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Your Event App May Become Harder to Find

The Apple store recently updated its App Store Review Guidelines and rule 4.2.6 — “Apps created from a commercial template or app generation service will be rejected.” — has created some concern and confusion among event organizers. How does the update affect mobile event apps?

More information: http://www.pcmaconvene.org/departments/forward-thinking/event-app-apple-rule-app-store/

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Explore Augmented Reality Features To Perk Up Your Event

Things which were a figment of imagination or a part of sci-fi movies are a reality today. The result of one such technological boom is Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Recently, Corbin Ball ascertained that they are the major game changers in the events industry. In this blog, I will discuss how AR and VR can make any event stand-out from the rest.

More information: https://plannerwire.net/explore-augmented-reality-features-perk-event/

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The All-New Event App Builder

As our company continues to grow, we are seeing and learning more everyday when it comes to events. More specifically, event app expectations and what a perfect event app builder might look like. Personally, as a Customer Success Rep for Socio, I work with event planners from small associations to Fortune 500 companies. And as the summer comes to an end, one thing that we know for certain is that Julius Solaris and Beckie Cross couldn’t have been more right than when they said, “2017 is the year that will be remembered in the event app world.

More information: https://blog.socio.events/event-app-builder/

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3 Ways to Use Virtual Reality for Immersive Events

Virtual reality, in various forms, has been shown in the media for decades (it was accurately predicted by “Back to the Future II,” you know). But the actual experience had not been easily accessible until recently. VR of the past involved large, cumbersome rigs, inconvenient for any kind of on-site setup or execution. We’ve come a long way in the past year alone with the introduction of Samsung VR, Facebook’s Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, an add-on to Sony’s PS4 system.

More information: https://www.connectyourmeetings.com/primary_tag/tech/

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Back to Basics: Pre-Event Registration

Whether you’re new to event planning or have been in the game for several years, you may be asking yourself from time to time whether or not you’re delivering the best registration experience for your attendees. After all, registration and continuously getting more people to register is at the heart of just about every event.

More information: http://blog.etouches.com/tips-and-tools/best-practices/back-to-basics-pre-event-registration/

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Tech Tuesday: Periscope vs. Facebook Live – Live Streaming For Events

Over the last five years or so, there has been an increase in the demand for live streaming, whether it meant broadcasting a “concert” from your bedroom to a small audience or holding a speaking panel of experts to stream live from your event to thousands of people. That feeling of FOMO (or “fear of missing out”) is becoming a thought of the past as you now have the opportunity to have people attend your events from wherever they so choose.

More information: http://blog.etouches.com/live-streaming/tech-tuesday-periscope-vs-facebook-live-live-streaming-events/

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Easy Ways to Engage Attendees with Virtual Reality

As event planners and marketers, we all know how important it is to stay on top of trends, especially when it comes to event technology. Having new technology can increase attendee engagement, which is frequently the most important KPI for measuring event ROI. Implementing new trends at events sounds easy, but the difficult part is choosing the right ones for your event and deciding the specific ways to showcase them to your attendees.

More information: http://blog.etouches.com/tips-and-tools/attendee-engagement/virtual-reality-attendee-engagement/

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Should You Invest in a Mobile App for Your Event?

One of the most important responsibilities of an event planner is to come up with ways to increase attendee engagement at events. Whether it’s creating a seamless onsite registration process or introducing valuable networks to your event, an attendee wants to get the most value out of attending your event. An effective way to keep your attendees interacting is by providing a mobile app that offers helpful features such as info on speakers and sessions, floor plans and photo sharing.

More information: http://blog.etouches.com/tips-and-tools/attendee-engagement/should-you-invest-in-a-mobile-app-for-your-event/

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Questions Answered: The Reality of Live Streaming at Events

On Thursday, July 24 we went live with Will Curran, Chief Event Einstein at Endless Events, to discuss the do’s and don’ts of live streaming and how to successfully share your event with others through technology. Throughout the 30 minute webinar, Will covered everything from free options for streaming from your event, to how you can take your live stream to the next level with the necessary AV equipment, how you can utilize these videos during and after your event and so much more.

More information: http://blog.etouches.com/event-tech/questions-answered-reality-live-streaming-events/

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Our Conversation with Apple: White-Labeled Event Apps are in the Past

Over the past few months there has been a lot of news within the event industry about the new updates to Apple App Store Review Guidelines and what this means for event apps. With the new iPhone launch, Apple has been completing an overhaul to the App Store that affects us and the entire event industry. There is a lot of noise right now in the event industry sharing conflicting viewpoints on what’s going on.

More information: http://blog.etouches.com/event-tech/mobile-apps/conversation-apple-white-labeled-event-apps-past/