There are several options available to help in making your event information accessible through the app store. Depending on the app package you have selected, this can be through the EventMobi Universal App, or through a Custom Branded App.
EventMobi Universal App
Each event that you create will be be available in a web based form using a unique Event App URL, or through the EventMobi Universal App which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, or Google Play. Additionally, each event will be assigned a Smart Launch Page that makes promoting your event app, and directing attendees to your event information effective and easy.
Smart Launch Pages are designed to provide your attendees with the best app experience that their device can support. If the user has accessed the Smart Launch Page using an Apple device using iOS 8 and later, or an Android device using 4.4 and later they will be directed to the relevant app store to download the EventMobi Universal app. Once the app has downloaded, your event information will launch automatically.
Users who have accessed the Smart Launch Page using a device that does not support the EventMobi Universal app will instead be directed to the web based version, which can then be added as a bookmark to the device home screen.
The Smart Launch Page associated to your event will follow the format eventmobi.com/app/eventcode.
Custom Branded Apps
If you are looking to provide a fully branded experience to delivering your event information, then a Custom Branded App is the way to go. This option is available as an add-on to your app package, in addition to the web based version that is already included.
Custom Branded Apps allow you to host your event information from your own developer accounts in the Apple App and Google Play stores so that attendees can download them directly to their device. To set this in place, you will need to work with our Native Release Specialist to have a file generated for your custom branded app. This will be used to create your app store listings within the Apple App Store and Google Play. The overall timeline for this process can vary from 4-8 weeks in total, to provide sufficient time to create the native file, submit to the app stores, and have it approved. We recommend incorporating the maximum timeline of 8 weeks into consideration when determining your anticipated launch date.
What If I have Multiple Events?
If you are hosting multiple events throughout the year, then an Event Page will be provisioned to establish one central area by which attendees can access all of your event information. This prevents users from having to download multiple apps to their device, and will instead offer a single source to direct to each relevant app for your events.
Your Event Page can be accessed in several ways as well, depending on the app package you have selected or the device type your attendee is using. A web based version of your Event Page will be made available, regardless of your app package type, and will be accessed using a unique URL similar to that used for the web based version of your event app. In addition to this, users with iOS and Android devices will have access to your Event Page using the EventMobi Universal App.
If you are looking for a fully branded solution to delivering your event information, then a Custom Branded Event Page will be provided. This will create a central area where attendees can access the event information for all of your events by downloading one app that is hosted under your developer account in the Apple App and Google Play stores. Similar to hosting a Custom Branded App, a file will need to be created and provisioned by our Native Release Specialist. This file will be used to create your app store listings, or to be distributed privately to your attendees. A timeline of 4-8 weeks total will also apply to allow for the creation, submission, and approval of the Custom Branded Event Page.