Take control of important aspects of your mobile application with the AppBurst Dashboard. Admin users are granted access to a wide range of tools, including the ability to create, edit, and delete content in the application (mobile content management system). Have a last-minute agenda change or find a misspelled speaker? Simply login to the online dashboard and make the appropriate changes in mere minutes. Users can also edit the colors and graphics of the app, send real-time push notifications to attendees, and view a complete report detailing download statistics and usage analytics.
From sessions, speakers, and exhibitors to supplemental content such as PDF presentations and text pages, the dashboard gives clients user-friendly options to add, organize, and edit event data in ways and turn-around times unavailable to traditional paper programs. Once added, content can be sorted in a list view by criteria such as start time, title, or identifier for easy management. Relationships between content items, i.e. relating a speaker to an event session, are also managed in the admin system.
AppBurst offers password protection and role-based user authorization to provide clients with complete control over access to app content via the AppBurst Dashboard. Admin users may add roles such as “internal” and “general” and assign created roles to specific app content. Users registering in the app are then accepted or declined, the former of which are then assigned certain roles to access authorized content in the app. The feature enables event planners and organizers to dictate who sees specific app content.
Event or content-specific surveys for specific sessions, speakers, or any other area in the app can be added via the AppBurst Dashboard. Feedback types in the app range from multiple choice questions and five-star ratings to open form questions enabling users to enter a unique comment or response. Also check out our blog post entitled "Tips for Creating an Event App Survey" for more details on the benfits of surveys and best practices for getting the best information out of question criteria.
Results are also displayed after the event, giving event organizers detailed feedback criteria viewable in graphs or downloadable as raw data to manipulate as needed in Excel. Feedback is beneficial for collecting leads, generating demographic information, and much more.
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 Dashboard also supports including a "deep link" with the message which means that the user of the app is brought to a specific section or page when they tap on the notification. From generating additional revenue to alerting attendees of room changes and other scheduling updates, push messaging represents an invaluable tool for meeting organizers.
All app images may be uploaded via the admin system, including the app icon, splash screens, and even sponsor graphics.
Each app’s color scheme may also be customized via the admin system to match the organization or event’s branding. From major elements such as the tab bar along the bottom of the app to accent colors and other small details, the visual presentation of the app can be fine tuned by selecting one of over 30 color settings and entering specific hex values or choosing from a built-in color palette. Match specific company branding and even change color schemes in real-time for special promotions, marketing drives, or other happenings. The app becomes a representation and embodiment of the company or organization instead of a generic mobile app only meant to share content with attendees.
Each and every element of the AppBurst Dashboard--from changing color schemes to quickly making edits to an upcoming sessions--contains its own set of benefits greatly helping both event planners and attendees. The major over-arching theme of the AppBurst Dashboard is placing control in the hands of administrators to make changes and control content in their mobile app. The level of control and ability to edit in real-time is simply unavailable to traditional paper programs and represents a significant foundational tool for companies and organizations to create a relevant year-round app able to engage users around the world.
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