Conferences and their technologies have developed in the past year and the changes affected the way we view, plan and experience conferences. While certain trends are bound to stay, some technologies will see major updates in 2019. We asked our team about their predictions and trends for the coming year, and here are their answers:
It was a year we won’t forget: From new laws and changing guidelines to innovative technologies, a lot happened in 2018. As another year passed by, changes in the event industry affected the way we view, plan and experience conferences. We asked our team about some of the biggest changes and news in 2018, and here are their answers:
Did you know that videos are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text? Not only that: We are also programmed to retain visual content better. Studies have shown that the average viewer remembers 95% of a message when it is watched, whereas only 10% when read*. Reason enough for us to spend the past weeks creating a video about the Society App, in which we show you the clear design, smart features and endless possibilities of this app solution for associations and conferences. Today, we are happy to launch our very first product video:
Google just announced a recent update to their Developer Policy, including changes in their child endangerment, violence, financial, and spam policies. According to Google, the changes are meant to ‘make Google Play a positive experience for both developers and consumers.’, which we as app developers couldn’t agree more with. Especially the spam policy update caught our attention, as it names new guidelines for apps that contain repetitive content. Here’s the new policy.
It’s finally here – The Conference Compass Web App! After months of hard work, our developers now present you with our latest feature and a new way for attendees to experience your event app: Anytime, on any device!
Continue Reading ->
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.
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.
Conference Compass, a Dutch pioneer in the world of event apps, has a mission to enable medical and scientific professionals worldwide to share and exchange knowledge that is connected to the symposia and congresses they visit. To realise this platform, the young tech company has won an innovation funding of 1M Euro from the RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency).
The investment of RVO in Conference Compass accelerates the continuous development of its technology and supports the growth of their worldwide partner network. The knowledge platform will support the learning goals of millions of medical and scientific professionals by enabling them to access, share and exchange relevant knowledge, no longer limiting them to the time and location of a congress. Continue Reading ->