iPad/iPhone/Android apps for conferences and trade show: Vendors and best practices

Latest update of this post: 30 November 2012

In the meantime, most of the major conferences and trade shows have their own iPhone/iPad or Android apps.

Those apps are used to give orientation on site (exhibitor catalogue and interactive maps, seminar and conference overview, MySchedule functionalities), but they are also great to facilitate interaction between exhibitors and attendees as well as among attendees themselves. Some offer games, digital hand outs and the ability to exchange contact information. Some even include augmented reality features. And of course they can be a cornerstone in your going-green initiative.

Prices for building apps have been going down, and there are whitelabel solutions that allow for easy customizing. I start this post with the intention to update it regularly and present exciting implementations of apps for events, so please notify me if you know of more great examples. Click on the images to get access to the download pages or for more information on these best practice examples and specialized vendors.

Sorted in alphabetical order:

A2Z Event Management

The solution from a2z syncs automatically with their event management software, so that changes in floorplan or programme are reflected across all channels. Provided you use their software for the event organization, too, of course.

Active Network Events

Not really an event app, rather a fully integrated solution. Highly customizable, more on the expensive side, but very flexible. Check out what Active Network Events did for the Cisco Live! Event 2011.


Amiando / Conference2Go

Amiando is well known as a provider of ticketing solutions. It was just a question of time when they would enter the mobile event service arena as well.

In addition to a full agenda which delegates can transfer to their own diaries, the app also provides an integrated attendee search tool and messaging platform to facilitate networking.

Appbaker

At the recent TEDx Rhein Main event, I came across the company Appbaker who offers a SaaS solutions to build you own event app. Behind the company is NetQuest, one of the leaders in traditional Web Content Management systems. Click on the image to download the very nice TEDx Rhein Main app.

Conference Compass

Since 2009, this Dutch company builds apps for several platforms for all kinds of conferences. An impressive 12.000 people have downloaded the app that they built for the European Society of Cardiology.

Conference Handbook

This solution provider from the US equips you with a spreadsheet to gather all necessary information to build the app, and then they roll it out for you. Platforms: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7.

Core-Apps

This company is specialized on trade show apps, and their product “Follow me” delivers routing to stands, interactive floor plans and the ability to download brochures from exhibitors so you won’t have to carry them around. Find out more in a post on the Talking New Media blog.


CrowdCompass

CrowdCompass from Portland/Oregon develops native iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry apps for meetings, conferences, events and trade shows.

EproMeetingApps

This company from the US puts a special focus on monetizing the event app, by offering ads and sponsoring opportunities. The one price cross-platform applications work as a Native App on the Top 4 Smartphone platforms (Apple iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile) and may also be viewed via a mobile Internet browser. This cross-platform capability allows organizations to engage the maximum number of users as well as offering sponsors the greatest amount of marketing penetration.


Event Board Mobile

This solution offers everything you need for your conference, plus they put a special focus on the feedback and survey functions. It comes at 699 USD for a customizable version that will have your own event’s look and feel, so it is among the more affordable options.

Event Edge

A vendor from the USA, offering comprehensive native solutions for conferences and exhibitions starting at 1999 USD per event and platform.

Eventmobi

Based in Canada, eventmobi offers an easy-to-use online content management system with instantaneous updates to the app. See the video for more information:


EventPilot

ATIV Software, the vendor that creates the EventPilot software just released the version 6.0. The app is particularly appropriate for complex medical or scientific congresses, with a lot of parallel sessions. You can use filters and sub-sessions to create your personal schedule, and the overview comes with a very helpful color coding. The app supports all important platforms, including the Amazon Kindle Fire.

GenieMobile

The EventGenie solution is used by Reed Expo’s Offshore Europe 2011, among other associations, conference organizers and PCOs. Says Michael Douglas, Marketing Director: “One of the interesting parts of our solution is the corresponding web portal and the CMS tools to manage the apps.”

Goomeo Events / EIBTM Barcelona

The leading event for the business travel industry definitely needs an awesome app. Graeme Barnett went for GoomeoEvents, a French company. Great features, great design, contact data exchange via QR scanning… This one’s definitely worth a download and test.

InLudus

This provider from New York offers mobile applications with features like

  • Gaming towards prizes
  • Electronic transfer of contact information
  • Digital hand outs
  • Digital calendar
  • Speaker sessions information
  • Digital exhibitor directory
  • Interactive maps

InsideGuidance / ART Basel

This is so far the most artistic implementation of a floor plan I have seen. A company from Berlin called InsideGuidance delivers the experience for the world’s leading art exhibition. Their new app for Baselworld, a Watch and Jewellery show, seems even more sophisticated.

At the World Association of Newspapers, we have now used the same technology for the official app “World Newspaper Week” in Vienna. It looks great, you can download it here from the app store or scan the code below with your iPhone or iPad for downloading.

MINT

A number of trade shows and conferences in the Nordic countries use the solution from a company called Delegia, based in Stockholm. It offers delegate interaction and you can also book seminars through the device.

MobileRoadie / LE WEB Conference app

Le Web in Paris is one of the leading Digital Media / Internet conferences. No big surprise they have a great app, too – but what is a bit surprising is that the app was built with the technology of Mobile Roadie. This company usually build mobile apps for artists, musicians like Adele or David Guetta, movies, or even the Dallas Mavericks. So their background is more on the festival/concert side.

Polymash

Producing apps for event organizers as well as authors, artists, designers, photographers, videographers, museums, galleries, news and magazine publishers. Check out their app for the 2012 World Apprecitive Inquiry Conference.

Quickmobile

These guys are specialized in providing mobile event apps for the event, travel and entertainment industries, so their products are quite advanced and correspond perfectly to what an event organizer would require.

I particularly like the video that the organizers of DevLearn 2011 conference published to brief the delegates about the features of the app (built by QuickMobile):

QuickTapLead

QuickTapLead allows exhibitors at trade shows, exhibitions and events to qualify leads and capture lead details easily using their own mobile tablet. QuickTapLead takes minutes to set up, works without an Internet connection, can be used as a kiosk and sends lead data automatically to Salesforce. QuickTapLead is a pay as you go service with no subscription or monthly charges.

Showgizmo

Particularly interesting for exhibitions, when the interaction between exhibitors and visitors is in the focus, as well as lead generation.

Tapwalk

This company from Boston (founded 2010) specializes in applications for airports, museums, amusement and theme parks as well as trade shows. Their focus is to provide orientation through the mobile device. Definitely worth looking at when you organize an exhibition.

TED Conference

Their app is great, yet it is focussed on their great presenters’ videos. You can spend hours just browsing the great content they provide in the app…! However, I do not know who built it.

Top Quark

Top Quark build plugins for WordPress that allow you to create a web app out of one of the most popular content management and blogging softwares, with html5 features. Events like the Event Camp Twin City or WordCamp Chicago have been using it. It is quite affordable and versatile.

Triqle Event Intelligence

I met Gerrit Heijkoop, the person behind the Triqle platform, at the recent ICCA Congress in Leipzig. They provided the mobile event guide for ICCA, which is not such a bad reference! Triqle build web-based apps as well as native apps, and you can use the feed of the web-based apps also for on-site orientation screens.

Tripbuilder

US-based Tripbuilder offers an interesting combination of information on print and mobile app in one go. Their speciality is to give orientation with folding media (maps etc.) and on mobile phones. Find some success stories here.

Twoppy

This is a freemium model to create your own event app with most of the necessary features like program details, speaker bios, maps, twitter stream etc. A great way to design a mobile-friendly website in just a couple of minutes. It is not really an app, though, rather a browser-based application. If you want your own branding and logos on it, it’ll cost you around 150 EUR per application.

In the meantime, you can install a native Twoppy app that lists all upcoming conferences and events that are presented on the Twoppy platform.

Widjet / dmexco

This Cologne-based new media and digital marketing show does a lot of things right, including personalization. They have quite an exhaustive event program, and you can put together your own schedule. A cool new feature in 2011 is the QR code generator and scanner, which allows you to collect virtual business cards at the show. The agency Widjet have developed the app.

XOMO

Xomo is a Vancouver based company with offices in Munich and London. This supplier specialises exclusively in the provision of apps for large events, conferences and trade fairs.

The conference & trade fair app is used by all O’Reilly conferences (Web 2.0 Expo, Strata, Maker Faire, etc), as well as large medical conferences (some of the largest in Europe) Social Media Week 2012, and SXSW. So they are defiinitely worth taking a look at!

Zerista / Mobile World Congress Barcelona

With all the options to connect both with other visitors and with the exhibitors, plus the options to personalize the service, I think the MyMWC app is really outstanding. It goes as far as delivering Augmented Reality experiences, too. US-based Zerista built the app.

Please notify me if you know more providers (I am sure there are plenty more out there) and I’ll update accordingly. Thanks! I also started a discussion about this on LinkedIn.

Check out this guest post I wrote for the Event Manager Blog edited by Julius Solaris, about 8 indispensable features of a kick-ass event app.

You may also be interested in tips to drive downloads of your nice and shiny event app once it is online.

64 thoughts on “iPad/iPhone/Android apps for conferences and trade show: Vendors and best practices

  1. Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the article and the list, I didn’t know about a few of the app platforms you listed!

    A conference guide that is to be used on location, needs to be easy to access and simple to navigate. At the end of the day it’s the percentage of attendee usage that defines the ROI for the organizers and the sponsors. Simplicity also brings down the cost dramatically, making the transition to mobile affordable for almost any conference or tradeshow, and in turn making attendees and exhibitors happy.

    The EventMobi approach from the beginning has been simplicity with great aesthetic design and we encourage organizers to think that way when thinking about offering a mobile guide for their event.

    Most recently our mobile guide was used by the HIMSS Conference & Expo (the biggest Healthcare IT conference in North America) with over 30,000 attendees and 1200 exhibitors. The HIMSS conference app that was built using EventMobi platform got over 49,000 visits throughout the 5 day conference and added new dimensions to on-location interactivity and engagement at the event.

    Thanks again for including EventMobi in your list of mobile conference and trade show apps.

    -Bob

    http://www.EventMobi.com

  2. Well, in the spirit of the shameless plug – don’t forget Show Gizmo!

    http://www.showgizmo.com/about/videos-3/

    The main differences I’d say we have is QR code functionality/lead capture, a white-label option, an API to customize specific functionality if you want it – and personal support on the ground during the show from myself and the rest of the team.

    That and the interactive maps, scheduling, lead capture, comms, contact sharing, and other bells and whistles that you’d expect from a leading player in this space.

    Of course I’d be MORE than happy to talk to anyone if they’ve got any questions, or would like a breakdown of why we’re better/faster/more cost-effective than other options.

    Those inclined can catch me on reuben@showgizmo.com, or follow us on http://twitter.com/showgizmo

    Cheers!

    Reuben

  3. Hi Michael,

    Just wanted to add us into the mix–TripBuilder, Inc. We have been creating mobile apps for events for several years. We offer all of the functionality mentioned by your various suppliers above.

    But what sets us apart are two things:
    1) We offer our award winning destination content for the event city, so attendees have great places to eat & visit right at their fingertips. We started as a destination content company, so the places we include are highly vetted and offer the attendees a great show experience not on the show floor.

    2) We are also a leading supplier of folding print media to the events industry, so we offer our clients an integrated approach to event marketing. They can use our pocket-size EventGuides or MiniMaps to replace the bulky trade show guide, plus use our EventMobile App as a further tool.

    Our apps have been used by many major shows including ExhibitorShow, EMC World, Kitchen & Bath Show. Just this past weekend alone we had apps running at WERC, IHRIM, and POSNA. Check us out at http://www.tripbuilder.com. Thanks.

    Nancy Judson
    Marketing Director, Print & Mobile
    TripBuilder, Inc.
    http://www.tripbuilder.com

  4. Hi Michael, thanks so much for the mention! We are launching 2 new Event app products within the next few weeks that we, and more importantly, our clients, are really excited about.
    One is called GroupLync, which is designed for organizations that produce 5 or more events per year, GroupLync is an ideal and more affordable solution for Associations, Corporations, CVBs/DMOs or any other organization that holds multiple events. This all-in-one solution allows organizations the ability to have a customized Smartphone application for their organization while including customized event guides for each of their meetings & events.

    The other is called EventSuite, which are do It yourself Event Guides. Perfect for small meetings & events of 350 attendees or less, EventSuite allows you the benefit of offering a native app with a wide variety of features & functionality to your attendees at a low cost ($1000.00). Attendees simply download our EventSuite app and access their customized event guide. Our one price cross-platform native applications work on a variety of Smartphone operating systems including Apple iPhone, Google, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile.

    I’ll keep you posted on our progress and thanks again for the mention!

    Chris Wezel | Chief Visionary Officer
    E-proDirect, LLC
    http://www.eprodirect.com | http://www.epromeetingapps.com
    P.S. We just launched a new website yesterday and it’s taking some time to hit all the servers so you may get to our old site but check back on Monday and the new site should be up.

  5. Please add TapWalk (www.tapwalk.com) to your list of event & venue apps. The iPhone-only beta is complete and our Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and mobile web versions are coming soon.

  6. Hi Michael – Thanks for posting this! At Active Network we develop native and web-based apps for attendees where they can check speakers’ sessions and bios, the list of exhibitors, connect with other attendees at the event, view program guides and add sessions to their schedules, access venue maps, and many more features. Please have a look at the iPad app we developed for the 2011 Global Competitiveness Forum: http://ow.ly/5KLMf

    @ActiveEventsGuy

  7. Hey Michael,

    Great article! While not tied to one particular destination or trade show, our http://www.handshake-app.com is used by many companies at Tradeshows (and by sales reps on the road) to take orders from their customers quickly and easily, and to beautifully showcase their catalog. Companies just upload their products to Handshake before the show, and start banging out orders, giving them more time to focus on customer service. Thought it might be useful for this audience too!

  8. Your customers simply download our Free iPhone app and your content is waiting for them instantly when they want it. Here is how. With your account you get an Online-Dashboard. This hosted software is the only product made for marketers that allows you to control your content from your online admin panel, to allow your customers to stream your content, like audio video, and .pdf ebook files right on their iPhone / iPad / iPod touch. So, you don’t need to pay a developer $20,000+ for an iPhone App for your company; with SlingItApp you are in business in 60 seconds!

    http://tinyurl.com/w-w-w-slingit-a-p-p-com

  9. Great article, and I would like to include this list slingitapp, your customers simply download our Free iPhone app and your content is waiting for them instantly when they want it. Here is how. With your account you get an Online-Dashboard. This hosted software is the only product made for marketers that allows you to control your content from your online admin panel, to allow your customers to stream your content, like audio video, and .pdf ebook files right on their iPhone / iPad / iPod touch. So, you don’t need to pay a developer $20,000+ for an iPhone App for your company; with SlingItApp you are in business in 60 seconds!

  10. As someone who works in events, this is a really useful post – thanks so much for putting in all of the dedicated apps in one place! I’m also looking for a really innovative way of using iPads during a conference. It’s a small high-level internal conference, most people already know each other and everyone will be given an iPad. I’m thinking augmented reality etc. ie. something with the wow factor. Budget is not really an issue, and we don’t need floor navigation / seminar timetables etc. We already are thinking of having a LiveChat function… any other ideas to really impress our very senior delegates?

    1. Thanks, Emily! At the recent IAA Frankfurt Car Show, there were iPads in abundance! I featured some of the interesting uses in my review http://michaelheipel.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/event-tech-and-social-media-trends-at-iaa-frankfurt-international-motor-show-2011/, yet, at almost all stands, they were used in one or the other fashion. Talking about Augmented Reality, check out the app of the Mobile World Congress, they are doing great stuff! http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/gsma-mwc-2011/id348352961?mt=8. You could pinpoint some elements on site during the event and get additional information, access to product videos etc.

  11. Hi Michael,

    You can check our service GoomeoEvents.com, 30 event apps today like “EIBTM” “MyCartes” “FIAC” … All available for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and iPad, we have just added a webapp for others devices ;)

    Do you want a demo account to test our service ?

    Franck Auzanneau
    CEO & Founder Goomeo

  12. Thanks for the mention, Michael. Just want to point out that Mobile Roadie, while originating in music, now spans many different industries including conferences, events, festivals, publications, education, sports, and government.

    Michael Schneider
    CEO, Mobile Roadie

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  16. Hi Michael,

    I’d like to add another service to your list of conference app suppliers. My company, Top Quark, has developed a suite of WordPress plugins for managing conference data on a WordPress site. One of the plugins, called The Conference App, renders a cross-device mobile web app that gets saved to the user’s device for later offline use.

    This is a unique service in the fact that the web app is hosted off of the event’s own website. The pricing is for the software – customers are able to use it for as many events as they wish. As the code is an extension of WordPress, it is released under the GPL license, meaning it’s open source. It comes with lots of hooks allowing for a wide range of customizations.

    More information can be found on our website – http://topquark.com, and specifically http://topquark.com/extend/plugins/the-conference-app. There is a free trial available.

    I’d love to hear what you think of our approach.

    Cheers
    Trevor Mills
    TopQuark.com

  17. Hi Michael,

    Very thorough post! You might also find this post useful in case there are any others you missed: http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-best-mobile-event-apps-for-conferences-corporate-events-etc. Also, i obviously encourage you to check out my company, Bloodhound. We’re the geekier solution and pretty new on the scene. We’re focused on providing the mobile app and then using all the behavioral data to make real-time recommendations to attendees, do lead generation and qualification for exhibitors, and give organizers more insight into their events. You can read about our launch on Techcrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/24/bloodhound/) and GigaOm (http://gigaom.com/2011/08/24/bloodhound-app/).

    Thanks much!
    Anthony

  18. Thanks for putting this list together Michael.

    I’d love for you to add EventBoard as a mobile option. http://www.eventboardmobile.com

    In short, EventBoard takes your paper conference program and turns it into an interactive mobile application for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone 7. Attendees can find interesting sessions, create an agenda, view the conference floor plan, read conference related tweets and more. Organizers can create session feedback surveys to be filled out on the devices, push important news and alerts to attendees, and showcase their sponsors. Data can be uploaded via Excel, transferred via integration or manipulated on our web portal.

    I’d be happy to give you a live demo if you would like to see what it can do.

  19. Thanks for the core-apps mention Michael, we have been appointed as a core-apps agent in the Asia Pacific so now have some great Australian apps built on FollowMe and EventLink. It really is an awesome product with a real commitment to ongoing development so that our clients benefit from new and emerging technologies.

  20. Fantastic article, thank you Michael! It’s rare to see the event app space encompassed like this.

    There’s a pink elephant I’m surprised hasn’t been brought up by the commentators, and that’s how crucial it is to have native apps for Blackberry. Despite recent news there’s still millions of loyal Blackberry users who need to access the event itinerary when there’s no internet access at the event. The issue here is that 99.99% of Mobile Event Apps are web-based for Blackberrys, because vendors don’t want to invest in the cost required. So these vendors are all boasting that their app can be used on all platforms, when in reality the vendor provides native for iOS but web-based for BB users. This means BB users can’t access the guide when there’s no internet, and when they can, the web-based app is slow to load and clunky. The only event where a native BB app wouldn’t be absolutely necessary would be… well, an Apple event.

    Two other missing pieces are Social Media sharing and Networking. These may not be needed for all events, but for many trade shows and conferences, SM sharing can help to create a buzz and grow attendance. Targeted, Inter-attendee Networking can help to make an event far more successful for attendees and sponsors in terms of opportunities produced for them after the show – and happy attendees and sponsors means good word of mouth and repeat trade show visits. Even for a business that is throwing an event where social media and networking aren’t needed – why not chose a mobile event app company that can scale out to potential future events? That way work and money are saved when the next event crops up.

    Michael, we’d be honored if you’d do us the honor: http://www.sweetcaesar.com/portfolio/portfolio.html

  21. Great Article Michael, its rare to see these lists for apps in this space.

    We would like to throw our hat in the ring as well. Event Edge (www.eventedge.co) encompasses all the features you have mentioned above. It’s available for blackberry, iphone, and android; it’s native and allows the organizer to change information on the fly, working both offline and online. It gives you the power of a product, but is customized and you get your own app without having to share that space with others.

  22. Great article and as always Mike and thanks so very much for including EproMeetingApps in your list of providers too. But at this time, I would like to point out, there is so much more to EMA beyond “monetizing from event apps”.

    Our one price cross-platform applications work as a Native App on the Top 4 Smartphone platforms (Apple iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile) and may also be viewed via a mobile Internet browser. This cross-platform capability allows organizations to engage the maximum number of users as well as offering sponsors the greatest amount of marketing penetration.

    But, I think the most important differentiator about EproMeetingApps is our team culture. Our company is owned, operated and only employs associates that have extensive backgrounds in the meetings and events industry which means that “WE GET IT!” when it comes to planning meetings and events. That is why our apps were created to be as easy as possible for our clients while at the same time, being able to reach the most amount of attendees and of course, making the prices of our apps All-Inclusive to meet any size meeting budget. And finally, with EproMeetingApps, there is only a 30 day turn-around time for activation too.

    So you can look at it this way…. EproMeetingApps were built by Hospitality Professionals for the Hospitality Industry.

  23. Hi Michael,

    Half a year ago you told me; Ilko you also will have to go mobile with your Community knowledge Centre, because this is the trend. So we did! ;)

    Virtual Orange launched the CkC app to Meet & Match and is the first app that comes with a virtual platform. This platform is not only the control panel for the app but also (since all information is already in) a 365 platform for that particular community to share, engage, interact and discuss upon. The platform also contains an infrastructure for facilitating online events for the same community. In other words we have the circle in full! Physical is now combined with virtual and all ones information (personal or company) will be accessible through the app or the web application.

    The app itself gives the user the possibility to create their own event diary, interact with other visitors and exhibitors -with or without help of the MATCHMAKING TOOL-, check the latest news and go through the list of exhibitors. Each exhibitor has the chance of entering their latest news, short and full description, contact details of booth staff and their social media accounts.

    This white-labelled app (so the organisers Look & Feel will be incorporated) is especially developed for Exhibitions and Congresses.

    If you would like to add our solutions to your list, I can send you some images as well.

    For more information please check; http://virtualorange.nl/English/CkC%20Solutions/CkC%20app%20to%20Meet%20&%20Match

    Regards,
    Ilko Tonen

  24. Great list! I wanted to let you know of another mobile event app vendor called DoubleDutch (I run marketing there). Flock is our mobile app designed to make conferences, meetings, trade shows, and other events as interactive as possible. We “mobilize” events for some of the largest event companies and enterprises in the world — including UBM, IDG, Lowe’s, Cisco, HP, Adobe, Oracle,CDW, and Roche.

    For more info, check out our website: http://doubledutch.me/flock.aspx or drop us a line.

    Regards,
    Jen Hawkins
    Marketing, DoubleDutch

  25. TradeAssistApp is a new one that I have come across , released in about 2 weeks apparently. If you attend trade shows as a buyer or seller this one seems to tick all the boxes. I Had to google the name exactly tradeassistapp.

    Any card scanner app out there i have used before seems to have to many problems with busy cards with to much on them , so gave up on them. This new app you can take a photo of the buisness card and enter details when you like , at the end of the show as a buyer you have a full report with photos of the products you have found and suppliers details attached so you know where that product was from . Cant wait till its out .

  26. Hi Michael,

    Thanks again for including Polymash – http://polymash.com – in your original post. Your post has sent a number of inquirers our way, for which we are grateful.

    Just to update you and your readers, Polymash has introduced a slew of new features in our latest release. Details can be found at http://conference-app-system.com.

    We are currently teaming up with conference and expo organizers to learn more about their needs, and to extend our conference app system roadmap.

    We will be in Ghent, Belgium at the end of April, showcasing our apps and in Duisburg and hope to make it to Dusseldorf first week of May. You are in Monabaur…. not that far.

    Thanks for your work.

    Regards,
    Robyn Stratton-Bekessel and Juergen Berkessel
    Polymash, Inc.

  27. Hi Michael,
    We’ve just released our iCapture Email app in the Apple Store. It’s the simplest of concepts; use the iPad to let trade show attendees enter their own preferences and contact information, whether in a kiosk or hand held. No internet connection is necessary. With integrations to Constant Contact and Mail Chimp, the data is automatically delivered to the ESP when it does connect.
    Thanks and keep up the good work.

    Edwin Vining

  28. Hi Michael,

    I would like to bring to your attention Green Copper from Montreal who have offices in Europe and the US now. Greencopper has published over 50 mobile apps over 2 continents with 20,000+ downloads on some goevent guides. Greencopper develops natives apps for 3 technologies to target the largest possible audience (iOS: iPhone, iPad, iPod – Android – BlackBerry). http://www.greencopper.com/en/ Some references include very large festivals in France, Germany and Canada like the Montreal Jazz Fest or Printemps de Bourges, as well as large event organizers and ticket resellers – they also do events, venue and more.

    Thanks for your post and maybe you can add them to your line up as they should be a player in the event app manufacturing space with all the references and solid product they provide. Their goal is One Event – One App but they use a reusable platform that allows for lower cost long term. They are not cheap but they are not too expensive neither. An interesting high quality middle of the road partner for your event promotions.

    Cheers,
    Bruno Anguile

  29. iLeads is the most widely-used exhibitor lead management app. We originated lead retrieval for mobile phones in December 2009. Unlike event apps that do many things, our app is focused on only one goal: how to make lead gathering at trade shows and conferences easier and more useful for its clients.

  30. Hi thanks for the article. I checked out most of these apps and the one thing I don’t see is networking, the ability to find other attendees on a map in realtime. Is there a technical constraint here as this seems like a must have feature for a lot of networking events and conferences.

  31. Thanks for sharing. Lot’s of great event apps that I would like to check out.

    Compared to all-purpose event apps, BudFlash focuses on one single task: when you meet someone interesting, how are you going to exchange contact?

    Unlike Bump, BudFlash uses QR code scan and does not need internet connection. No upload either, therefore no privacy concern.

    You can find it in iTunes and Google Play app stores, or http://www.bridgio.com

  32. One more thing, BudFlash supports multiple cards, so that you can create different cards in various social occasions, such as Friend, Business, Work, ….

  33. Conference apps introduced nowadays are certainly an excellent addition for both small and large businesses as these applications allow you handle conferences, meetings and presentations in an organized manner. These applications got unique and interactive features which ensure to make conferences, a huge successful one.

  34. Is anyone aware of any real-time voting apps? We’ve hired (expensive) equipment to do this before at conferences but surely by now an app could replace this. You’d need to be able to live-vote on issues put up on the screen at the front. Real-time feedback is going to be huge for conferences.

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