Agenda, Ratings, Comments on the talks, Push Notifications, Check-in on the day of the event, Messaging. More than anything, the simplicity. Less is more. They have just the right amount of features to make the app useful without over-engineering the entire thing.
At the time of this review, they had a fully-fledged native iOS App and a web version to support Android users. The only two improvements I'd like to see in the future would be a native Android App and a way to communicate with attendees at the event through the app, empowering the networking effect of the event itself.
If you like minimalist approaches where people don't just build swiss army knives but actually focus on a very specific set of features that will create the best possible experience for your attendees, I'd recommend Eventfuel as a very interesting product.
It was our second year organizing the Landing.jobs Festival and one of our major pain points from the previous edition was the check-in. We knew we had to do something about it. Especially considering the fact that, this year, we had double the attendees. It's not acceptable to have people waiting in a queue for more than 15 minutes. Even 5 minutes is too damn much.
We have so many interesting activities going on: companies to meet, peers to network with, talks to see, boat rides to enjoy.
So this year we decided to get a proper event app that would allow us to improve the experience from end to end: keeping track of attendees, actively communicating with them and also managing an overbooked agenda so that they wouldn't miss a beat.
That's where Eventfuel comes in. We managed all registrations and check-in information with the app, before and on the day. We kept everyone up to date taking advantage of push notifications at its best. It was really easy to set up everything from the agenda, to speakers, attendees, and staff. And more importantly, one app to rule them all. We could finally manage everything in a single platform.
One of the last things I'd like to mention about our experience was the incredible support we got from the Eventfuel team before, during and after the event. Alexandra, Niko and Annemarie were relentless. They walked us through the app, the backoffice, helped us configure everything properly and were actually there on the day, side by side with all of us, helping out checking in everyone that came through those doors.
Thanks for the help this year. Hope we can count on you guys for the next one!