There are currently 6 billion mobile devices in the world, with China and India accounting for 30% of all subscriptions, and USA in a distant 3rd place (source: mobiThinking). As to mobile broadband penetration, South Korea and Japan lead the field. And in many countries, such as Egypt, India, Ghana, Thailand, China, USA, UK and Russia, a large percentage of users never, or infrequently, use the desktop Web.
The mobile revolution is here to stay and the use of mobile telephones and devices (iPhones, Android, iPads, tablets, etc.) will continue to grow exponentially at work and at home, as better and faster wireless networks become available.
Mobile devices have radically changed the way in which we do business and network professionally and socially, and the meetings and events industry is no exception to the rule. There are a fast growing number of mobile apps available for just about everything from networking and geolocation to audience polling and lead capture. You name it and there is probably a mobile app already on the market.
One good contact made at an event can often pay for the whole trip! Yet, until recently, the way most events managed this very important component did not get much thought. For ...
Smartphones and tablets currently account for 25% of melia.com’s traffic, a trend that obliges the hotel company to adapt to the consumer habits of the Mobile Era. “With this change ...
Last year, HeBS Digital proclaimed that 2013 would be the Year of the Three Screens in Hospitality – desktop, mobile and tablet – and advised hoteliers to get ready for the "three ...
Wireless interface controls Christie M and J Series 3-chip DLP projectors. Christie® unveils the Christie InControl™ projector mobile app for applicable iOS devices at InfoComm 2013 this week. Christie InControl ...
Mobile event technology leader DoubleDutch teams up with The Meetings Show UK to engage attendees, source leads, and gather insight with event’s official mobile app. The Meetings Show UK, the ...
For the last five years, the company has supplied the show with signage, branding, graphics, advertising services, and sponsor items.Established in Holland in 1998, Faircom is present in several European ...
GenieConnect announced yesterday the addition of the Blackberry native app to their portfolio of digital event solutions. The Blackberry 10 Event App has been specifically designed to support GenieConnect’s clients in enabling ...
Eikonos was commissioned to install a giant 7.5m high smartphone in Portal del Angel, welcoming visitors to the Mobile World Centre. The 2013 edition of the Mobile World Congress (GSMA ...
Mobile is an important travel planning and hotel distribution channel; a channel that hoteliers must embrace to be successful in 2013. One of the most notable developments this year is that the ...
The Madrid-based firm PadInTheCity would like to share its experiences in using iPads at a professional level at all sorts of events.Below, PadInTheCity explains how to use IdeaFlight, a presentation ...
A mobile app for your event (trade show, convention, meeting, festival, etc) can be useful, valuable, and fun for attendees. It can provide you with a source of revenue and sponsorships. ...
Over the past few years hoteliers have been advised repeatedly to embrace the mobile channel. Industry experts have projected staggering growth rates in leisure and unmanaged business travel bookings via the ...
Going unnoticed at a show attended by over 60,000 trade professionals and the world’s chief players in the mobile telephone industry is something that sadly happens to 90% of the exhibitors taking ...
In a bid to offer its users an optimum experience, the Spanish and Moroccan meeting and event portal has carried out a long list of improvements during 2012.Aware that today’s ...
These are exciting times. The rate of technology change is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps and innovations bubbling up to help meeting planners, exhibitors, venues and attendees to do their jobs ...
CWT ramps up its focus on mobile for business travelers.Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) announces that it has acquired WorldMate Inc., a leader in mobile travel technology providing itinerary management systems ...
If new technology is implemented correctly, it could go a long way in allowing your delegates more options to connect with one another.I don’t usually like technology interfering with live ...
Vilafranca has adapted it new museum to the 21st century, transforming it into VINSEUM, the Catalonian Wine Culture Museum, which opened its revamped facilities to the public on 6 and 7 October.
It’s no surprise that attendees are using the iPad more than ever at conferences and meetings. Apple sold 11.8 million iPads during the first quarter of 2012, according to apple.com. The device ...
Es.cultura has just launched a series of team-building activities featuring the use of new technologies.With the aim of offering its clients the opportunity to modernize their events and marketing campaigns, ...
The H10 Hotels’ new mobile website allows Smartphone users to access information and make bookings at the chains 40+ properties in a simple and intuitive fashion.H10 Hotels has recently launched ...
What smartphone technology can teach (and remind) us about meeting design.The message being debated about MPI’s future of meetings within groups, surveys and expert interviews is emphatic: don’t use technology ...
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