❗ NOTE: This app option requires an Apple Developer Account. Learn how to apply for one here.
In this article, you will learn a simple five-step process of creating and publishing an event that is available across desktop and branded One-Event app experiences to support your virtual, hybrid, or physical events. The article is broken down into three sections for easier navigation:
- Adding a New Event to Your Attendify Dashboard
- Creating Your Event for Mobile and Desktop Experiences
- Managing Your Event After It's Published
1. Adding a New Event to Your Attendify Dashboard
Step 1. Create an event: go to the "Mobile Apps" tab, navigate to "Branded Apps." Once there, click "Create App," and in the pop-up window select "One Event" and click "Continue."
Step 2. Connecting your developer account: as a next step, you'll be prompted to connect your Apple developer account to your event — this is necessary so we can publish your event app to the Apple App Store when you submit it. You can add your developer account to your Attendify dashboard right away or choose to do it later. You'll be also offered an option to create your event from an already existing registration page to automatically copy event info and visuals and save time:
2. Creating Your Event for Mobile and Desktop Experiences
Creating your event is a simple process that takes only five steps to complete:
Step #1: Features
At the "Features" step, provide your event name, configure color scheme, upload a banner, and create your event menu by dragging and dropping the features you need:
Step #2: Content
Add content to your event in one of two ways:
- add items one-by-one (sessions, sponsors, speakers, etc.).
- upload content in bulk using our templates.
Don't worry about finalizing all content. You'll be able to edit it at any time, even once your event is published.
Step #3: Settings
At the "Settings" step, you upload information that will represent your event app in the app stores. "Settings" is the only step you have to finalize before submitting your event app; to change anything from the "Settings" step after your app is published, we'll need to resubmit your app to the app stores for approval which takes up to 10 business days. We also collect a resubmission fee of $199.
Add the following info at the "Settings" step:
- App Name
- Icon Label
- App Icon
- Event Description
- Splash Screens (optional)
To learn more about the meaning of each section at the "Settings" step, check our dedicated article.
When you've completed the "Settings" step, at the very bottom of the page, you'll also see the option to enable Attendee List to restrict access to your event based on attendee emails. Unlike the rest of the info at the "Settings" step, you can enable/disable Attendee List even after you submit your app, so don't worry about finalizing this one right away:
Steps 4 & 5: Review and Submit
At the "Review" step, the app builder will let you know if you need to correct any errors before publishing your event (e.g. empty features, missing event icon, etc.). If it prompts you with any errors, correct them; if it doesn't, continue to the "Submit" step and submit your event app.
Congratulations, you have successfully built your virtual and mobile experiences! 🎉 A link to the desktop version of the event you've built is now available on your event management dashboard. The publication process for your mobile app will take anywhere from 3 to 10 business days (1-2 weeks). We'll send you an email confirmation as soon as your app is live.
3. Managing Your Event After It's Published
Now that your virtual event is published and the mobile app is being reviewed, you can continue adding content and work with event settings. Your event management dashboard now has additional features available, so you can:
- Promote your event and share access links
- Set up push notifications
- Upload your attendee list
- Create polls
- Schedule sponsored posts
- Work with access management settings
- Configure gamification
- Configure the visibility of your features and more...
Have further questions about how to publish an app? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us on any Attendify web page.