Tailgate Mobile App
Tailgate offers you an out-of-the-box branded app combining all the things you love about the Localist calendar into a handy mobile format. Since Tailgate is built on Localist’s API, nothing needs to be done to administer your Tailgate platform separately from Localist! We’re pulling in the same content, place and user data; Tailgate is just a different presentation of the same content. That said, we do need a few up-front steps to be performed before we can load your Tailgate app in the Apple App Store & Google Play Store.
Based on feedback from users and administrators across dozens of organizations, we designed Tailgate to focus on the features a typical user would want in a calendar app when they’re on the go, including:
- Login with Facebook
- Browse for events near your current location
- “Check in” to events
- Read comments and reviews
- See who’s going
Setting Up iOS
Note: Apple recommends not rounding the icons because they automatically apply the rounded corners on their end upon display.
2. REQUIRED: Splash Screens
This is the image that appears when the app first loads. It must be 640×960 to support retina displays. Splash screens need to have at least 40px of empty space at the top, as this is where the mobile OS status bar is placed. Sizes required:
- 640×960 (iPhone 4)
- 640×1136 (iPhone 5)
- 750×1334 (iPhone 6)
- 1242×2208 (iPhone 6+)
3. App Interface Customizations
Header Color: ‘#183E63 ‘
Button Color: ‘#0076FF ‘
Tab Color: ‘#032250 ‘
Short date: ‘M/D’
Short date with year: ‘M/D/YYYY’
Simple date: ‘MMM D’
Normal date: ‘MMM D, YYYY’
Long date: ‘ddd, MMM D’
Short time with minutes: ‘h:mma’
Short time with hours: ‘ha’
4. Email the above assets and customizations to firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is a particular event that you would like to feature in the App Store screen shots for your Tailgate app, please include a link to the event in the email with the other assets.
5. Submit application
Note: The “App Name” cannot be “Calendar” as this is the name of Apple’s built in calendar app.
6. Receiving approval from Apple
After we submit the app (after we receiving all necessary items and the form is submitted) to the AppStore, we are at the mercy of Apple for approving and updating information, which can take up to two weeks. With that in mind, treat all information submitted as being 100% correct and set in stone. That being said, you can absolutely make changes to your app after it is initially available, but the same approval process and timeline does still apply. When your app becomes available in the AppStore we will add a badge to your calendar’s homepage underneath the filter list. The badge will be linked to the iTunes preview page.