Topic Archive: Mobile technology

Could a Chatbot Replace the Need for an Event App?

Find out how to provide a variety of information, notifications, and customer service to your attendees through simple text messaging.

Event Intelligence Posted 4 days ago

Guest Column: How to Engage With Attendees Long After an Event Is Over

Event apps that focus on building relationships—rather than only containing transactional information—extend the life of the event.

Opinion Posted 11 days ago

2017 Preview: Emerging Event Tech You Should Know About

Various twists on reality—augmented, virtual, mixed—top our roundup of technology products and strategies that will influence face-to-face experiences this year.

News Posted January 3, 2017, 7:30 AM EST

Best of 2016: New and Updated Tech Tools That Had Us Talking

Find out about the event tech products that made news in 2016.

News Posted December 27, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

How This App Uses Augmented Reality to Drive Traffic for Events

A new Pokémon Go-like mobile app uses location-based augmented reality to create a treasure hunt with real prizes.

News Posted December 22, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

How This Conference Used N.F.C. Technology to Drive Traffic Around Its Exhibit Hall

Find out how Intuit solved concerns that a second hall would be under-utilized.

Event Intelligence Posted November 15, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

How This Wearable Tech Device Provides Custom Marketing at Large Events

Hurdl is a text-based platform that creates one-to-one communication between attendees and hosts.

Event Intelligence Posted November 10, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

7 Useful Tech Tools for Meetings and Events

Here are some of the latest apps and software to handle tasks such as networking, media relations, parking, and more for events.

Event Intelligence Posted November 1, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

Plugged In: A New Way to Charge Phones at Events

This charging station makes it easy to display company logos and branding.

The Scout Posted October 20, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #6 South by Southwest

The massive multiday, multi-industry event is demonstrating how data can be used to help attendees determine where and how to spend their time.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT

The Physical Web: What It Is and Why It Matters for Events

Find out how Google's open Web discovery system is changing the way content is shared at meetings, trade shows, and other events.

Event Intelligence Posted September 8, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

6 of the Latest Technology Products for Planners

Check out these new and updated technology products for meetings and events.

Event Intelligence Posted September 1, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

5 Crowd-Sourcing Apps for Events

From hitching a ride to alerting a CPR-trained citizen, these innovative mobile apps help guests get the most out of live gatherings.

Event Intelligence Posted August 10, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

What the Pokémon Go Craze Means for Venues and Events

Venues and existing events are already taking advantage of the popular augmented-reality game.

News Posted July 21, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

6 New and Updated Tech Tools for Meetings and Events

Check out the latest digital products to help planners manage ticketing, check-in, polling, and more.

Event Intelligence Posted June 16, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

How Audio Tones Are Changing Event Communication

With a broad range and no need for added hardware or connectivity, audio tones are becoming a popular option to communicate with guests at all sorts of events.

Event Intelligence Posted May 24, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

The 4 Dimensions of a Comprehensive Event Technology Strategy

A technology professional suggests planners incorporate each of these four elements to create an effective experience for attendees before, during, and after an event.

Event Intelligence Posted May 17, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2016: Jeff Sinclair and Ben West

The co-founders of Eventbase aim to improve attendee experience through their apps.

Event Innovators 2016 Posted May 17, 2016, 5:10 AM EDT

This New App Lets Groups Book Wine Tastings With Ease

CorkSharing also allows wineries to create listings and manage reservations.

The Scout Posted April 28, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

McDonald’s Revamps Physical, Digital Experiences to Boost Engagement

See how the fast-food giant translated feedback from its convention task force into action at this year’s event.

Event Report Posted April 19, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

How to Transport Event Guests Into the Future

During the Game Developers Conference, App Annie hosted an event that had a futuristic vibe.

Event Report Posted April 11, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

Is Your Event App Secure?

Consider these issues to catch any vulnerabilities before problems arise.

Event Intelligence Posted March 30, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

6 Apps That Send Invitations Right From Your Phone

New and updated mobile apps allow event pros to design, send, and manage invitations.

Event Intelligence Posted March 22, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

SXSW App Adds Personalized Features to Help Attendees Navigate Sprawling Show

The new "Recommends" feature will provide customized suggestions based on an attendee’s location, favorites, and activity of like-minded guests.

News Posted March 3, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

How to Book Hotel Rooms and Meeting Space On the Fly

Two new mobile apps offer on-demand services geared towards business professionals and guests.

Event Intelligence Posted March 2, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

Inside TED's Unconventional App Strategy

No social media, no sponsors, no extra content—find out why TED believes this is how a conference app should be designed.

Event Intelligence Posted February 25, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

4 of the Newest Apps for Meetings and Events

From networking and check-in to “crowdcasting,” here's how these new apps can help planners improve events.

Event Intelligence Posted February 16, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

A New App for Chauffeuring V.I.P. Guests to Events

Teleport brings speakers and other V.I.P.s to your event via Uber with the touch of a button.

Event Intelligence Posted February 4, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

Should You Ban Cell Phones From Your Meetings?

Event and meeting professionals continue to debate over whether attendees should be allowed to use mobile devices.

News Posted January 25, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

5 Lessons Event Pros Can Learn From Retailers

From virtual reality to texting, many brands are testing out new strategies to attract consumers. Here are some ideas planners can “shoplift” for their events.

Event Intelligence Posted January 20, 2016, 7:45 AM EST

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