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Why do we recommend account creation?

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Why Do We Have Account Creation?  Without an account, you would miss out on many of our "unique user functions". With an account, you can save a favourites list and even get a copy of your History. The Host can also send you a "it's your turn next message" when you have an account. The App uses the minimal data possible to operate and this data is not shared with anyone - the App stores now force us to provide data information to the user. If we are not following protocols, they will remove the App from their stores. Minimum Data Required to Create An Account; Something that looks like an email address - this can be fake, but using a real one will allow you to recover your account if you forget your password.  First and last name - These can be stage names or nicknames so that doesn't even need to be real - just what you would like the Host to call you.  A picture - can be a photo of your cat or even your beer. This is just to help the Host know who you are.

The Rise of Technology

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In a recent post, a Host was referring to the, “Look what I can do with technology!” craze that gave birth to the rise of remote submission apps. There’s a sect of society that is so infatuated with their smartphones that no number of apps is too many, and at some point, we’ll probably all be forced to capitulate to their whims to some degree because their numbers continue to grow. That is something we have been mentioning for some time. Technology is not the future anymore. IT IS NOW. A very wise Host named Jim provided an interesting response that included; > "Those millions of TikTok users are all voluntarily lining up to be exploited to earn great sums of money for TikTok." It is now an easy fact – Give someone an advantage to downloading an App, and just watch the numbers skyrocket. Jim went on to say; > "Eventually the remote request app developers will realize that there are far more singers waiting to be exploited by them than the number of KJs willing to p

Acknowledgement Screen Timeout

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We have just added a 15-second timeout to the acknowledgement screen. This screen is displayed when a singer makes a request. The timer will be reset if they tap on the screen and it is paused if they view the advertisement or hit the “share” buttons. Once the timer runs out, they will be taken back to the search screen. This feature is more important for Kiosks. On a kiosk, often singers will submit their requests and simply walk away. This would just leave the acknowledgement screen on display for the next singer. With this new feature, the screen will automatically close.

More Kiosk Customisation

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In our Kisok accounts, Singers are presented with 2 fields for their names. First Name and Last Name. Pretty straightforward so far. We asked for both names because there are just way too many Harry’s out there. The last name is purely to make it easier to identify people. To make it more flexible, we have given the Hosts the choice to make the “Last Name” compulsory or optional. Just choose this in the settings when you add the venue.

Custom Message to Singers

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In our latest update, we added a feature where the Host can add a “custom message” that is displayed to the Singers every time they submit a request. It’s in the middle of the screen; We added the default message; > "Please come and say 'Hello' to the Host. We like to interact" However, this message is customisable. The Host can change this or even remove it completely.

Changed Your Mind?

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In a recent update, We added a new button for Hosts The “Move to New” button. Let’s say you approve a request and then decide later that you made a mistake and want to “Un-approve it”. Hitting the Move to New button will move the request back into the unapproved list. From there you can decline it or approve it again.

What’s an Apostrophe?

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Did you know that there are a bunch of different characters that can be construed as an apostrophe? Most of the time, it just depends on what keyboard you are using. Here is a range of characters you could encounter; With this in mind, recently we made some modifications to how an apostrophe was handled. If the Host used one type of apostrophe, and a Singer conducted a search using a different type, we wanted to make sure they got the results they were looking for. So here is what we did. We have unified the apostrophe across the entire App. From now on, it doesn’t matter what character a Host uses, our system will recognise it and convert it to a standardised apostrophe. When a new song is added, our system will convert them all to the same character. We scanned all of the previously entered characters and converted them too. Then, in the Singer’s App, we recognise any apostrophe characters and modify any incorrect searches to the standardised apostrophe. Now all of your search result