A mobile experience for conferences that replaces the tedious use of papers and folders (delegate packs) and configurable to present live and static information like the agenda, speaker information, and voting results, and offers various ways for guests to interact with the speaker and each other.
The application/system has gone through three generations of updates, been used in more than 800 one-to-many day events with 10-1000 users at once, by clients such as: Amex, Citi Bank, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, McLaren, Novartis, Pfizer, Rolls Royce, UBS, and other global corporations in finance, automotive, fashion, and pharma.
- Device/browser agnostic
- Offline storage
- Data visualisation
- Instant notifications
- Device remote control
- Multi-touch experiences
- Responsive design
- Usage statistics
- Content synchronisation
- Template structure for developers
- Memory and network optimisation
At various points in time, the web app sends usage data back to the server which can be visualised in a handy set of panels. Data available includes popular pages and documents viewed, as well as peak times for common actions like chats and feedback forms.
All connected devices can also be remote controlled using Web Sockets. Various features are available, for example displaying notifications to groups of users, sending users to specific parts of the app, and even hiding the navigation from users so they can’t distract themselves from important pages. You won’t believe how many clients want this feature.
Working closely with Tom Christian and his awesome responsive design for eight months, the old version of the Digital Delegate Pack became fully obsolete. This SAP is built with a custom framework inspired by Angular JS and uses Handlebars as template engine. This ensures that junior-level web designers can customise and build new pages and modules for the app without prior knowledge to other frameworks but JQuery. Here are some fully customised home screens I designed as examples to designers.
This application is built and optimised to be run on weak hardware (cheap Android tablets) with old browsers, but also designed to utilise extra features if run inside a Cordova wrapper (native iOS or Android app). Those features include full file-caching (including massive PDFs and videos) and native PDF previewing.
The Digital Delegate Pack also uses Web Sockets for instantly update or control connected devices remotely. When a live presentation is due, for example, the controller can push devices to the presentation page, change the brightness of the screen, and lock the device from other interaction.