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Guidebook

Codeless mobile app building platform for events & training

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Guidebook Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Guidebook product overview

Price starts from

$

5

/momonth
Per Feature

What is Guidebook?

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.

Key benefits of using Guidebook

• 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum
24/7 (Live rep)
Knowledge Base
Chat

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Documentation
In Person
Webinars

Guidebook pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

54

Price starts from

$

5

/momonth
Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Guidebook features

Functionality

4.6

/5

54
Total Features54 5 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Third Party Integrations
Access Controls/Permissions
Reporting/Analytics
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop
Data Import/Export
Sponsorship Management

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Guidebook users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

54

Positive reviews

96%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.24/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Not only that, but it is a great improvement for those who have to create these guides for participants.

KF

Kayla F.

Guidebook has many good things...not only is the system that helps you create your guide app super helpful, they have a ton of resources, the support is phenomenal and you cannot beat the price.

CA

Catie A.

The end result looks awesome on mobile devices and takes our conference to the next level. I also love the metrics, which help us know where to put our efforts/improvements.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
My current supervisor had to create these paper programs and she always tells me how much she hated it.

KF

Kayla F.

Customization is really bad. You're forced to use their color palette, which doesn't make sense.

RR

Raymond R.

I also have disliked what seems to me to be a continual change in the interface where the app is built.

KD

Keven D.

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Overall Rating

Love Guidebooks

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Guidebook for Orientations/Training: Fantastic!

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall if you have the budget for this product I would highly recommend it. It's a fantastic tool to use for small, large, or midsized events, and very easy to use on the back end to schedule and upload information, but also very user-friendly for those who will actually be attending and utilizing the app to move and shake with their schedules.

Pros

Something that I liked most about this software is the scalability and the ability to update in real time. I cannot tell you how much this saved us during orientation trainings for our student staff when I was a Resident Director. We had instances where rooms were changed at the drop of a hat, or lunches/sessions were altered on start or end times and being able to update their schedule within the...

Cons

Pricing was really dicey for us as we had limited budget for large training groups. You have the options for self versus full service to kind of play around with. Unfortunately with budget cuts we weren't able to sustain using this. With the full service you can control branding which is AWESOME though, so if you have need for that it's really something to consider!

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Guidebook's mobile app has the tools to help you pull off successful events!

Reviewed 20 days ago

Overall, Guidebook's app functionality has been very helpful to the success of our events. We primarily use their software to provide our audience (high school seniors and their families) with a mobile app that complements the their time at on-campus events. It allows us to digitize many helpful resources, track who attends which sessions, and set capacities for various sessions. Although there's been a bit of staff turnover the past few years, they go above and beyond to make it right.

Pros

The backend interface is fairly intuitive. I've been able to train my event staff and interns on how to build robust apps for our events!

Cons

It feels like it needs a bit of a facelift. It's looked the same for the last 5+ years. It's not bad, but as a weekly "builder" within the platform, I'm ready for a nice look/style.

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Not a fan of Guidebook

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

For what it does, Guidebook is very useful. Great at being that one place on the phone for visitors to click to for information about the events taking place on campus.

Cons

Customization is really bad. You're forced to use their color palette, which doesn't make sense.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great and Easy App for Small Businesses

Reviewed 3 years ago

I really enjoyed using Guidebook and will probably use it again. Currently I'm looking at other apps that are less expensive

Pros

The app was easy to set up and manage. Even a non-technical person can do it

Cons

It was quite a bit more expensive than other apps of the type

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Worth it for your big conference or big event!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I would definitely use this again! As a first time user there were definitely a few learning curves. But if you're generally tech savvy and have just a general understanding of how apps and things work, you should be completely able to edit and design your own guidebook. And customer service was pretty quick when we needed help if we ever did get stuck (which we did once or twice). Also sidenote: our event was for 200+ people and students.

Pros

It is very user friendly! I was placed in charge of building and adding all the information we needed for our event to guidebook, and as a first time user I found it easy to learn. First, you can work on it and then publish it and make it live. So no worries about accidently messing up before the big day. Second, I loved that you could edit the features - you can easily add a map, a list of speakers,...

Cons

The survey was difficult to figure out how to use. You have to get out of the guide you're working on and create the survey on your dashboard. From there, you have to ht surveys and polls. Then you can create and edit surveys and attach them to specific events - for instance we had surveys for every workshop, so I was able to attach a survey to each and every workshop we had. BUT the issue came with...

Guidebook FAQs and common questions

Guidebook has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $5.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Guidebook has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Guidebook supports the following languages:
English


Guidebook supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad


Yes, Guidebook has an API available for use.


Guidebook integrates with the following applications:
Aventri, Twitter, Veeva CRM, Eventbrite, Facebook, Google Calendar, Mailchimp, Instagram, Marketo Engage, Google Maps


Guidebook offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, Chat

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