ABCey’s #TechTuesday: Top 5 Apps for Event Engagement

#TechTuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world. Today’s #TechTuesday features the top 5 apps to engage your attendees.

1. Attendify

#TechTuesday Attendify

Attendify is an event management app that includes great features, such as creating a private social network for your event. In the network, you are able to share photos, messages, and quick polls on the event timeline. Also, with this, introductions are easy! People are notified once you join the network, so everyone will know you made it.

 

2. CrowdCompass

#TechTuesday CrowdCompass

CrowdCompass enables you to create an app for your event with cool features that prompt your attendees to engage with each other and your event! For example, guests can message each other one-on-one, participate in live Q&As, and take notes all in one app! Furthermore, attendees are able to create personalized schedules with an option to push notifications for reminders. Also, the event planners are able to track guest engagement and the event’s impact in easy-to-read charts and graphs.

 

3. Grupio

#TechTuesday Grupio

Grupio is an event app that allows you to link your social media channels, like Facebook or Twitter, to your customized app! With this feature, you and your guests are able to share their experiences through your favorite social media platform! Other features include being able to create advertisements for your sponsors to feature on the app and gamification to encourage attendee engagement.

 

4. Whova

Whova is an event app that gives event planners the ability to customize their own app with their brand. Some of their features include document sharing among attendees to limit paper handouts and interactive maps. Also, Whova pushes the guests to create more buzz and excitement with a convenient Twitter outlet built into the app!

 

5. Eventbase

Eventbase is a mobile event technology platform that allows its users to create an app for their event. Depending on the type of event, the company has a specially curated app for your event app needs! This app has a large variety of fonts and themes to cater to your preferences. Eventbase also has features such as “Around Me” that suggests people nearby and small descriptors to allow for better connections.

 

Which of these apps are your favorite? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


#TechTuesday:10 Tech Tools For Your Meetings Or Events

#TechTuesday 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! In today’s #TechTuesday, we present to you some of the best new Tech Tools for your meetings and events!


Tech has seen some pretty cool changes and improvements this year, and now it’s time to change up your tech tools so that you can produce better meetings and events. At ABCey, we have compiled 10 of our favorite apps and services that will keep you up to speed with all of the latest tech trends!

10 New Tech Tools That You Can’t Beat

1. Asana

Asana is a great overall web and mobile app for event professionals and others! You can track your progress from start to finish and stay on task! Team members will know exactly what needs to be done, and when it needs to be done. Not to mention, this app supports any collaboration and is free for teams of up to 15 people!

Tech Tools Asana

2. Meetoo

Got a huge conference coming up? That’s not the least of your troubles. Imagine the difficulty of when you’re trying to collect hundreds or even thousands of responses. Now that’s troublesome! Well, what better way to get that information than through Meetoo. Meetoo allows for real time messaging as well as live polling to get the information you need in the blink of an eye! Start your free trial today!

tech tools meetoo

3. Hootsuite

You’ve got the schedule posts down for Facebook, but what about Twitter and other social media websites? With Hootsuite, you can manage your social media in the best way! Schedule ahead and leave it to Hootsuite to post and share information for you! After all, you can’t be on social media all the time.

Tech Tools Hootsuite

4. HeyTell

Imagine a walkie talkie, but on your phone! That’s exactly what HeyTell is, except more modernized! You can add friends and know who you’re talking to. And to talk, simply hold and speak. “This is ABCey Events! Over.”

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5. Super Planner

Have no fear! Super Planner is here! If you’ve got an iPhone, then go on ahead and download this business app. This app is great for event planners with a wide variety of tools to help with food and beverages, A/V, and venue capacities!

tech tools super planner

6. Pro Party Planner

Get all your planning needs in one place. With Pro Party Planner, you’ll be able to do a variety of tasks such as creating seating charts in a matter of minutes! You can manage all of your guests as well as track your budget easily. Also make sure to set reminders and build those shopping lists for anything that you need! Or, you can delegate your tasks to team members.

tech tools pro party planner

7. Monefy

As you’re planning your event, it’s important to keep track of your expenses. So Monefy them! Monefy can add expense records extremely fast and can be used on multiple devices. This app is also able to visually present how much you’re spending on each category.

tech tools monefy app

8. Bizzabo

Another great overall app is Bizzabo! Bizzabo has done events right by knowing exactly what event profs need! Bizzabo also includes the website, ticketing, CRM, event app, email, agenda, networking, sponsors, updates, polls and reports. That’s a lot to offer!

tech tools bizzabo

9. Event Assistant

Need to check in guests? Create a whole new experience for checking in with this app! Event assistant is a custom check in flow app that keeps the line moving even if you’re offline. You’ll also be able to check the progress and see how many guests have checked in!

Tech Tools Event Assistant

10. Event Farm

Organize your event before, during and after! Before your event, you can send out customized invitations, register your guests, and manage them. Check them in during your event and then after the event,  and you’ll have reports and data ready at hand.

EventFarm

 

Have you tried any of these great tech tools? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


5 Apps Every Event Planner Needs

It’s no secret that event planning can be stressful. From endless checklists to piles of receipts to long guests lines, there just doesn’t seem to be an end to it! However, at ABCey, we believe that with the right tools, your event planning experience can be stress-free! For that reason, we have compiled a list of 5 amazing apps that will surely make planning your events smooth and easy!


1. Wunderlist

Simplify your planning process with Wunderlist! This app allows you to easily manage and share your daily to-do lists with colleagues. By setting due dates and task reminders, you will easily complete important projects on time! Furthermore, you can organize these projects and lists into folders with a simple drag and drop. Jot down tasks while on the go, as Wunderlist is available on all major devices!

Wunderlist App

2. Basecamp

Use Basecamp to stay on top of all your work, schedules, and colleagues! Having launched Version 3 in 2015, Basecamp offers a variety of features to ensure everyone on your event team stays on the same page. At ABCey, we love that Basecamp has a variety of features such as message boards, group chats, schedules, notifications, web-based text documents and file sharing. Basecamp makes communication and organizing your team easier and faster than ever before! So sign up here and watch your event team work efficiently together!

Basecamp App

3. Boomset

Put an end to headaches that come with long guest lines by using Boomset! This essential tool creates a seamless check-in experience for your guests. Not only can you import contacts onto your guest lists, but you can also let your guests check themselves in! In addition, Boomset is also a lead retrieval app, further allowing your guests and vendors to exchange contact information with one another. That being said, don’t wait up and start your free trial now!

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4. Hootsuite

Manage all your social media networks at once with Hootsuite! This convenient app supports social network integration for over 35 popular networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+. With this handy tool, you can post and manage each channel on a single dashboard! Also, save time by scheduling your posts in advance, while using its instant analytics feature to compare your platforms in terms of followers and influencers! Sign up now!

Hootsuite App

5. ScannerPro

Eliminate endless piles of receipts and papers by using ScannerPro! With this app, you can scan documents with a snapshot, convert them to PDFs and email them right away. Users can also resize, crop and edit their documents as they wish! Download ScannerPro now, and turn your phone into a portable scanner!

ScannerPro App

Planning to use any of these apps? Let us know with a comment or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter!


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!

media guide app, Guidebook

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!