After the SONAD app is downloaded and installed on your phone, you are eligible to create your own sonas. To start the process, you will create a sona Management Account by using Email and Password that you already created when installing your copy of the SONAD app on your phone.
Create your profile before you start creating your own sonas.
From then on, you will be able to create new sonas (or edit existing sonas) starting from this (example) screen.
There are four special types of sonas: Regular, Personal, In-Store, and Vote.
The Regular and Personal sonas have two screens containing all encapsulated information: text, graphics, links, documents, and multimedia content that a corporate user or individual wants to deliver to the telephone of any SONAD user.
Personal sona (Personal = “Yes”, see below; green screen) allows you to use your unique personal sona sound codes for exchanging sonas with your friends or colleagues. Press the button “ABOUT ME”, and let your friend’s phone to run SONAD app (listen): the “listening” phone will receive your sona while it is held in close proximity to yours. A very secure transmission.
The In-Store sona (Type = "In-Store") has a second screen, Help Screen providing a physical site visitor – conference hall, mall, college campus, store or shopping plaza, public event site, stadium, etc. – with safety guides, both for general and emergency situations. This screen is opened up by a red "Help" button.
The Help screen has three emergency-related buttons:
• “911” button to call 911;
• “Phone” button to call for local help; and
• “Beacon” button.
Pressing the Beacon button will produce a repeating waling sound while the phone screen will start flashing different colors – both to attract attention locally to indicate emergency or call for immediate help.
The In-Store sona has two mandatory input data fields:
• Safety Guidance: a description of emergency actions and safety guidance, and
• Phone number to summon local help.
The Vote sonas are (Type = "Vote") are designed for obtaining feedback from the users, both local or remote: surveys, opinion polls, questionnaires, or quizzes. These sonas have a different structure using the following input fields:
• Sona Name (one line)
Up to five voting choices. If you want to provide additional multimedia content with your Vote sona, you may use no more than 4 voting choices.
• Voting Choice 1 (all choices are one-line short entries)
• Voting Choice 2.
• Voting Choice 3.
• Voting Choice 4.
• Voting Choice 5.
• Logo: a picture identifying the specific voting or opinion poll.
SONA DATA FIELDS
Most of the sonas can be created by providing input to several mandatory data fields:
• Sona Name. A unique name you give to your SONA: name of the product or service, your name (for a personal sona), title of a show, etc. It should be no longer that two lines.
• Type. The data in this field is used to categorize your sona. Two types, Vote and In-Store have a special structure as explained below.
• Picture. This is your face picture, logo of the product you advertise, any abstract image associated with the content of your sona.
• Description. A text field where you input information about yourself (Personal sona), description of a product or service, guides, etc.
• Phone. The telephone to call with a touch of a button.
All remaining input data fields accept text and urls, and can be populated as needed.
At the bottom of the sona create/edit screen there is the audio player that will play the ABOUT ME file with the sound code embedded into a clip of your favorite song you provided; you can also download that audio file.
NOTE: Each sona can contain up to 8 links and images, each associated with one of the round icons displayed on the phone’s sona screen. The best way to learn the process is to experiment by creating sonas.
Start designing your sona now!