Finding the Best Apps for Business is always important to know. Our friends over at Fueled.com have written some perspectives on fabulous tools available to marketers for helping improve the professionalism of the many events we all participate in and hold for clients, company, and associates alike. Take a few minutes to investigate what is available to us online and learn how we can best use technology to improve on the deliverables for our next event.
The Best Apps to Make Your Events More Professional
Furnished by: Michael Kordvani, Fueled, NYC.
February 20, 2018
If you’re an event organiser, you need to take a look at some of the great event management apps that are out there. Not only do they make your life easier, but they’re highly useful for your event attendees, offering them some great tools and so it reinforces your brand as being highly professional, making use of all the latest technologies.
Here is our pick of some of the best event management apps…
EventBrite Organizer has a lot to offer. It helps you keep track of ticket sales in real time with a fast, secure payment system, and it also has a simple ticket scanning feature so you know exactly how many people have arrived. What is particularly handy, is that you can also add in a guest manually, so if someone has forgotten their barcoded ticket, it won’t throw your stats off! EventBrite Organizer is available in several languages, which is useful if you’re holding an event with international attendees. However, unfortunately it is only currently available on iOS, there is no Android version. Hopefully they will release one soon as this is a very handy app to have.
If social connectivity is key to your event, then you’ll find Pathable highly useful. Social app developers have created some great ways to get your event attendees connected with each other and this is one of the best options. It allows attendees to contact each other and keep in touch with your business, both before the event, during it and afterwards too. It’s perfect for networking, with community forums and scheduling capabilities for private meetings. There are also some nice extras such as the ability to add floor maps, very useful for large trade shows, and exhibitor listings, so your attendees can easily find the people they are looking for. You can even use your own logo and styling within the app for continuity of your business branding.
Attendify is probably the simplest of all the apps we’ve looked at, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t useful. It’s easy to set up and gives you the ability to set up a private social network for your event attendees. With this, you get everything you’d expect from and want of a social network, such as the ability to create your own profile and share photos, a messaging system and a familiar timeline with a ‘like’ button.
For event organizers, there’s a lot to do, a lot to plan, then when the time comes closer, an awful lot of tasks to be completed against a deadline. AirTime is a great way to keep in touch with your team, both before the event, and during ir. If your event is taking place in a large venue, it can be tricky keeping track of just where everyone is and what exactly they are doing. AirTime is like FaceTime from Apple, but you can chat with up to six people at once. Everyone can see everyone else at the same time.