Mobile Industry News

Collection of links to mobile industry information that can help event planners in their mobile conference app strategy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cool EventPilot Overview Video

We have just released a new video to showcase EventPilot’s benefits and features for conference and meeting planners.

Enjoy, share, and let us know what you think:

By |March 6th, 2013|Blog, Mobile Industry News, Showcase|Comments Off

Vote for EventPilot to win EyeforTravel’s Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards 2013

EventPilot is in the next round for the EyeforTravel’s Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards 2013 and needs your vote to win. The online voting will close on Tuesday March 5th at 5pm PST. The votes will then count towards 50% of the decision to narrow down the 2 most successful entrants in each category.

Vote Now […]

By |February 13th, 2013|Blog, Mobile Industry News, News|1 Comment

Predictions for 2013: Event Wi-Fi problems will get worse before getting better.

Corbin Ball’s 6th prediction for 2013 confirms a trend we have seen as well: Event Wi-Fi problems will get worse before getting better. With attendees bringing multiple devices and sharing/consuming information throughout the conference, existing bandwidth often crawls to a halt, which causes a lot of attendee frustration.

While Wi-Fi is required for social media use […]

By |January 4th, 2013|Blog, EventPilot Best Practices, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off

EventPilot fully supports iPhone 5

Today, the updated version of EventPilot Express has been approved by Apple to fully support the new iPhone 5 screen size and ensure the best user experience. New branded imagery options include the app launch screen and the horizontal event banner for iPhone 5 dimensions. All EventPilot conference apps now being submitted automatically include support […]

By |November 7th, 2012|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off

Native vs. Web App is Key Decision since Wi-Fi at venues is too expensive and not meeting demands

IAEE releases white paper: Wi-Fi and Mobile Challenges in the Exhibitions and Events Industry
Reading the white paper by IAEE, not much seems to have changed during the past 5 years when it comes to Internet access at venues – it’s too limited and too expensive. Demand will only increase with the expected rise in tablet […]

By |April 9th, 2012|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off

Conference App on new Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7

EventPilot Web Version is ready for AT&T’s launch of the new Nokia Lumia 900

While the smartphone marketplace is very well established with Android (50%+) and iOS (30%), AT&T is making some waves with its new Lumia 900. If your attendees are showing up with a Lumia, no worries: Each EventPilot conference app implementation includes a […]

By |April 9th, 2012|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off

5 tips to reduce stress for event planners with the help of EventPilot

Best business job, but stressful! EventPilot conference apps can help alleviate some of the stress
 

While Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner was picked as the best business job of 2012, it is also the 6th most stressful.

Here are a few tips that can make your life easier:
 
1. Save time: Go paperless
Skip printing completely. This saves many [...]

By |March 27th, 2012|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off

EventPilot conference app looks beautiful on iPad 3

The new iPad 3 is taking off and according to Apple sold more than 3 million in 4 days! We have tested EventPilot on our new shiny iPad 3 and the graphics look beautiful. Your attendees will be thrilled viewing the session PowerPoint slides during the sessions on the nice screen.

By |March 22nd, 2012|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off

New version of EventPilot creates better experience for conference attendees

Specific new features for medical meetings!
We are excited to launch our new version of EventPilot with some great features that make event planner’s lives easier and give medical and scientific meeting attendees more control over managing massive event programs.
Smart Filters

The smart filter functionality allows users to create manageable lists of choices that are relevant to […]

By |February 24th, 2012|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off

iOS Corporate Data Use Surpasses BlackBerry

The drop in use of BlackBerry has been visible in the events industry as well where meeting attendees of professional association are switching to iOS/Android. When attending events, we have seen a lot of corporate attendees with issued BlackBerry devices also carrying an iPad or Android device for personal use, latest data for large companies […]

By |January 19th, 2012|Blog, Mobile Industry News|Comments Off

Featured in the New York Times: Lightening the Paper Load

Featured in the New York Times: Lightening the Paper Load

By |May 10th, 2011|2011, ATIV in the News, Mobile Industry News, News|Comments Off