Offline mode in your application
The conference is going on, and more and more attendees are using mobile apps for your event. They are checking the agenda, sending private messages, using maps to navigate them properly…nothing that announces that a terrible catastrophe is imminent. But it is happening right before your, never-falling organizer’s eyes! Your application is crashing…
Why online and offline mode in your event mobile application is important?
I’m sure you hate all that mess and storm that such a crash can cause! Now you’re just dreaming about a mobile application that could work offline. Maybe you’ve slightly let your attendees down this time, but you can delight them with a perfect mobile application next time. Use one of the apps that works offline, and they will forgive you for all of your mistakes!
But how does it work? Independently on a mode, your attendees need an Internet connection to download and launch the application. Then, the app detects whether it works online or offline.
Let’s examine the difference between these 2 modes of running 👇
An application running online is always updated with changes and data introduced by the organizers. They can send PUSH notifications informing attendees about upcoming events, which will be immediately seen by attendees on their screens. Thanks to countless interactive modules, event participants can easily communicate with one another. Here, you can read about all of the possibilities of the Meeting Application mobile app when working online.
Offline mode is completely different. When an application is downloaded by your attendees, data are stored on their mobile device. They have an access to ‘static’ modules and can receive all updates just after running it again in online mode.
But what does it really mean? Spare a minute to read this article, and you will be able to imagine how offline mode can positively influence your on events and conferences! 🙂
One of the best advantages is that your attendees can access the agenda and easily check upcoming sessions and events even when not connected to the Internet. Maybe they are not able to receive PUSH notifications informing about immediate changes, but the application still runs.
The ‘speakers’ module works independently on the Web, and your participants can always check data related to ‘prelegents’. They can quickly find the profession and read the speakers’ bios.
Mobile users can read updated questions regarding the lecture after running the application online. However, offline users can not enter any question. The same applies to the news and changes – they are not immediately visible for users, but they are updated just after running an application online.
Moreover, event participants can use plans and maps to find the proper lecture room or hall and read descriptions of places you introduced in CMS. The app will not navigate for them, but they will have some concept of where a place of their interest is located.
Media can be viewed even in offline mode. But only after running the application online will participants see updated photos and video files, and they will have an opportunity to add their own files.
The next advantage of offline mode is that your attendees can fill out surveys. Then, after running the application online, they can send it to the event organizer. If a survey demands a sudden answer, they will not forget about their responses and thoughts.
In sum, offline applications can be really useful. Maybe they will not make incredible wonders, but their offline informative functions will surely be appreciated by your attendees!
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