|V2 App installed from AppStore||V3 Progressive Web App installed from Mobile browser||
The V2 app does not support access to V3 so please uninstall the V2 app. Then install the V3 app from Safari (iOS), and Chrome(Android), and optionally on computers using Chrome. A prompt will appear to direct users to add the Vidigami app to their mobile desktop. There is no need to download from the AppStore.
A School is often more than a single campus. V3 regards a school as an organization. Schools now have the ability to add multiple organizations, each may have its own identity including branding, users, roles, and permissions under one Organization. Examples of ways schools might use this structure include creating different organizations. This includes the ability to support Alumni, Summer School, upper school / lower school, and different campuses.
|Group Directory||Explore Tab||
Explore is the school’s media library where content is organized into Categories and media is shared into Pages. The visual presentation in the initial release will be updated at the end of September. Specifically, the overly prominent Follow button will be removed and replaced with images that depict the most recent photos shared to each Page. Filters will enable users to select their school year to display all the relevant Categories and Pages.
Category represents the structure of your school. In V2, we were limited to 7 Categories which could not cannot be re-named. In V3, you can rename Categories and add Categories so that they better align with your school’s media collection, your departments and programs. You can add Boarding School, Summer School, After School or Pre-School Care, Parent Association, and/or different Campuses.
The term “Groups” in V2 was used both to describe groups of people as well as groups of photos captured of people - ie. classes. What we realized is that groups were more reflective of programs where different groups of people came together. Therefore in In V3, we are reserving the term Group for people. The term Page will be used to capture all programs from classes to events to special topics of interest. A school fundraising initiative or a humanitarian trip to South America can each be its own Page that is open to multiple groups within your school community.
Albums lived in one or multiple Groups in V2. In the initial release of V3, Albums were overlooked but they will be back with the 9/14 release. When users upload to a Page, it will display the Page name and the Category. The user will be prompted to upload photos to an existing event album or create a new album on the selected Page.
|MySets and Group Sets||My Collections and Shared Collections||
In V2, you were able to add photos to a personal Set or you can add members to a set to create a Group Set. Group Sets could then be shared internally or publicly.
In V3, Sets are called Collections. Collections are personal until they are shared. Collaborators can view, contribute or edit a Collection. My Collections are those you create. Shared Collections are those that have been shared with you. Once Collections are created, they can be shared internally to Pages or they can be shared publicly via the Slideshow option (for users given this permission). The icons on the top right corner of the thumbnail displays how you’ve shared the Collection.
|Feed - Tiled View (Desktop)||Feed - Linear View (Desktop||
Feed stories provide a real-time view of the photos shared by you and members of your community. V3 has been created to encourage sharing. Users may customize their feed under the My Pages tab by unfollowing the Pages that are least relevant. Pages being followed show up in their feed stories. Pages they are not following can be accessed from the Explore tab so content shared on those Pages is always available. At any time, users may re-follow Pages they’ve unfollowed.
On the desktop, V2 provided a tiled view of uploads and activity on the desktop. This served to provide a quick global view of uploads and activity in Vidigami. An updated and enhanced global view will be introduced in the Explore tab and in an updated version of “Insights” to be released this Fall.
On mobile, the feed stories were presented as tiles in chronology.
V2 Desktop and Mobile View
V3 Mobile View
V3 Desktop View
A new tab called My Pages was introduced in V3. This tab displays the Pages a user has been invited to see. This tab is where users may tailor the Pages they want to see by unfollowing those that are not relevant. By providing users with the ability to follow and/or unfollow Pages, each user can tailor what they see in their Feed to areas of the school community that interests them most.
By visiting the Explore Tab, users can quickly explore and view content on Pages they’re not following and/or add Pages they want to re-follow.
This does not mean users aren’t able to access Pages they don’t follow because they can always go to the Explore tab to check out any of the Pages. Unfollowing a Page simply means that the feed of stories can be tailored to be more relevant. Very commonly, playground activities and primary events are not of significant interest by the time students and families graduate to middle and high school. If that’s the case, My Pages provides the ability for those Pages to be Unfollowed.