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Event Tech of the Week: @ATIVSoftware

Today, we're talking about EventPilot

Company/Tool Name: EventPilot Conference App by ATIV Software
Website: http://ativsoftware.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ativsoftware
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eventpilot
Blog: http://ativsoftware.com/category/blog/


What is the "problem" that your tool seeks to solve?

A conference app should work in a way attendees expect it – without having to rely on WiFi and at a performance that brings pages and results up instantly. That's what we have done with EventPilot – it's the most robust app on the market without needing WiFi for core functions such as Search, Schedule, or Note Taking.
  • Find your next session easily even if there is no Internet. EventPilot doesn't require Wi-Fi
  • Stay organized with note taking and bookmarking (on almost every aspect of the event) with an instant notes export - Writing a trip report from scribbles on napkins or the back of business cards is a thing of the past.
  • No need to build your schedule twice: EventPilot can be setup to sync with your registration system
  • Maximize your education and networking value with a visual schedule
  • Connect with other attendees with built-in messaging.
For organizers, EventPilot overcomes the last hurdle to paperless events: Planners can finally include all session handouts. Attendees can take notes directly on session slides, just like printed handouts – and with offline access.

What is the best audience for this tool? Corporate events? Social? Other? Large? Small?

The EventPilot platform is extremely flexible and great for: 

  • Events at venues with limited or no Wi-Fi. 
  • Sustainable events that want to provide a paperless experience without compromise
  • Large events that expect exceptional performance
  • Internal corporate sales/marketing meetings or training events
  • Non-technical audiences – EventPilot is the most visual app on the market and it uses native device navigation to instantly switch between screens 

What does your tool help event planners do better?

With EventPilot, conference planners can:
  • Save themselves time (check out our blog)
  • Eliminate printing costs and paper usage (http://ativ.me/co2)
  • Generate additional revenue through a large variety of sponsorship opportunities not found in other apps.
  • Offer unmatched value to their attendees

How is your tool different from/better than the competition?

It's the little things we pay attention to and they make a world of difference to attendees. Tweets for a session are difficult to follow, so we have built-in session specific commenting. Or you are sitting in the wrong session and you want to head to another one without walking a mile to the other end of the venue – just look up sessions near me. Or you want to add two sessions that happen at the same time to your schedule – you can. 
 
EventPilot is designed to first assist the attendee in getting the most out of your event. The app is not a distraction, but instead a powerful communication, networking, and organization tool they can use before, during and after the event. 
 
Also, all EventPilot implementations come with a free -- beautifully designed -- web-app (a web-app is all that's provided by some of our competition), but we don't stop there. Our primary focus is offline native event apps. We understand that being without internet access should not stop you from getting things done.
 

Once you have used EventPilot as an attendee, you wouldn't want to go to an event without it.

 

What is the single coolest feature of your product?

As an attendee, I love just bringing my phone. EventPilot has some unique features so you really don't need paper. Handouts are right in the session description, I can jot down my notes during sessions on the slides directly or tweet out great slides (yes, that's right "tweet slides")! Plus I have an amazing in-app schedule builder so I won't miss any sessions and can maximize my time at the event.

As an organizer, I love the ability to instantly send out program updates in seconds.

There are so many more cool features …  attendee messaging, session commenting, a moderated question module, social media integration, internal corporate distribution, schedule synchronization, QR code reader, etc.

Anything else we need to know?

We have done all the hard work and EventPilot is easy for you to implement. If you need a native app tomorrow or use it for multiple events, we offer different solutions to meet your budget or time requirements including multi-language versions for conferences that are held in two or more languages.

There is so much more than we can cover here- contact us for more details or a demo.

This weekly series spotlights a new tech tool that is designed to help make planning events much more seamless. Whether it's using event software to track every detail from start to finish or mobile apps that deliver content to attendees' fingertips, these technologies allow planners to divert their stress to more critical issues like deciding which napkin color looks best.

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