Many event organisers are seeking for mobile solutions such as the event app. While you may already know the features that this type of app has, you would still need some tips on how to look for a reliable provider. Given that the mobile app market for events is quite active today, you should always make sure that you are making a good investment. Here are some ways for you to make the process of finding an app provider easier:
- Consult software and app directories.
The first thing you can do, aside from simply searching for an app via Google, is to consult online directories. These directories will provide to you a list of different event app providers and what their pros and cons are. If you are lucky, you may find a directory that ranks choices according to ratings and prices. This will allow you to gain a better perspective on which choices you can add to your short-list. After reading all interesting choices, make sure to narrow down your list to five so that you can begin making enquiries from five different companies.
- Check out which provider your competitors are using.
Another way for you to find out which event apps are the best in the market is by checking out your competitors. While you may not have access to their events, you can check their event websites and see who the software provider is. More often than not, event organisers have the same provider for their event management software and the event app. In fact, the event app is an offshoot product of many companies that primarily offer the event management software.
- Request for a free demo or trial.
As mentioned above, you should narrow down your list to a group of five after you have considered most of your options. The next thing to do would be to make enquiries. Try requesting for a free demo or trial from the app provider. This is the best way for you to see how the app really works and what its different features are. If you like the interface and if you feel like it’s something that your attendees will be able to appreciate, then you can narrow down your list further until you’re left with only one.
- Be critical in terms of pricing.
One of the most important things to consider when it comes to looking for a reliable provider is the price. You have to be critical in a sense that you should invest your money in a provider that offers the best value for your money. There are so many companies out there and some of them may be considered proper rip-offs. This is the reason why all tips found in this post all point out to proper research.