Your Brand. Your App.
No matter which app package you choose your brand should come first. Every app package comes with powerful tools to build an app that matches your brand, including full-page graphics, custom icon options, and unparalleled color and font control. Try one of Grandstand’s un-templates below.
150 Users or Less
Up to 1500 Users
Everything in Limited, Plus
Full Design Control
Multiple Font Choices
Everything in Bronze, Plus
Detailed App Analytics
Everything in Silver, Plus
Up to 5 Different Calendars at a Time
Up to 7 Admin Users
Geofenced Photo Filters
Solo App Store App
Everything Offered in the Container Apps Plus
Stand-Alone App Store App with Your Icon & Name
Ala Carte Features Based on Unique Needs for Your App
10 Base Modules for All Plans
Included in All Plans
Single-event multi-day calendar with links to maps, lists
Month-at-a-glance calendar with links to maps, lists
Set pins over the top of Google/Apple native maps
Custom Graphic Maps
Upload your own maps for inside buildings, trade shows, etc.
Create pages with mixes of photos, web links, long-form text, as well as buttons that trigger action to place a call, start a text message, get directions and more
Twitter Feed Integration
View Twitter feeds of select usernames and hashtags as well as promote hashtag usage throughout the app. Number of Twitter usernames and hashtags varies by package.
Turn any lists you have into interactive, searchable lists within the app. Lists are typically used to show attendees, speakers, store listings, vendor listings, food vendors, sponsors and more
Add multiple levels or hierarchy to your lists with featured and priority lists that segment your lists into smaller groupings
Take on Snapchat and Instagram with custom photo filters that can overlay user photos. Number of filters varies by package.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Guide?
A Guide is a groundbreaking new offering for Grandstand that gives you all the power of a full app at a fraction of the cost. A Guide is a tool to help you amplify your voice by providing interactive content that is not just a resource for your customers and attendees but is something that enhances their experience with your brand. With a setup that gives you the most branding power of anyone in the industry, your users will download the Guide app that aligns with your brand. This Guide app could be Grandstand Events, 4-H Now, or some of our other speciality niche Guide apps.
How do my customers download my Guide?
If you are producing a Guide for your event your attendees can download your Guide inside the ‘Grandstand’ App in the Apple and Google Play App Stores. We also have select specialty Guide Stages available for 4-H programs and events (4-H NOW), FFA programs and events (FFA NOW coming soon), with additional niche Guides added everyday. This is a great way to make sure your users only have access to similar Guides that all share common themes.
What is a Guide Stage?
A Guide Stage is a branded collection of Guides, similar to 4-H NOW, that allows you to group all of your Guides into a single location with your own Apple and Google Play App Store presence. We help you craft your Stage home page and you fill it with as many Guides as you would like, with each one being purchased separately. To qualify for your own Guide Stage, spend at least $4,500 on Guides and we will create your own Guide Stage and submit it on your behalf under your brand in the respective App Stores.
Can I turn my Guide into a traditional-branded app store app?
Absolutely! Just pay the difference between your Guide and your custom-quoted Apple and Google Play App Store apps. The upgrade price starts at $1,200/year depending on your initial Guide package choice.
Can I make my Guide completely private?
Yes! You can keep your Guide hidden and only accessible via a code you distribute.
Are all packages accessible on both iOS and Android?
Yes! All of our custom packages contain both an app for iOS and Android. Both apps will be published to each of their respective app stores simultaneously. Optional iPad Kiosk upgrades exist in some packages.
Can my city, company or venue have their own Stage?
We are the first in the industry to offer clients their own Stage app that can each contain unlimited amounts of Guides, each priced at the standard Guide price. An example of a client with their own Stage is Wenatchee Valley which is available in both app stores. Each event in the city of Wenatchee has the ability to create their own Guide, with their own branding, their own access, their own data, and have it included in the Wenatchee Valley app. This is a great way to consolidate Guides around a larger brand. Stages require a minimum Guide commitment to get started.
What is the latest we can submit our app to the app stores before our event.
Our unique platform and Grandstand Control Panel
gives you the option to both design and enter in the content or turn one or both of these tasks over to our team. Guides can be published immediately to one of our Guide Stages like Grandstand Events, 4-H Now, and others. Stand-alone apps require you to have an Apple and Google developer account which can take a few days to gain approval on so please factor that into your overall timeline.
How do you bill for the app?
For Guides you can pay via credit card at any point during or immediately after the 14-day free trial. For custom options where Grandstand helps you build, design, or manage the app we can do custom billing options that could involve invoicing or credit cards. If invoices are chosen we will do quarterly or yearly invoices.
Can I manage more than one app with a single account?
Yes! You can manage as many apps as you need with a single admin login. Once you’ve paid for the first you can start additional apps at any point.
Do we have to setup all the content or can you provide that service?
We offer full-service options starting at an extra $300 in addition to our self-service setup through our Grandstand Control Panel
. Full-service content setup includes all schedule entry, vendor entry, coupon setup, map pin setup, and much more.
How do we test out the app before launching it?
In 2017, Grandstand unveiled a one-of-a-kind tool that allows you to preview your app in one of our downloadable Guide Stages like Grandstand Events, 4-H Now or others. Once the base design is complete you will be able to enter a code to load a test version of your app to your phone. This makes tweaking the design and content easier and quicker. If you have purchased a standalone app, once you get close to launch, we use Apple’s TestFlight and Google Play Beta to provide final previews of the app for you. Since almost 100% of the content of the app is not packaged with the app but silently loaded in the background, typically only one beta build is needed and most times that version is then pushed live to the general public. The only items we lock in at launch are the app icon and the default loading screens. Everything else, including home page background, logos, icons, etc. can be changed at any point.