You need a Community App

Within the generation of Millenials and Xenellians, everyone needs to catch up or else you’ll find yourself crawling, confused and baffled on how one can catch up on the developments of technology.

Just when we thought yahoo groups and google groups were brilliant; the rise of messengers has conquered the need for immediate response and took over our email’s then most used feature. However, if you don’t have everyone’s contact number or have them on your friends’ list, connecting can still be challenging to those who’d want to relay message promptly.

If you’re part of an association or a community where members insights, events, and programs are heavy on discussions; you will need an accessible avenue of information without searching so much from different channels or mediums.

As communication plays a vital role in coordination and discussions, here are few features you must have in order to increase productivity and speed up all the arrangements for your organization.

Group and Private Messaging

Consider your app useless if you won’t be able to use it to send out messages and maximise it to what you really need it for. When looking for a group communication app, go for one with both group and private messaging features. Immediate notifications and announcements are also crucial to ensure the messages get to be addressed across like how our social media notifications appear on our newsfeed. This way, you’ll be able to segmentize and put your apps in order instead of having yourself bothered by all the clutter of social media channels.

Profile Management

You need to know whom you’re talking to and ensure that the actual members of your community are the only ones who are in it and on it. Your community app shouldn’t be compromised on sensitive information and must be kept within the organization.

Repository

Most likely, you will be exchanging files and images to each other. Let alone, we’re in the generation of sending information from the cloud. Having to send, keep and store files are essential. A community app which adapts to efficiency will make you win in life immediately.

Calendar

Getting people in the group to agree on dates is one thing, but keeping track of key group activities and other planned events can be just as difficult, especially for larger groups. This is why you should look for a community app that helps remind the entire group of the next big activity thru a calendar which includes all the information each member should know.

Dashboard Privileges

To make sure the group is well handled, your app should have a semblance of authority. Ask for a dashboard where an admin can update the content as the days progress. You’ll have to remember that information varies and updates through time.

While there are many other great features found in plenty of communication apps for information dissemination and productivity, these five items stand out as the features to prioritize. With the right tools, managing and participating in an entire group with your community app is easy and not to forget, efficient.

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You Need This: Save Money by Using an Event App

1.       Paperwork is now digital

There’s not much use in buying reams of paper and stocking inks for your printer. When you use technology, tasks get a lot easier to do and sharing the work you’ve done turns into a breeze. Sending emails instead of snail mails – just majority of the needed paperwork is now digitized. You turn environmentally good [Save the Trees!] and you get to save time. Adopting and having an events app, you can have the essential information disseminated all within fingertips reach rather than worrying about last minute changes and wasting all the time, effort, money and the trees!

2.       No more costly and expensive changes/errors

You may think that having a traditional printed plan or program is better… Think again. Imagine everything mapped out until the last minute of the event and then a quick minor or major change happens as you execute the printed program. Something, we, event organizers often experience. This will not only cost you time to adjust and more or less remap some of the aspects it will also cost money [Plus it’s a waste of paper]. By means, an events app, however, with just a simple update of change of plans and a little edit on the dashboard, everything is now back on track! Talk about being in control.

3.       Provides ease of work

Having an Events app like Summit App will give you so much aid. Much of the workload and time of planning and organizing is cut half of the effort with using the app. The app itself is cost effective; all the preparation for the event is on your smartphone, Technology just keeps getting better. Plus, it can also provide connections between your attendees during the event itself. You do want to walk out of an event with a goldmine, right? Knowledge and network, golden!

4.       Getting feedback is easier

With an event app, it can save you money and time in getting the attendees’ reaction and suggestions. The possibilities of in-app surveys and suggestion drop-box inside the app bring forth convenience not only for the attendees of a certain event but for the organizers as well. You don’t have to speculate or assume what your attendees want for next year; you can get them live and fresh by an event app.

Honesty Apps will allow you to create your own apps in minutes! You’ll have full control of the look and feel, too! All you need to do is to get your images ready and you’d have your own events app just in time for your event.

Interested in having your own App? Request a personalized demo with our team. Drop me a message and I’ll get back in touch with you.

 

Increasing User Engagement/Interactivity for your Event in 2 Ways

When event planners take on a new project, they think of numerous considerations before pursuing: Who will be the attendees, what they want in the event, and how the event planners can receive their opinions. Usually, they get the attendees’ feedback during the event or have a post-event survey to keep the event relevant even after it is done. With technology on the rise, event planners are now compelled to make use of the mobile phones and internet services to elevate customer and business experience. Here are two ways on how to make the attendees mingle with the event to a more personal experience.

1.      Utilize a social media platform [or a lot of them]

With Facebook’s additional group and page feature, event planners can create a group or page for information dissemination which entails buzz [teasers, ads, trailers]. Through social media channels, discussions can be started on this platform by the people expressing what they want to see in the event or what are they excited about [Make sure you answer questions in real-time]. It becomes a tool for market research.

Another strategy event planners can do is to create a hashtag to be used during the event for easy monitoring. These hashtags can be posted in different platforms of social media [e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.]; this way, you’ll be able to see how the ‘party’ is moving and get to have visual insights on how the attendees are.

With those in mind, you can get your analytics and feedback in a flash. Furthermore, attendees can interact with the speakers of the event through the social media platform you’ve chosen.

2.      Use an Event App

Sometimes inclusivity is a good thing. It adds prestige. However, those who make use of an events app set in public certainly gives more impact to those who weren’t able to join a feeling of inclusion and feel envious that they should’ve gone.

With the majority of people having a smartphone, using an event app is now deemed an imperative for making the event experience memorable. An estimated 2.32 billion people have a smartphone, it’s no surprise that event planners now use some form of application. By means of an app you can leverage real-time updates, connecting the audience through a safe platform, and increase the link of personal sharing.

You also become an advocate of going paperless and cut costs. You’ll have everything an attendee needs and get to reach out to other attendees easily.

The day’s activities can be shown through an event app so attendees will not miss a session on the event. Honesty App‘s Summit for Conference and Tradeshows provides group chats for the attendees to use and tools for planning the event itself.

Overall if you show that your attendees’ opinions and feedbacks matter, it creates loyal and way more engaging audience for the next event to come.

Interested in having your own App? Request a personalized demo with our team. Drop me a message and I’ll get back in touch with you.

 

3 Reasons Why You Need to Adopt Event Technology

I am still astonished from the week that was when our startup, Honesty Apps (Honesty Worldwide Ltd), conquered two different areas in the metro for a week-long engagement from June 19-24, 2017. Our team breezed and came through with ease. I am still coming down from Negosyo Fair 2017, a government initiated event gathering of entrepreneurs, would-be businessmen, industry experts, companies and Center Business Counsellors and program partners to align, review, and further educate attendees on various seminars about entrepreneurship, leadership and technology, and The Philippine Semiconductor and Electronics Convention and Exhibition’s (PSECE) annual convention of leading technology companies, semiconductor, electronics and suppliers/service providers experience.

With rigorous planning by our clients, participated by 300 exhibitors and forecasted 20,000 attendees on each event; the team exerted more effort on customer service – we provided QR codes to track down log-in and log-out behaviour of attendees and participants, decreased the use of paper for what can be found on your app and elevated a trade show experience within the exhibitors to get to know one another, share announcements and promos as additional mileage for their brand and reached out to attendees in and out of the exhibition halls.

Being a new addition to event planners; education and experience are crucial for us to change the way the events industry viewed planning and execution in the 21st century must be run. Amazingly, watching technology move in action, we delivered more than just providing a platform accessible within your fingertips.

Coming from different regions of the country and Asia, the trade show and community app brought together communities and industry suppliers within a large event. It was inspiring to have witnessed how the attendees, exhibitors and key stakeholders were able to meaningfully connect.

Rethinking the role of mobile apps on your chosen devices, here are few reasons why you should integrate an events platform on your next conference, convention, trade show, summit or organisation.

Establish your Presence & Cut Costs

Run paperless by having all the details you need to expedite on a digital source. Have all information about the event, the program agenda, professional information and presentation slides of your speakers, the floor map and run campaigns in-app through the newsfeed.

Your presence goes beyond event day. Say goodbye to loads of flyers, emailing the organiser to seek for the presentation slides, have direct access to attendees and most of all, be kind to the environment.

Connect with Ease: Proactive Networking

Without the act of awkwardness or hesitation, both attendees and speakers information are provided for in-app which makes it easier to connect. If you missed exchanging business cards, you’d be able to find reference through the app. Also, during panel discussions, the attendees as an audience are allowed to ask questions through the ‘Rooms’ channel provided which are segmented according to topics.

Having the app prior to event day also gives you the chance to prepare for whom you want to meet prior, view each other and converse for a possible break-out session or maybe some coffee talk. Maximising the networking potential is encouraged.

Share Insights & Promotions

We all have adapted the ‘share to friends’ culture wherein status messages and news feeds are populated by snaps of friends, current situation, and ‘subtle’ promotions. Through the newsfeed and push notifications; brands may leverage on sharing their announcements, giveaway and thoughts instantaneously. Gamifying the event in-app increases the engagement.

To learn more about how honesty apps can help you for your event and community requirements, check out our website, message me or visit us on social media channels.