Groupize, the meetings technology company, has launched a do-it-yourself Attendee App for virtual, hybrid and in-person events and meetings. Designed for events of any size, from internal meetings to large conferences, the app allows companies to improve their experiences for events such as e-learning, training, e-recruiting, team building, trade shows and more, but at a much lower cost than existing options, according to an announcement.

Industry research shows that average event apps cost between $2,500 and $19,000 and can be complicated to deploy, the announcement said. The Groupize attendee app includes all the must-have features and is not only cost-effective but is the only DIY app that needs no designer or coder, according to the company.

Alisa de Gaspe Beaubien, CEO, said there is a huge demand for solutions that cater to events when a virtual link just isn’t enough. She said the new app starts at $500 per event and can be configured easily and quickly using company-approved templates. In just minutes, she said, users can elevate their events into interactive, branded, hybrid and professional experiences with zero training. The Groupize Attendee App works with videoconferencing services like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, Amazon Chime, Ring Central, WebEx and others. Additionally, the platform offers a virtual networking experience with spatial recognition that comes as close to in-person networking as possible. Planners can create spaces with virtual backgrounds such as lobbies, stages, exhibition halls, conference rooms or bars. Attendees can navigate from room to room and network directly with other attendees within their virtual proximity.

Platform highlights include full branding and customization, sessions management, speaker profiles, exhibitor and sponsor management, virtual or contactless check via QR code, attendee listing and chat, resources and documents, uploading for virtual records, locations and maps, on-demand resources and presentations, attendance analytics, unique spaces with backgrounds, spatial recognition networking, connection to SAP Concur for travel itinerary and integration into Groupize Registration.

Customers can purchase the app on its own but it can also be paired with the Groupize all-in-one platform.