Event Horror Stories: Mobile Madness!

Did this episode sound familiar? Read below, and see how you can avoid a similarly gruesome fate at your events! We are living in the midst of the mobile era. If you’re attendees aren’t walking around with smartphones in their pockets or tablets in their briefcases, they probably have them right more

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 more

The Backlash Over Facebook Messenger

While we are used to downloading and using apps, there has been some backlash over Facebook having the messenger feature outside of the social media channel. For those of you who may not be "in the know," Facebook now requires a different app be downloaded to use its IM feature.   The main 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’ more

Choosing What Mobile Metrics to Capture

Mobile metrics are a great way to gain insight into your event and attendee experience. Use the wrong metrics to drive your strategy, however, and you can end up making very bad decisions. How do you go about choosing the right metrics, so you have an accurate picture?   What behaviors are more

3 Ways CrowdCompass Has Prepared for iOS 8 and iPhone 6

Every year, you can count on Apple to make a major announcement about the new, exciting products it’s releasing. The big reveal is typically in September, but CrowdCompass had been preparing for the launch of Apple’s new operating system and hardware since June. While developers of individual more

Mobile Elements All Exhibitors Can Use

The right mobile strategy can be great, and even exhibitors can get in on the attendee engagement. With over 6.8 billion mobile phone subscribers, it is an intuitive way to connect with your attendees. So, where should you start?   Using mobile for lead retrieval: Mobile is a great way to more

5 Smarter Ways to Use Your iPhone

Work smarter—not harder. We’ve all heard the expression. This is especially true for meeting and event planners who have a million little things to think of and get done in a timely manner. But it doesn’t matter if you’re an event planner, a speaker at a conference, an exhibitor at a convention, more

There’s an App for That: Maryland's 2014 Great Frederick Fair

It’s fair season, and folks who raise poultry, cattle, horses, vegetables, and fruit; and people who milk cows, pull tractors, bake desserts, and make jams are coming together to celebrate the biggest, the most skilled, the best looking, and the tastiest. The best fair in Maryland (says 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 more
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