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Do the acronyms: 3G, 4G, NFC, LBS, QR, AR, GPS sound like a foreign language? Do you wonder how these technologies relate to professional meeting planners? It is estimated that two thirds of the …

Do the acronyms: 3G, 4G, NFC, LBS, QR, AR, GPS sound like a foreign language? Do you wonder how these technologies relate to professional meeting planners? It is estimated that two thirds of the world's population have a mobile phone.

The growth of smartphones is unprecedented. Smartphone usage amongst meeting and conference attendees is generally higher than the other users. Alongside the increasing useage of smartphones comes the unprescedented growth of mobile apps. Attendees are increasingly expecting mobile apps at all meetings they attend. Learn how mobile apps can:

- Improves attendee engagement
- Increase attendance
- Facilitate surveying and polling
- Help onsite management
- Develop do-it-yourself apps
- Review new apps that you can use in your job

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  • Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the poll\r\nIn an emergency during your presentation, if the poll isn't showing, navigate to this link in your web browser:\r\nhttp://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTYwNDI0MzEwNgIf you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone.

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  • 1. Lions & Tigers & Apps, Oh My! Presented By: MeetingApps.com Joseph Lo: jlo@encorewebstudios.com
  • 2. Mobile Technology Around Us
  • 3. Meeting Focus SurveyThe three most common reasons for not using a mobileapp for meetings are:1. Not certain of the options available2. Our attendees are not ready (not the right demographic)3. Too costly/no budget
  • 4. Mobile Apps Takeaways1. A starting point for building a mobile app for your meeting2. How to get your attendees more engaged with apps3. How to create apps for low cost4. Knowledge of new apps that will benefit your job
  • 5. Apple
  • 6. Apple
  • 7. MeetingApps.com
  • 8. Growth of MobileMobile Stats:• Over 4.6 billion people use at least one mobile device• Mobile internet use will surpass traditional desktopinternet use by 2014 (Mary Meeker)• 10 billion mobile internet devices willbe in use worldwide by 2016(Pew Research Center)• Each day, 850,000 Android devicesare activated
  • 9. Growth of AppsApp Stats:• App Store: 725,000 Apps, and over 25 Billiondownloads• Google Play (for Android Apps): 600,000 Apps and over15 Billion downloads• Windows has just over 80,000 apps• BlackBerry® has about 70,000 apps
  • 10. Growth of Apps Chart
  • 11. Growth of Apps in Meeting Planning• Maritz Research: 64% believe that all presentationswill be downloaded to mobile• Over 200 companies offering meeting apps• Cvent acquired both Seed Labs and Crowd Compass• Crowd Compass: from 20 meeting apps to over 250apps in one year• Expo Magazine: 21% smart phone apps as a toppriority for 2013 vs. 5% in 2012
  • 12. How Apps Help Your Events• Improves Attendee Engagement• Real Time Distribution of Information• Environmentally Friendly• Polling and Surveys• Onsite Management
  • 13. App Development• Web App• Native App• Custom App• Multi-Purpose App• Single Purpose / Specialized App• DIY App
  • 14. Internal Process1. Internal Objectives2. Organize Your Content3. Prepare Milestones4. Interview Developer5. Market the Apps
  • 15. Choose a Platform
  • 16. Web vs. Native Picture
  • 17. Benefits of Web Apps• Web based content• Runs on all platforms• Support one code base• URL access• No approval• Good performance• Inexpensive
  • 18. HTML 5 Offline Modehttp://eventmobi.com/spincon12/
  • 19. Benefits of Native Apps• No network connectivity required• More features• Faster performance• Push messaging• Self contained
  • 20. App Developers• Updatable agenda• Attendee profiles• Speaker and exhibitor info• Interactive Floor Maps• Push messaging• Attendee to attendee messaging• Social media integration• Surveys and evaluation
  • 21. Developer Chart
  • 22. Networking• Attendee Matchmaking• Location based networking
  • 23. Gamification ComponentGamification incorporated into their apps:Build your own games:
  • 24. Speaker ToolsHelp speakers deliver truly interactive sessionsNearpod Meeting Projectorfy Mobile Remote JumiOne Mgr Pro Mouse Mouse
  • 25. WayfindingWayfinding apps:• Core Apps Follow Me• Sherpa Solution• Event Navigator• Insiteo• Point Inside• Here 2 There
  • 26. Polling and SurveyConsider these apps for audience response:• PollDaddy • Push One• TouchPoint • iSurvey• Opinionmeter • Vision Tree• Survey Gizmo • Zwoor Survey• Poll Everywhere • Quicktapsurvey• Projectorfy
  • 27. Costs• Custom Development Costs• Licensing Costs• DIY App: Monthly Costs• Budget• Sponsorship
  • 28. Apps for EventsPaid DIYs:
  • 29. Do It Yourself Apps for EventsFree DIY Apps:
  • 30. Do It Yourself Apps for Events Bizzabo
  • 31. Do It Yourself Apps for Events Bizzabo
  • 32. Do It Yourself Apps for Events Bizzabo
  • 33. Do It Yourself Apps for Events Bizzabo
  • 34. Do It Yourself Apps for Events Bloodhound http://spincon.getbloodhound.com/
  • 35. Do It Yourself AppsFree Ad Supported: Monthly Cost:• Infinite Monkeys• AppMakr • Bizness Apps • Swebapps • GenwiFree Web / Blogging Tools: • App Press• Tumblr • My App Builder• Weebly • TapLynx• WordPress • AppBreeder
  • 36. Future of Apps• NFC: Near Field Communication• Radio frequency tocommunicate with other devices• Data can be exchanged withcontact or close proximity
  • 37. How Apps Help You!• Increase productivity• Greater mobility• Information at your finger tips• Save time and money• Prevent stress
  • 38. For Meeting PlannersTravel Alerts – Flight Track Pro
  • 39. For Meeting PlannersLocalization - Word Lens
  • 40. For Meeting PlannersExchange Money, Call Cab, Explore the City
  • 41. For Meeting PlannersSite Inspections – AutoStitch
  • 42. For Meeting PlannersSite Inspections – Photosynth
  • 43. For Meeting Planners Evernote
  • 44. For Meeting Planners Remote Desktop
  • 45. For Meeting Planners Super Planner
  • 46. For Meeting Planners Presentation Apps
  • 47. For Meeting Planners Presentation Apps
  • 48. For Meeting Planners Presentation Apps
  • 49. For Meeting Planners Presentation Apps
  • 50. Thank You!Slides: http://www.encorewebstudios.com/spincon12 Joseph Lo: jlo@encorewebstudios.com