EventPilot Best Practices

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, [...]

Positioning and Routing like Google Maps for Events – but Indoors? 2018-02-25T07:02:33+00:00

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 [...]

Mobile Device Charging Made Easy: Portable Battery Chargers 2018-02-25T07:02:33+00:00

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 [...]

Useful #eventtech that helps attendees and generates revenue for you at the same time 2018-02-25T07:02:37+00:00

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 [...]

Tip: Send Confirmation Email on Google Form Submission 2018-02-25T07:02:37+00:00

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 [...]

How iBeacons work for location-based notifications in event app 2018-02-25T07:02:38+00:00

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. [...]

12 Tips to Increase Mobile Event App Adoption 2018-02-25T07:02:39+00:00

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 [...]

How to Enroll in the Apple Developer Program 2018-02-25T07:02:40+00:00

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 [...]

7 Tips for Creating Offline Content for Your Native Conference App 2018-02-25T07:02:43+00:00

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 [...]

Tutorial Series for Creating the Best Conference App with EventPilot – Data Fields 2018-02-25T07:02:44+00:00

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 [...]

Tutorial Series for Creating the Best Conference App with EventPilot – Offline Search 2018-02-25T07:02:44+00:00

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 [...]

Tutorial Series for Creating the Best Conference App with EventPilot 2018-02-25T07:02:44+00:00

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 [...]

Predictions for 2013: Event Wi-Fi problems will get worse before getting better. 2018-02-25T07:02:45+00:00

Top 7 Ways To Leverage the Power of Live Tweeting at Conferences & Events

Social media has become a part of almost every major meeting, conference and event. At a minimum, event planners are using Twitter, Facebook, or sites such as LinkedIn, MeetUp and Google+, as virtual pre and post event gathering places for attendees, sponsors and even non-attendees who just want to be “in the know.” We had [...]

Top 7 Ways To Leverage the Power of Live Tweeting at Conferences & Events 2018-02-25T07:02:46+00:00

Paperless events made possible with EventPilot conference apps: Include PowerPoint Presentations

Reducing paper at events has never been easier with the integrated offline PowerPoint viewer with slide-based note taking and unique slide sharing on Twitter One of the biggest advantages of EventPilot is the ability to integrate session materials such as PowerPoint slides offline. Here is some more info to answer any questions you may have [...]

Paperless events made possible with EventPilot conference apps: Include PowerPoint Presentations 2018-02-25T07:02:47+00:00

Optimize PDFs for Mobile Use

Including links to PDFs in your mobile conference app is a great way to give access to additional information. EventPilot offers you unlimited flexibility for linking to PDFs from within the app. For example, you could include product fact sheets for your exhibitors, brochures for sponsors, or non-PowerPoint session materials in the session description. However, [...]

Optimize PDFs for Mobile Use 2018-02-25T07:02:47+00:00

Calculate The Revenue Potential of Your Conference App

EventPilot offers a large variety of sponsorship options that range from rotating ads to offering exhibitors the ability to link to videos or special offer pages. To make estimating the potential revenue generation from your conference app easier, you can now calculate the ROI of your app including your cost savings from going paperless. Try [...]

Calculate The Revenue Potential of Your Conference App 2018-02-25T07:02:47+00:00

Impress with a great NOW screen

Your NOW view offers you the ability to customize your conference app home screen and user experience by adding beautiful graphics that match your event branding. On mobile devices, many different resolutions as well as portrait and landscape mode have to be supported. In EventPilot, each background area that displays a NOW banner graphic can [...]

Impress with a great NOW screen 2018-02-25T07:02:47+00:00