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.
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.
Knowledge events tend to have an extensive programme. Scouting for beneficial tracks, keeping an overview over session times or organising notes can be challenging and time-consuming. Attendees want your programme schedule to be tailored to their needs. Luckily, event apps offer practical solutions. With a My Programme feature, delegates select their preferred sessions and speakers. The app presents a personalised programme that synchronises with all logged-in devices. Furthermore, delegates are able to take notes about the sessions or certain speakers. The programme, as well as the notes, can be shared with colleagues via email, message or social media.
As a specialised app developer for medical and scientific events, Conference Compass has created a customisable app solution that addresses the specific challenges and needs of national and international associations. With the Society App, associations can now move from a single event app and beyond a multi-event app by connecting events, journals & year-round activities on one mobile platform.
One-stop mobile portal
Mobile is leading and the need to build and activate a mobile community is evident. The new Society App lets associations build, reach and activate their mobile community before, during and beyond their events. The app enables associations to reach out to their mobile members 365 days a year and functions as a central communication channel for all activities by showcasing the most important society assets, such as journals and courses.
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How do you keep the engagement of your annual congress alive after it ends? Which channels do you use to promote your focused seminars to your course participants and vice versa? A couple of questions that can be answered by upgrading your conference app to a society app. Our CEO Jelmer van Ast shares 3 reasons why upgrading your mobile presence can be very beneficial to your association.
From our Sales Manager Sjoerd Bakx
The upgrade from a single or a multi-event app to a society app offers great solutions for the challenges faced by national and international associations. Our Sales Manager Sjoerd Bakx shares 3 tips to make associations and societies fully benefit from their society app.
Non-stop mobile benefits
1. Mobile identity
Associations and societies have a tendency to change regularly between suppliers for mobile and online tools. This both because different tools offer different functions that can’t always be combined, as well as for the simple reason that the PCO’s of their annual congress change depending on the location. Ultimately this results in a constantly changing mobile identity. This practice does not benefit the recognition and usability experienced by members and it makes the investment in tools such as conference apps one whose ROI is limited. Continue Reading ->
From our Sales Manager Sjoerd Bakx
The decision whether to invest in a low-cost web-based app or a more costly native app, is a big question mark for many event planners. There are many factors involved, but the main difference lies in the specific functions your app will need, in order to satisfy your end-users and reach your event goals. Our Sales Manager Sjoerd Bakx shares 5 reasons why an investment in a native app could be the better one to make.
Make your app investment last
1. Stability & usability
The biggest advantage of a native app is its stability and usability. While native apps do ask for some space on the device, the fact that they function independently of the quality of Wi-Fi, can prove to be a huge plus. This firstly means that costs for extra Wi-Fi bandwidth can be avoided. Of course you will need to provide a quality connection for delegates to download the app from the different app stores. However, this is a completely different story, then the extra investment that is needed to provide the high bandwidth that is necessary for web-based apps to function as a whole. Stability and the overall usability of native apps with more sophisticated features therefore still offer a big advantage.
When looking for the right app supplier for your event app, there is a good way to differentiate between the offers; the service that is provided. Your app project should be smooth and the app it produces should live up to your expectations. The project manager of your app provider should therefore be your right hand in the process. Our CEO Jelmer van Ast shares his view on which traits a good app project manager should have.
Does your app project manager ask the right questions? Is he or she able to translate your needs into great app features? The success of your event app starts at its production process and your project manager is there to advise, guide and assist you in the shared goal of getting you the app your organisation deserves.