Announcements are a great way to notify your attendees of any pertinent information during the event. Has there been a room change for a session? Is lunch ready to be served? Send out an announcement! You can even send targeted announcements to specific groups established in your attendees listing.
The most recent announcement will pop-up as soon as you send it out (or when the attendee next opens the app, whichever happens first). On the app, all recent announcements appear in the Event Feed at the top of the app. (However, swiping right gives you the Menu and swiping left gives you the Attendee Dashboard, and Event Feed doesn't appear in either.)
Attendees that have downloaded the EventMobi app from the Apple App Store or Google Play will also receive these announcements as push notifications (provided you have toggled this option while creating the announcement). It is important to note that the user must provide permission for the push notifications to be received on their device, and will have to have the app downloaded prior to the announcement being sent.
Sending An Announcement
Push notifications are available for users that are using the EventMobi app and are shown when the app is closed or another app is in use. Push notifications ensure that attendees using iOS and Android devices will get your announcements and updates, even if they don't have the app open when you send them out. However, it's good to keep the following in mind:
- Users can download the EventMobi app using the Smart Launch page specific to your event. The URL should follow the format eventmobi.com/app/eventcode
- Only users who have downloaded the EventMobi app before your announcement was scheduled to go out will receive it as a push notification.
- Push notifications are sent to all iOS and Android users who have downloaded the EventMobi app.
- Attendees can opt out of push notifications, so it's not a bad idea to send an accompanying email with your announcement, which you can do within the Announcements area.