Using the offline signup app

The offline signup application is a crucial part of your promotion of 10:10. This will allow you to sign up people and any type of organisation without internet access, on a laptop or similar device, send their encrypted data to us and have it added to the database without the need for manual data entry. There are two versions of the application: Mac and Windows. This page provides instructions for installing and running both types, and information on what to do next.

1. Install the application

Mac Users

a. Double click AdobeAir.dmg then run Adobe Air Installer (ignore this step if Air is already installed on your system.

b. Double click 1010signup.air.

c. Scroll down to section 2 ("Test It") in this document and continue reading.

Windows Users

a. Install Adobe Air
To get the application to run properly, you’ll need to install Adobe Air. This is included in the 1010 Signup Application folder, shown below.

Open that folder, and double click the installer. Don’t click the one labelled 1010signup for now – it won’t work without Adobe Air installed.

Click ‘Run’ and the Adobe Setup program will begin. Click ‘I Agree’ once you have read the terms and conditions and the following boxes will appear:

Once it has finished installing, click ‘Finish’.
That’s the first part done. Now to install
the application itself…

b. Installing the 10:10 Signup Application after Adobe Air has installed

The icon for the 10:10 Signup should have now changed to the folder with the Air icon on it, as shown below:

Double click the icon, and the following screens will appear: click ‘OK’ on the first one, making sure the selected program is Adobe Air Application Installer and ‘Install’ on the second one.

Click ‘Ok’ having ensured that the program selected is Adobe Air Application Installer.

Click ‘Install’ on the next window. Decide where you want the 10:10 Sign up application to be installed. By default, a folder called ‘1010Signup’ is
created in Program Files, but you can put it wherever you like by changing it here.

Click ‘Continue’ when you’re satisfied.

A progress bar will then appear, and when it is finished, the 1010
Sign up application is launched. In this complete view of the desktop, you can see the 1010 sign up running immediately after it has been installed. If you click in
the top left hand corner, immediately below the toolbar
(shown by arrow), the application will expand to take up the full screen.

2. Test it

The next step is to test the application on your computer, to make sure everything works smoothly.

Windows users

By default, the icon will be in C > Program Files > 1010SignUp, unless you chose a different folder when the program installed. Double click the icon 1010signup.exe in that folder, if the program doesn’t start automatically when it’s installed.

Mac users

Run the 1010signup application in your Applications folder. A window should appear which shows the application. From here, it’s just like signing up online. Whoever is signing up enters whether they are a person, business, school etc and the further
details that it asks for. When the first field is changed (from ‘I am a person’ to ‘I am a business’ for example) the background screen and further fields will change automatically – so for people the background is pink, businesses it’s blue, schools it’s green, etc.

If you double click in the top left hand corner, immediately below the toolbar, the application will take up the full screen. You can use this for public sign ups. You can exit this mode by pressing the Escape (Esc) key.

3. Get charged up

You don’t want to run out of battery and stop taking sign-ups halfway through the day, so if you don’t have access to a power outlet, make sure your laptop is fully charged, and that you have a spare battery/backup laptop if at all possible.

Remember to disable any screensavers and check your power-saving settings, as may make the screen go blank and it is easy, standing behind the laptops for example, to not notice this.

Charge yourself up by making sure you have read the flyers, briefing and communication documents and Frequently Asked Questions, and other related material.

4. Gather your signups

Use the other resources, such as the flyer, checklists, communication documents and other related material to get loads of people signed up; don’t worry about what happens when each person enters their details - the application automatically stores the data on your computer.

5. Send us the data file

Once your event is over, it’s time send us the list of people that have signed up. The data file is stored separately to the sign up application in:

Windows Users

My Documents > 1010SignUp > data.txt

Mac Users

Documents > 1010SignUp > data.txt

You can view the file in a text editor, but it will look meaningless – don’t worry, it’s meant to. Simply email it as an attachment to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Offline Sign up Data’ and include the name of your group and any other feedback you had from your event. It’s good for us to know how it went, and what the reaction to 10:10 was, so feel free to tell us.