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Useful #eventtech that helps attendees and generates revenue for you at the same time

Your attendees use your conference app 60 to 100 or more times during the event while also using their email, social networks, phone, maps, photo, and dozens of other apps. That takes energy and dead batteries create unhappy attendees.

With a simple solution however, you can keep your attendees happy, keep your meeting app up […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices|Comments Off on Useful #eventtech that helps attendees and generates revenue for you at the same time

Apple Watch: the Perfect Companion to Your Conference App

At medical and scientific conferences, the majority of attendees tend to be physicians who already use iOS devices and could soon be receiving an Apple Watch from their hospital. With the focus on health-related functionality, the Apple Watch is generating buzz in the healthcare industry: an app for doctors to talk to each other easily, […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on Apple Watch: the Perfect Companion to Your Conference App

Tip: Send Confirmation Email on Google Form Submission

If you are using Google forms for your conference surveys, you can enhance the form submission experience by sending a confirmation email that may contain more information about your next meeting. Simply follow the steps in the video below to have your form send an email to the respondent upon submission.

Try it out and have […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on Tip: Send Confirmation Email on Google Form Submission

Interesting #EventTech & Apps for #EventProfs

A wide variety of event apps and third party technology can help meeting planners and event professionals to increase efficiency, stay better organized, and create a more engaging experience for attendees. Below you'll find a list of apps or meeting and event technology that caught our attention - we'll keep adding over time so bookmark [...]
By |March 16th, 2015|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on Interesting #EventTech & Apps for #EventProfs

‘FREAK’ Security Flaw

You may have seen in the news that a new security vulnerability, called the ‘Freak’ security flaw, has been found in the SSL encryption that browsers and websites use to transmit secure data and impacts 10% of the internet’s top sites as well as Safari for iOS and desktops, Chrome for Android and desktops, Internet […]

By |March 9th, 2015|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on ‘FREAK’ Security Flaw

FCC releases advisory: Wi-Fi blocking is prohibited!

Yesterday, the FCC released an enforcement advisory that Wi-Fi blocking, with which Marriott made news last year, is prohibited and everyone interfering with personal networks or hotspots will be investigated. Read the notice This is great news for event professionals and meeting planners since too many venues are still charging extremely high fees for dismal bandwidth [...]
By |January 28th, 2015|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on FCC releases advisory: Wi-Fi blocking is prohibited!

Thousands of Abstracts in Medical Meeting App

From “Headache” with generic event app to success with specialized medical meeting app

The World Transplant Congress (WTC) is a joint meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), The Transplantation Society (TTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST).

At the meeting, 7,000 surgeons and healthcare professionals gather to present over 3,000 research papers […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Thousands of Abstracts in Medical Meeting App

Busted: Hotels not allowed to block Wi-Fi networks from mobile-device hotspots

FCC fines Marriott for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Marriott made big news for our industry this month: Hotels are not allowed to block personal hotspots and Marriott got fined $600,000 for doing so. The hotel charged exorbitant fees of $250-$1,000 per device to use the Gaylord Wi-Fi service in the […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on Busted: Hotels not allowed to block Wi-Fi networks from mobile-device hotspots

EventPilot® Conference App Enables Augmented Reality for Meetings and Events

Meeting planners can use the scientific and medical conference app EventPilot to drive attendee engagement with leading Layar Augmented Reality

Santa Rosa, Calif. – October 16, 2014 ATIV Software’s EventPilot conference app offers the latest in event technology with the integrated world leading Layar Augmented Reality (AR) SDK. Meeting planners can create a seamless Augmented Reality […]

By |October 17th, 2014|2014, Blog, Mobile Industry News, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on EventPilot® Conference App Enables Augmented Reality for Meetings and Events

ATIV Software’s EventPilot® conference app receives honorable mention in EIBTM Technology Awards

With innovative iBeacon™ location-based features, EventPilot medical meeting app in top four meetings & events industry technology awards

Santa Rosa, Calif. – October 14, 2014 – The EventPilot medical conference app received an honorable mention today as number three in the top four event technologies in the 2014 EIBTM Technology Watch Award for the meetings […]

By |October 14th, 2014|2014, Blog, Mobile Industry News, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on ATIV Software’s EventPilot® conference app receives honorable mention in EIBTM Technology Awards

How iBeacons work for location-based notifications in event app

Watch proximity to a beacon trigger alerts in EventPilot
Apple’s iBeacon™ technology is built into our EventPilot conference app and is available as an add-on module in all of our editions. The Location Alerts module allows meeting professionals to set up notification messages that are not just timed, but are triggered if the attendee is in […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices|Comments Off on How iBeacons work for location-based notifications in event app

ATIV’s EventPilot Conference App Chosen as Meffys Awards Finalist

The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF), the global community for mobile content and commerce, selected the sustainable EventPilot paperless meeting app as finalist in 2014 Meffys awards

Santa Rosa, Calif. – September 23, 2014 – ATIV Software’s EventPilot conference app today was named finalist for the 2014 Mobile Entertainment Forum Meffys Awards in the category Mobile Services. […]

By |September 24th, 2014|2014, Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on ATIV’s EventPilot Conference App Chosen as Meffys Awards Finalist

EIBTM Technology Award – Supporting Links

The only conference app specifically designed for medical and scientific meetings The data integration with abstract vendors as well as AV vendors make it easy to pull over 10,000 research abstracts and thousands of PowerPoint presentations into the mobile conference app. Special features critical for these large and complex events provide a unique user experience for [...]
By |September 9th, 2014|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on EIBTM Technology Award – Supporting Links

iBeacon and GPS push notifications in EventPilot Conference Apps

Exciting new ways to communicate with your attendees using iBeacon™ and Beacons or GPS

Our dev team has been working hard to bring the latest in event technology to your conferences. We have implemented push notification support for indoor and outdoor locations, so that you can send location relevant messages to your attendees directly from within […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on iBeacon and GPS push notifications in EventPilot Conference Apps

12 Tips to Increase Mobile Event App Adoption

To successfully implement a conference not only requires a great app people would want to download, but also that attendees actually know about it. Since they are usually busy professionals just like you and I, they probably don’t have their mind freed up for your conference until they are on their way to your venue.

We […]

By |June 26th, 2014|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices|Comments Off on 12 Tips to Increase Mobile Event App Adoption

How to Enroll in the Apple Developer Program

The Apple Developer Program allows you to publish apps and install a proof version on your own devices before submission. All you need is a login (Apple ID) and completing an enrollment. Once the enrollment is complete, Apple will process the forms and send you an activation notice when they approve your application. Apple makes […]

By |January 30th, 2014|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices|Comments Off on How to Enroll in the Apple Developer Program

7 Tips for Creating Offline Content for Your Native Conference App

With EventPilot, you have a lot of flexibility to add event related content from housing information to event hours to bus schedules or emergency contacts. Adding this content as HTML directly within your native event app offers great benefits:

offline viewing
searchable – included in Global Search
accessible either via banner on NOW screen or navigation tab
mobile optimized […]

By |September 30th, 2013|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices|Comments Off on 7 Tips for Creating Offline Content for Your Native Conference App

Tutorial Series for Creating the Best Conference App with EventPilot – Data Fields

New Video Tutorial: What content goes where in the app The EventPilot conference app is a highly advanced mobile event app with many fields you can populate and customize. In this tutorial, we cover the different core detail views and which data field appears where in the view. Data items can either be added and edited directly [...]
By |August 8th, 2013|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices|Comments Off on Tutorial Series for Creating the Best Conference App with EventPilot – Data Fields

Tutorial Series for Creating the Best Conference App with EventPilot – Offline Search

New Video Tutorial: Tips on Using the Search

The EventPilot conference app offers a very powerful search and this tutorial is designed to make the most out of this search functionality. Because the app is specifically designed for large medical and scientific meetings with thousands of sessions and research abstracts, it’s critical that the search works […]

By |July 1st, 2013|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices|Comments Off on Tutorial Series for Creating the Best Conference App with EventPilot – Offline Search

Tutorial Series for Creating the Best Conference App with EventPilot

New Video Tutorial: EventPilot Imagery Explained

We are starting a series of video tutorials to help you make the most of your EventPilot implementation and create the best conference app for your attendees. This first tutorial focuses on imagery and branded graphics. Keep checking back on our blog to see more of these.

We are covering:

Static images […]

By |May 29th, 2013|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices|Comments Off on Tutorial Series for Creating the Best Conference App with EventPilot