Guidebook Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Codeless mobile app building platform for events & training

4.79/5 (47 reviews)

Guidebook overview

Guidebook is a do-it-yourself development SaaS that facilitates the building of iOS and Android apps without the need for coding skills. Supported by online and mobile tools, the platform focuses specifically on “guide” apps across a range of use cases. Event organizers can build apps for trades shows and conference attendees, while universities and colleges, venues and Enterprise business employers can create similar solutions in just a few steps. Guidebook offers a selection of app templates that can then be customized to carry features and branding, using a WYSIWYG drag and drop builder.

Session schedule data and lists can be imported in bulk to populate content, before apps are sent to Guidebook’s online publishing queue. Apps can then be refreshed and updated, while interactive components include social feeds, live polls, surveys and maps for keeping users engaged. Real time updates ensure rapid content refresh rates, with metrics and feeding back analytical insights into app usage. A centralized content repository is then followed by more advanced “full service” features such as a custom icon library and SSO/SAML support. In addition, Guidebook’s companion iOS and Android app provides cached access to published guides, schedules, to-do lists and interactive maps whether on or offline.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

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Guidebook screenshot: Guidebook is a cloud-based mobile app building and publishing platform for building guide apps for leading smartphones in just a few stepsGuidebook: App Builder OverviewGuidebook screenshot: The drag and drop builder interface allows users to select desired features and components for each app and arrange them accordingly without requiring any codingGuidebook screenshot: Schedule data and lists can be imported in bulk for populating the app, using Guidebook's importing featureGuidebook screenshot: Completed guide apps are published online, showing here the confirmation screen with buttons for confirming addition to the publishing queue Guidebook screenshot: A range of different app types are made possible for build across event, campus, Enterprise, tour and place guide appsGuidebook screenshot: A choice of customizable app templates provide suggestions for content and layoutGuidebook screenshot: Guidebook features a drag and drop builder that allows app templates to be customized visually without requiring any coding Guidebook screenshot: The companion Guidebook mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices, giving on and offline access to the downloadable guides  Guidebook screenshot: Third-party integration options include those for Eventbrite, Veeva, Aventri, MailChimp, Marketo and Salesforce

Guidebook reviews

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Excellent tool for conferences, training, orientations etc.

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

Significantly reduce printing costs and paper usage. Allow individuals to plan better. Send updates in a timely fashion. Allow users to interact with each other.

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Keven Dockter

Guidebook user for over 7 years!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-02
Review Source: Capterra

When I began working with Guidebook in 2012, they were a new company and I was new to the event app world. Needless to say, I had many questions over the years. Each and every question was quickly answered by Guidebook's support team. At no time was I made to feel that I was asking a foolish question. Their professionalism and service exceed most companies I have worked with during my career as a meeting planner.

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Kayla Fuller

Guidebook is Awesome!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-03
Review Source: Capterra

Guidebook was the first time that we switched from a paper program for participants to an electronic app. It has brought our company's events into the 21st century and truly improved the experience of our event participants. Not only that, but it is a great improvement for those who have to create these guides for participants. My current supervisor had to create these paper programs and she always tells me how much she hated it! For me, it is wonderful to build technological skills and actually have fun creating this service for our participants.

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Julie Lehman

Guidebook is a one-stop shop for conferences

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

Guidebook eliminates the need for any printing, which cuts down on costs and waste. Guidebook makes it easy to stay on schedule, with maps and reminders. Connecting with other attendees is easy too, through the app, without needing to give more personal information than what you'd like while still having a way to network.

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Nick Amaral

Simple Setup for Events

Used other for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

Guidebook helped me plan and coordinate a staff PD day for my school district. Users were able to interact throughout the day and plan out the sessions they wanted to attend digitally, without needed to carry a paper copy with them. This also helped me promote our day/event as well as provide acknowledgment to those companies that helped support our event.

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Guidebook pricing

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SELF SERVICE = $5 per device
300 attendees expected: Estimated price = $1,475
500 attendees expected: Estimated price = $2,470
699 attendees expected: Estimated price = $3,470

FULL SERVICE = Starts at $3500 per device, contact for quote.

Guidebook features

Collaboration Tools
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Mobile Integration
Offline Access
Social Media Integration
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (8 other apps)
Applications Management (9 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (17 other apps)
Commenting (10 other apps)
Custom Development (16 other apps)
Design Management (7 other apps)
Monitoring (7 other apps)
Real Time Notifications (13 other apps)
Testing Management (9 other apps)
Workflow Management (10 other apps)

Additional information for Guidebook

Key features of Guidebook

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Admissions Management
  • Alumni Management
  • Attendee Check-in
  • Code-free Development
  • Custom Icons
  • Document Library
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Housing Management
  • Interactive Maps
  • Lists
  • Mobile Development
  • Notifications
  • Scheduling
  • Source Control
  • Web Links
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• Guidebook is a cloud-based mobile app building platform offering unlimited rebranding and customization options to deliver event, visitor and school campus guides, plus apps for Enterprise-level employee engagement.

• Core features include a codeless development model, leveraging a drag and drop builder, customizable UI templates, bulk schedule data import and rapid online publishing.

• Engagement metrics and analytical insights allow builders to track the most used features within their apps with a view on optimizing attendee experience.

• Third-party integration options with existing CRM, event registration and marketing systems such as Salesforce, Veeva, Marketo, Aventri, Eventrbrite, MailChimp and more allow for seamless content data syncing.

• Guidebook mobile app for iOS and Android devices offers on and offline access to event guides, schedules, to-do lists, attendance lists and contact cards, plus the viewing of guides to popular public spaces such as national parks and airports.