Apps for Events Platform Features

The following features can be used to create a custom mobile app for any conference or event. Browse the list below to explore what a custom iPhone, iPad, and Android app can do for your event. You can also download the latest Apps for Events feature guide in PDF format.

Mobile Content Management System (CMS)

Mobile Content Management System (CMS)

The AppBurst Dashboard is an admin system enabling our partners to take control their mobile application. From creating and editing content to sending push notifications and viewing download statistics, the dashboard provides 24/7 access to a number of useful tools.  

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Event Sessions & Schedule

Event Sessions and Schedule

Display the complete program agenda for your event in an easy to navigate format. Want to divide sessions into categories or tracks? No problem. Users can also add sessions of their choice to Outlook, iCal, or another personal calendar on their device.   

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Custom User Schedule & Bookmarking

Custom User Schedule & Bookmarking

Let event attendees create their own custom schedule in the mobile app for your event. The Apps for Events platform supports the ability for users to bookmark sessions to create a custom schedule of sessions that they plan on attending. In addition, the bookmarking / favorites feature also enables users to bookmark any type of content in your app such as PDF presentations, blog posts, article, and videos.

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Custom Event App Graphics Design

Custom Event App Graphics Design

The AppBurst custom graphics package provides a mobile event app design matching the style and branding of your organization and next event. Our design team requires only a logo file and brief style idea or theme from the client to begin, while clients can also supply corporate style guides, website URLs, and other graphical assets for additional ideas and colors. The finished product includes all of the graphics required for an event app submission. 

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Mobile Themes & Templates

Mobile App Templates & Themes

AppBurst provides a variety of professionally designed theme options for mobile event apps. Each theme features a full set of content templates enabling users to seamlessly navigate through the app and enjoy a consistent design when viewing sessions, speakers, exhibitors, and any other type of information. Our graphic design team also offers 100% custom themes for organizations interested in a completely unique look. In addition to selecting from a variety of unique themes, each app’s color schemes may be customized via the AppBurst Dashboard admin system to match the organization or event’s branding.

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Speaker & Exhibitor Directories

Speaker & Exhibitor Directories

Showcase participating speakers, attendees, and exhibitors for your event. Our mobile apps display alphabetical and searchable directories based on definable categories such as speaker type, featured exhibitors, and more.  Users have access to speaker biographies with contact information and related sessions, as well as exhibitor profiles with company information and an integrated email inquiry form.

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Promote Event Sponsors

Promote Event Sponsors

Want to generate revenue through sponsorships? Our mobile event apps offer functionality for sponsor pages, ad bars, splash screens, takeover ads, and more. Help pay for the cost of the app and even generate profits for your company or organization.

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City & Destination Guides

City & Destination Guides

Host cities for most meetings, conferences, and trade shows represent a new or seldom-visited locale for the majority of attendees. Go beyond simply sharing the event program and turn the mobile app into a destination guide as well, ensuring attendees get the most out of their visit and aren't left hunting down nearby restaurants to network with colleagues or phone numbers to local public transportation.

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Interactive Exhibitor Floorplan Maps

Interactive Exhibitor Floorplan Maps

An interactive map of the exhibitor floor allows users to zoom in and out, as well as move left, right, up, and down to virtually navigate to any area of the floor plan.  Individual booth can be color-coded and marked as “visited” or “bookmarked”, which populates lists within the app for future reference. 

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Send Attendees Push Notifications

Push Message Notification with Deep Linking

Push notifications, also known as push messages and push alerts, enable administrators to send messages directly to all of the subscribed users of their mobile app. In addition to supporting push messages, the AppBurst platform also supports including a "deep link" within the message, meaning users of the app are brought to a specific section or page when they tap on the notification.

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App Usage Analytics & Reports

App Usage Analytics & Reports

Apps For Events provides detailed download statistics and usage analytics to our partners. Owners, organizers, and sponsors of the event can receive a daily report delivered to their inbox illustrating how many times the app was downloaded during the previous day. Additionally, every tap in the app is tracked so administrators can view detailed reports on how the app is being used, by how many users, and how often.

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Surveys, Questionnaires, Feedback

Surveys, Questionnaires, Feedback

Receive important feedback from event attendees. Our surveys and feedback features range from general event questionnares to session and speaker-specific multiple choice questions, star ratings, and more. You create the criteria and we place it in the app. 

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Notepad

Notepad

AppBurst’s notepad feature enables event attendees to take notes directly in their mobile app. Create an empty note for future reminders, thoughts, or to compile feedback on a session, speaker, or exhibitor. Notes may be created directly from the notes areas, subsequently deleted, and emailed as an attachment or plain text. The title of the note is derived from the first line of text in each note.

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Video Channels & Playlists

Video Channels & Playlists

Have a video channel related to your organization or the event? Want to allow event exhibitors and sponsors to display videos in your app? You can display individual videos and complete channels in iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile apps developed by AppBurst. Video channels and playlists from any platform supported by mobile devices can be used, including YouTube. Users can view HD video in full screen, bookmark, and share via email, Facebook, or Twitter. 

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Display News and Blog Feeds

Display News and Blog Feeds

Providing blog and news feeds not only drives engagement at the event, but turns the app into a year-round resource--increasing users, brand awareness, and even revenue opportunities.

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Password Protection & User Authentication

Password Protection & User Authentication

In certain situations, internal information may need to be shared with attendees at an event, but not to the general public. Password protect specific sections of your mobile app, keeping content private but still enabling authorized users to access documents, contact information, and other important items.

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PDF Document Viewer

PDF Document Viewer

Does your organization have presentation slides or other relevant documents for the event? Our mobile event apps can display PDF files—viewable in either portrait or landscape mode—with email functionality and printing support for iPad and iPhone users (Apple AirPrint required).

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Facebook Sharing Integration

Facebook Sharing Integration

Share content in your mobile event app with the AppBurst platform, integrated natively with the Facebook graph API so iPhone, iPad, and Android apps can provide the best user experience for users. We can turn Facebook sharing on or off for each section of your app!

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Twitter Integration

Twitter Integration

Take advantage of social networking with Twitter feeds in your event app. Apps For Events can include a page displaying a specific Twitter account or #hashtag in the app. All of the app sections can also feature sharing via email, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Social Network Sharing

Social Network Sharing

Virtually every section within the app can be integrated for social networking. Event attendees can share information such as conference sessions, speaker bios, vendor descriptions, and more using email, Twitter, and Facebook. 

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App Font Size Adjustment

App Font Size Adjustment

Applied to all pages of text within the app, our font adjustment feature offers five predetermined sizes ranging from extra small to extra large, which is especially useful for users with poor eyesight and apps presenting large quantities of text. 

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App Portal Webpage

App Portal Webpage

Downloading an Apps For Events mobile application onto any device is a breeze with our user-friendly “AppBurst portal”. Our partners choose the domain name and we set up a website that instantly recognizes the device and directs users to the appropriate download location. 

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Bookmarking

Bookmarking

Create a custom schedule, save favorite speakers or exhibitors, and bookmark a restaurant for later. Our bookmarking feature enables app users to save pages of any section to a “my favorites” area, creating a customized experience inside of the mobile event app .

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