Attendees

How Mobile Event Apps Can Prevail Where Business Cards Fail

With all the electronic gadgetry we have in our possession 24/7, it’s amazing that business cards are STILL an important networking tool. A few years ago, business cards’ demise seemed almost imminent with rapidly evolving technology. While some devices offer the ability to simply bump each other...read more

What Event Planners and Attendees Can Expect from the iOS 8 Update

As an event app developer, CrowdCompass knows its clients’ event content, graphics, and logos need to look right on all screen sizes so every app user can have a smooth experience. Recently, we covered how (and why) CrowdCompass prepared its event apps ahead of time for the iOS 8 update. Now, we’re...read more

Networking 22nd Century Style: Is that Really You?

For most of us, it’s difficult to imagine what the future will look like 10 years, even one year from now. Yet there are futurist thinkers who are trying to envision what the Internet will look like in the 22nd century. Curious about what the Internet of the future could look like? Click here to see...read more

The Graying and Growing Population and Event Apps

In an Administration on Aging report, The Next Four Decades: The Older Population in the United States 2010 to 2050, the projection is that one in five Americans will be age 65 or older by 2030. That’s 20% of the entire U.S. population! This should not be surprising to anyone. But digging a bit...read more

7 Ways to Stay on Top of Mobile Trends and Technology

I spend a lot of time learning about and discussing how people use technology, especially mobile. Recently, I was having a conversation with a colleague in his late 50s who mentioned being "too old" to understand how to use technology. This was the same conversation I had with a friend in their late...read more

Social Media Walls for Events: Do's, Don'ts and Fun Ideas!

A long time ago, a massively popular speaker and author posted a thought to Facebook, which garnered thousands of likes. He said that he was going to start a club of speakers who would refuse to talk if there was a Twitter screen behind him, stating “it is always train wreck”. For the most part in...read more

True or False: Test Your Mobile Knowledge

If you were born before the ‘90s, then you remember a time when phones served one purpose—to make phone calls. You remember waiting patiently to dial the next number as the wheel made its way around your rotary phone. You remember having to memorize phone numbers and answering the phone without...read more

Need More Convincing about Mobile Event Apps? Check these App Stats…

“Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know we need to make our event more mobile. But our attendees just aren’t that interested in using an event app yet.” Does this sound like you? You might be right that your crowd isn’t ready for a mobile app just yet. But that situation could change rapidly. Check these...read more

Why Your Attendees are No Longer "Just" Attendees

How would you describe your average attendee? While your answer can vary depending on the type of event or conference you’re planning, there’s one thing about your attendees that has changed over the last several years. Your attendees are no longer “just” attendees. With all of the interactive...read more

Location is the New Killer App

Location technologies are the current darlings in event technology for good reason. By leveraging WiFi, magnetic fingerprints, beacons, mobile devices, near field communication, Bluetooth Low Energy, and radio frequency identification (likely not all at once), event planners are amassing rich...read more
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