How to use Dropbox to transfer new and updated events from the Event Editor (on a Windows PC) to your iPads. This post includes a trouble shooting section.
Setting up Dropbox on your iPad
- Install the official Dropbox app on your iPad (this can be downloaded from the Apple App Store).
- Select Sign in to Dropbox in Breeze Booth for iPad’s app settings and authorize the app. This will create a “Breeze Booth for iPad” folder in your Dropbox “Apps” folder.
Copy the events on your PC to your Dropbox folder
You will need to copy your folder of events into the correct Dropbox folder to transfer them to the iPad.
Copy from C:\Users\yourname\Documents\Breeze Booth for iPad
Note: When you sync the events using Dropbox on your iPad, the program will look for this folder. You must name it correctly, or the App will not find your events.
Note to advanced users: You can use tokens (including EventName) in your Dropbox folder naming. This post does not cover this.
Tell Breeze Booth for iPad to sync events using Dropbox
As there are several ways to sync events, you need to tell your iPad which to choose. In Breeze Booth for iPad go to Settings and select the Sync via Dropbox.
Import the latest version of your events into Breeze Booth for iPad from Dropbox
You can choose whether to update (‘sync’) all your events at the same time, or update a single event. Updating all events is the best way to check everything on the iPad is up to date, but may be slower than updating a single event (especially if you have a poor Internet connection).
You can also update the event list before updating individual events.
Get the latest version of all your events
Get an updated list of events
Get the latest version of a single event
Once the event(s) have been updated, you are ready to run them
Concerned about guests getting access to your Dropbox files from the iPad?
Advanced users: Signing into the Dropbox App on an iPad and signing Breeze Booth for iPad into your Dropbox account are not the same. Once your events are set up correctly, you can secure your Dropbox account by:
either signing out from the Dropbox App and keeping Breeze Booth for iPad signed into Dropbox
or Deleting the Dropbox App from the iPad
Only delete the Dropbox App from the iPad when Breeze Booth for iPad is signed in to DropBox. If you sign Breeze Booth for iPad out from Dropbox, you will need to reinstall the official Dropbox app before signing back in again.
You can also set an exit password to keep guests from accessing the Breeze Booth for iPad settings page
Using an exit password to keep sticky fingered guests from the Breeze Booth for iPad settings page
Keep life simple when syncing with Dropbox
- Do name your folders correctly
- Do not uninstall Breeze Booth for iPad from your iPads
- Do not delete the Breeze Booth for iPad folder in Dropbox
Stuck? Getting out of trouble
iPad App can’t find my new/updated events
Path not found errors occur when the App cannot find the event files. Causes:
- Dropbox has not finished syncing the files to the iPad
- Dropbox folders or files are not named correctly
iPad App will not sync using Dropbox
Error: not logged into Dropbox occurs if Breeze Booth for iPad is not signed into Dropbox
Check the iPad settings screen:
This post explained how to transfer new and updated events from a PC to Breeze Booth for iPad using Dropbox. You will need a Dropbox account and an Internet connection for this to work.
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