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What’s so Good about Native Event Apps?

Download a Native app and a web based html5 app and have a play with both. Put your device in airplane mode to see the worst case scenario. To run a Mobile Web-based app (which is essentially a mobile website), the user commonly has to access the Internet via Wi-Fi or cellular connection. Native Event Apps®, on the other hand, reside on the device itself; they don’t require an Internet connection to work. This is crucial because in a hotel or a convention centre you may have hundreds or thousands of attendees trying to access Wi-Fi or cellular network simultaneously to use their Event Apps®, email, social networks etc.

Even with the best venue supplied Wi-Fi service this can produce a virtual traffic jam. Native apps do require updates periodically but those updates usually take less than 10 seconds.

Native apps provide a greatly enhanced user experience. Have a chat with your venue and event app developer to understand what internet access capabilities your venue provides?

My opinion…. Always go Native

About the Author:

Darren Edwards
Darren Edwards is the founder of Invisage Creative Services in Australia. With more than two decades of experience in the meetings and events industry, Darren's passion is to connect people through supply of creative design and innovative event tech solutions. Invisage Creative Services has been providing creative and technology products to the Meetings and Associations industries since 1993, this has resulted in a solid understanding of the needs of professional conference organisers, associations and events. Darren understands that often event managers need to be budget conscious and utilise effective time management strategies as they are often steered by volunteers and sub-contractors. Invisage as developed its products and services with this in mind in order to save you both time and money whilst still maintaining a professional presence. Core services include graphic design, mobile event apps, association apps, polling solutions, email marketing and surveys, document submission portals, collaboration tools and technology consulting. info@invisage.net | www.invisage.net

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