Event App Attendee Communication: AppBurst Featured in Meetings & Conventions Magazine
AppBurst co-founder and lead developer Rob Cartagine was featured once again in Meetings and Conventions Magazine, this time discussing in-app attendee communication in the publication's October 2013 issue. Check out excerpts below and read the full article to learn more about our attendee communication solutions for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile event apps.
On Attendee Communication:
Event apps are a great tool for sharing conference and meeting content with attendees. But why stop there? Mobile devices constitute the perfect technology for interpersonal communication in the digital age. Consider including attendee and speaker directories in your next event app that feature customizable email, social media and privacy settings, allowing participants to connect and network with others at the event.
Two such [privacy] options are Apple's enterprise and B2B distribution methods. The former is restricted to employees and best suited for internal meetings, while the latter allows organizations to authorize specific users. While both methods effectively protect attendee and speaker directories from public access, make sure to pick a developer that can clearly present the pros and cons of each option.
On Managing Users:
To lighten the workload of event organizers managing the database of personal information and authorized participants, set up a registration system that allows attendees to sign up in the app and create profile information themselves. Administrators need only approve access on a case-by-case basis with simple check boxes, and assign roles to attendees. If the event organizer has an attendee database or existing registration system, many app developers can set up a data or authentication connector to the existing data.
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