The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will not only affect the way that organisers are planning events, but also the event technology they use! Event apps are used at almost every event today and process a lot of personal data. It is therefore important to know everything there is to know about the GDPR and event apps before the regulation comes into full force on the 25th of May. In this video, our CEO Jelmer van Ast will inform you about the upcoming changes – so you can look confident into the future.
There is a lot that meeting planners and associations need to worry about when it comes to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but their event app shouldn’t be one of them! We guarantee all our clients our best effort to be GDPR compliant. To find out what exactly this includes, our CEO Jelmer van Ast answers the most asked questions about the compliance of our apps and services.
Push notifications have become one of the most successful strategies for capturing and keeping app user attention. In fact, 44% of phone users have slept with their cell phone by their side so they didn’t miss a notification, signalling that they are open and ready to receive the right kind of messages¹. Your attendees are just the same: They are looking for a more engaging event experience and concrete reasons to interact with your app. Push notifications present a great way to keep attendees in the know with the most up-to-date information and can even help to generate revenue! Do you need some engaging notification ideas that go beyond the usual? We prepared a list of clever ways to use the push notification feature of your event app.
In December 2017, Apple conceded huge ground back to the event & app industry and rephrased their disputed App Store guidelines. The new guidelines confirmed that stand-alone event apps are alive and well. A relief for event organisers, since branded events apps offer significant branding and custom functionality-related benefits. Our founder and CEO Jelmer van Ast shares the key benefits of branded event apps with you.
2017 was a turbulent year for the world of event apps: After Apple left developers in shock by banning all templated apps, they conceded huge ground back to the industry and revised their guidelines in December. Now, all options are open again to choose a Society App, Event App or Vendor-branded Container App. But what differentiates these solutions? We prepared an overview to help you choose the perfect app for your conference, company or association.
Moving towards a 10-year relationship: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has chosen to continue their partnership with Conference Compass for another 3 years. With more than 30,000 attendees, the annual ESC Congress is the world’s premier cardiovascular conference. The society was one of the first to team up with the Delft-based App Pioneer. Together, they pursue the vision of high-quality mobile apps that truly enhance the event experience and give conference knowledge a year-round purpose.
In June 2017, Apple updated its App Store Review guidelines. New rules were added, banning all apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service. The changes stirred up a discussion about the scope of those guidelines and definition of templated apps. This week, Apple published an amended version of the guidelines in an attempt to clarify their intentions. We welcome these clarifications as they are in line with our initial interpretation and our vision of high-quality apps.
Medtech represents the medical technology industry in Europe. 2 Years ago, MedTech revised their code of ‘Code of Ethical Business Practice¹’. and added new rules for sponsorships and stricter regulations for events. Starting from January 2018, the new code will be binding for more than 11.000 member companies. Our CEO Jelmer van Ast had a closer look at the new guidelines and presents you the key changes.
The implementation of the updated Medtech code is near. Health-care companies, professionals, and associations have to brace themselves for a change! Medtech Europe represents the medical technology industry in Europe. It is an alliance of the two leading medical technology industry associations, EUCOMED and EDMA. Changes in the code are expected to greatly impact medical conferences. Our Sales Executive Remco Kraai had a look at the consequences and provides you with a comprehensive list of helpful resources from our blog.