Can You Hear Me Now?

With cell connectivity seemingly everywhere, there is a strong temptation to just have people stay connected in order to use an event app. However, that’s not always a possibility. If you’ve ever been in the middle of a conversation when your connection dropped or been listening to something on a streaming service when you went out of range, you know the frustration of being in the middle of something only to have the connection go down.

It’s no different with an event app.  Your venue may have great connectivity, but even great connectivity has dead zones. Not to mention cell towers that are fine with 1,000 users at your venue, but are unequipped to handle the 10,000+ users at your event. Instead of having good connectivity for some people, your event now has no connectivity for anyone.  And if your venue does not have any connectivity to start with, your event app is useless to your attendees, since they can only access the event app if they have a connection.

Enter the EventTime™ app. No onsite connectivity required.  Your attendees can download the app before heading to your event, and once opened, the app will automatically update to the most recent information you have posted, even updating as they pass through cell reception on the way to the event.

Unlike a paper program, which at best was printed the week before, EventTime™ will offer the latest event data right up to the minute.  If the venue has no connectivity, the app has the most current information at the time it last passed through an area of connection. And if there is working cell connectivity at the event, great! The attendee will be notified of changes throughout the day using as little bandwidth as in an average email.  And if there isn’t connectivity, that’s fine too.  The analytics will transparently be added into to your data when the attendee returns into cell range. You get the data you need, and your attendees get the most current information their devices can download. It’s a win-win.

L.J. Cavanaugh has over 38 years experience in technical writing. She has written technical manuals for everything from sonic pile drivers to computer software, and co-authored a Prentice-Hall book on cryptography and network security. Currently, she writes blog articles on mobile event software. L.J. moved to Silicon Valley in 1978, where she is now a servant to 2 cats. She can be reached at