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Web Apps: What they are and why you need them
Compliment your iOS and Android app with a Web App for other operating systems or laptop users.
Ensure all attendees can access event information regardless of their device. Compliment your iOS and Android app with a Web app for other platforms or even laptop users.
As clients and attendees become more technologically savvy, the demand for digital at events continues to grow. Like it or not, apps are an essential component of meetings these days and delegates have increasingly high expectations of their app experience.
But what if attendees don’t have an Apple or Android phone? Or no smartphone at all?
That’s where a Web App comes in.
Also known as HTML5 Apps, web apps ensure all attendees have access to your event information and social features, regardless of their device.
The simplest explanation for a Web App is a ‘website’ version of the native app. Attendees can log into and engage with all app activity via a personal desktop or laptop. The system is cloud-based which means all information is perfectly synchronised – so nobody need miss out.
Web Apps can be used to complement any event, but there are some areas of use that have proved most valuable:
Not all web apps are made the same. Here’s what to consider when comparing web apps.
Well the answer is, both.
Native apps (built for iOS or Android) make the most of device’s hardware while web based apps often cannot. Things like accessing the device camera, sending a push notification to lock screens etc. need to be developed specifically for the type of phone or tablet.
Native apps and web apps are complementary options that provide event attendees easy access to valuable event material.
Web apps perfectly complement your native app, providing peace of mind that your event attendees have easy access to valuable event material, regardless of their device.
2017 sees Entegy’s Web App get a massive overhaul. We’ve added more functionality, made vast improvements to design and usability and best of all – still free when you use our App Element.
What’s new? Glad you asked!