The Milestone card allows businesses to easily schedule in advance and display multiple occasions or milestone events, all with its own messaging, event type, and display dates – all in a single card. Events can be scheduled weeks in advance to be displayed on a specific day, the entire week, or even a month.

Sportsbars would find using the Milestone card beneficial, as they can add in all the sporting events that have been scheduled in the next week, month or year, and leave it to automatically display when the day comes, together with their promos and special offers of the day.

The Milestone card is an Appspace supported card, which is officially created and periodically updated by Appspace with new templates and features.

Important
Please refer to our Introduction to Cards guide for an in-depth introduction to the types of cards that are ideal for your signage solutions. Visit our Appspace Card Gallery to find the perfect card to deliver your message.
To get you started, the base Milestone card comes with four default event types, which are:

  • Congratulations
  • Happy Birthday
  • Work Anniversary
  • Welcome

Apart from the basic card customizations, the following customizations are available for the Milestone card:

  • Add multiple event types. The image added must reflect the event name.
  • Add multiple names of people for each event. Example: add the names of all employees that have birthdays in March.
  • Update events manually or by uploading a .xlsx file. The table header in the file must follow the table header on the card Schedule page.
  • Configure the Title text effect.
  • Configure card background color or image.
  • Schedule different dates for different events, and choose to display the event on that day only, during the week, or the entire month.
  • Configure the number of milestone events to display per playback loop.
  • Preview the card display on a selected date, if the event has been set.

This article provides instructions on how to create, configure, and customize the Milestone card to be displayed. What’s in this article:

Prerequisite

Create and Configure Milestone Card

The instructions below allow you to create milestones.

  1. Log in to the Appspace console.
  2. To create this card, select one of the following options:
    • Click +QUICK ACTION from the Appspace menu bar on the top right, and select Create Content.
    • Click Library from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select a library or folder you wish to create the content in. Click +CREATE, and select Content.
    • To create and add the card directly to an existing channel, refer to Add Content to Playlist Channels.
  3. Select Messaging from the All Templates drop-down menu, and click Milestone.
    Important
    If you are unable to locate the content, try using either the Search bar, the Order by, or Filter icon to narrow down the content that you are looking for.
  4. In the Edit tab:

    • Enter the Title of the content as this will also act as the filename for the content. This is a mandatory field.
    • Click Add Data to populate the Schedule table, by entering the following information in the table (one event in each row):
      • Date – Select a date for the milestone event. The current date will be the default. If you want it to be displayed only on that date, during the entire week, or for the whole month, select the corresponding option in the Show on column.
      • Name(s) – Enter the names of the people involved in the corresponding event. You can add one name or multiple names. Each name must be separated by a comma (,).
      • Event Type – Select an available event from the drop-down menu. Default events and any uploaded event(s) will be listed in the drop-down menu.
      • Show on – Determine if the message will be displayed on the set date, the entire week, or during the whole month. Select day, week, or month from the drop-down menu accordingly.
      • Summary – Enter a message for the corresponding event. The summary text is displayed beneath the title text on the card display.
        You may also upload a .xlxs file with event details. The table headers in the file must correspond to the headers in the card editor table shown above i.e. Date, Name(s), Event Type, Show on, Summary.
    • The default Event Types available are as follows: 
      • Congratulations
      • Happy Birthday
      • Welcome
      • Work Anniversary
      • You may also add your own event type. Upload an image file with the event name. Example: Happy Holidays.svg.

        Note
        Recommended image file types are: JPG, PNG, SVG, with a file size of 400px600px.
    • Click the Calendar icon on the top right of the image preview, and select a date, to preview the content that will be displayed on that particular day as per the scheduled event.
    • In the Design section: click the arrow to expand.
      • Customize the following fields:
        • Title font, size, and color
        • Summary font, size, and color
        • Name(s) font, size, and color
      • Customize the Content Box, and the Background color or image.
    • In the Configuration section: click the arrow to expand.
      • Customize the following fields:
        • Title Text Effect
        • Number of Milestones per Playback Loop
          Note
          Example: If there are 8 events configured in Step 7 above for a given date, by default all 8 events will be displayed as scheduled. However, if you input 2 in the Number of Milestones per Playback Loop field only 2 events will be displayed in a loop. Events 1-2 during the first loop, events 3-4 during the second loop, and so on. Once all events have been displayed, then the loop restarts from the beginning of the event list. 
  5. In the Article tab:
    • Include an Article or Caption to accompany the content item when being displayed on mobile apps, tablets, and other social collaboration apps.
    • Enter a Referral Link to link more information to the content.
  6. In the Schedule tab:
  7. In the Settings tab:
    • The Name field will be auto-populated to match the Title of the content which will also act as the filename for the content. This is a mandatory field.
    • Enter any relevant Tags for the content. (Optional)
    • Select a folder for the content in the Library Location drop-down menu to change the default folder location.
    • Select an expiry date for the content from the Auto Delete Content from Library drop-down menu. (Optional)
    • Upload an image to be used as the Thumbnail for the content.
  8. Once done, click SAVE.

Edit Milestone Card

The instructions below show you how to edit a Milestone card.

  1. Log in to the Appspace console.
  2. Click Library from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select a library or folder containing the content you wish to edit.
  3. Select and click the Milestone card to edit, and select the desired tab to edit or view.
    • In the Edit, Article, and Settings tabs:
      • You may edit the content the same way as it was configured. For detailed instructions on how to do this, please refer to the Create and Configure Milestone Card section above.
    • In the Preview tab:
      • Preview how the content is displayed on your device.
    • In the Channels tab:
    • In the Analytics tab:
      • View the individual content analytics in this tab. For more information, please refer to the Individual Content Analytics section of the Analytics article.
  4. Once done, click SAVE.
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