What is GLTYR?
GLTYR (“Give Life to Your Reality”) is a mobile marketing app which makes multimedia content creation and distribution quick, easy and powerful. With picture, video, audio and text, GLTYR simplifies the mobile content marketing process. GLTYR is a valuable tool for small businesses, schools, service providers, and individuals with limited marketing expertise and budgets. GLTYR allows you to create, communicate, engage and close straight from your phone in five minutes or less.
What can I create using GLTYR?
Use GLTYR to create content that will make a powerful connection with the audience by integrating text with a picture, an optional audio and / or video. Such content can include announcements, trip updates, newsletters, fundraisers, event promotions, product commercials, classifieds, invitations, how-to guides, promotions, sales pitches, job listings, embedded links on websites, mass communication links, previews . . . the opportunities for creation are endless!
Can I create a GLTYR for a business, organization, individual, a product, a service or company?
Yes, a GLTYR can be created for all of the above. GLTYRs can be created for any of your communication needs: for an organization such as a school or a company, for a product or for yourself. GLTYR is a brand new way to give life to your message.
Does GLTYR have a web interface?
Yes. GLTYR can be created from the phone or from the web, and shared from a mobile device using the app. The output of GLTYR is a webpage.
What are the components of GLTYR?
A GLTYR message consists of the following elements:
All of the above can be edited any number of times for each GLTYR created, even after it is sent out.
- A Header or a Title
- Optional Tag Line (or a sub title)
- Optional Picture
- Optional Description or a Summary (< 1,000 characters)
- Optional 30 second AUDIO )
- Optional 30 second VIDEO
- Optional Contact info – Phone, Email, Phone, Web link
Can I create more than one GLTYR?
Yes, you can create as many GLTYRs as you like from your account.
Who can use GLTYR?
Anyone over the age of 13 can use GLTYR.
Can I leave some elements of the GLTYR page blank? For example, do I have to complete both the Audio and the Video section?
You need a minimum of a Title to create a GLTYR. However, a Title alone is not representative of a digital message unless it has a picture, some lines of text along with an optional audio and or video to truly engage your audience.
Do I need to download the GLTYR app before I begin to create my message?
GLTYR can be created from the phone or the web. However, audio and video can only be added from the phone.
Can I get started immediately after I download the app?
Yes. You can use the app and start creating your multimedia marketing messages immediately.
Account Creation & Set Up
How do I get started with GLTYR?
All you need is a smart phone. Download the GLTYR app from the iTunes app store or Google Play. Once you download the app, just sign up, enter your email address and a password and you are ready to go!
Is there a subscription for GLTYR?
The GLTYR app is free to download and use. There is a charge to use the 'Group Send' feature of GLTYR. The charge depends on the size of your mailing list.
Is GLTYR available on both iPhone and Android phones?
Yes. GLTYR is available on the most recent models of iPhone and Android phones.
What happens if I forget my password?
Click on the 'Forgot Password' link and request a new password.
Once I have downloaded the GLTYR app on my phone, can I create a GLTYR message for someone else by using my account or is it restricted to me?
There is no such restriction. You can create GLTYR messages for anyone using your account. However, the GLTYR link that is generated belongs to your account and can only be accessed from your account.
How do I cancel my account?
Creating a GLTYR
Is there a word or character limit to the 'Summary' section?
Yes. There is character limit of 1,000 characters for the 'Summary’ section.
How many different ways can I input text content in the 'Summary' section?
There are three ways to input text-based content:
- Using your device key pad.
- Using the copy / paste feature.
- Using the inbuilt device microphone to transcribe your voice to text.
What if I don’t wish to display a website link or my phone number?
Those fields are optional and can be changed / hidden / left blank within each GLTYR that you create.
Is it possible to create multiple GLTYR messages with different combinations of the elements?
The 'Title' field is mandatory. All other fields are optional. However, as explained earlier, a title alone is not representative of a digital message. A picture, some lines of text along with an optional audio and/or video will truly make a powerful impact with your audience.
Can I save multiple versions of my message?
Yes. You can save multiple versions of your message
Do I have to upload a photo?
We believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. Include a photo to make an impact with the viewer.
How do I upload a photo or a picture for the 'Photo' section?
You can upload any picture using your mobile device either by taking a new photo, using an existing picture from your folder or using a picture from the web.
Is there a minimum resolution requirement for the picture?
No. There is no minimum resolution requirement. However, pictures taken with your phone camera offer the best resolution. The smaller the picture size, the lesser the impact on a GLTYR message.
Does the picture have to be a color photograph or can it be black and white? For example, can I
upload a photo of my painting?
Absolutely. You may upload any picture.
Can I change the picture in an existing message?
Yes. The picture can be changed any number of times even after the message has been sent out.
Audio & Video
Is there a time limit to the 'Audio' segment?
Yes. A powerful audio message can be conveyed in 30 seconds or less—similar to a radio or a TV commercial.
How long can the 'Video' segment be?
The video segment is limited to 30 seconds or less—similar to a radio or a TV commercial.
How does the uploading process work for the audio clip?
When creating a GLTYR message, click on the 'Audio' button. Record the audio. It takes approximately 15 seconds to upload the audio with good network / Wi-Fi connections. It may take longer depending on the connection speeds on your device.
How does the uploading process work for the video clip?
When creating a GLTYR message, click on the 'Video' button. Start your recording. The counter stops at 30 seconds. After uploading the video, remember to save your work. It takes approximately 15-30 seconds to upload a 30 second video with good network / Wi-Fi connections. It may take longer depending on the connection speeds on your device, the video resolution and the video action.
Can I delete audio from an existing GLTYR message?
Yes, you can delete audio from an existing GLTYR by selecting the 'Audio' button and confirming the 'Delete' option.
Can I delete video from an existing GLTYR message?
Yes, you can delete the video from an existing GLTYR by selecting 'Video' button and confirming the 'Delete' option.
Can I upload an existing audio segment from my phone?
Yes, you can upload existing audio from your playlist by selecting the 'Audio' button and using the 'Upload Audio' from your playlist option. GLTYR automatically selects the first 30 seconds of your audio before upload. The audio uploads quickest when the parent audio file is as close to 30 seconds as possible. It takes longer to compress and upload files greater than 30 seconds in length.
Can I upload an existing video segment from my phone?
Yes, you can upload existing video from your playlist by selecting the 'Video' button and using the 'Upload Video' from your playlist option. GLTYR automatically selects the first 30 seconds of your video before upload. The video uploads quickest when the parent file is as close to 30 seconds as possible. It takes longer time to compress and upload files greater than 30 seconds in length.
How often can I change the Audio/Video on an existing profile?
You can change the audio or video sections as many times as you wish. You can also add an audio segment and / or a video segment after a GLTYR ad has been sent out.
Sharing A GLTYR Message
What information can I share on a GLTYR message?
You, as the creator, have control over the information you chose to share for each GLTYR message. You can share or hide any/all of the following in each GLTYR: your email address, phone number and web link. You control the link from your phone. So you have complete control over the information that is viewed by the recipient.
Can I change the contact information on my GLTYR message for each one I create?
Yes. You can change your contact information for each GLTYR message you create.
Once I create a GLTYR message, how do I share it?
When you are ready to share, click on 'Share’. When you click on 'Share', your GLTYR can be shared as a link via one or more of the following channels that are open on your phone – Your phone email client, your text messaging client, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Gmail and WhatsApp. You can also copy and paste this link (Using the Copy Link option from the opening screen) to any of your social media channels.
How many different ways can I share my GLTYR message?
A GLTYR message can be shared via the following channels from your phone. Email, Text, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and WhatsApp. You can also Group Send the GLTYR to over 5,000 contacts from your mailing list.
Do I have to RESEND every time I make an edit to any of the existing elements on a GLTYR message?
No. That’s the beauty of GLTYR. You do not have to resend after making edits to any of the existing
elements in a message UNLESS that GLTYR is saved as a NEW message. The existing link automatically updates the changes across devices and browsers.
Can I create a duplicate of an existing GLTYR message and change the content?
Yes, you can create a duplicate of an existing GLTYR message as follows:
From the opening gallery screen, click on the three dots on the top right corner of each GTYR’s frame. Click on Duplicate
What happens when I delete an existing profile?
When a GLTYR is deleted, it becomes inaccessible for viewing from the public domain.
How do I create a contact list?
The Group Send feature is the most powerful feature of GLTYR. You can upload one or more of your Contact Lists on the web at www.glyr.com
and access it from the app when you click on GROUP SEND. Create a CSV file in the specified format and upload your contact lists.
What information and format do I need for my mailing list?
Each contact in your mailing list will require a first name, last name and an email address. Group contact lists can be uploaded as a CSV file.
Can I send a GLTYR as a mass email?
Absolutely. Enter text on the subject line and click on Bulk Send from the opening screen. This is email marketing straight from the phone in just a few clicks
Do you save my message on your system? If I accidentally delete my GLTYR, could you retrieve it for me?
We cannot retrieve a GLTYR message once it’s been deleted from your account. You always have access to your message through your account information as long as your account is active and the message is not deleted.
I don’t want to provide my personal email or contact information. Can I use a GLTYR email contact?
You must have an email address to use GLTYR.
Do you save my personal information on your system? If so, how safe is it?
We don’t ask for any personal information except the email address.
Can my GLTYR message be found on the web if I don’t post it anywhere?
Your GLTYR message cannot be found on the web unless it is posted or shared.
Can the GLTYR link be accessed by anyone other than the creator?
Not unless it is shared by the creator.
What technology platforms does GLTYR work on?
GLTYR is currently available on iOS 9.3.1 (or higher) and on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow).
GLTYR can be viewed on the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer (version 11 and above)
- Edge (version 25 and above)
- Safari (version 9.1 and above)
- Chrome (version 51 and above)
- Mozilla Firefox (version 47 and above)
Is GLTYR available on Blackberry and Windows Phones?
We are currently working on making the GLTYR experience on iPhone and Android as best as possible. Other platforms are on the horizon. Currently we have no announcements.
Is there an iPAD version available for GLTYR?
We are working on releasing an iPAD version in 2017.
How can an organization such as a school, a small business or an individual best utilize GLTYR?
GLTYR works great for all of the above in a number of scenarios. The power of GLTYR is its ability to create and distribute short form content with a picture, an audio and or a video to drive engagement. Newsletters, announcements, resumes, profiles, fund raisers, product info, holiday greetings, special occasions and more… the opportunities are endless!
Analytics and Tracking
Does GLTYR provide Analytics and Tracking?
GLTYR provides information on the number of opens and the number of unique clicks on audio and video.