An Event App is a digital space that takes events to the next level by increasing engagement, networking, sponsorship opportunities, and more! With a growing number of events going virtual or hybrid, attendees will continue to ask for and expect a seamless, engaging digital experience. For an introduction to what an event app is and what it can offer to your event, check out the info below. 👍 

Digital Guide

An event app puts a live schedule of your event at attendees' fingertips. They can create their own schedules in their personal agenda, keep track of 1:1 meetings with their connections, and even export their agenda to their phone calendar. They can even add notes to sessions, connections, and more!

Animated GIF showing a Mobile App user scrolling through the Happening Now carousel in the Agenda feature.

Interactive maps make it easy for your attendees to get where they need to go. Link locations to sessions for easy reference!

Animated GIF showing a Mobile App user accessing the Maps feature via a link in an Agenda session.

In addition to these features, you can attach documents and videos to sessions, speakers, sponsors, and more. Advanced search features mean that users can find the info they need, when they need it!

Screenshot of the results for a search for the word

Networking

The attendee profile in the app acts like a "digital business card". With a filterable attendee list, it is a simple process to network with attendees that match their interests. Using the revolutionary Shake to Connect feature, they can shake their phones, discover who is around them, and simply exchange profiles with a click of a button. It's as easy as a handshake! 🤝

Two screenshots showing the Shake and Connect feature in the Mobile App.

Your attendees will be able to chat directly through the app with the connections that they have made. On the Web app and Mobile app, they can set up 1-on-1 text or video chats, or create group chats to streamline communication. Within the chat, they can exchange photos, schedule meetings with one another, and start a video chat. The person who starts a group chat or video call can invite anyone they're connected to, whether the invitees are connected to one another or not. 👍

Screenshot of the Mobile App chat options.

Engagement

Give attendees a social feed that acts as your event's own social network. The Wall feature lets app users post pictures, comments, and "like" discussion threads within the wall. This private social network makes it easy for you to build a community surrounding your event. 

Animated GIF showing a mobile app user browsing the Wall feature and liking and commenting on posts.

Collect and showcase, in real time, questions from your audience. Let them engage and be a part of the discussion. You can even project their questions to a live screen. We partner with Slido!

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Events are at their best when they bring people together and inspire them to take action. Games help you accomplish both. Start by rewarding attendees for what they already do, such as checking in. Then, funnel that excitement toward challenges that drive sponsor engagement, session attendance, and other ROI-positive behaviors.

Screenshot of the completion message that attendees see when they enter a valid Game Code.

Use Announcements to send push notifications to your attendees, ensuring they're up to date, alerting them of any exciting activity within the event, and driving traffic to wherever you want them to go. Send push notifications to encourage your attendees to participate in Live Polling, Q&A sessions, and surveys to see a big uptick in your completion rates. 👍 

Screenshot of a push notification from the Announcements feature.

Sponsorship

Add sponsor and exhibitor profiles to your event app to showcase key information for your attendees. These profiles can link directly to sessions, customizable icons, and even the interactive map! Whether your sponsors are on banner ads, within icons, or on landing pages, attendees will be one click away from more information on them, maximizing sponsors' return on investment. For more info on showcasing sponsors in your event app, check this out.

Animated GIF showing a mobile app user interacting with the Sponsors feature.

Have more questions about what an Event App is, and what it can do for your event? Reach out to your Socio contact!

    

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