We’re always thinking of ways to make the attendee experience more intuitive and engaging… that’s what makes the difference between a successful event app that truly boosts participation and one that’s just “a nice to have.” We’re excited to announce several big changes to the app that bring a new level of refinement, simplicity, and accessibility that we know your attendees will love, here’s what’s new:
A Bold New Look
We completely redesigned the app menu getting rid of the dark grey theme of the past and introducing a bright, energetic style with a beautiful new icon set to boot! The new icon set features over 200 new options to choose from, and if you have an existing app we’ve automatically mapped old icons to similar icons in the new set.
The changes we made aren’t just at the surface, the new menu is easier to navigate and gives direct access to the notification center, private messages, favorites, and notes. You can even search throughout every section of the app right from the menu to find virtually any content in a snap. The redesigned menu is where your attendees will go to access everything they need to be successful and make the most of your Attendify powered event app.
Redesigned Notifications & Private Messages:
Timely access to notifications and private messages is a critical part of the app experience. Your attendees need to know when to engage and who to interact with, this redesign makes things easier than ever. Not only are notifications about social interactions such as likes, comments, announcements, and private messages now all in one place, but they’re easier to see and interact with. With one tap attendees can see all their notifications and private messages and get to their most important content.
Favorites & Notes Together at Last:
Beyond the menu we also took a fresh look at the note taking and favoriting and brought those two experience together into a single section. Notes and favorites are accessible from the menu and within each individual feature such as the schedule, speakers, or sponsors list.
Now all your attendees need to do is click the star icon next to any speaker or sponsor to save them to their favorites and can easily add notes whenever needed.
You can even see all your favorites and notes across different features in a single list, or filter down to an individual section. Favorites and notes are easily searchable and can be exported via email or even to a specialized note taking app like Evernote.
Updating your App:
If you already have an Attendify powered event app and want to update it to take advantage of these new features and redesigns doing so is a snap. Login to your Attendify account and click on the settings button next to the app you want to update (which will have a red dot indicating an available update – like the screenshot below). When you click to update we’ll send a new version off to Apple and Google for review, your current app will continue to be live and fully updatable until the new version is approved, so there’s nothing to worry about if your event is coming up in the next few weeks. Some of you may already have the latest version updated in the App Store, if that’s the case then you won’t see the red dot and you’re all set.
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