Spots: Places or Objects

The biggest difference between xamoom and other content management systems (CMS): content can relate to places or objects and offer specific pages to those. We call them “spots”.

The spotlist

Clicking on Spots in the menu will list all the places and objects that are available in the system together with their assigned pages.

Search and filter: The full text search recognizes also parts of the spot’s name. You only need to type “tra” when you want to search for “train station”. Additionally, there are filters that list spots with certain characteristics or associated pages. You can limit the number of hits displayed and load more with the button at the end of the list as you wish.

Active, Inactive and Garbage: Spots can be marked as inactive – e.g. if a smart label or beacon was removed at a location or an exhibition came to an end. This way, only relevant – because active – spots are visible to you and your users.

Deleted spots are not completely gone after deleting them – they are simply moved to the garbage. A spot will only be gone once it has been deleted out of the garbage – by pressing the button “Delete” on the garbage list.

Clicking on a row in the list of spots will let you edit the corresponding spot.

Start creating your first spot now using the New Spot button in upper right corner.

Batch actions

You can edit a number of spots at the same time by selecting them using the checkboxes at the left side. You can batch-assign pages to the spots selected or change their state from.

Creating and editing spots

1. Metadata:
Each spot has a Name that lets you identify it and is not visible to users. The name displayed on maps is the one that you choose on the left (3) in the respective language. Thus, you can use any name or number scheme you want.
Content for the location can be chosen in real time via the drop-down menu below. You can select any existing page and change this choice at any time, without having to replace the label. Not having a page selected will result in an error.
You can select a Status of a spot (active, inactive, garbage) and further categorize it with an icon.
Tags are used for organizing your spots to make batch actions (e.g. assigning a page to all spots with the same tag) easier. Tags are also used to offer specific maps. In this example, you could offer maps for all sightseeing locations, all spots in Austria or Europe.

2. Place or Object:
The difference is whether a spot can be shown on a map. If you create an object, the map disappears. Every place has a position on a map that you can choose with the mouse or by entering a location name or address into the map’s search field. This position serves also as a geofence with a default radius of 40 meters.

3. Display Name & Excerpt:
Visible on maps, this information is localized to the languages you offer. The geo position is also used to offer a navigation link  for the user.

4. Image:
Every spot can have an image that helps the user to easier identify the location.

5. Markers:
A spot is only fully functional once a set of markers is assigned to it. Clicking on  expands the panel and shows all identifiers (QR, NFC, iBeacon).