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WOBI will have an evenTwo Multi-App for all their events in 2018

evenTwo has developed a Multi-App for World of Business Ideas (WOBI), a leading global business content hub. The WOBI events are known for their world class status, and include the prestigious World Business Forum in the cities of New York, Sydney, Madrid, Milan, Mexico, Lima and Bogotá.

 

These events, which gather thousands of attendees every year, will be hosted by some of the most influential speakers in the business environment, such as Arianna Huffington, Michael Porter, Steve Wozniak and Randi Zuckerberg. Thanks to the partnership between WOBI and evenTwo, attendees will be able to access complete information of their event, and will also have the opportunity to establish valuable contacts through the networking functions.

 

They will only need to download the WOBI Multi-App and select the event they are attending in order to access its agenda, receive notifications, answer surveys, download documents and check every detail about the event. On top of that, if they register with their e-mail address or LinkedIn account, attendees will have their own profile, with which they may access the comment wall, send messages to fellow attendees or pose questions to the speakers.

 

evenTwo already developed the WOBI events apps in 2017. However, this time the main change is that they will be integrated in a Multi-App, meaning that users will have access to all the events they are attending from a single App.

 

evenTwo Guide, the App for professional events

Today we officially launch evenTwo Guide. What is evenTwo Guide?, is another way to have an App for your event, conference or congress, at lower cost.

With with evenTwo we develop fully customized Apps for events, conferences and congresses. We work with clients such as Telefonica, SAP, Orange, Mapfre, Dircom… and our Apps are used in large events, for example in the Madrid Management & Business Summit, ECR Forum Moscow….

What is? 

And what is evenTwo Guide?. Is an application that anyone can publish his professional event for free. This is a unique App where attendees can find the event that are attending and download to their devices.

If the event has advanced features (Premium) as conversation wall, list of attendees, messages between participants …, the attendee can register or logging with LinkedIn to access them.

evenTwo Guide is available in Apple App Store and Google Play.

Why? 

We have developed evenTwo Guide seeking two things:

  • We want that professional events without sponsorship or with little assistance may also have an App for their event for free or at low cost.

  • A quick way to have your event information in one app on the same day, without waiting for periods of Apple or Google Play for publication.

This does not mean we will stop creating custom apps for events, many of our clients want to have their own app in the app stores for their attendees to give them and experience completely customized.

How does it work? 

Operation is simple. First you have to register on our platform, is free and gives you access to our backend to create your events. Once registered, you can create your event and add the corresponding information. You will see that our backend is very simple and intuitive, but if in doubt, you can contact us.

To test how is working the information you enter you can do so by clicking on « Preview » will give you a code that you need to enter in the app on your device for viewing.

Once ready, clicking on “Publish”, appear in the list of events of Apps and you can send a mailing to your attendees saying that the event app is available. They will be able to look for your event or enter the corresponding code.

If you want premium features, here you will find different plans that has evenTwo Guide and included features for each one. In the Backend you will be able to see further information and also buy directly for your event, paying by credit card or PayPal.

What are you waiting for?, create an App for your event with evenTwo Guide.

Your event App, native or web?

Any event organizer understands the advantages of mobile applications for their events. But is it better a mobile application or a web application?

You can obtain almost the same features in a native mobile application as in a mobile Web, but which from a browser in case of mobile Webs. When we talk about event’s mobile Web application we mean an app that runs in the browser but is fully adapted to the event, not the event that the Website is accessible from mobile.

Next we will list the main advantages and disadvantages of each of them and our experience with evenTwo:

Mobile Web App for events

Advantages

  1. A Mobile Web App for events could be accessible from Android, iOS operating systems, but also Blackberry, Windows Mobile and others. This would be the main advantage.

  2. You can store the event data when you first walk using HTML5 features. Work offline, but is too small storage such speakers would not fit images or maps.

Disadvantages

  1. The application runs in a browser, which does not have the same response as a native application.

  2. You can not receive push notifications (instant messaging).

  3. Not in the Markets, it has to be accessed from a URL to access the application.

Native App for events

Advantages

  1. It can be found in the Markets, which helps in the promotion and visibility of the event, it’s easier to find and gives a better image of organizer.

  2. If the App is well designed and following design patterns of each operating system, is easy to use for the attendee as it works similarly to any application on his device.

  3. The response speed is much better than a mobile web app running on the operating system itself and not through a browser.

  4. You can receive push notifications, something very interesting to the organizers before, during and after the event, as we mentioned in a previous article.

Disadvantages

The main problem is you have to develop an app per platform, so the attendees should have the same operating system on their devices that you have developed.

  1. When installed on the device takes up space, which is difficult for users who have little storage space. It is important to develop not heavy apps.

Conclusions Native App vs. Web App

We have been for more than a year creating Apps for events. On each project we create native Apps for iOS and Android and a mobile Web with storage for other devices.

To take one recent example, in november 2013 we created « EBE 2013 » apps. There were more than 1.000 downloads between different apps but only 4% used mobile Web. With this information we know that users really prefer native apps but it’s important to give access to any attendee to your event’s App regardless of their devices.

Your event App, native or web?

Any event organizer understands the advantages of mobile applications for their events. But is it better a mobile application or a web application?

You can obtain almost the same features in a native mobile application as in a mobile Web, but which from a browser in case of mobile Webs. When we talk about event’s mobile Web application we mean an app that runs in the browser but is fully adapted to the event, not the event that the Website is accessible from mobile.

Next we will list the main advantages and disadvantages of each of them and our experience with evenTwo:

Mobile Web App for events

Advantages

  1. A Mobile Web App for events could be accessible from Android, iOS operating systems, but also Blackberry, Windows Mobile and others. This would be the main advantage.

  2. You can store the event data when you first walk using HTML5 features. Work offline, but is too small storage such speakers would not fit images or maps.

Disadvantages

  1. The application runs in a browser, which does not have the same response as a native application.

  2. You can not receive push notifications (instant messaging).

  3. Not in the Markets, it has to be accessed from a URL to access the application.

Native App for events

Advantages

  1. It can be found in the Markets, which helps in the promotion and visibility of the event, it’s easier to find and gives a better image of organizer.

  2. If the App is well designed and following design patterns of each operating system, is easy to use for the attendee as it works similarly to any application on his device.

  3. The response speed is much better than a mobile web app running on the operating system itself and not through a browser.

  4. You can receive push notifications, something very interesting to the organizers before, during and after the event, as we mentioned in a previous article.

Disadvantages

The main problem is you have to develop an app per platform, so the attendees should have the same operating system on their devices that you have developed.

  1. When installed on the device takes up space, which is difficult for users who have little storage space. It is important to develop not heavy apps.

Conclusions Native App vs. Web App

We have been for more than a year creating Apps for events. On each project we create native Apps for iOS and Android and a mobile Web with storage for other devices.

To take one recent example, in november 2013 we created « EBE 2013 » apps. There were more than 1.000 downloads between different apps but only 4% used mobile Web. With this information we know that users really prefer native apps but it’s important to give access to any attendee to your event’s App regardless of their devices.