- Meeting Management
- Air Travel
- Audio Visual
- Communications and Social Media
- Convention and Visitors Bureaus
- Cool Tools
- Food and Wine
- GPS and Global Maps
- Green Tools
- Ground Transportation
- Hotel Search
- News and Weather
- Organizational Tools
- Sports and Activities
Our site, MeetingApps.com is the first portal for apps specific to the meetings and events industry. This site was created for the sole purpose to save meeting and event planners both time and money. Kirsten Strand, BSc, CMM, CITE, the creator of MeetingApps.com, recognized the current challenges in the meetings business. "We are all driven to prove the value of meetings and to work more efficiently. For years I have had the pleasure of working directly for a few select clients. My vision is to also help other planners and hospitality partners easily access useful tools that will make a difference in their day to day business activities." Kirsten Strand has partnered with the leading internet technology pros, Joseph Lo and Jane Huynh, to create the first on-line app directory - MeetingApps.com. We look forward to hearing your feedback and comments about our site.
Q: I am an association or Corporate Planner. I am very busy. Why should I even bother sharing with my team the apps available at MeetingApps.com?
A: As an association or Corporate Planner, you are always under pressure to deliver results. In today's times, you have limited budgets and internal resources. Every step of the way, you are looking to find greater efficiencies in how you operate your meetings and events. Quite often, your internal department has been downsized and you have to "do more for less". By sending an internal email to your entire meetings team, and sharing MeetingApps.com with them, they will be able to shave off hours in sourcing the best apps to improve their internal efficiencies. Once they download an appropriate app, then they will also save additional time during both site inspection visits and when operating meetings and events. Just imagine each of your meetings and events team members being able to do the following through their iPhones (or smart phones) :
As a DMC, you are considered to be the "local expert". Your value, and what you are selling to potential clients, is your complete knowledge about the local destination. Often clients will meet with several DMCs, deciding who to select during the site inspection visits or during sales presentations. How often has your team been asked a question that they don't have an immediate answer? Instead of saying "I'll get back to you", now your team can immediately access the information from their iPhone or smart phone. On www.MeetingApps.com, you will find apps that can be downloaded onto your mobile devices. These apps will contain information about airlines, airports, hotels, venues, restaurants, local transportation services, wines, highlights about the destination and much more. The GPS capabilities will allow your team to discover local resources, and have contact information and specifications immediately accessible.
When your sales team is attending trade shows, the sales and connectivity apps will increase productivity. This includes:
During the program operations stage, your team will now be more efficient using iPad apps. Gone are the days of carrying around the five pound 3-ring binders. Now all of the program details, along with the best apps, will be a fingers stoke away. The iPad apps will provide a further level of destination detail to impress guests, attendees and VIPs.
Today's climate is more and more competitive. As you know, one has to first sell the destination, then the property. There is no other tool that will give you immediate access to everything you need to know about your destination. Through MeetingApps.com, you will be able to source detailed information about the benefits of your specific locale. And there's more: apps will assist you with your productivity, travel experiences, personal interests and much more. Just imagine remotely:
A: An iPhone app is a third party software application, approved by Apple, designed specifically for an iPhone. These apps have diverse functionalities including meeting management, reference, GPS navigation, news and more.
A: Web applications or web apps combine the power of the Internet with the simplicity of Multi-Touch technology, all on a 3.5-inch screen of your iPhone. The difference between a web app and an iPhone app is that a web app does not require any app installation. The web app is accessed through your phone's browser so a constant internet connection is required in order to use the web application. The majority of the iPhone apps can be used without internet connection once the app is installed or downloaded onto the phone.
A: No, iPhone apps are designed specifically for an iPhone and can not be downloaded on a Blackberry. There are apps that are designed specifically for Blackberry devices which we will be adding in the near future.
A: Yes, BlackBerry apps are currently available at www.BlackBerry.MeetingApps.com. New BlackBerry meeting apps will be continuously added to MeetingApps.com, keeping planners up to date with the latest developments. Android apps are not available on MeetingApps.com at the moment. We will be listing Android apps in the near future. Please come back for an updated list soon.
A: Yes. Any chargeable iPhone apps listed on MeetingApps.com are the same price as those on iTunes. Any free iPhone apps remain free. All iPhone apps links take you directly to iTunes where the particular app is located. MeetingApps.com is an iPhone App portal that categorizes various apps for your convenience.
Our team has spent countless hours in researching apps specific to the meetings industry, and then categorizing them for easy retrieval. You will be able to search for apps by categories such as meeting management, hotels, CVBs, cool tools and much more. The portal is designed for you to easily source the app that you need.
A: Having information readily available to you on the tip of your fingertips will definitely save you time and money. When managing a meeting or event, you will need to easily find information about flights, airport terminals, hotels, destinations, restaurants, and much more. Now you can download apps to easily find the information you require. Additionally, the GPS functionality of apps allows you to find out about your local meeting destination. There are even specific "meeting management" apps that can be used by not only your planning team, but also by attendees. Many of these apps replace other expensive technologies. As there is often no need to print or bring unnecessary paper, the apps are "green" and can help you save on printing costs. You can now access your information online anytime: efficiently, quickly and with incredible ease.
A: MeetingApps.com is a portal community for meeting and event planners where we share useful meeting iPhone/iPad apps, tools, news and tips. If you find an interesting article relating to meeting planning, chances are other meeting and event planners will also find it interesting and useful. If you are the author of an article, posting your article also helps increase your readership online.
A: You must be logged in to submit an app or an article.
A: You can contact us for your next app development project or meeting registration site. For more information, please visit http://meetingapps.com/app_development.html.
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