HootBoard

Fast deploy digital concierge platform.

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HootBoard Overview

What is HootBoard?

HootBoard is a Kiosk as a Service (KaaS) digital concierge platform designed to help education institutions, visitor centers, hotels, hospitals, workplaces, offices, and other organizations engage their employees, visitors or students by sharing announcements, events, classifieds, jobs, and other information internally via an online bulletin board kiosk. Information kiosks enable deskless workers to access key operational info and internal communications, and also allow concierge services to give local information to visitors. Universities can share departmental or campus communications with their students and staff.

HootBoard supports touch kiosks and digital signage which allow users to add and share a variety of content, including videos, documents, and announcements. Users can personalize their board with their own branding, using a custom background, logo and colors. HootBoard enables people to interact with the board’s content and send themselves links to posts for future viewing. Users can add links to external pages such as polls and forms, sort content with tags for simple navigation and integrate their bulletin board with social media accounts, including Twitter, for automated posting.

HootBoard enables users to access or post content anywhere, anytime, via web or mobile. One-click templates allow users to choose and customize the look of their posts quickly and easily. Automated scheduling tools enable users to assign dates for posts to appear or disappear. With Zapier integration, users can connect to over 1000 apps and add content directly to their HootBoard from other cloud software. An API supports even more custom solutions, and analytics give users actionable insight into board interactions and content performance.

HootBoard Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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HootBoard Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, Australia, Germany
Supported Languages
English

Media

Engage employees, visitors or students by sharing events, announcements, questions, videos, documents and more via a touch kiosk
With HootBoard, content is not only available on kiosks but can also be broadcast to TVs or viewed on the web/mobile
With HootBoard, simply post content, configure apps and deploy, with no custom development needed
Anyone who joins the HootBoard can receive an automated daily digest or weekly newsletter of new happenings
Create posts from scratch, upload files or use a link to add events, announcements, and more
Incorporate customizable branding, and add a custom background, logo, and colors to match the organization
HootBoard video HootBoard screenshot: Engage employees, visitors or students by sharing events, announcements, questions, videos, documents and more via a touch kiosk HootBoard screenshot: With HootBoard, content is not only available on kiosks but can also be broadcast to TVs or viewed on the web/mobile HootBoard screenshot: With HootBoard, simply post content, configure apps and deploy, with no custom development needed HootBoard screenshot: Anyone who joins the HootBoard can receive an automated daily digest or weekly newsletter of new happenings HootBoard screenshot: Create posts from scratch, upload files or use a link to add events, announcements, and more HootBoard screenshot: Incorporate customizable branding, and add a custom background, logo, and colors to match the organization

HootBoard Reviews

HootBoard Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
13

Very good
4

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,8
Customer Support
4,9
100% recommended this app
Marcelle R.

Great product with even better support

The kiosk setup was easy and adding content to the backend was pretty smooth too. Our customers seem to really appreciate the interactivity and dynamic display.


Scott E.

Simple, elegant, powerful digital signage

We needed a better, faster way to share content across the org at multiple locations and in an engaging, creative way. HootBoard checks all those boxes and then some. Implementation was very easy, support is always timely, HootBoard listens to and acts upon feature/bug requests, and I have only positive things to say about them/the product. We've gone from our initial purchase of one kiosk to 6 displays and as long as they keep up with the stiff digital signage competition, this will only continue to grow. We also recommend this product to our clients that need a simple digital signage solution.


Charlotte L.

Great customer service!!! Easy to use platform for communicating with a wide audience.


Ian M.

Big Kid Ipad

I would rate my experience as very good with the board, the techs, and support staff. They are always all helpful and quick to respond.


David J.

Very functional communication board

The Hootboards have been great to help our company with internal communications. One of the best parts of HootBoard is their customer service, we have run into a few speed bumps along the way and we have been able to call or email directly to our rep who has personally helped us through each of the small issue.


Marcelle R.
Industry: Arts & Crafts
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great product with even better support

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/21
Review Source: Capterra

The kiosk setup was easy and adding content to the backend was pretty smooth too. Our customers seem to really appreciate the interactivity and dynamic display.

Pros

Working for a unique business, it was very difficult to find a product versatile enough to meet all of our needs. HootBoard is not only easy to use but can be made to work for a variety of different use cases which was perfect for our team. We use the interactive kiosk and the TV screens, and both the front end and back end experiences were great.

Cons

Since HootBoard is a new company there are a few minor bugs in the software. But for every issue that we ran into the support team was available and ready to help us find a solution.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Scott E.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Simple, elegant, powerful digital signage

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/06
Review Source: Capterra

We needed a better, faster way to share content across the org at multiple locations and in an engaging, creative way. HootBoard checks all those boxes and then some. Implementation was very easy, support is always timely, HootBoard listens to and acts upon feature/bug requests, and I have only positive things to say about them/the product. We've gone from our initial purchase of one kiosk to 6 displays and as long as they keep up with the stiff digital signage competition, this will only continue to grow. We also recommend this product to our clients that need a simple digital signage solution.

Pros

Being able to very quickly and easily upload just about any type of content to a distributed network of HootBoards, including touch capable and non touch displays, ensures we're constantly putting up new content. A low barrier to use/administer is essential to user uptake and appreciation.

Cons

Expensive hardware that's essentially off-the-shelf kiosks. But the software is what makes this product so that can be forgiven.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Charlotte L.

Great customer service!!! Easy to use platform for communicating with a wide audience.

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

User friendly for posting a myriad of events/items/announcements. Nice display of posts. Loved offering to members to contribute.

Cons

A few features had hiccups or took time to iron out - i.e. events disappearing after they occurred.
Would love to know a character count so copy doesn't get cut off.

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Ease of Use
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Ian M.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Big Kid Ipad

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/18
Review Source: Capterra

I would rate my experience as very good with the board, the techs, and support staff. They are always all helpful and quick to respond.

Pros

I like this software because it makes it simple to post resident events and deals in the local area that our residents can view as they get their mail and packages after work. This allows them to see what is going on in the area, building, and what we can offer them outside of just a typical apartment rental.

Cons

Sometimes there are functionality items that I would like to add, but it is only link based instead of open applications.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

David J.
Industry: Biotechnology
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Very functional communication board

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/03/02
Review Source: Capterra

The Hootboards have been great to help our company with internal communications. One of the best parts of HootBoard is their customer service, we have run into a few speed bumps along the way and we have been able to call or email directly to our rep who has personally helped us through each of the small issue.

Pros

Ease of Use and Functionality - the user interface looks great and it is easy to manage. We have several kiosks in multiple buildings and it is nice that we can add and update items one time and it will post to all the kiosks. No more walking and driving around to different buildings to hang up flyers and signs.

Cons

One difficulty we had was not necessarily with the software, but we had a hard time at first getting connected to our work's network. Mostly just finding an appropriate way through the network firewall, once we resolved that issue the Hootboards have worked great!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9,8/10
Based on 17 user ratings
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HootBoard Pricing

HootBoard Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Contact HootBoard for detailed pricing information.

Contact HootBoard for detailed pricing information.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 17 user ratings
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HootBoard Features

HootBoard Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Call Monitoring
Call Recording
Call Routing
Call Transfer
Caller ID
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Conferencing
Contact Management
Customizable Branding
Instant Messaging
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Video Conferencing
Voice Mail
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for HootBoard

Additional information for HootBoard

Key features of HootBoard

  • ADA compliance
  • API
  • Analytics
  • Android & iOS mobile apps
  • Approval process control
  • Automated newsletters
  • Bulletin board
  • Commenting
  • Communication management
  • Community calendar
  • Content filtering
  • Content management
  • Content upload
  • Custom posts
  • Customizable branding
  • Digital signage
  • Engagement analytics
  • External pages
  • File management
  • Hardware flexibility
  • Media RSS
  • Multi-device support
  • One-click templates
  • Post scheduling
  • Push notifications
  • Secure browsing
  • Social media integration
  • Tagging
  • Touch screen ready
  • Weather widget
  • Zapier integration

Benefits

  • HootBoard allows content to be broadcast on TVs or viewed on the web or via mobile, as well as on digital kiosks.

  • Native mobile apps allow users to create and manage posts anywhere, anytime, via iOS and Android smartphones or tablets.

  • Customizable branding enables users to personalize their HootBoard to match their organization with their own logo, colors and custom background.

  • Use HootBoard's analytics to gain insight into kiosk interactions and measure content engagement.

  • Zapier integration allows users to connect to over 1000 apps, including Instagram, WordPress, Slack, Google Calendar, and more, and add content directly from these apps to their HootBoard.

  • HootBoard FAQs

    HootBoard FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for HootBoard.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does HootBoard offer?

    HootBoard offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Contact HootBoard for detailed pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of HootBoard?

    HootBoard offers the following features:

    • ADA compliance
    • API
    • Analytics
    • Android & iOS mobile apps
    • Approval process control
    • Automated newsletters
    • Bulletin board
    • Commenting
    • Communication management
    • Community calendar
    • Content filtering
    • Content management
    • Content upload
    • Custom posts
    • Customizable branding
    • Digital signage
    • Engagement analytics
    • External pages
    • File management
    • Hardware flexibility
    • Media RSS
    • Multi-device support
    • One-click templates
    • Post scheduling
    • Push notifications
    • Secure browsing
    • Social media integration
    • Tagging
    • Touch screen ready
    • Weather widget
    • Zapier integration

    Q. Who are the typical users of HootBoard?

    HootBoard has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does HootBoard support?

    HootBoard supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does HootBoard offer?

    HootBoard has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does HootBoard support mobile devices?

    HootBoard supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does HootBoard integrate with?

    HootBoard integrates with the following applications:

    Eventbrite, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Instagram, Slack, Wordpress, Yammer, Zapier

    Q. What level of support does HootBoard offer?

    HootBoard offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials, Forum