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College nights

Hitting the road to meet students from your feeder schools? Mobile apps can send push messages to high school counselors and faculty on your route.

Awareness programmes

Use Guidebook to easily create your own visibility-raising mobile app complete with your institution’s logo and branding palette.

Open houses

Bringing prospective students and other members of the community together on campus? Use a mobile app to provide campus maps, directories of campus contacts and more.

Staff Resource Directory

On the road and in the air. Admissions counselors need instant access to information and the ability to connect with their peers. Guidebook allows them to stay connected wherever they are.

Financial Resources

People prefer apps to surfing websites from their mobile devices. So don’t force parents to search your institution’s website for financial aid information. Instead create a mobile guide with essential information right on their phones.

What can you do with an education app?

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Get the conversation started

An interactive social feed provides a central place for attendees to discover content and engage in lively discussions.

Notification UI
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Send instant push notifications

Deliver important updates to attendees' home screens, even if the app isn’t active.

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Update on the fly

Your schedules, interactive maps, and speaker lists can reflect up-to-the-minute changes.

Schedule UI
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Provide an up-­to­-date schedule

Keep students on track by allowing them to create personal schedules and to-do lists based on your full events calendar.

Campus UI
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Showcase your campus story

Use an interactive self-guided tour to help students and visitors navigate campus, even when you’re not around.

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Put data to work

Learn about students’ preferences and behaviors by monitoring app usage.

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Invite your team

Collaborate with others on a single platform - no extra licenses or costs necessary.

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Top Events and Associations use Guidebook

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The YMCA

Conference organizers for a 1,000­ person national expo got people participating in unprecedented ways. Their association app features:

  • A shared photo album added fun and spontaneity to an event meant to inspire
  • Twitter integration caused the event hashtag to trend nationally
  • 98% of attendees found the app useful and easy to use
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Star Wars Celebration

The convention team used a Guidebook app to create an invaluable scheduling resource for tens of thousands of fans of one of the world’s most beloved brands. Watch the video.

  • A large, complicated schedule simplified
  • Attendees never missed a panel thanks to a customizable personal schedule
  • Push notifications drove interaction and highlighted app content
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Festival of Marketing

Event marketing staff used an app to add an interactive digital channel to a progressive, dynamic exhibition. Their event app features:

  • An eye-­catching visual style continued the event’s branding throughout its app
  • Limited seats in sessions were managed through in­-app booking
  • 12 different content streams were elegantly presented in one easy-­to­-read schedule

Top colleges around the world use Guidebook

NC State's New Student Orientation App

Students are welcomed to NC State's campus with a wonderfully detailed orientation app. Their orientation app features:

  • Pictures and bios of orientation staff
  • Easy­-to­-follow schedules for freshmen, transfers and parents
  • Social media integration to stoke school spirit

University of Oregon's Mobile Campus Tour

Admissions staff provide prospective students an option to tour Oregon's campus at their own pace, while still getting the true student experience. Their campus tour app features:

  • GPS guidance to the next POI on campus
  • Audio narration in the words of a student ambassador
  • Customisable interest form captures students right when they’re most interested

The University of Illinois at Urbana-­Champaign's Career Fair App

Engineering Career Services dumped a printed program for an easy­-to­-distribute and update app. Their career fair app features:

  • Complete participant company listings with details and sorting
  • Prominent and valuable sponsorship opportunities
  • Students can self-curate a to-do list of desired employers

La Trobe University's Resident Services App

Residential services at La Trobe University in Australia afforded themselves a 24/7 communication channel directly to students. Their resident services app features:

  • Important contact information never more than a few clicks away
  • An up­-to-­date activities calendar informs students of social programming
  • Push messaging increases engagement and attendance at special events

Resources

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New Student Orientation Apps Webinar

In-depth insight for professionals trying to choose the best event app.

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Mobile Campus Tours Webinar

Top-to-bottom Advice for throwing an event in the digital age.

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The 3 Elements of an Admissions App Strategy

Learn how to implement an app and make money with it at the same time.

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Our commitment to mobile apps

Our mission is to make it simple to create and manage mobile apps. Over a hundred thousand organisations 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.