.

Users can open your map and search for any word in your location titles or even in the description. This means they could search for 'Restrooms' on the map and show only the pins of places serving a 'Restrooms'.

Alerts / Push Notifications

Custom alerts give you the power to reach out to your app users at specific times, even when they are not using the app. We offer three different types of alert setups. The first and most basic is a single alert that every app user can either opt in or out of. The second type allows your users to toggle the types of alerts they want to receive. Then, using our App Management System you select the subgroup you want to send to, craft your message, and hit send. It's as simple as that. In addition, you can include custom action items that will take the user from the alert to the app to a video, for example. The third type of alert is a password-protected opt-in allowing you to niche groups likes staff, tenants, volunteers, etc.

You can even schedule all of your alerts in advance to have our system send them out at your predetermined time. This makes planning your push notifications easier and allows you to create a better strategy for your alerts.

Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tours

Scavenger Hunts give you a way to add a fun and easy interactive game to your app that keep app users moving at all stages. At each location stop the users can verify they are there with a numeric code or word entry. This is a great way to get your attendees to explore all areas of your area or encourage them to visit select concession stands.

You can reward your users for unlocking specific stops or successfuly completing a certain percentage of stops by giving them exclusive access to coupons. Each stop can be tied to a locked coupon giving you the power to reward users at specific locations. Geofencing can be used on all stops in some packages to confirm the users location is within a specific radius after successfully redeeming the code.

Create an audio tour with multiple audio files that the user can play as they go from stop to stop. Upload audio files, description text, and an optional photo in the Grandstand App Management System.

Other Features

Here are a few other capabilities to enhance your app.

Photo Booth

Turn your event logo, hashtag, and other design elements into photo overlays that can then be shared on social media. By swiping left and right your users can preview multiple filters after taking the photo. Filters can be custom created to match your brand and all graphics can be uploaded in the App Management System.

Social Media

All of our apps have social media hooks built into nearly every screen of the app. If you are on the schedule page you are encouraged to share specific events via your social feeds and provided with one-click links to do so. If you are on the map page you are encouraged to check-in at various venues. If you are on the News page you are given the opportunity to post via a specific hashtag for your event.

Universal Search

Allow your users to search through schedules, vendor lists, sponsors, map locations, and results all from a single search box on the home page. In addition, each section has its own built-in search for context-sensitive searching.

Surveys & Forms

Find out what your attendees are thinking with custom surveys. Each survey can be tied to an individual coupon or reward to incentive the user to provide feedback. In addition, add custom forms to start registrations, collect demographic data, add to your email lists, or other data-collection needs.

Live Polls

Conduct a short-term poll of your app users and see the results immediately in the Grandstand App Management System. You can even show the results of the live poll immediately to users after submission if it makes sense for the topic.

Custom Pages

Create mixed pages of links to external content, embedded photos, videos, links to PDF, embedded PDF and any other combination that you need to round out your app. Using content blocks you can craft unlimited combinations of content that will make the app more valuable to your users.

Ads

Unlike other app platforms, we give you the ability to control, sell, and manage your own advertising network in your app. Banner ads can be placed at the bottom of nearly every page in the app. Click-throughs are tracked and shown in the Grandstand App Management System.

Concierge

Give your customers a direct way of communicating with you with our new ‘Concierge’ feature, which enables you to provide a direct call and text option.

Coupons

Create your own coupons and offers as an incentive for using your app. Redemptions can be tracked and coupons can be set to be displayed for pre-determined dates. Even more exciting, coupons can be unlocked by completing scavenger hunts, surveys, or quizzes.