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Beginner's Guide: Creating a Conference Mobile App


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** IMPORTANT! The below guide is only for clients who have their own Apple developer account. If your app is being built as a Container App, please refer to the guide here. **

The purpose of this article is to provide a series of steps in the process of creating the mobile app. This article is useful for beginners, but also to those who may need a refresher.

Each of the below steps correspond to one or more detailed articles within the Mobile App Module itself.

TIP: Print this list off and check off the items as you follow the steps.

  1. Obtain the necessary graphical images detailed in the X-CD contract for the App and Module artwork
  2. Upload the App Artwork (This is artwork specific to the mobile device display) - View FAQ
  3. Upload the Module Artwork (This is artwork specific to the conference) - View FAQ
  4. Obtain sponsor information (i.e. URL, Company Name, logo image) and populate the mobile app sponsor template file - View FAQ
  5. Prepare Sponsor zip file with the populated template file and images
  6. Add Sponsor Screen and upload Sponsor zip file - View FAQ
  7. Prepare Exhibitors file and floor plan image - View FAQ
  8. Add Exhibitor Screen and upload Exhibitor file - View FAQ
  9. Determine what other screens to have in your mobile app (View FAQ) and add each app screen - View FAQ
  10. Define Home Screen for your app - View FAQ
  11. Add advertisements, if applicable - View FAQ
  12. Determine what to Display in the App (i.e. Submission fields) - View FAQ
  13. Build the app
    • Note: if there are any changes to the app screens or program content, perform the Build app step to refresh the mobile app
  14. Test the app - View FAQ

X-CD Technologies (pronounced "Exceed"!) has been supporting the association and conference industry since 1995. All of our software modules are proprietary and developed in-house which gives us the flexibility to make customized changes to meet all of our clients unique needs.

We have offices in both San Francisco and Toronto and a network of conference management organizations and suppliers worldwide that can help and serve your needs wherever your next conference venue is located.

Our clients include both small and large associations and conferences and events range from as small as 100 to 5,000 attendees. Our client base includes universities, corporations, associations, private companies, conference management groups and government.

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