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live polling at conferences and events
Posted by Matt Milloway on Aug 26, 2015

How To Use Mobile Event App Live Polling & Audience Response Systems

Live polling enables event planners and organizers to provide better levels of engagement between speakers and attendees. While traditional audience response systems are limited and require an additional investment by event hosts, a mobile event app gives attendees access to session information, PDF documents, and other resources alongside the ability to submit live responses to questions posed at sessions.

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Posted by Matt Milloway on Aug 24, 2015

Benefits of Scheduled Push Messaging for Event Apps

The addition of scheduled push messaging to a mobile event app’s feature set gives event hosts and planners another tool to not only engage attendees, but generate additional revenue and ensure users receive vital information when they need it most. Perhaps more importantly, the ability to schedule push alerts streamlines an important element of any event planner and organizer’s role before and during the event. Continue reading to learn more about four major benefits of scheduled push messaging for event apps.

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mobile app seller benefits
Posted by Matt Milloway on Aug 19, 2015

The Benefits of Becoming a Mobile Event App Reseller

Companies associated with events and event management in a variety of capacities are already in a position to greatly benefit from a reseller arrangement with a mobile app development company. From those providing event services in a specific industry like healthcare to those offering conference facilities or perhaps full event management services, the rising popularity of mobile event apps means nearly every event planner and organizer is at least considering going mobile for their next event.

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How Current Mobile App Usage Metrics Impact Event Planning
Posted by Matt Milloway on Aug 10, 2015

How Current Mobile App Usage Metrics Impact Event Planning

The evolution of mobile app usage directly impacts both event hosts and attendees. A new ComScore study sheds light on users in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom to provide demographic information, media usage, and more as it pertains to mobile apps in 2015 and beyond.

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Special Events AppBurst Mobile Event App Feature
Posted by Matt Milloway on Aug 05, 2015

AppBurst Featured in Special Events Magazine Discussing the Rise of Interactive Mobile App Features

An article by AppBurst co-founder and lead software developer Rob Cartagine was recently featured in Special Events Magazine. The post focuses on the rise of interactive features in mobile events apps such as exhibitor maps, live polling, sponsor features, and user sign-in capabilities. The days of merely providing a digital version of an event's paper program are long gone, as the article details a number of interactive features event planners and organizers are able to utilize in an effort to better engage attendees at meetings, conferences, and trade shows.

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Posted by Matt Milloway on Jul 27, 2015

Successful Social Media Campaigns: After the Event

A successful social media campaign begins with work before the event and extends to a concerted effort during the conference, meeting, or trade show.  In the final part of a three-part series highlighting social media best practices surrounding an event, the ability to smartly use downtime in the months following an event is highlighted to ensure event planners and organizers are engaging attendees around the year.

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Social Media Campaigns iPad, iPhone, & Android Mobile App Development
Posted by Matt Milloway on Jul 14, 2015

Successful Social Media Campaigns: During the Event

A successful social media campaign begins well before the event, but don’t let all the work accomplished to get attendees engaged and talking about the event on social media go for naught as the big day arrives. Continue reading Part Two of our series on successful social media campaigns to learn how to leverage the momentum and best manage everything social media-related during the event itself.

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Posted by Matt Milloway on Jun 22, 2015

AppBurst Featured in Exhibition World Magazine Discussing Event App ROI for Exhibitors

AppBurst's co-founder and lead software developer, Rob Cartagine, was recently featured in Exhibition World Magazine discussing the benefits of mobile event apps. His article specifically highlights the ROI potential for exhibitors—from ad exposure and push notifications to interactive exhibitor maps and networking. The article comes on the heels of other recent published work by Rob in Trade Show News Network and the Event Planner's Guidebook.

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Successful Social Media Campaigns for Event Planners on mobile apps
Posted by Matt Milloway on Jun 17, 2015

Successful Social Media Campaigns: Before the Event

Developing a successful social media campaign requires a game plan before, during, and after the event. Whether hosting a smaller meeting, annual conference, or trade show, integrating social media starts long before the big day arrives and requires a strategy to sustain attendee engagement in the months following an event. In part one of a three-part series, learn what needs to happen before the event to ensure a successful social media campaign.

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Educate attendees about mobile event apps
Posted by Matt Milloway on Jun 12, 2015

Better Attendee Education Through Mobile Event Apps

Attendee education represents a cornerstone of nearly every type of event. Meetings, conferences, and trade shows are able use interactive features in mobile event apps to improve information retention and effectively convey ideas to an audience. Better understanding how to implement mobile app features and how they relate to sessions is thus important for any event planner or organizer. 

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mobile app benefits for exhibitors at trade shows
Posted by Matt Milloway on Jun 09, 2015

Trade Show Exhibitors Benefit via Mobile Event Apps: AppBurst Featured on TSNN

AppBurst co-founder and lead software developer Rob Cartagine's insights into mobile event apps can again be found on the Trade Show News Network (TSNN). His new blog post highlights the biggest benefits a mobile event app can provide exhibitors at trade shows. Event planners and organizers not only directly benefit from going mobile, but are able to provide their exhibitors and sponsors with a valuable tool to increase exposure, lead generation, and marketing.

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best event industry articles
Posted by Matt Milloway on Jun 02, 2015

Best Event Industry Articles: Volume 3

AppBurst’s “Best Event Industry Articles” series aims to share insight related to the event industry from around the internet with a focus on mobile technology. Content sources range from event industry-specific blogs to major technology websites and everything in between. Along with original Apps For Events blog posts, we hope these summaries serve to better educate our readers on mobile technology and the many benefits of event apps.

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event app benefits for exhibitors, exhibitor event app benefits
Posted by Matt Milloway on May 26, 2015

Why Exhibitors Benefit From Events Offering a Mobile App

The benefits of mobile event apps for hosts and attendees are well documented. Exhibitors at events are technically attendees as well and often possess unique goals at conferences and trade shows with a lot to gain from a mobile app. Keep reading to better understand the exhibitor-specific benefits of a native mobile event app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. 

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balancing mobile event apps and paper programs
Posted by Matt Milloway on Apr 30, 2015

How To Balance Mobile Event Apps & Paper Programs

Attendees are increasingly expecting to use mobile apps at conferences, meetings, and trade shows, yet many event planners and organizers are understandably hesitant about completely forgoing the use of paper programs. Any change to the way an event operates needs to be handled with care and the transition from paper to mobile is no exception. Consider the following tips to better manage the change to ensure attendees are on board with going mobile.

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Posted by Matt Milloway on Apr 14, 2015

Event Apps Help Achieve Big-Picture Goals: AppBurst Featured in EPA’s Event Planners Guidebook

An article written by AppBurst co-founder and lead software developer Rob Cartagine was recently featured in The Event Planner’s Guidebook, a blog published by the Event Planners Association (EPA). The association consists of nearly 4,000 members nationwide and works with a variety of entities to achieve everything related to event planning.

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Posted by Matt Milloway on Mar 31, 2015

Best Event Industry Articles: Volume 2

AppBurst’s “Best Event Industry Articles” series aims to share insight related to the event industry from around the internet with a focus on mobile technology. Content sources range from event industry-specific blogs to major technology websites and everything in between. Along with original Apps For Events blog posts, we hope these summaries serve to better educate our readers on mobile technology and the many benefits of event apps.

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Posted by Matt Milloway on Mar 19, 2015

How-to Increase Event Anticipation For Attendees

Mobile event apps offer unprecedented opportunity to engage attendees at meetings, conferences, and trade shows. The success of engagement relies on a large percentage of attendees using the app and in a bigger-picture sense being excited about the event itself. Promoting the event and mobile app through e-blasts, social media, and other marketing efforts is a great start to increasing users and engagement at the event, yet a number of additional best practices, which utilize event app features, helps to maximize attendee anticipation before the event to ensure everyone is excited and engagement potential is met.

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educating attendees and event mobile apps
Posted by Matt Milloway on Mar 06, 2015

The Science of Educating Attendees & Event Apps

Educating meeting and conference attendees is not only a big reason why companies and organizations consider mobile apps, but represents a fundamental goal of most every event. From spreading company sales drive initiatives to experts discussing new advances in a given industry, conveying information to attendees and making it stick is an extremely important metric in gauging event success. What does science have to say about effectively educating attendees and how do mobile event apps play a role?

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mobile event guide for attendees
Posted by Matt Milloway on Feb 16, 2015

A Mobile Event App Guide for Attendees

The majority of blog posts and articles related to mobile event apps focus on the inherent benefits of mobile technology, overviews of features, and best practices for topics ranging from event promotion to selling sponsorships. But what about the attendee experience during an event? Keep reading to learn how a number of event app features impact attendees--the most important users of all--in real-life examples at conferences, trade shows, and meetings.

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Posted by Matt Milloway on Feb 04, 2015

How To Manage a Mobile Event App Project

Working with a mobile app developer is only one part of the equation to successfully plan, implement, and manage an event app. From establishing a team and asking the right internal questions to onsite management at the event, a number of considerations are important in managing the project from the planning stages to post-event. Continue reading to better understand the management and planning phases of a project for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile event apps from the eyes of event planners and organizers.

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