Specifically designed for community events, like a parade, fair, or festival, cities and towns can create a website and mobile app, allowing them to manage the event and engage with their audience. Features available at no charge in this offer include providing the main activities and attractions for the event, creating an interactive map for all activities, assigning important tasks to help manage staff and volunteers, posting critical alerts to communicate with all members, and sharing pictures and messages throughout.
Once the event website and mobile app is created, residents and visitors can interact with the event on their laptop, tablet or mobile device. Attendees, participants and volunteers can actively engage with the event by reading the event overview and its main activities, reviewing the activity schedule and syncing those of interest to their online calendar, inviting family and friends to join the event via email and social media, using the interactive event map to get directions, and posting messages and pictures of experiences at the event.
“We want to help city officials connect with their residents through fun, engaging events,” said Randy Smith, cofounder and managing partner of SmartCrowdz. “Our event app allows cities to market their event to its residents, engage them at the event, manage staff and volunteers, and monetize the event to cover expenses.”