The Best #eventtech Tweets from January 2016
Virtual reality beaches, upmarket event transport services and live event streaming apps: Here’s a quick roundup of January’s most interesting #eventtech Tweets.
— Brilliant Transport (@BrilliantTrans) January 24, 2016
In an interview with Entrepreneur Magazine, the wave-making CEO of industry up-and-comer Brilliant Transport talks about filling the upmarket, hands-on, relationship-focused void left by cheaper one-off services like Uber and Lyft. In other words, if you can’t afford a fuck up, this is who you call.
Event Manager Blog reviews EventPilot
— Event Manager Blog (@EventMB) January 29, 2016
All-in-one event production apps don’t always do a great job of supporting large-scale events. In January, Event Manager Blog took a look at Event Pilot, the new app “purpose-built for large and complex meetings”. The details are in the post, but the final verdict reads:
- the visual calendar and schedule planning options are outstanding
- the app is fully accessible offline
- even the largest of events can go completely paperless
- the app file size is bigger than other event apps to account for the offline content
- no native version of the app for Blackberry or Windows Phone
- if something goes wrong with a 3rd party integration people can assume it is the app itself, when it is actually an issue with the integrated tool
Using Slack for Engagement
— eventgrid (@eventgrid) January 21, 2016
Slack is a killer project-based productivity and collaboration webapp. If you’ve never had the pleasure, let me assure you my friends, Slack is the bomb-diggety. In this post, Event Grid covers the basic features of using Slack as an event production pro.
— EPiQVision (@EPiQVision) January 19, 2016
Um, yes please?
“We’ve all been there. The time comes to leave the big game, Black Friday shopping, or some other event that draws a crowd, and everyone is left shuffling their feet due to the inevitable congestion. Fujitsu wants to change that and has begun field trials on a smartphone app that gives incentives to those who would wait it out. Using an artificial intelligence-enhanced system it calls Human-Centric Zinrai, the app aims to find the best candidates for staying behind and the incentive most likely to entice them to do so.
Hunger Games Exhibition
— Jobble (@jobbleapp) January 20, 2016
Check out the photo gallery from this immersive, tech-heavy Hunger Games installation in Discovery Times Square.
Virtual Reality Miami
— Event magazine (@Eventmagazine) January 19, 2016
How do you make guests reluctant to leave your experiential activation? Temporarily transport them to a sunny beach in the middle of winter.
Dubbed the Virtual Voyage, Kayak developed a VR experience that transported visitors to sun-soaked Miami for a few minutes. The venue was also themed around the concept of a summer holiday, allowing guests to literally experience the sand beneath their feet as they viewed and listened to the beach.
Redifining Service in the A/V Industry
— EPiQVision (@EPiQVision) January 28, 2016
And he wants to see A/V people take a shower once in a damn while.
— KWIPPED (@kwipped_com) January 21, 2016
Periscope, periscope, periscope. Do we hear the rumblings of a new buzzword?
“The Periscope app allows anyone with a smartphone to broadcast or view a live stream. The technology to enable instant access to a global audience may be one of the most profound innovations in the event industry over the past decade. Why? Because broadcasting live events takes event marketing outreach to a new dimension.”
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— Noodle Live (@NoodleLive) January 27, 2016