This tutorial explains how to use Dropbox to transfer new and updated events from the Event Editor (on a Windows PC) to your iPads/iPhones.
Updated May 2022
Screenshots in this tutorial have not been updated for the latest release, and may look a little different from the current versions of the Event Editor and App
When you download Breeze Booth from the App Store, you are prompted to sync (ie download) sample events from Breeze servers at https://bb4ipad/com/sync
You create your own events on a Windows PC using the Breeze Booth Event Editor. Once your designs are finished, you need to transfer them to your iPads and iPhones. When these devices are away from your office, the simplest method is to use Dropbox. You need a paid DropBox account for this to work effectively.
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References to iPads also refer to iPhones.
Once you have set up Dropbox for Breeze Booth you need to copy your folder of events into the correct Dropbox folder to transfer them to the iPad.
Copy the events folder from C:\Users\yourname\Documents\Breeze Booth for iPad
to C:\Users\yourname\Dropbox\Apps\Breeze Booth for iPad
Dropbox folder structure for the events folder
Once the initial set of events have been copied to Dropbox, you can either save new and updated events directly into Dropbox, or continue using an intermediate folder and manually copy them. Saving events straight to Dropbox is simpler and faster.
To direct the Event Editor to load and save events in Dropbox, select File then Open, navigate to C:\Users\…\Dropbox\Apps\Breeze Booth for iPad\events and open events.xml
When you return to the main Event Editor screen note that the folder name at the top has changed:
You may be prompted to save your changes before closing the Event Editor
As there are several ways to sync events, you need to tell your iPad that you are using Dropbox.. In Breeze Booth for iPad go to Settings. Select the Sync via Dropbox, then Save.
Select Sync by Dropbox, then Save (Breeze Booth for iPad settings screen)
So far, we have put your designs ( ‘events’) into your Dropbox folders and ensured Breeze Booth can see them there. The final step is to update the App with the latest designs you want it to use.
You can choose whether to update (‘sync’) all your events at the same time, or update a single event. Updating all events is the best way to check everything on the iPad is up to date, but may be slower than updating a single event (especially if you have a poor Internet connection). You can also update the event list before updating individual events.
For details, see Deploying events to your iPads and iPhones
Advanced users: Signing into the Dropbox App on an iPad and signing Breeze Booth for iPad into your Dropbox account are not the same. Once your events are set up correctly, you can secure your Dropbox account by:
Only delete the Dropbox App from the iPad when Breeze Booth for iPad is signed in to DropBox. If you sign Breeze Booth for iPad out from Dropbox, you will need to reinstall the official Dropbox app before signing back in again.
You can also set an exit password to keep guests from accessing the Breeze Booth for iPad settings page
To set up a password, go to the App settings screen and select the button to Show advanced settings. This reveals a more detailed version of the settings screen. Put your password into Exit password and press Save
Now if your guests tries to access the settings screen, they will be asked for the exit password:
Path not found errors occur when the App cannot find the event files. Causes:
Error: not logged into Dropbox occurs if Breeze Booth for iPad is not signed into Dropbox
Check the iPad settings screen:
This tutorial explained how to transfer new and updated events from a PC to Breeze Booth for iPad using Dropbox. You need a paid Dropbox account and an Internet connection for this to work effectively.