Tech Tuesday: Guidebook, the Mobile Guide App

Tech Tuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world. ABCey would like to recognize these up and coming technologies for their innovative ideas and impact on the event world! This week we want to introduce you to Guidebook, a website which allows you to create your own mobile guide app!

Guidebook, mobile guide app

Events can be hectic and overwhelming, especially for the event planner. Luckily, Guidebook was made to make event planners’ – and their guests’ – lives easier. Guidebook allows event planners to create high-quality mobile guide apps for their events. Perks include low cost (there’s a free version!), real-time updates, sharp and intuitive design, knowledgable support, and less paper waste!

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How it works: Guidebook Gears allows event planners to easily add and update content to their personalized event guide. With an online form, filling out all the information for an event is straightforward, especially when information can be imported from a spreadsheet or an iCal feed. Logos and custom icons can be added for each section and multiple editors can work on the guide.  Guests can effortlessly plan their personal event schedule and receive reminders when an event in their schedule is coming up. They can also connect with other attendees using Guidebook’s contact cards so all of their networking will be productive and efficient.

mobile guide app, Guidebook

Why we love it: Guidebook is so easy to use and fits within whatever budget we are given! Since a majority of our guests bring their smart phones to our events, we can easily provide them with information, such as schedules, maps, pictures, and logos, without having to print a single piece of paper. Anytime we make a change, our attendees receive the update instantly and are even notified of the changes when they open the app. Can it get any easier?!

Would you use Guidebook? What type of events would you like to have a mobile guide app for? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

Tech Tuesday: 3 New Event Management Tools

Tech Tuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world. ABCey would like to recognize these up and coming technologies for their innovative ideas and impact on the event world! 

At ABCey Events, we are always looking for the newest technologies to create a more effective way to manage events. As the event industry continues to evolve, there are more and more companies popping up that will further innovate the planning process. We’d like to share our Top 3 Event Management tools that can help bring your event to the next level! 

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1. Eventomize | The online program Eventomize relieves the stress of organizing every aspect of your event company by automating the scheduling process. When your business is commissioned to work an event, simply enter the number and type of staff needed. The program schedules upcoming events within the company and specifically lists what type of servers, bartenders, or master’s of ceremonies are needed. The boss can specifically request individuals to see the job offer, or it can be available to everyone on the company profile. Individuals can then respond electronically to the event and find out all the details needed in order to work and best represent your company! 


2. Grenadine Event Planner | When planning a conference or convention, it can get tricky keeping track of all the complex scheduling that goes into an event! Grenadine Events is a cloud-based platform that allows planners to keep track of everything in one simple place — from participant scheduling, logistical updates, and communication with attendees via email updates. Once the event gets going, the platform provides the planning team dynamic reports of the event venue to prevent issues from happening. We also love that Grenadine Events has branded mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices! 

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3. Goombal | Here is the latest event management system that keeps everything you need to run your event in the best possible shape! When using Goombal it quickly generates a list of detailed reports to manage your event — from budget and expense reports, staffing reports, and tech reports — the program has it all. It is available both online and on mobile devices for the busy planners on the move! 

Which event management tool will you be trying at your next event?! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter