This overview will cover the main differences between the Attendify app and the multi-event to help you better decide what option is best for your organization.
Publishing Options and Expectations
With the Attendify app your event is published directly to Attendify's branded container app. Users will need to download the Attendify app and search for the event within it to access content.
Publishing times for the Attendify app are instant. You can build your app from start to finish and publish that it that day and have it available for use right away.
The Multi-Event app is published to the Apple App and Google Play stores. Users will need to search for the app within it and download it to their devices to access.
The Apple App store requires any organization wanting a branded multi-event app to have their own Apple Developer account to publish the app under. Apple charges $99 for this account annually and to publish the app there we will need access to your developer account to assist with the process.
Due to the app being hosted under your Apple Developer account, things like policy updates and such will need to be managed on your end when they come up.
When publishing an app to the app store it can take up to 10 business days from the time of submission for publishing for it to be published to the store. It often does not take quite that long. Keep in mind it will be suspect to any potential delays that may occur on Apple or Google end.
The Multi-Event app gives you the option to choose the colors for some of the menu's and branding in the app so that it is more consistent with your brand.
Securing your App and Access Management Features
The Attendify app can be secured with the Attendee List feature just like the Multi-Event app, the setup is the same as well.
The Attendify App can be secured with the event code feature. This is a code that you create and distribute to your users that they will need to enter in the Attendify app. This is a great alternative if you don't want to or can't create an Attendee List for your event.
Your event can be hidden from search in the Attendify app. In addition, if you have enabled the event code feature, attendees will only need to enter this in the Attendify app to access it without it becoming searchable in the Attendify App.
The only option to secure the Multi-Event app is by uploading an Attendee list. This feature requires you to upload a list of emails to generate pre-created profiles in the app. Making it so only users with access to that email can access the app.
With the option of the Attendee List you can enable email verification, doing so requires the user to verify their email address before being able to access the app after signing up.
The Multi-Event App can be hidden in the app stores, but if its hidden in the app store it is unaccessible to users until the app is published.
Events within the Multi-Event App can be secured with an Event Code or and Attendee list. You can read more about that here.
Attendee Profile Fields
Within the Attendify app it's not possible to control which profile fields are show in the attendees feature on your app.
Branded apps give you the option to decide which profile fields are visible in the app so that attendees will only see those options when looking at other attendee profiles.
Both the Attendify and Multi Event app offers the event profile feature. This is the page that comes up after an Attendee has located the app via search and before they have joined it. Here you can add a description about your event, a map of where its located, featured content, as well as cover image and icon.
Attendify App: $1999 per event.
Multi-Event App: $3999 per year, 1st event is included. $1999 for each additional event within the subscription year.
You can find our open pricing here: https://attendify.com/pricing.html
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us on any Attendify webpage.