About 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.

Key benefits of HootBoard

  • 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.

  • Devices

    Business size

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    Markets

    Australia, Canada, Germany, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    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
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    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

    Features

    Total features of HootBoard: 28

    • ADA Compliance
    • API
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Approval Process Control
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Calendar Management
    • Commenting / Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Content Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Digital Signage
    • Engagement Analytics
    • File Management
    • Filtering
    • Newsletter Management
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Secure Browsing
    • Social Media Integration
    • Tagging
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Touch Screen
    • Virtual Keyboard
    • Widgets
    • Wireless Internet Access
    • XML / RSS

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,8 /5
    (17)
    Value for Money
    4,7/5
    Features
    4,6/5
    Ease of Use
    4,8/5
    Customer Support
    4,9/5

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    Marcelle R.
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    • Industry: Arts & Crafts
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great product with even better support

    Reviewed on 2019/08/21

    The kiosk setup was easy and adding content to the backend was pretty smooth too. Our customers...

    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.

    Scott E.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Simple, elegant, powerful digital signage

    Reviewed on 2019/08/06

    We needed a better, faster way to share content across the org at multiple locations and in an...

    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.

    Charlotte L.
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    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    Great customer service!!! Easy to use platform for communicating with a wide audience.

    Reviewed on 2018/04/02

    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.

    Ian M.
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Big Kid Ipad

    Reviewed on 2019/07/18

    I would rate my experience as very good with the board, the techs, and support staff. They are...

    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.

    David J.
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    • Industry: Biotechnology
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Very functional communication board

    Reviewed on 2019/03/02

    The Hootboards have been great to help our company with internal communications. One of the best...

    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!

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    HootBoard offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free
    • Free Trial: Available

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    HootBoard has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    HootBoard supports the following languages:

    English

    HootBoard supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    HootBoard integrates with the following applications:

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

    HootBoard offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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