Once the SONAD app is installed on your phone, you are eligible to create your own Sonas. To start the process, create a Sona Management Account by using the email and password that you already created when installing the SONAD app on your phone.
Create your profile.
You will now be able to create new Sonas (or edit existing Sonas) starting from this (example) screen.
There are four types of Sonas: Regular, Personal, In-Store, and Vote.
Regular and Personal Sonas have two screens containing all of the 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.
The Personal Sona (Personal = “Yes”, see below; green screen) allows you to use your unique sound codes for exchanging Sonas with friends or colleagues. Press the button “ABOUT ME”, and then have your friend’s phone run the SONAD app. The “listening” phone will receive your Sona while it is in proximity to yours; this is a very secure transmission. Another way to get your Sona is to scan its QR image.
The Help screen has three emergency-related buttons:
Pressing the Beacon button produces a siren, while the phone screen flashes different colors to indicate an emergency, or summon hel
The In-Store Sona has two mandatory input data fields:
The Vote Sonas (Type = “Vote”) are designed to obtain feedback from users, both local and remote: surveys, opinion polls, questionnaires, or quizzes. These Sonas have a different structure, using the following input fields:
Up to five voting choices. If you want to provide additional multimedia content within your Vote Sona, you may use no more than 4 voting choices.
Most Sonas can be created by providing input to several mandatory data fields:
All remaining input data fields accept both text and urls, and can be populated as needed.
At the bottom of the Sona create/edit screen, there is an audio player that will play the ABOUT ME file with the sound code embedded into a clip of a song of your choosing; you can also download this 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 this process is to experiment.