Love it or hate it, event live streaming is becoming a staple at events. So gear up and join our very own Chief Event Einstein Will Curran as he looks into these concerns and gives practical tips on how to do live streaming right.
We know you have a lot of questions, and we’ve got answers. Will live stream impact event ticket sales? How can I do it for free? What tools do I need to make my live video engaging?
More information: http://helloendless.com/event-live-streaming-apps-tips/
When it’s time to choose your first event app, it can feel like an overwhelming experience, but it doesn’t have to be. In this week’s episode, we talk to Jared Bodnar of Attendify, and Tony Calvis of Nextiva to tackle the topic.
We discuss how to find and choose your first event app; Event app features that will be game changers at your events such as flexibility, polling, and sponsorships; and How to use analytics from your app to create even better events in the future.
More information: http://helloendless.com/choose-your-first-event-app/
The Association of Association Executives, AAE, has partnered with SpotMe to drive engagement at their annual Associations World Congress, the largest paperless conference for association professionals in Europe.
SpotMe is currently the app provider of choice for many associations’ congresses and educational events, creating engaging, interactive and innovative experiences at events no matter the size.
More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-technology-news/spotme-congress-app-drives-participant-engagement-associations-world-congress/
In today’s rapidly developing world of touch & go transactions, a smartphone is more than a computer, radio and sat-nav, it’s a bank card and we are fast becoming a cashless society!
Why is cashless technology so powerful?
In a secure environment, transactions can be completed in seconds. That means reduced queuing, more time to have fun and customer data captured throughout.
More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-technology-news/nutickets-introduces-cutting-edge-cashless-technology-live-event-organisers/
Ticket Arena and Event Genius have served over 1 million customers using Radio-frequency identification (RFID) cashless payments in the last 12 months, new figures show.
The statistics, released by the Leeds-based primary ticket seller and event technology provider, reveal that customers used Event Genius’ robust RFID solution to make over 3 million payment transactions. That’s the equivalent of 7.5% of all the card payments (40.5 million)* made every day in the UK.
More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-technology-news/ticket-arena-serves-1-million-customers-rfid-cashless-payments-last-year/
Competition to deliver the most compelling, unforgettable immersive events has never been more intense and many are looking to technology to bring the much desired ‘wow’ factor. A growing trend in the events industry is to look to VR to deliver something unique. However, according to Ross Magri, Managing Director of Sarner International, this emerging technology isn’t yet the go-to communication tool for events and, in some cases, can take away from the brand experience.
More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-technology-news/vr-events-proceed-caution/
During the podcast, Chris talked about the quality of content that can be put out and how organisers can best amplify their events down these channels. He also spoke about how these channels offer interactivity elements, allowing events to combine live streaming and audience feedback into one platform.
More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-technology-news/podcast-virtues-facebook-live-streaming-services/
Major music festivals like Coachella and Hangout Fest are already in the books for 2016, but there’s still Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza to look forward to (among many others). If you are lucky to be going this summer, check out these five festival apps suggested by GigWise.comdesigned to optimize your experience:
More information: http://blog.events.com/5-cant-live-without-festival-apps
It would seem logical that when organizing a race, having a highly-trained medical team in place would be a priority. But according to Dr. Anthony Luke, a clinical Professor in Sports Medicine at University of California San Francisco and Medical Director of The San Francisco Marathon and Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, that’s not always the case. Enter his app RaceSafe.
More information: http://blog.events.com/racesafe-app-a-smart-solution-for-event-medical-care
A recent beta version of the iOS update revealed a little more than expected. An iOS developer recently found a new wayfinding arrow tied to the Maps application. Nothing exciting there, except he also found some code which advises the user to tilt their phone towards their face to navigate when in walking mode. The code also reveals that device cameras will be used in the mapping app.
More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/ios-11-ar-events