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Positioning and Routing like Google Maps for Events – but Indoors?

“I can’t believe it’s working!” was the first user comment I heard for seeing the little blue dot on the huge expo floor plan in the conference app. We recently set up an indoor positioning and routing system for Digestive Disease Week, the world’s largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on Positioning and Routing like Google Maps for Events – but Indoors?

Mobile Device Charging Made Easy: Portable Battery Chargers

You have probably already read the recent industry research on what attendees want most at your events. #2 of the top three needs is the ability to charge mobile devices. Phone and tablet batteries are quickly running out of juice when keeping screens running for note taking, trying to connect to weak Wi-Fi signals, uploading […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices|Comments Off on Mobile Device Charging Made Easy: Portable Battery Chargers

What do event attendees want most?

If you are wondering if you are meeting the needs of your attendees when it comes to #eventtech, a recent survey provides the answers in the article: What Do Event Attendees Want Most?

Top 3 Attendee Needs at Events

1. Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi cost seems to be decreasing while speed and reliability are increasing. Venues continue to invest in […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on What do event attendees want most?

Introducing EventPilot Winter 2016 Release

A New Version for 2016and a New Module: Peer Finder New: Peer Finder

Privacy is key: Find and connect with other professionals without emails. Populated with your registration data, attendees can quickly get in touch with the right people. Learn more about Peer Finder.

Engage with Speakers

Enable direct communication between attendees and speakers without revealing personal email addresses. [...]

By |March 1st, 2016|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on Introducing EventPilot Winter 2016 Release

iOS Dominates App Use in Medical & Scientific

The latest Gartner market report on devices has received some press. And it shows a worldwide picture of smartphone market share that is quite different from what we are seeing on a daily basis with our EventPilot meeting apps. Smartphones remain a hot commodity with a double digit growth compared to last year and 1.4 […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on iOS Dominates App Use in Medical & Scientific

Brilliant Event App Marketing

Last week at SWE, we saw a great way to market your event app: A huge sticker on the floor visible to anyone who is heading to the registration desk. We wanted to make sure we share this idea. If your attendees and exhibitors don’t have time for your emails, they won’t miss the sticker […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices|Comments Off on Brilliant Event App Marketing

Conference App Update 2015

Introducing Our New VersionSummer 2015 App Update Indoor Positioning

The conference app pinpoints the attendee’s location on custom geo-mapped floor plans of the vast poster or expo halls inside the conference centers. Available as add-on Module.

Schedule Improvements

Only EventPilot offers the interactive timetable view and it's now even faster and easier to use with the updated horizontal day [...]

By |August 17th, 2015|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on Conference App Update 2015

#EventTech Micro Drone 3.0: Aerial Video Capture of Your Event Made Easy

Areal footage of your event does not require large budgets or expensive professional services. Micro Drone 3.0 has just been launched on IndieGoGo and is planning to ship the first drones as early as November. This new Micro Drone looks ideal to capture amazing aerial video footage of your conference or meeting. At only $125 […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on #EventTech Micro Drone 3.0: Aerial Video Capture of Your Event Made Easy

Best features in iOS 9 for your conference app users

Apple’s announcement of the new operating system iOS 9 will offer great benefits for your conference attendees that are using an event app. Let’s review some of the exciting upcoming improvements that are going to make a difference to your users.

Longer Battery Life

A device’s battery is your weakest link in taking advantage of your conference […]

By |June 10th, 2015|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off on Best features in iOS 9 for your conference app users

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!

ATIV Software Launches New Expo Experience for Meeting Attendees in EventPilot Mobile Conference App

The EventPilot meeting app makes it easy for event attendees to plan and easily navigate conference exhibition halls in order to maximize face-time with vendors

Santa Rosa, Calif. - January 13, 2015 - ATIV Software, publishers of the leading mobile conference app for medical and scientific meetings -- EventPilot -- announced today the availability [...]

By |January 13th, 2015|2015, Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on ATIV Software Launches New Expo Experience for Meeting Attendees in EventPilot Mobile Conference App

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