Thanks to Apple Inc The New Era of event apps is finally here

Apple’s last decision has brought an end to dedicated (White Label) apps as we know them. Their new App Store guidelines read as follows: Section 4.2.6: “Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected.” Section 4.3: “Don’t create multiple Bundle IDs of the same app. If your app has different versions for specific locations, sports teams, universities, etc., consider submitting a single app…” This bold move, expected by few and feared by many will profoundly reshape the landscape of the event apps market – our market. Things will never be same, as the status quo of many app providers is being torn apart. The newest Apple guidelines ban the release of multiple apps based on […]

Important Notice – Changes in App Store Policy & Dedicated Apps.

Important Notice – Changes in App Store Policy & Dedicated Apps. Due to recent changes in Apple’s App Store policies regarding App approval and review, Apple will no longer accept dedicated event apps that share the same code structure. This news has struck us, but that’s something we’ve been ready for all along after all Meeting Application has started its journey as a „container a.k.a. universal, platform app” which now is the standard laid out by Apple in their newest policy. In the past few years, the white label, dedicated event app had become a standard in the industry, however, we welcome this change as our universal app was always at the heart of our service and it just brings […]

Festival App – A list of top must-have features for your staff.

One of the core aim of film festivals is to gather the audience and industry experts under one roof in order to screen the selected category movies. Thanks to such initiatives all attendees can get lots of information about other cultures, social issues, and artistic values.  Most festivals attract not only local people but also foreigners as they display films from various countries. As a result, guests from different destinations gather together and have a chance to exchange ideas. Your utmost goal as an organizer would be to provide the best hospitality. Have a look below and check if your festival app has all top must-have features that make your staff efficient. Multiple admin accounts – It is always great to have the […]

Event Apps are cool! How to convince your boss or client about it?

Changing someone’s mind about technology or any other concept is extremely hard. If your boss or client is not tech-savvy, it means you have to be really tactful with technology and in this case with event apps. You do not want to sound patronizing. The best way to start is to find the right time and prepare a detailed plan. It may be a longer process than you expect as you cannot be too pushy. Your role is to show an alternative to current solution and prove it may be beneficial for a given company. These are a couple of useful suggestions on how to persuade your boss or client that event apps are cool and not that scary. Learn as […]

7 Communication Mistakes We All Make

Communication skills are an important ability in all industries but there are companies where it is the core capability. For example, it is a crucial asset in the event organization business. You need to communicate effectively with your superior, team and clients on a daily basis. They are all different and may have various expectations. As a result, you have to address them with the individual approach. Here is a set of 10 top communication mistakes and ways to avoid them.     We focus on us, not on the interlocutor Every time you speak to somebody you pay attention to your needs and overflood your conversational partner with a series of sentences. Remember that each chat should be friendly […]

Generation Z – Events for this generation

The world of Internet and a mobile revolution we experience every day has changed the way we all think and act. However, it has influenced some individuals more than others. Who am I speaking about? We call them Generation Z. Demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years that range from the mid-1990s to early 2000s. They are different from their older peers and influence event industry heavily. How to organize events for Generation Z and succeed?   Here are some tips: Remember they live and communicate in a virtual world. First of all, make sure you have a reliable Internet source at the venue. Generation Z is constantly online. This aspect can actually have positive and negative results at […]

Event Photography – 4 Best Practices

Since antiquity, people have been trying to capture memories by the use of images. We had this instinctive drive to document everyday life and breaking moments. For years many individuals have been trying to simplify this process and make it available to all of us – not only the ones with artistic skills. The first man – Nicéphore Niépce – succeeded in 1820. Nowadays we experience a real revolution in this area. Most of us cannot image life without using cameras. We take and share photos on social media regularly. That is why event photography should be one of your key concerns.  It is all about the human need to catch best moments!  

15 Creative Sponsorship Ideas

When you want to stand out from the crowd as a brand you need a constant stream of sponsorship ideas that are creative, fun and ahead of the game. Here are 15 more ideas to keep in your back pocket for next time.  

HOW NOT TO WASTE EVENT LEFTOVER FOOD

No matter how tasty, beautifully served or expensive is your catering. You will probably end up with tons of event leftover food when the meeting is over. Getting the best cook won’t help much. It just the way it is and there is no effective way to avoid such situation. That is why you should be prepared and have a backup plan. Do not throw it all away. What are my 5 tips?   SELECT THE LEFTOVERS YOU WANT TO SHARE First of all, decide which food is still suitable for donation. Do not give away any inedible leftovers. You need to decide if they could be eaten the day after. Remember that charity is about respecting each other as […]

Event Planners – 19 Things That Thrill them.

Event planners, there are a number of simple things that get them overexcited. Here are 19 things which are irresistible to event professionals, but which others outside the industry may not understand or appreciate. Sometimes the simplest of things can evoke disproportionate joy. Many of these items are inexpensive and commonplace but to a professional event planner they can mean or be worth so much more. Here are some of the things guaranteed to make me happy (and I don’t think I am alone!).   Lists Whether you like paper or electronic lists this is often an essential part of an event planners daily life. Obsession, necessity or comfort, the real thrill however really comes from crossing (or striking or […]