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January 23, 2017

7th Global Event Awards: Best Event Mobile App Finalists

7th Global Event Awards: Best Event Mobile App Finalists

In the following weeks, we will introduce you to the Eventex finalists - those extraordinary eventprofs who are competing for a Global Event Award. You will meet them in person come January at the special gala ceremony at Croke park but first, we would like to offer you a brief preview of their projects and products that transform events into cutting-edge experiences.

Best Event Mobile App Finalists

Attendify - “It’s seriously simple to make a seriously awesome app”


Attendify helps event planners build deeper relationships with their attendees through engaging, social-first mobile event apps. The app is customizable and lets you select your own features by simply dragging and dropping to create the framework of your custom-branded app. Uploading content is also easy - it can be entered manually or added in bulk from Excel or using the open API.You can preview your app live and see if it looks right in the web dashboard or check it out directly on your phone with the Attendify Studio app. Once finished with the development stage, Attendify will send your app for review, and it will be published in the app stores in a few days. The whole process from start to finish takes about a week - you can also submit your app and still make changes afterwards.Every app created with Attendify is a fully featured private social network which is deeply integrated with a robust event guide. The attendee data captured can help event planners measure every aspect of their event experiences and catch problems early to optimize outcomes. Sponsored posts help drive leads for sponsors and exhibitors. In addition, the latest integrated lead retrieval solution delivers social signals and encourages exhibitor <> attendee interactions to drive ROI like never before.Read full entry

TapCrowd, “Mobile Apps for High-Stake Events”


TapCrowd is a state-of-the-art multi-event app that syncs with etouches modules and attendee information. Its unique blend of information, engagement and interaction features makes it a powerful, easy-to-use app that both attendees and planners love.TapCrowd is innovative in the sense that it can be truly customized to a customer’s requirements. From the basics of having an app’s interface match an event’s look and feel, to picking and choosing the best features to use, event planners can make each app tailored to each event’s unique needs, style and audience.The Services team is available to assist you in every step of the app building process: defining an event app strategy, setting up your app and its engagement features and submission to the app stores. The app also allows for instant content changes, even during the conference. On D-day, an on-site support team makes sure everything surrounding the use of your app is handled smoothly. The on-site server ensures that the delegates have the best possible event experience despite the quality of the Internet connection on-site, since the app doesn't need an active internet connection to be fully functional.etouches and TapCrowd are hugely committed to providing the strongest data security and protection for their clients, their clients’ clients and all attendees using the software. All customer data is now fully encrypted at all times.Read full entry

The Wall Street Journal Event Platform developed by Etch


The WSJ conferences attract the biggest names from finance, government and policy. In order to help the WSJ take the leap in becoming a digital first brand, etch proposed an event app that would allow the renowned conferences to become interactive and cutting edge, keeping attendees engaged before, during and after the event.Instead of throwing in every feature possible, etch meticulously chose the core features that are actually useful to attendees, ensuring that the main focus of the conference stayed on the event itself. Users were able to access exclusive WSJ content, tweet out directly, select breakouts, engage with sponsors, chat with each other, vote in polls & breakouts, pose questions and receive notifications. The app had around 90% to 98% participation rates.Beacon functionality is another huge feature that sponsors have capitalized on. The platform that allowed speakers and sponsors to reach audiences through real-time polling and Q&A sessions. In addition, the prioritizer voting tech has transformed the WSJ task force sessions into the most provoking and interesting sessions during the whole conference.The process of handing out over 100 Lenovo sponsors tablets to top C-level executives, was handled through the creation of a beautiful, interactive art installation. Each of the members stippled hedcuts were on their own personalized tablets, which they were able to grab down from the wall as they entered the ballroom.The app has also allowed the premier, WSJ conference attendees, who are some of the most intelligent minds in their respective industries, to breakout and ideate on what they think are the most important pieces of business information the world should know. Getting their voice and opinion heard on critical world issues and then seeing it published directly into The Wall Street Journal the following day, is a true honor and mark of prestige.Read full entryVhi Women’s Mini Marathon App by Verve, The Live Angency


The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon is the largest all-female event of it's kind in the world with approximately 40,000 women of all skill levels turning out to run 10K for their chosen charity. The official Vhi WMM app is the perfect training companion for the marathon - providing regular nutrition and fitness articles written by experts, and a training tracker to monitor participants’ improvements.Many of the women taking part in the race are new or returning to exercise and may need help getting started with a training plan that will help them reach their optimum performance level. With so many generic fitness training and diet apps on the market, participants can cut through the clutter with the Vhi WMM app which is specifically tailored to the Vhi WMM audience and aimed at women of all fitness abilities.Vhi WMM is the only sporting event in Ireland with a dedicated app, controlled by an event sponsor. The app is a much-needed, reliable, single source for all Vhi WMM-related content that is controlled and operated by the race sponsor. Unlike other training and fitness apps, Vhi WMM app contains exclusive content (eg. competitions, announcements, maps, travel information) for race participants, as well as expert fitness and nutrition plans and progress trackers.The app is also a useful tool in highlighting the media partnership with The Irish Independent. Articles published to the app were cross-posted on Independent.ie - which included a direct link to download the app.This app is used exclusively for the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon. It has been in use since 2015, with plans to continue usage to 2017 and beyond. It has become an important companion to many people taking part in the Vhi WMM and is exclusively branded as Vhi. By the day of the event, total app downloads reached 6.5K with 550+ active daily users.Read full entryThe winners and runners-up will be revealed at the gala ceremony at Croke Park, 24 January 2017. Register now and join the league of extraordinary event professionals!

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