How to Control which Image, URL and Description should be Shared on Facebook?

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Facebook has turned into a noteworthy traffic driver for a wide range of websites. These days even huge organizations steer customers toward their Facebook pages rather than their corporate sites. The ubiquitous Facebook “Like” and “Share” buttons are there on most websites. One issue I’ve constantly found with sharing URLs on Facebook is that most websites do not have any influence over the picture and description that goes with the URL. Facebook Open Graph API is the solution to that.

Facebook’s Open Graph API sets data through custom META tags on the website’s page and are prefixed with og: Using this simple META tag strategy, you can tell Facebook what images, text, and link to use when sharing your event’s website. Let’s see how you can control how your event website is shared on Facebook.

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Dryfta has Won Accolades for its Event Management Platform

Dryfta earned recognitions lately after having gone through a review of trusted B2B directory FinancesOnline.com. The results were very positive – our event management software emerged with a score of 8.0 out of 10 and a perfect user satisfaction rating of 100%. We were also mentioned as one of the top SaaS software solutions on their platfrom.

Reviewers observed how our platform specially designed for universities and non-profits is able to help users conceptualize, plan and manage events within a cloud based environment. The software experts further noted the comprehensive features and event management capabilities of Dryfta to facilitate planning events and turning them into successful events.
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Full-featured iPhone Event App for your next Event

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The Dryfta event app for iOS was launched last week.

With this update, we have covered one of our major milestones. Similar to our Android app, for organizers, the iOS app includes the ability to send push notifications to attendees, a QR code scanner to scan QR codes to checkin attendees to event and sessions. Also, it is automatically synced with the website data in real-time so whatever updates organizers push to the website would be synced and displayed on the app as well.

For attendees, the iOS app has a program schedule page listing program agenda, ability to connect with an attendee and request their contact details, scan fellow attendees’ badges to collect contact details, view speakers details, browse general information pages, and engage in forum discussions.

If you wish to try the iPhone app, please download it from the app store.

To see the latest features added and improvements made to the Dryfta event platform, go to our System Status page.

Dryfta offers a free trial account for 30 days to all universities and non-profits to try the platform with up to 30 free registrants.

 

 


Organ Preservation Alliance’s Organ Banking Summit 2017 – A Case Study

Excellent, One stop shop for event management – Far exceeds expectations

Organ Preservation Alliance is helping to bring about a world in which organs and tissues are as durable outside the body as they are inside it – with profound implications for science, medicine, and millions of patients around the globe.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email notifications, Peer review, Creating Event website, Email marketing, Selling tickets through credit card payments, Program schedule management

Here’s a quick interview with Mark Severs, Operations Director, Organ Preservation Alliance, about his experience with using Dryfta event platform for Organ Banking Summit 2017.
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Organ Preservation Alliance is using Dryfta Event Platform to Manage its Annual Summit

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The Organ Preservation Alliance has partnered with Dryfta to host its annual Organ Banking Summit. The Summit on Organ Banking through Converging Technologies integrates several areas of science and engineering with the aim to tackle mutliple public health challenges.

Dryfta is used by companies & universities to build their event registration website, sell tickets online, collect abstract submissions & assign them to reviewers for review, send email campaigns, create event schedule, accept donations, design badges & participation certificates, and manage attendee data using a full-stack event CRM. All from one dashboard.

To set up call for papers using abstract management system, Organ Preservation Alliance team has first completed the initial setup of the abstract submission system and then went on to add custom fields to collect abstracts through their abstract submission form and review abstracts through the review submission form.
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Create Survey Forms and let Attendees Participate in Surveys

Need to create a simple pre-event poll? Or a complex questionnaire with dropdowns, multiple choice questions, comment boxes, conditional fields et al? We’ve got you covered.

Introducing Survey Manager. It lets you create any type of survey form – from simple to sophisticated – and makes it available to users to participate in the survey (comes with the option to allow only registered users to participate in a survey).

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As an admin in the backend, you can create surveys and multiple survey questions, view participants and their answers, view reports with numbers and charts viz. how many people chose what answer, which were the top choices, the least-selected choices etc.
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