App Deployment Options

There are three (3) deployment options for your app. These include embedded, standalone and custom portal. Choosing the right deployment option for your app will be dependant on budget, timelines and client requirements.

Deployment Option 1: Embedded App

An Embedded app allows your project to be embedded in an existing portal. These apps can be instantly rolled out, bypassing the cost and time involved in submitting your app to the Apple and Google Play stores. Embedded apps are accessible via an Event Code through the portal.

Considerations:

  • Perfect for a low budget
  • Instantly available
  • A third-party portal and branding may be used - Does the client require a fully-branded app experience?
  • If using profile login, attendees will need both the Event Code and their login credentials when they first open the app
  • How will you communicate with attendees about this deployment option?

Click here to setup an Embedded app.


Deployment Option 2: Standalone App

A Standalone app is a full app with a custom app icon, loading screens and dedicated store listing page in the Apple and Google Play stores. Standalone apps are for single use only. Attendees will be able to access the app directly from the stores without needing to enter any codes etc. unless using passwords or profile login.

Please note

Allow at least 6 weeks for this deployment option if you don’t already have your Store Accounts (Apple and Google).

Once Store Accounts are created, it can take 10-15 business days for the app to be submitted and approved by Apple and Google, and be made available for download.

Considerations:

  • Dedicated store listing page with event branding
  • Search by event name in the stores
  • Will require your own store accounts/developer accounts with both Apple App and Google Play stores
  • How long until your event? Do you have enough time to register store/developer accounts and submit your app?
  • How will you communicate with attendees about this deployment option?

Click here to setup a Standalone app and store listing.


Deployment Option 3: Custom Portal

A Custom Portal is your own branded event app portal used to house any number of apps. Portals may either require a unique code or show a list of available app tiles, which can be split into pages of different categories.

Please note

Allow at least 6 weeks for this deployment option if you don’t already have your Store Accounts (Apple and Google).

Once Store Accounts are created, it can take 10-15 business days for the app to be submitted and approved by Apple and Google, and be made available for download.

Considerations:

  • Dedicated store listing page with company or event branding
  • Search by company or event series name in the store
  • Low deployment cost for additional and ongoing apps
  • How many apps will you have running through this portal?
  • How long until your event? Do you have enough time to register store/developer accounts and submit your portal?
  • How will you communicate with attendees about this deployment option?

Click here to setup a Custom Portal.

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