Less than three years since creating the very first venue finding App, Infotel Solutions, the company behind one the country's leading conference, meeting and event finding services, Findmeaconference.com, has released a second edition application which is set to make sourcing and securing venues a more streamlined, simple and speedy process.
Available for both iOS and Android users, the FMAC Venue Finder App has been created with event organisers requirements at the forefront of functionality and the features available.
Operations Director at Infotel Solutions, Kimberley Graham explains:
"Our IT development team wanted to design an App which would really make a difference to the way organisers search and secure venues. The App needed to showcase a venue's facilities with an instantly loading image gallery, room layouts and rates plus all the additional information an organiser would need, such as catering, parking, transport links and viewing a venue on a map."
"We then wanted to take the app a stage further. We knew from our own team of conference bookers at Findmeaconference that the function to 'favourite' venues and create a shortlist was a must so building in the ability to revisit and review these selections, whether on or offline, was top of the team's list. Being able to see a venue's facilities, room layouts, rates and contact information without relying on an internet connection means organisers can make informed decisions at a time convenient to them."
Web Programmer for Infotel Solutions, Ashley Burgess, talks about some of the creative challenges:
"The FMAC Venue Finder App lets organisers access over 10,000 UK venues so providing a comprehensive image gallery for each venue created its own challenges, the biggest was finding a cross platform method to reliably cache and store the images. Plus to support the widest number of devices, we had to dynamically size images before storing them to achieve the best performance. It was important that both the Android and iOS versions provided a seamless, intuitive and identical process for users on any device. We leveraged the power of Apache Cordova and Drifty Co's Ionic to guarantee these goals were achieved."
"The FMAC Venue Finder App is already receiving great reviews and positive feedback in the iTunes Apple Store. We're confident it's on course to become the must-have App for event organisers and party planners everywhere."