Category - Apps

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Meeting Planners meet The Wallrus
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Multi-Language Event Apps from Attendify Now Here
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BusyEvent Mobile – Moving and Shaking in the Event World
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Office Lens for Meeting and Event Professionals
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You Can Be An Event Hero

Meeting Planners meet The Wallrus

Meeting Planners Social Media Twitter Wall

I am the Walrus… Coo, Coo, Kachoo. Oh wait, this is not an article about the Beatles. I made a mistake. This is an article about the one thing that everyone should do at events but no one knows how to do, even though the most basic forms of the technology are almost 10 years old . We can fix that, because I am the Walrus… Oh crap, I am not the Wallrus, they are the Wallrus and of course we are talking about Social Media Visualization, AKA, the Twitter Wall, whatever wall, which has now become the Social Media Wall and in this case, the Twitter and Instagram Wall which are really the only two social media streams that matter at a meeting or event and they are now why we to spell Walrus, W-a-l-l-r-u-s. Get it. Corny yes but the tool is cool and corny is the new hip. Just ask anyone that works with me. Read More

Multi-Language Event Apps from Attendify Now Here

Attendify Event Apps

Most everyone is familiar with websites that support multiple languages. Come on, you know, they have the little flags that you click on to make the website magically transform into French or Spanish or English or Klingon. This is a pretty common occurrence in this here information digital age. Users expect this kind of service now. Read More

BusyEvent Mobile – Moving and Shaking in the Event World

Busy-Event

I don’t normally publish press releases because, well, let’s be honest… they are press releases and press releases generally suck.

This one is different cause I know Brian Slawin at BusyEvent as a customer, an online buddy (Facebook and Twitter), and as someone who thinks that they are doing cool stuff for the event community in the mobile app space. I know him well enough to figure that he is probably ready pull his hair out because I have missed so many of our scheduled calls. :-)

It is great to see them grow in this ultracompetitive market and remain cool folks. I hope they keep getting better at what they do! Read More

Office Lens for Meeting and Event Professionals

OfficeLens

I too often find myself beating up on Microsoft. I pick apart Outlook, I make fun of Word. I really have unending disdain for PowerPoint. For these transgressions I am sorry. I am a victim of judging Microsoft for being Microsoft. Truth be told, no matter what any tech-idiot-guru- tells you, there is nothing wrong with Microsoft’s products that could not be fixed by simply taking the word “Microsoft” out of the equation.

Poor little MS is still getting crap from people like me for crap they created 10 years ago. No one noticed that they have left the Vista years behind and have been quietly creating amazing and useful products that are slowly creeping back into fashion. Kinda like Bell Bottoms, Chrysler , and Adidas…

We gave 80’s fashion another try, how about event professionals having a revisit of Microsoft? I gotta tell ya, if you have not tried Microsoft Office lately, you might be surprised to find that it kicks ass on a whole lotta levels. Around here, it is slowly making its way back into vogue with our clients and my office-mates.

A little bit of awesome can also be found in MS’s new iPhone/Android Scanner app called Lens. Evernote users will find it similar to Scannable which we talked about just a few weeks ago.

While Lens is not a game changer that will make Evernote or Google users jump ship, it is one of those small things that make Microsoft Office users confident enough to stay and not look for greener pastures. Meeting and event planners can rest easy knowing that they are not missing out on some amazing feature that the other guys have and they don’t. Basically, if you are working in the Microsoft Ecosystem (meaning you use Word, Outlook, OneNote, etc) Lens is a fine addition to your daily work habits.

BEOs, receipts, floor plans, sketches, whatever… You can use Lens like a visual Hoover to suck up all of that stuff and make it searchable and editable.

Here is a nifty little video they have created to explain it.

 

You Can Be An Event Hero

Event Planning EBook

I love it when great people do amazing things, especially when said things really make a difference in the meetings and events industry.

John-FJohn Federico is one of those cool people and not only has he created a work of art (in my humble opinion), his art has the ability to turn event registration and data use on its head. John will make you the master of your own house without having to go into indentured servitude, bankruptcy, or court to get it done. What I am saying is that he made “high function” affordable for the rest of us. Read More

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