We decided to put together all the apps we have reviewed in the last year, to give you a highlight of the technology we see impacting events in 2019.
This is by no means an award, some sort of ranking, or a top ten list.
As we spent a lot of time going through these apps, we analyzed the thinking behind them, talked to the founders, and tried and tested them.
Therefore, we feel you should review them for your event in 2019. We will keep updating this list with new reviews in 2019 and create a new one every year; this way, you will always have a place to discover new tech with in-depth analysis.
Here it is:
Conference Compass has created an app designed specifically for scientific and medical events. The app is fully compliant with the guidance for the new MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.
Knowledge sharing is at the core of conferences, particularly abstract-led, multi-track, multi-day events. Conference Compass offers a fully searchable app to drill right down to the information an attendee is looking for.
MeetingPlay is a mobile event app provider offering custom event apps.With functionality specifically developed to support the outcomes of your meeting, their all-in-one applications offer more than just the standard agenda and event details. The mobile event app features emerging event tech trends, like proximity sensing, chatbots, games, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) — but executed in a purpose-driven and user-friendly way.
The Attendease event management platform is an all in one tool to manage face-to-face and online events. It provides responsive event websites, event management, registration, attendee management, event marketing and analytics. By providing this functionality within one self-service software it provides a repeatable, scalable event planning and execution process, with the aim to drive efficiency and reduce administration time.
Event Integrity is a brand new initiative raising the quality standards in the event industry. It provides a free online marketplace of certified event vendors and venues. This allows consumers to utilize the tool for free and find reliable, and pre-screened event professionals and suppliers. Anyone listed on the site has had to pass various checks to prove that they operate with integrity, so it acts as a seal of approval and quality.
ExpoIQ is a newly-launched marketplace aimed at helping event planners of large trade shows and events find, research, and book new exhibitors for their events. ExpoIQ answers an often talked about need among event planners: sourcing good, viable exhibitors. With the well-known AngelPad accelerator behind it, ExpoIQ looks to assist event planners and sales professionals in identifying and booking qualified exhibitors for their trade shows.
Grenadine Event Management Software helps event planners to orchestrate the planning of multiple events. It has 4 main components: ticketing and event website, the event planning software, event mobile app, and API integration. These all seamlessly integrate and work together to create a platform that allows eventprofs to plan, execute, promote and monitor their events.
Ganttic is a high-level planning tool for anyone that has a ton of resources to keep an eye. It can schedule projects, people, facilities, and equipment and allows you to create visual planning and scheduling using a drag-and-drop approach. The tool provides a graphical interface as well as interactive Gantt charts for real-time collaboration with an unlimited number of users. Other key features include utilization planning, reporting, and project portfolio management.
Radario is a specialized all-in-one platform for online event-marketing that combines tools for collecting, processing and creating data-driven marketing decisions specific to your audience. You can use Radario to send marketing emails, run ads on Facebook, set up loyalty programs and identify your biggest supporters to encourage repeat attendance at your events.
Eventcore is a registration platform for events. Where other companies try to do everything, eventcore is very focused on registration and doing it well. That does not mean the platform cannot talk to other types of technology. In fact, eventcore does integrate easily with event apps or your preferred CRM platform. The thing I like here is that each product is custom developed for your event. Think of it as the custom suit tailor of event registration.
Planning Pod streamlines the project planning that event professionals use to manage their event details, teams and attendees. Planning Pod is a toolkit designed for people and organizations that manage multiple or complex events and registrations. Managing events using spreadsheets, emails and a variety of apps can be inefficient and time-consuming so moving to an all-in-one platform offers a streamlined alternative. It is refreshing to see a strong focus within the software on winning business and cultivating prospects.
Quickmobile by Cvent
QuickMobile by Cvent offers feature-rich, fully-branded event apps for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions. The event apps are built on a highly secure, enterprise-grade platform that aligns with any corporate mobile strategy. This makes the single and multi-event apps a good choice for enterprise and security-conscious clients.
ClearEvent is an all-in-one event management platform for event planners, which includes a mobile event app where participants, sponsors, exhibitors, and vendors can access personalized event information.
It is possible to accept online registration, tickets and vendor payments, track your event budget, allocate job assignments to volunteers and staff and communicate with your stakeholders and attendees. Event details and messages can be shared with participants and anyone involved in the event using the included mobile event app, which can be accessed on any device, anywhere, at any time.
EventMobi’s upgraded Experience Manager platform houses registration, event apps, audience response, networking, notifications, live display, gamification, surveys and analytics within one system. The Experience Manager platform is built to manage all of the technology event participants will interact with from the first to last touchpoint of your event, managed from one unified, easy-to-use back system.
LineUpr is an affordable web-based mobile event app with all the essentials, including event information, the option to promote sponsors and to enable live audience response. The freemium pricing model makes a LineUpr event app viable for events of any size, even for event planners working with a limited budget. The basic app is free for up to 50 attendees but can work for much larger events and festivals too. The Plus and Premium versions unlock more features but remain low cost for larger events. The app can be adapted for conferences, festivals, and exhibitions but it is most popular for corporate events.
Grub Stub is an automated meal management system that will save time and money and reduce food waste for events and festivals of all sizes.
The electronic tool tracks all of the meal data from the planning stage to your live event, and right through to post-event. It enables the organization of crew, contractor, and artist meal allocation. Grub Stub replaces the need for manual meal ticketing, to make catering more accurate and efficient.
Mag-nificent is an app-based alternative to photo booths at events. Attendees can use the free iPhone and Android mobile applications to take pictures which are presented within a custom branded frame. These images can then be shared on social media. Attendees can go to the event collection point and receive a souvenir magnet or a print out of their photo to take away with them.
Yapp is a do-it-yourself platform that allows you to easily create, edit, and instantly publish mobile apps that are compatible with both iOS and Android Devices. Yapp is a container app, which means that you do not have to wait for approval from the app store, it can go live and be made available straight away.
Eventleaf Online is a web based platform for creating highly informative and professional looking event landing pages and customized online registration flow. Eventleaf offers on-site registration, check-in, badge printing and payment collection through the mobile Check In App as well as a number of other features, including attendee engagement with polls and surveys.
Eventopedia is an intelligent search platform that helps event planners harness the hidden knowledge of their peers to uncover important qualifying details about the venues they’re evaluating. It also is an independent review platform that is unencumbered by advertising and paid listings.
Cvent’s Event Management Platform and Site Builder allows event planners to create, manage, and publish branded content and responsive sites using an intuitive WYSIWYG (‘what you see is what you get’) editor. Responsive websites and customizable registration workflows are at the heart of this redesign.
Cvent Social Tables
Cvent Social Tables is a tool that allows planners to create and edit digital diagrams of their event floor plans, with the option to incorporate attendee details into seating plans. Social Tables allows planners to design event layouts and floorplans using a WYSIWYG (‘what you see is what you get’) editor.
Universal LeadCapture by Cvent
Interactio Translation App
Klik is an event engagement platform that brings interactive ‘smart’ wearables to events with a view to improving the experience by reducing attendee screen time. More than just smart wearables, the klik ecosystem allows one-click event interaction and the management of these actions from an app and control panel.