vFairs Monthly Product Updates: May 2023

From innovative features and enhanced functionality to sleek designs and optimized performance, vFairs has released a slew of product updates that promise to elevate your experience to new heights. Join us as we delve into the details and unveil the remarkable transformations that await you. 

In-person Event Platform Updates

Badge Printing Analytics

Accessing badge printing analytics has just gotten a whole lot easier. Thanks to our recent update, you no longer have to jump through hoops or navigate complex systems to retrieve vital information on badge printing. Say farewell to the days of toggling between different interfaces or accessing separate systems. 

With badge printing analytics integrated directly into the app, administrators gain instant access to key metrics and insights. They can easily monitor the number of badges printed, track trends, and identify patterns. This information empowers administrators to optimize their badge printing processes, identify potential bottlenecks, and make data-driven decisions to enhance overall efficiency.

gif showing badge printing analytics. Numbers are changing as the data is updated.

The new update also fosters a cohesive user experience by centralizing all relevant data within the app. Administrators no longer have to switch between different interfaces or platforms to gather information. This unified approach ensures a seamless and intuitive user journey, allowing administrators to focus on their tasks without unnecessary distractions.

Badge Printing App Improvements

Our team has been hard at work, implementing user feedback and introducing new features that will take your badge printing experience to the next level. Let’s take a look at the exciting improvements we have made:

Seamless Printer Connectivity

We have revamped our badge printing app to allow you to navigate through the interface effortlessly, without the immediate need for printer connectivity. Say goodbye to delays and get started on managing your event attendees right away.

Enhanced QR Scanner Functionality

Now, you can choose between using the front or back camera of your device to scan QR codes. Whether you prefer the ease of the front camera or the versatility of the back camera, our app has got you covered. Enjoy a seamless scanning experience on a wide range of devices.

Convenient Dedicated Scanner Button

We know how valuable your time is when managing attendees, and that’s why we have added a dedicated scanner button within the user list interface. No more navigating back to the home screen to access the scanner; with this new addition, you can directly access the scanner while managing attendees, saving precious time and streamlining the entire badge printing process.

Users List Update

We’ve listened to your feedback and are excited to introduce a significant improvement to our badge printing system. Say goodbye to the hassle of managing attendee data scattered across multiple platforms, as we bring you the comprehensive “All Users” list within our app.

Mockup showing All users list in the badge printing app

This centralized feature serves as your go-to hub for accessing and effortlessly managing all your attendees. With the “All Users” list, you’ll experience streamlined efficiency in handling attendee information, ensuring a seamless badge printing process. 

Hybrid Event Platform Updates 

Multiple Speaker Rating for Webinars

Our latest product update brings a game-changing feature that will revolutionize how attendees rate speakers during webinars. Now, your attendees can provide a separate rating for each speaker involved in your webinar. We believe this new feature will provide a more accurate representation of each speaker’s performance and empower them to enhance their skills based on attendee feedback. 

With separate feedback fields for each speaker, attendees can rate individual performances, recognize strengths, and identify areas for improvement. This information will be invaluable for speakers and organizers alike, helping them fine-tune their presentations and speaker choices at future events. 

Best of all, multiple speaker rating is available on both the old and new UI, ensuring that everyone can benefit from this improved system, regardless of their preferred interface. Get ready to take your webinar experience to new heights with this incredible feature!

Video Matchmaking

Our highly anticipated video matchmaking feature, previously available only on our web platform, is now seamlessly integrated into our mobile app. This means that you can now take advantage of our powerful video matchmaking capabilities directly from your smartphone or tablet. 

Whether you’re organizing a conference, a networking event, or any gathering where meaningful connections are paramount, our video matchmaking feature will revolutionize the way your attendees connect and engage. With just a few taps on their mobile devices, participants can effortlessly discover and connect with like-minded individuals, expanding their professional networks and fostering valuable relationships. People don’t have to be in the same room to network or connect with the help of this feature. 

Trivia & Quiz

Mockup of trivia in the mobile app

Our mobile event app now features a trivia & quiz section that will take your events to the next level of engagement and entertainment. 

With this new update, your attendees can participate in fun and interactive quizzes and trivia challenges directly from their mobile devices. What’s even better is that this feature is seamlessly integrated into the app’s user interface, making it easy for your attendees to navigate and enjoy. You can now create and customize quiz content using our new form builder, allowing you to tailor the quizzes to match your event’s theme and objectives. 

Once created, your quizzes can be published and made available to all app users, ensuring a memorable and engaging experience for everyone involved. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to bring some extra excitement to your events with our trivia & quiz feature!

Virtual Event Platform Updates

We have made some changes to the immersive webinars that vFairs platform offers and how attendees experience them. Moreover, we also have some all-new enhancements for roundtables, the chat box and the booking widget that will make networking at virtual events even better. Let’s take a look at all the virtual event platform updates we have for you this month!

Automatic Webinar Transitions

Webinars are one of the most immersive and highly-engaging areas of any virtual event and vFairs just made them even better! If you want your attendees to stay focused on your webinars and engage more with them, then the automatic webinar transitions can be a huge help.

The automatic transitions work the same way as a YouTube playlist. When one video ends, you see a small timer, and then the next will play automatically. The user doesn’t need to click on any button, they don’t even need to minimize the webinar window. The next webinar will start playing automatically and that can help them keep on the same screen for much longer.

There can be a few different scenarios for this, however. In the case of multiple sessions starting at the same time, the user will see different tiles and they can click on the one they want to play. Moreover, a countdown will show if the next webinar is due to start after some time. 

Roundtables Enhancements

Roundtables are one of the most popular ways for attendees to interact with each other through the vFairs platform. We made multiple enhancements to make the end user experience matchless. Let’s talk about all of them:

Host Role for Reserved Roundtable Users

Roundtables are a great way for attendees to connect with like-minded individuals over a video call. However, event organizers sometimes need more control over the roundtable to monitor the activities and how they’re going. 

host role for rountdables window in the backend

This is now possible by assigning the role of “host” to one of the reserved roundtable attendees. Hosts can control who joins a roundtable, when the meeting ends for everyone, control mics for all attendees, and even record the meeting locally. 

Increased Roundtable Capacity to 20 Seats

We have now increased the maximum number of attendees for each roundtable to 20. The more the merrier, right? 

Round Table Description Text

The roundtable description is a summary of what the roundtable is about so that attendees can easily pick and choose the topics they’re most interested in. We have enhanced the description text box so that you can write even better descriptions to interest attendees! 

The roundtable description text is now a text editor. This means you can easily add bullet points, format your text, change its alignment, and make it your own!

roundtable text editor in the backend

Sequencing of Roundtables

Event organizers want to highlight the roundtables that they want to bring the most attention to, especially if the event has multiple roundtables. In most cases, whichever roundtable shows up first, might get the most traffic. However, this won’t be a problem with this sequencing update.

Event admins can drag and drop any roundtable from the list to bring it up to the top. This can be done at any time during the event, so you can keep changing the sequence of the roundtables as per your liking. This way, all of your roundtable discussions can get equal participation from attendees and nothing gets lost in the crowd. 

Auto Refresh Booking Widget

The booking widget is where all of your scheduled meetings show up. It is a tidy little box on the right of your screen that is like a personal calendar for booth admins or attendees. The booking widget now refreshes every 20 minutes, or whenever the user clicks on it. This small but mighty enhancement makes sure that you don’t miss any of the new bookings that you add to your calendar.  

Chat Sticky Notes Enhancement

chat sticky note enhancement

Event organizers can use the chat sticky notes feature to add small announcements through the chat widget. Now, the announcements can be up to 80 characters long, and you can also edit and format them however you like! We have added a WYSIWYG editor to sticky notes so that you can easily add links, bullets, or other formatting to the note.

Ready to get started? Book a demo with us to see all of these latest enhancements and our product’s capabilities live in action.

vFairs Monthly Product Updates: May 2023

Syeda Hamna Hassan

Hamna is a Content Writer at vFairs. She has over 5 years of experience writing content for SaaS, IT, and telecommunications industries. She is a storyteller, content marketing expert, and loves to write about the changing trends in the events industry. When she's not writing, she's over analyzing every FC Barcelona game.

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