When looking for an event app, it is important that you know what you are looking for. This type of mobile technology has been breaking ground in the events industry for the last few years. Why? Because it can replace printed brochures and basically allow attendees to access any event data that they need. If you are an event organizer or if you work for an event agency, you probably have been researching for this type of technology already.
Here are three qualities that you can find in a good event management app:
One of the best features of an event app is it being customizable. The nature of every event is different and, as such, it is important that you are able to look for an app provider that is willing to add new features into the app to meet your needs. If your event is based heavily on networking, you can add a networking platform such as a meeting scheduler or a messaging platform to it, for example.
2.) Easy-to-use Interface
Event management apps for iPad need to have an easy-to-use interface! There’s no point providing your attendees new technology if it is difficult to use. The UI has to be straightforward such that attendees would not need any tutorial on how to use its different features like an event checkin app. In order for you to get a good idea on how an event app works, try to have the provider give you a demo. Or better yet, try to see if they have a demo app that you can download from the App Store of the Play Store.
Lastly, while user interface would mean a lot in terms of usability, it is also important that you check if the app that you are buying is stable. Is it free from bugs? How was the experience of previous clients who have used it? It would of course be frustrating to your attendees if they use an app that constantly crashes. Make sure that the problems are native to the app and not the mobile device. Sometimes, the problem lies on your mobile device such as insufficient memory or processors of poor quality.
When looking for an event app, make sure to give enough time for development and the submission of the app to the App Store or the Play Store. You cannot expect to get your own branded app if you only have ten days left before your event. It usually takes a few days just to submit the app to Apple or Google servers. That time does not even include the development phase yet if you are asking for additional features.
To find more tips tailored for event organizers, read about complete event planning.