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It’s time to rethink your event app strategy

We’ve written a lot about the changes Apple made to its App Store Guidelines in mid-2017, and recently they made further changes that reinforce the importance of adopting an Enterprise Event App strategy.

There are two key event app takeaways you need to be aware of in 2018:

  1. App(s) will need to be posted under your own App Store account, and Eventbase can do that for you.
  2. You will still need to consolidate your event apps.

More information: https://www.eventbase.com/blog/its-time-to-rethink-your-event-app-strategy

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I thought VR would make watching Olympic snowboarding awesome. Sadly, it sucked.

Like a lot of people, I was glued to a live broadcast from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics the other night, watching American snowboarding phenom Chloe Kim kick competitors’ butts in the women’s half-pipe finals. Unlike most other spectators, though, I saw powder fly with a virtual-reality headset strapped to my face.

More information: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610256/i-thought-vr-would-make-watching-olympic-snowboarding-awesome-sadly-it-sucked/

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Event Planning Transformed With Virtual Reality

Despite the relative youth of the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) sector, these immersive technologies have already begun having a significant impact on areas such as constructionhealthcare and education, now it is set to change the Event Planning industry.

When trying to plan any event, large or small, it is important for the event organisers to have a clear picture as to what a venue looks like.

More information: https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/02/event-planning-transformed-with-virtual-reality/

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Event-Tech Giant AllSeated Brings Virtual Reality Experience for Event Planning into Facebook’s Oculus.

SAN FRANCISCOFeb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AllSeated today announced that its 360 RealPlans-3D, the event planning industry’s first and only genuine virtual reality capability, is now available on a wide range of VR headsets including Facebook’s revolutionary Oculus, HTC’s Vive, and the Samsung Gear VR. With the announcement, AllSeated underscores the fact that the events industry is in the business of creating experiences, and AllSeated’s vivid 3D visualization pre-delivers those experiences to venues and vendors’ clients in a way that has never previously been possible.

More information: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/event-tech-giant-allseated-brings-virtual-reality-experience-for-event-planning-into-facebooks-oculus-300597848.html

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The 2018 Music Event Trends You May Not Have Considered Yet

Music fans are demanding more from live experiences than ever before, meaning organisers must stay ahead of the curve to up attendance at their gigs, club nights and festivals.

From keeping up to date with the latest technology, enabling you to offer attendees unique digital experiences personalised for them, to inviting them to be part of your event’s journey, here are some key trends to watch out for and put in place this year:

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/2018-music-event-trends-ds00/

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How Your Face Will Become Your Ticket to Event Success

When you smile for the camera next time you’re at an event you might get more than a souvenir photo – you could even be handed your favourite tipple without having to ask for it.

That’s because facial recognition technology is making it possible to personalise the event experience more than ever before. Panos Moutafis, President of Zenus Biometrics, says the potential for the technology in the events world is huge.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/facial-recognition-tech-for-events-ds0c/

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The Robots are Coming…to an Event Near You

“What’s the Wi-Fi code?”, “Where are the bathrooms?”, “Where can I get coffee?”

How many times during an event do you get asked these questions? Does answering them, again and again, make you feel like a robot? Repetitively providing information is a job for a machine, not a busy event organiser, which is why event AI specialist Sciensio has created a chatbot to do just that.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/robots-coming-event-near-ds0c/