Easily build your own app in four simple steps

No new system to learn, a simple drag & drop app platform with 90%+ average adoption rates. Simple pricing you can trust, never any hidden fees.

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Thousands of teams trust Guidebook to connect with their audience

105% Student Yield Increase

“Our yield grew tremendously once we began using Guidebook.”

Andrea Crilly
Assistant Director of Admissions for Campus Experience

100% cost reduction in printing costs

“While we loved the beauty of printed programs, the cost, design hours, and environmental impact was wearing on us.”

Taylor Blair
2021-2022 CIVSA President

88% less time

“We went from 200 hours and five staff members to just 25 hours and one person - compared with creating a website and printed programs.”

Kristin Sargeant
Enhancer of the student & alumni experience at the University of Edinburgh

Is Guidebook right for me?

Events

Trade Shows, Conferences, Exhibitions, Symposiums, Internal Meetings, Field Marketing

  • Help attendees maximize their time with advanced schedules
  • Connect attendees and help them grow their network
  • Get people where they need to be with Interactive Maps
  • Encourage engagement with a range of Gamification Features
  • Make the app pay for itself - generate Sponsorship Revenue
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Student Engagement

Admissions, Open Days, Orientation, Welcome Week, Graduation, Commencement, Alumni

  • Personalized Schedules for each student
  • Cut through the noise of email with Push Notifications & Alerts
  • 24/7 access to critical campus information
  • Recruit and engage students with self-guided Campus Tours
  • Connect with students on their favorite device
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Association Membership Engagement

Events, Educational Programs, Community Management

  • Manage one central communication channel
  • Engage younger members on their smartphone
  • Open up new Sponsorship Revenue streams
  • Modernize your programs - replace paper and pencils
  • Gather feedback with powerful Surveys & Forms
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How to generate sponsorship revenue with your event app

  • Understand the 9 things you can sell in your event app
  • Discover the $ value of each item to the average sponsor
  • Learn how to build app sponsorship tiers and maximize your returns
  • Identify which metrics you can share with sponsors to measure their ROI
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Providing award-winning support since 2011

100,000+
events supported
25+ million
app downloads
75+
countries served

See Guidebook in Action

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Dive into the app builder and see how easy it is to add features to your app in just 6 minutes.
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Check out what Guidebook users have created

The best event app and student app building platform

Easy to build and manage

Guidebook is simple, powerful, and intuitive. Build a native iOS or Android app and interactive web page in four easy steps with our world-class CMS. No technical skills required. Manage your content from wherever you are, whether that’s on your couch or in your office.

Comprehensive and flexible branding options

Guidebook offers a full range of branding and customization options. From your own branded, standalone app to a customized Space in our container app, we’ve got you covered. Need more than mobile? Guidebook Web is the perfect complement for your mobile app.

Industry-leading engagement features

Guidebook offers industry-leading interactive features that will help drive greater engagement with your audience. Use interactive maps, surveys, live polls, interactive social feeds, and push notifications to create buzz and increase engagement.

Award-winning support

Your dedicated Account Manager will help you devise game-changing mobile strategies. With email response times of less than 30 minutes during business hours and support chat response times in under 20 seconds, our gold-medal winning and globally-recognized customer satisfaction stats leave the industry standard in the dust.

Security and scalability

We take security seriously at Guidebook. We offer measures like SSO and SAML to ensure the safety of your user data and protect your organization. Guidebook is exceptionally fast and scalable.

Features

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Advanced Schedules

Allow your attendees to plan their day in advance - and take control with preset schedules, limited session capacity, and more.

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Map UI
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Add custom venue maps

Guide your attendees around your venue with ease.

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Forms and Surveys

Gather information from your audience before, during, and after your event. Dietary requirements? Quizzes? Feedback surveys? Easily build what you need.

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Powerful Metrics Panel

Understand the success of your work. See which content resonates - what your audience wants from your app - and continuously iterate.

Is an Event App right for me?

Do you communicate with attendees before, during, and after your event?

Replace managing emails, a website, and printed programs with one simple channel for everyone.

Do you sometimes have last-minute changes to your content?

Make edits in seconds, publish to your audience, and send out push notifications to keep people informed.

Does your audience like to network with each other?

Many attendees judge the quality of the event by the people they met, help connect them easily and maximize their ROI. 

Does your audience like to play games?

Simply drag & drop our gamification features into your guide and get people engaged through having fun.

Do you want to be in control of managing your content?

You don’t need to wait for IT or external developers with a simple no-code mobile app-building platform.

 Do you generate revenue through sponsorships?

Choose from 9 different things to sell to sponsors, and get guidance from our experts on how much to charge for each.

Still not sure if a no-code mobile event app platform is right for you?

Here are your options

Pros

Cons

Options

Email updates
You can contact people directly.
On average, a person receives 121 emails per day (V). Cutting through that noise can be a huge challenge.
Text message communication
People use their phone more than any other device.
You can only send information one-way, and you may be messaging the wrong device (are they using their personal or professional phone?).
Printed programs and materials
People are very familiar with printed programs, they’ve been using them for decades.
Events are constantly changing, and re-printing entire programs (or replacing certain pages) is expensive for organizers.
Event website
Websites can be updated more easily than printed materials, and can store more information.
Not all event organizers are able to quickly edit their own websites, and require IT support. Not all attendees remember to regularly check event websites for last-minute updates.
IT or agency custom app
Have a custom app that is completely unique for you and your audience. Put all your information in one place.
It is expensive and time-consuming to build a new app, and they can often have a lot of bugs. You will likely have to rely on the developer to manage updates for you.
Use Guidebook’s no-code event app builder
Use existing templates, or drag & drop the features you need, easily without any training required. Put all the information your attendees need in one place, and send live update notifications.
You’ll need to ensure there’s enough valuable content inside the app for people to download it - thankfully, our award-winning customer success team is always on hand to advise you.

Meaningful Integrations

Seamlessly connect your CRM, event registration, and marketing software to your app.
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Meaningful Integrations

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Commonly asked questions

Can I build this on my own? I’m not very technical…

Yes, you can. If you’re comfortable sending an email or putting together a few basic PowerPoint slides, you can build an app on our platform. Most of our customers would not describe themselves as ‘techy.’

Do you offer any integrations?

Yes! We know how hectic using multiple event planning tools can be, so we integrated our app Builder with the tools our customers use most. We connect with software like Eventbrite, Marketo, Cvent, and Splash. Plus, our Zapier integration allows connections to 10,000+ systems. Want to do more? Contact us to learn more about how our Open API works.

Can I make changes to my event app after I publish it?

Absolutely. If at any point you need to make a change, just jump right back into our system, make those edits, and hit Publish. Within seconds, your updates will be live. And, if you need to send any last-minute notifications to your users, you can do that straight from your phone or tablet with our Mobile Admin capabilities.

Do you offer human support?

Of course. Guidebook’s award-winning customer success team has reps in the US and the UK, and we pride ourselves on fast response times, and becoming a trusted advisor to you and your team.

How do users download my app?

Upon publishing your app, you’ll have a custom landing page to share with your audience - as well as a unique QR code. Our app Builder also gives you tools like email promotion, posters, and social media templates (and more) to make promoting and downloading your event app super simple.

Can I really generate sponsorship revenue?

Many of our customers have highly engaged app audiences and their sponsors want to get in front of them through banner ads, sponsored in-app social feed posts, push notifications, and more. Speak to us today to learn more about what you can sell and how.

Our commitment to mobile apps

Our mission is to make it simple to create and manage mobile apps. Over a hundred thousand organizations have used Guidebook to power their mobile experiences. While we’ve had a lot of success powering conference apps, corporate meeting apps, and university campus apps, our platform has been used for thousands of different use cases. Forward-thinking professionals are using Guidebook’s simple app builder to make interactive mobile guides for their student orientations, college campus tours, venues, corporate campuses, parks, and airports. Start going green with iPhone and Android apps built by the best event app company in the industry.