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EventBoard with Wings – EventBoard Corporation

By | .NET, Android, AngularJS, Azure, Giving Back, iOS, JavaScript, Windows Phone, Xamarin | No Comments

4.5 years ago, we at Falafel, were determined to enter the Mobile market to prepare ourselves as experts to consult and train on ALL mobile subjects for this huge revolution.
We had to start an internal project at Falafel to build experience and get the team involved in a real mobile project before we could dive into customers’ projects.
We decided at the time that building a Conference app for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone was the right project for us and it would also help run some of the Code Camps and User Groups conferences in the Silicon Valley area.

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FalafelCON app now available, built with Xamarin

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I am super excited to announce the availability of the FalafelCON conference mobile app on all 4 mobile platforms  – iOS, Android, WP, and W8.1.  The FalafelCON app is a whitelisted app that is born as a result of us rewriting the larger parent app,  EventBoard mobile,  using the Xamarin Platform which will be available this fall. These two apps are built from the ground up using Xamarin.Forms technology. By using Xamarin.Forms we are able to achieve > 95% code reuse on iOS and Android. We also built native apps for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 using the Universal Windows Apps model…

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Presenting Two New EventBoard Mobile Apps for Office

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Leveraging HTML and JavaScript, Microsoft has introduced a new app model for developing with and extending Office 2013, known as Apps for Office. This platform allows developers to create powerful and interactive features to enhance the Office experience. At Falafel Software, we’ve used this new platform to deliver two exciting new apps to our EventBoard Mobile customers. The new apps simplify the process of both building your conference’s mobile application, and analyzing the survey and conference data afterward. EventBoard Mobile Conference Builder Download the EventBoard Conference Builder App To help event organizers get their event listed in EventBoard Mobile quickly…

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Falafel Releases New EventBoard Conference Builder for Microsoft Office 365

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The Falafel Team is really excited to announce the release of the EventBoard Conference Builder for Microsoft Office 365’s Excel. This is a very special release as we were hand selected by Microsoft Office 365 to work with them on the development of this new Excel app which adds many new features and functionality to our EventBoard Mobile conference app for event organizers. We are very proud to say that we worked side-by-side with Microsoft in their offices in Washington to create this new tool and believe this will take the EventBoard mobile app to the next level. This release…

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Falafel Software promotes Mike Dugan to VP of Products

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Falafel Software is pleased to announce that its current Director of Marketing, Mike Dugan, has been promoted to VP of Products. Mike is a software industry veteran with nearly 13 years of experience developing, managing and leading high tech projects. Mike’s strategic thinking and educational background as an MBA made him a natural fit as Director of Marketing the past few years, but his success with Falafel’s internal applications warranted a new strategic role. Mike developed the business plan for EventBoard, Falafel’s mobile conference application and has managed the sales, marketing, support and development teams for the past two years; setting in place…

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Telerik Tools Helped Deliver EventBoard on Time

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Building our EventBoard mobile solution for conferences was no easy task. The solution includes native applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8, Windows Azure cloud services, a web based administration portal, and a separate product website. Thankfully, we were able to use the tools from Telerik in nearly every facet of development. The tools saved us time and money, and now Telerik has featured our development story in a detailed case study. You can read all about what it took to build EventBoard here.

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EventBoard Official App of Microsoft MVP Summit

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Falafel Software’s mobile conference solution EventBoard, has been chosen as the official application of the Microsoft MVP Summit. The Microsoft MVP Award is given to technical experts who actively participate in the community, sharing both their knowledge and enthusiasm for Microsoft products. For 20 years, it has remained one of the most difficult awards to earn and wearing the badge of an MVP has signified supreme technical excellence with Microsoft technologies. Each year, every MVP from around the world is invited to Microsoft headquarters for the MVP Summit. This private event gives MVPs early and direct access to the technology…

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A Salute to the Falafel Rock Stars

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Every year, October kicks off a very busy season at Falafel : “Conference Season”. Multiple members of the team travel across the country and around world to share their expertise on a number of technologies. All Falafel Software team members spend their days, and often their nights, helping design and build cutting edge solutions for our customers. Their technical presentations draw from these real world experiences and are assembled, practiced, and presented in what little spare time they have. That’s why we call them “Rock Stars”. This weekend at Silicon Valley Code Camp, Falafel’s entire team from around the world…

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EventBoard in the Windows 8 Store

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Microsoft officially released Windows 8 to the public yesterday and one of the first applications you can download from the Windows 8 store comes from Falafel Software. It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the availability of EventBoard for Windows 8! Early adopters of Windows tablets will love the new Modern UI style interface, complete with all the Windows 8 bells and whistles. Semantic zoom, share charm integration, snapping, notifications and more will make navigating any conference a breeze. We encourage you to download it and try it out for yourself. EventBoard for Windows 8 is only…

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Mike Dugan, Director of Marketing at Falafel Software

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Falafel Software promotes Mike Dugan to Director of Marketing Falafel Software is happy to announce that software industry veteran and MBA graduate Mike Dugan will now take the reins as Director of Marketing at Falafel Software. Dugan has been instrumental in the growth of Falafel over the past 6 years. His experience as both an engineer and a manager has given him a unique understanding of Falafel Software’s business. In his new position, Dugan will be responsible for guiding product development, promoting services, and seeking out new markets. “I am very excited to see Mike in that new role at…

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EventBoard Mobile Powers MWUG Spring 11

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Falafel Software is pleased to announce that our popular EventBoard mobile solution is being used for the Midwest User Group Spring 2011 Conference in Oak Brook, IL, next week. MWUG is the largest independent user group for QAD’s manufacturing management and Enterprise Application software. The conference agenda is here. MWUG chose to use Falafel’s EventBoard for all their User Group Conferences going forwards. EventBoard is the low cost, hassle free way for conference organizers to bring their conference catalog to life on a mobile device, supporting iPhone, Windows Phone 7 and Android handsets. Conference data is stored in the cloud…

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Lance Bullock speaks at Sprint Open Solutions Conference for 2nd year

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Falafel Software’s Director of Mobile Development recently spoke at the Sprint Open Solutions Conference in Santa Clara, CA.  It was the 2nd straight year he has been invited to take the stage at this event. What makes this achievement even more impressive is that each talk focused on a completely different technology. Last year, Lance explained the in’s and out’s of Android development. This year, Sprint’s hot new product is the iPhone and this year’s talk focused on just that. Lance happily shared his experience building Falafel’s flagship mobile product, EventBoard, for the iPhone and demonstrated the versatility that Falafel…

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Meet Falafel Software at Silicon Valley Code Camp

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Going to Silicon Valley Code Camp this weekend? Chances are, you will run into a Falafel. Our entire team travels from all over the country to Foothills College this weekend, to attend the biggest (and best) code camp in the country. We love being a part of this fantastic event. This year, Falafel is a platinum sponsor, picked up the tab for Saturday’s pizza lunch, built the mobile track, supplied 7 speakers with 11 informative sessions and donated our mobile application, EventBoard, to be used as the official conference app. Our 7 speakers have been having a friendly competition to…

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EventBoard featured in Telerik case study

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EventBoard is making waves again. Telerik just released a customer case study featuring our mobile conference companion: http://www.telerik.com/company/customers/case-studies/telerik-s-integrated-technologies-help-make-falafel-s-eventboard-solution-a-hit-with-audiences.aspx When Telerik asked if we wanted to be part of a customer case study, the answer was an enthusiastic yes! At every turn, EventBoard utilizes a Telerik solution. The WP7 mobile application uses RadControls for Windows Phone, the administration application uses RadControls for Silverlight, and even the product webpage features blogs powered by Sitefinity. Thanks to the Telerik controls, EventBoard for Windows Phone continues to shine as a model of style and usability. Expanding the use of  Telerik’s  Window’s Phone Controls in future releases…

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EventBoard used at 3 new conferences this week

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Our mobile conference companion, EventBoard, is getting quite a workout this fall. Just a few weeks ago EventBoard ran DEMOgala, DevReach, VS Live! Redmond, and Microsoft Tech Days Switzerland all in a one week span. We are happy to see that the overlapping conference trend is continuing. This week,  conference goers are relying on EventBoard at the Sprint Open Solutions Conference, Grand Rapids Dev Day, and AnDevCon II. The more the merrier!

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EventBoard Gets Rave Review from Industry Blogger

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Falafel’s mobile conference application, EventBoard (http://www.eventboardmobile.com), just keeps knocking it out of the park. Most recently, a review at EventManagerBlog.com praises the application. For those not in the event management industry, EventManagerBlog.com is one of the most well respected and well known event management blogs in the world. Author, Julius Solaris recently had an opportunity to experience EventBoard first hand, and has posted his review online. His take?…. “it’s a kick ass mobile conference programme maker.” Read the rest of the review here: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/mobile/eventboard

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Falafel Software Recognized at Microsoft MVP Summit

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Each year, Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are invited to Microsoft headquarters for the Global MVP Summit. The MVPs have access to exclusive technical content, participate in direct feedback sessions, and meet with Microsoft executives, product teams, and other MVPs from around the world. As a 10 year MVP, Falafel’s CEO Lino Tadros is always in attendance, but this year was special. Falafel’s efforts with the Windows Phone platform and our flagship mobile product, EventBoard, were on display for all to see. During the keynote, Lino was highlighted by Microsoft’s Vice President of Developer and Platform Evangelism, Mark Hindsbo. Mark…

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Falafel CEO Interviewed on Popular Podcast

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This week our CEO, Lino Tadros, is the special guest on  the popular .NET development show, “Yet Another Podcast”. The show is hosted by Jesse Liberty, a Senior Developer-Community Evangelist on the Windows Phone Team. Jesse and Lino discuss developing applications for Windows Phone, MVVM, Silverlight, Visual Studio 11 and more. Lino also makes a big promotional offer during the interview, so if you are itching to learn a little bit about Windows Phone, you are going to want to tune in. Grab the podcast here: http://jesseliberty.com/2012/02/06/yet-another-podcast-59lino-tadres/

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