Collection of links to mobile industry information that can help event planners in their mobile conference app strategy.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 [...]
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.
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 […]
Featured in the New York Times: Lightening the Paper Load