Apps are mobile applications that can be downloaded and run on smartphones such as the iPhone, Blackberry or Google Android. Some sources estimated there are over 300,000 apps available on the iTunes directory alone. And this does not take into account apps created for other devices.
The following apps can either be found at the iTunes store or the Blackberry and Android alternatives, or can be custom made for your events. The below are free or under £10.
Planning an event
- Supper Planner provides tools for organisers such as calculations for venue capacity, staffing, catering, staging, projections as well as related useful tips. The sections are divided into Food and Beverage, Audiovisual and Venue Capacity.
- Grupio makes attending a conference, tradeshow or event a richer experience by allowing access to the event details, social networking and includes live updates from organisers. It does, however, need the organiser to set up the initial group to work and promote it amongst the intended users.
- EventGenie is a customised app for organisers, which provides a secure programme for messaging and a personalised agenda by highlighting certain sessions for delegates. From an organiser’s perspective, it also allows visitor behaviour analysis enabling them to maximise event revenue. The My Event tool allows delegates to record notes, voice memos, photos and videos as well as download exhibitor brochures and speaker slides. Tickets or passes for events can be issued electronically through this app which also offers delegates the option to scan in business cards. It also has multi-lingual support.