nil > groups iOS App

nil groups logo

We have released an app for presenting & sharing artworks. Built for iPad, and iPhone, we have redefined the way art galleries can present artworks to their clients during art fairs. Once synchronized, it works offline. It links directly with Groups in nil > database.

How to connect

1. Select the groups you want to sync on your devices.

When viewing a group in your nil > database account, you can select it for the sync on your devices by clicking on "Cloud sync settings".

Choose if you want to show editions prices or not and save.

A yellow tag "Cloud Sync" or "Cloud Sync with prices" is displayed next to the group title if the group is selected. If you don't want it anymore on your devices, click on "Could sync settings" and select "No Cloud Sync" and save.

group settings

2. Select which images to sync.

Tick/untick "Include in export" to sync or not the image on the App.

include in export

3. Connect the App to your account.

The first time you launch the Nil Groups App, a login screen is displayed. In the account field, enter your account name as it appears in the URL you use to access the online database.

Example: if your database URL is http://demo-account.nil-database.com, enter demo-account in the Account field.

Enter your username and your password as you would on the online database.

login screen

4. Wait for the sync to finish.

The network activity indicator is displayed when the app is syncing the data.

When you modified some data in your database (selected some new groups for sync, fixed a typo, …), trigger a sync with the refresh button.

If you have a lot of groups to sync, we advise you to turn off the Auto-Lock (Settings > General > Auto-lock > Never) and connect your iPad to make sure to have enough battery during the process.

sync button

5. Settings.

Go to Settings and scroll down to Nil Groups settings.

Select the currencies you work with. If you work with several currencies, make sure you select them all (up to three).

Choose if you want the price details to be displayed in the slideshow of the App and in emails.

Under the Emails settings, enter a BCC to keep track of your offers.

Enter a default Subject & Title for emails.

app settings

6. Show/Hide captions.

Tap the screen to hide the caption.

Flick your finger to the left or right to scroll through the photos.

Tap the pink arrow to go back.

caption

7. Make a selection of works.

Tap the pink bookmark on the top right to select an image. The bookmark icon is now filled.

You can select as many images as you want.

Tap the arrow to go back and tap the bookmark icon to see your selection.

selection

8. Empty selection.

Click on the bin to empty the selection and confirm with OK.

empty selection

9. Send your selection by email.

Tap the compose icon to write your email.

Mail opens.

The default BCC email address, Subject and Title are already entered.

Edit your email and tap Send.

email_selection

Troubleshooting


There are no groups in my App!

You need to sync it first from your regular nil account.

The groups only sync partially.

In that case, click on the refresh pink wheel at the bottom. If it’s not sufficient quit the App and relaunch it. If you have a lot of Groups it will take some time to sync. First the Groups will be listed, then the images will be replaced by a grey shape and when it’s completely done you will see the images.
If you are still having troubles, you can delete the App and reinstall it. In that case the groups will have to sync all over again.

I have removed a group from syncing, but it still appears in the App.

Click on the refresh pink wheel at the bottom or quit the App to relaunch it.

The Nil Groups icon has disappeared from the Settings of my device.

Open Settings and quit it. To quit an App or the Settings, press twice the Home button and slide the App towards the top.

I can’t compose an email.

To compose an email using Nil Groups you need Mail to be configured. Go to Settings, Mail, Account and add an Account. If you already have an account and still can’t send an email make sure the Mail icon is green under that account.

I don’t want some images to sync with the App. How do I remove it?

Go to the Images tab in nil and untick “Include in export”.

nil > groups, our App for IPhone & IPad

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