It's no secret that people who work in the event industry generally have their hands full. All day long and often well into the night when big events take place, they're multi-tasking as they try to corral all of the different elements that go into making the perfect event go off without a hitch.
Whether you focus on setting up events, sourcing participants, planning and organizing, arranging for venues and accommodations or financing or marketing, chances are you could use some additional help with your tasks.
This is where your smartphone can save the day. Here are five apps that have an audio feature that you will need for your next event.
1. Attendify: The Attendify app is designed to help users build relationships at events, using private event communities. People use it to network, check out who is attending an event and plan their time with a customized schedule. You can communicate just by audio with others or launch a video call to other attendees. It also provides local maps and layouts for event facilities to help you with navigation. More than 100,000 people have installed Attendify to date.
2. AudioTool: An event will not be very successful if the attendees have difficulty hearing what's going on. The AudioTool app includes a spectrum analyzer to help you examine the sound characteristics and audio quality. It also lets you do things like check the polarity of audio speakers to determine whether they are in phase. This app has been installed more than 10,000 times so far.
3. Eventee - Your Event Buddy: It would be much easier on you if you could create your own personal agenda when it comes to events. And being able to identify which sessions may have had last minute changes is ideal for event attendees and planners alike. You can listen to and watch sessions too. With more than 10,000 users having installed Eventee, it has a base that enjoys being able to ask questions and provide feedback in real time as speakers make their remarks. The Eventee app does all that as well as helping people schedule a seat when workshops are listed as having limited capacity.
4. Eventory: Billing itself as a networking platform and comprehensive digital guide to events, the Eventory app is ideal for folks who need to create their own private network at events, creating new connections and easily messaging with their new colleagues. Eventory, now installed on more than 50,000 mobile devices, has helped many busy individuals obtain the most accurate and up-to-date schedules for the events they attend.
5. Sound Meter: One important task you don't want to forget about is checking out the sound levels at your event facility. There might be local sound level ordinances specifying just how loud the attendees, music and other presentations can get. The Sound Meter app uses your phone's built-in microphone to sample the audio around you. It specifies the decibels so you can verify whether you are in compliance with sound regulations. More than 5,000,000 people have installed Sound Meter so far.
Keep Your Device and Apps Updated to the Latest Version
Using any or all of these apps on your mobile device should save you a lot of time and unnecessary hassles, helping you stay organized and focused on the tasks at hand. Just remember to keep your smartphone or tablet updated with the latest version of its operating system and make sure that you upgrade your installed event apps. Doing so ensures your device takes advantage of any security fixes as well as new capabilities from the app's developers.