(PRWEB) February 23, 2011
Socious, leading provider of online community and meeting software, announced a major expansion of its mobile platform today. The release adds a complete mobile conference app to Socious’ popular mobile community software.
“This is the first mobile membership platform to allow associations and organizations to run their member communication, online community, and events from the same system,” said Scott Balthazor, CEO of Socious.
In addition to expanding the Socious mobile community platform, the new mobile conference app is included in Socious’ event management product. Balthazor continued, “Conference organizers can now manage their meetings, handle online registration, and engage attendees on their phones throughout the event from a single system.”
From their smart phones, attendees will be able to receive notifications from event organizers, manage their personal agenda and registration information, and provide real-time feedback. They will also benefit from access to vendor and sponsor information, as well as easy-to-read maps to find session rooms, local attractions, and hotels.
The mobile conference platform comes built into Socious software at no additional cost. “We spoke with a lot of associations, users groups, and meeting planners. They overwhelmingly told us that they didn’t want meeting software that nickeled and dimed them for mobile add-ons or charged for multiple events. Our all-inclusive pricing reflects our view that our customers shouldn’t be charged extra to take advantage of our tools in a mobile format,” said Paul Schneider, Senior Vice President at Socious.
The Socious conference software’s open architecture provides organizations a best-of-breed online and mobile event system that integrates with their back-end membership database or association management software. Both the Socious mobile community and mobile event apps run on all major smart phone platforms including iPhone, Android, PALM, and BlackBerry.
Founded in 2002, Socious (http://www.socious.com) offers the industry’s most complete member engagement platform to large and mid-sized associations, user groups, and nonprofits. Socious software includes online community and event management solutions that bring together private social networking, meeting management, forums, listservs, advocacy tracking, and a full mobile platform to help organizations support their specific mission online.