Cheers to the incredible journey that 2023 was!
As we bid farewell to this year, it's time to reflect on the highs, lows, and everything in between. This year, the Eventee team experienced a whirlwind of emotions and changes – from warm welcomes to heartbreaking goodbyes, and team buildings filled with laughter to strategic shifts in our business model. Above all, we pushed Eventee towards becoming the most easy-to-use event app focused on attendee engagement once more. 🚀
2023 brought significant shifts to our business landscape. In the spirit of growth and transformation, we obtained the international certificate, ISO/IEC 27001, and officially renamed our company to Eventee s.r.o., sealing our commitment to Eventee and its further development.
We also embraced a new pricing strategy, featuring a Solo plan and two regular subscription plans, to better meet the needs of our customers. At the same time, we introduced the option to buy add-ons and customize the app functionality regardless of the plan.
You can discover the improvements we released in 2023 further down this article, but before you jump to that part, we would love to thank our customers for helping us get to the TOP this year. G2 recognized our mobile app as a category leader in usability and implementation, which was a great success. Throughout the year, we maintained our position among the TOP performers in various G2 index reports and earned our place in the Capterra TOP event app listing.
3273 events, 282116 attendees - your events were nothing short of spectacular! We were delighted to have the opportunity to attend numerous events, capturing valuable experiences and insights that help us improve Eventee for you.
Watch the video below to see how it went at the E-commerce day 2023 conference. More case studies are to come next year.
We are honored to be part of all the amazing event experiences. One of them was the largest attack on scammers, organized by the awesome Scammer Payback team that partnered up with Anydesk against scammers.
We wouldn't be us today without you - so here's to you, our customers!
🎉 Eventee 2023 in review
And now, it's finally time for a round-up of the most exciting updates and improvements we have brought to you and your attendees this year!
Private Custom menu items
The feature Custom menu allows you to create additional content items in the menu of the app. This has proven to be a great way to share important information with attendees, all in one place.
One of our last improvements of the year 2023 enabled event managers to limit access to particular menu items by hiding them from the public page. With this update, you can create content that is exclusive to attendees.
Organizer's contact information
We’ve released an update that allows you to leave contact information for attendees to reach out to you if needed. This way, you can provide attendees with better support and ensure the best experience possible.
Attendees will see your contact information on the event’s homepage and both mobile and web apps, where they can easily contact you with a click of a button.
Hide My agenda
From time to time, there are customer cases where a personalized agenda is not needed. We’ve heard your calling and made this feature optional.
Turning this feature off will prevent attendees from creating their own event agendas.
Link to the ticket seller
Previously, when you integrated Eventee with some of our supported ticketing platforms, the button “Get a ticket” automatically appeared on your event website. Now you can customize the link of this button and direct visitors to any ticket seller. You just need to insert the link in your administration.
With this update, we brought you an improved way of inviting attendees. While the old version allowed you to pre-fill attendee information only through API or integrations, the new version of Eventee lets you pre-fill attendee profiles from .csv, .xlsx, xls, or .tsv.
In other words, you can import attendees, including their detailed information through your event administration, all at once.
Attendee information you can import:
- First name
- Last name
- Facebook link
- Twitter link
- Linkedin link
Export workshop participants
Workshops are special sessions with limited seats. Newly, you can open the details of each workshop and export all participants, including their personal information and the time they booked a seat.
You can export the file in .csv, .xlsx, or .xls format.
Social wall export
Export one specific attendee post or all posts at once, including the views, likes/dislikes, and URLs to the shared images.
Export either all feed posts at once or select a specific post, including the views, likes, and dislikes.
Live polls export
With this export, you will see the details of every poll vote. The details include the poll question and attendee’s name, answer, and email address.
Adjust the size of the schedule in your administration. You can zoom in or out using the “+” and “-“. The schedule will scale at preset increments (50%, 100%, 150%, and 200%).
Note: This Eventee improvement applies only to your administration and aims to enhance your comfort while creating the schedule. If you need to scale the event schedule on the app for attendees, use the Schedule scale.
Hide times before the first session
The schedule on the attendee app always starts with the first session of each day. Newly, you can set this view for the schedule in your administration as well. This setting applies to all days and all halls on the schedule.
Note: You are still able to create a new session before the first created session even though you cannot see the times. Simply click anywhere on the schedule timeline and set the time manually in the detail of the new session. The schedule will then adapt to your changes.
Default session length and duplicating sessions
We simplified the scheduling process for events with many similar sessions. This allows organizers to quickly replicate existing sessions within an event, saving time and reducing the risk of errors.
This update allows you to customize the background color of the sponsors' lineup on the event website. Find the settings under Website branding in your administration.
Custom email invitation
Eventee sends out email invitations to your attendees once you publish your event. With this update, you can customize the messaging of the invitation, including the email subject and call-to-action.
Publish a fully branded app on the App Store and Google Play with a custom app icon, name, and description. White Label is offered as an add-on and is available for all our customers.
👉 Current limit is one event per White-labeled app.
👉 Customers need to have their own App Store account.
👉 The initial price for the White Label add-on is set to $2000.
Program list view
Mobile app users can now choose between two different program views – grid or list. They can set their preference on the program screen through the settings button in the upper right corner once they join the event.
For those familiar with Eventee, this is the same view as before. Sessions and halls are displayed in a tabular view and you can move the program horizontally. All halls and their sessions are visible at the same time.
The new view brings a fresh breeze into Eventee. Instead of displaying all halls and sessions in a table, the list view lets you open a single hall and browse the sessions vertically.
See how it works in the short video below. 👇
The new version of the app is designed for screen reader compatibility, which means even attendees with visual impairments can easily navigate it.
List of speakers
Attendees on the Eventee mobile app can now view all the speakers and their detailed profiles within a few clicks.
They can access the full speakers list by clicking on the icon in the upper right corner of the program screen. After that, they can open the profile of a speaker they would like to know more about.
We introduced a whole new Networking experience this year - attendees can now choose between swiping through profiles and browsing the list of networking participants.
We also added new tabs to make everything more straightforward. Let's break it down!
Here you can see all your conversations with your established contacts. Once you match with someone, you can start chatting and arranging meetings with them right away. Arranged meetings will then appear in My agenda.
Attendees can send you requests for connection, which you will see right here.
You can also access the list of rejected contacts and send them a request if you change your mind.
This is where you can browse the list of all attendees who joined Networking. You will see different statuses next to other attendees’ names – connected, pending request, rejected, or an icon that sends an instant request for connection.
Newly, you can also filter attendees based on name, company, or position.
Watch this short video to see how it works!
💪 What awaits us in 2024
The upcoming year is going to be big, and we cannot be more excited! Here is just a glimpse of what we are planning to introduce in 2024:
- New user management - group tags, event reminders, etc.
- Global search for mobile app
- Comments for Social wall and Newsfeed
- Networking tags
We moved our Eventee roadmap to a new platform, and we hope to convey our sincere appreciation for your input through transparency.
The new platform:
- enables us to gather and organize feedback more effectively,
- helps us better prioritize features based on your demands, which ultimately leads to a better experience for you,
- allows us to streamline our product development process while also creating a more collaborative environment for our customers,
- To be able to interact, you need to create an account or log in first.
- Whenever there is an update, you will receive an email.
We would love to keep you in the loop, so you can use Eventee to its full potential and make the most out of your events. Therefore, we decided to add a product changelog to easily share all the updates with you.
Find it in your administration, under the bell icon in the upper right corner.
As we wave goodbye to 2023, let's welcome 2024 with open arms and a sprinkle of optimism. Wishing you a year ahead filled with all the good vibes!
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