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Coming Soon: CrowdPlanner App Push Notification Management

If you’ve ever used push notifications onsite, you know how valuable they can be. Immediate, customizable alerts sent straight to your attendees’ phones? Yes, please. But what about when you’re juggling a million other onsite tasks, someone asks you to reschedule a push notification, and your more

Q&A: How to Double Down on Your Event App Downloads

The #1 thing we hear from event planners is that they want more attendees to download and use the mobile app at their event. But they don’t know how to create an app adoption strategy that will work for their event or audience. In a recent webinar, we heard from our in-house mobile experts as more

Will Periscope and Meerkat sabotage corporate events?

Two new live streaming apps, Meerkat and Periscope, are getting quite a bit of press lately. These apps allow anyone with a smartphone to live stream the events he or she witnesses. Anyone with an Internet connection can watch that live stream for free. Do event organizers need to lose 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

Bring on the Beacons: What’s in Store for Event-Centric Mobile Apps

When the iPhone was introduced to the public, Apple sparked a revolution in mobile device usage in the event industry. The move brought in a flood of developers, and event mobile apps of all kinds were born. The company may spark another wave of innovation now that they’ve put their brand more

New FCC TCPA Rules Make Mobile Event Apps a Wise Choice

You might not have noticed that on October 16, 2013, some new FCC rules under the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Privacy Act) went into effect. Basically, these new rules require “prior written consent” before making autodialed marketing phone calls or text messages. This is a huge blow to more

Event App Success for TechCrunch Disrupt 2013

TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. It kicks off with a 24-hour hackathon, and is full of fireside chats, founders’ stories and amazing presentations. Startups compete head to head for attention from investors, and speakers like Mark Zuckerberg more

CrowdCompass Optimizes Event Apps for iOS 7

  The new iPhone 5S is already being labeled the fastest smartphone in the world. And because we like to keep up with the latest technology, we were ready for Apple's latest development. CrowdCompass event apps were optimized for iOS 7 before it officially released—starting with TechCrunch's more

What Can We Learn About Event Attendee Privacy from the NSA and Facebook

Every person has expectations as to how their activities are tracked and how the government and companies use data that is collected. Some people have absolute beliefs that no data should ever be collected. Others are okay with it depending on the circumstances. While yet others are fine more

CrowdCompass Hosts Lunch 2.0 for Portland Startups

Over 200 people came by our office last Thursday for Lunch 2.0. We re-connected with old friends, met a lot of new faces, and ate some delicious pies from Pacific Pie Company. I was really excited to see such a great turnout for an event that has special meaning to me. Thanks to everyone who came more
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