Practical Ecommerce

16 Mobile Apps for Networking Events

Conferences and industry events, such as Practical Ecommerce’s upcoming Ignite 2015, are not only opportunities to learn from the experts, but also ideal places to network with peers. Loading your mobile device with the right apps will help to ensure you get the most out of your new connections.

Here is a list of mobile apps to enhance your networking at events. There are apps to exchange contact information, schedule meetings and lunches, take notes, discover who you need to meet, and even to help remember someone’s name. Most of these apps are free.

Apps for Networking Events

Intro. Intro is an app to send your About.me page as a digital business card. You control the information you want to share. Keep track of the people you’ve shared your card with, and cards you’ve received. Contact people directly through the app, or save the info into your address book. Price: Free.

Intro App.

Intro App.

CamCard. Use CamCard to capture all your business cards and manage your contact info. Exchange e-cards, manage your cards by adding notes and tagging, access your cards anywhere. Batch scan all your paper cards to cut the card clutter. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $5 per month.

CamCard App.

CamCard App.

Namerick. If you’re bad with names, this is an app for you. Namerick improves your memory of people’s names using repetition and mnemonics modeled from memory “athletes” and studies of the human memory. Price: $0.99.

Namerick App.

Namerick App.

Evernote. Evernote is an app to capture information on the go. Easily gather everything important. Capture handwritten notes, and snap photos to record physical and digital details. Collaborate on ideas, and easily create presentations. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $24.99 per year.

Evernote App.

Evernote App.

CityHour. CityHour helps you arrange face-to-face meetings with nearby professionals, or around other commonalities such as industry or shared objectives. CityHour syncs with your LinkedIn profile to locate contacts both in and out of your current network that are open to scheduling in-person meetings. Price: Free.

CityHour App.

CityHour App.

Contxts. Contxts enables professionals to share their contact information and more via SMS. Exchange all of your professional information with a single text message. Rid yourself of “old school” business cards. Price: Free.

Contxts App.

Contxts App.

Twitter. Twitter is the platform for real-time news. Use a conference or event as an opportunity to provide real-time tweets, photos, and video to your followers. Price: Free.

Twitter App.

Twitter App.

Facebook Messenger. Facebook Messenger is an app for mobile conversations. Start a group chat, name your group, and add a photo so everyone can get back to it easily. Have video calls. Send a map of any location for a meeting spot. With a built-in camera, Messenger lets you snap and shoot moments as they happen. You can even add drawings or text. Price: Free.

Facebook Messenger App.

Facebook Messenger App.

Periscope. Periscope lets you broadcast live video. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join and comment. Shoot live streaming content for your followers who couldn’t make it. Price: Free.

Periscope App.

Periscope App.

GroupMe. GroupMe is a free group messaging app that gives you a private chat room for your small group. Coordinate with your peers, and keep in touch throughout an event. Price: Free.

GroupMe App.

GroupMe App.

Salesforce1. Salesforce1 is a tool to experience Salesforce from any device and brings your Chatter, customer relationship platform, custom apps, and business processes together. View and edit files from Sharepoint, OneDrive and Google Drive. Price: Free.

Salesforce1 App.

Salesforce1 App.

Lanyrd. Lanyrd is an app to find professional events and conferences. See events your Twitter contacts are attending and speaking at. Catch up on slides and videos from events you’ve attended or missed. Price: Free.

Lanyrd App.

Lanyrd App.

Spotcard. Spotcard is a close-proximity business networking app. Discover LinkedIn members nearby, view their LinkedIn profile and send them your digital Spotcard. Export your cards from networking events into a CSV file for use in Excel, Salesforce, and numerous other applications. Price: Free.

Spotcard App.

Spotcard App.

Foursquare. If you’re traveling to a networking event, you’re going to need places for power lunches and meetings over drinks. Foursquare gives you the best places to eat, drink, shop, or visit in any city of the world. Access reviews from local experts. Price: Free.

Foursquare App.

Foursquare App.

Google+. The Google+ app lets you connect and network on the go. Automatically back up your pictures, video chat directly from your phone, talk about the stuff you’re interested in with Communities, create events, and more. Plan get-togethers with Events. Discover places with reviews and photos. Price: Free.

Google+ App.

Google+ App.

Bizzabo. Bizzabo is an event networking app for conferences. Connect with fellow attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors before, during, and even after events. Get suggestions for people you should meet. Interact through in-app messaging. Access event materials, and leverage social media materials. Price: Free.

Bizzabo App.

Bizzabo App.

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