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Release notes – February 2021

Jomablue strives to set the standard in platform flexibility and user experience across virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. Below are the details from our latest release as we consistently evolve as a virtual event leader. Discover new features, integrations, and updates to Jomablue.

NEW Support for IBM Cloud Video live stream and video on demand

We continue to expand the options for using video providers of your choice in Community sites. This release welcomes IBM Cloud Video who provides both Live Streaming and Video On Demand.


3 Ways to instantly improve hybrid events

  • The shape of events may have changed forever. Our chameleon-like industry has adapted to a global pandemic by embracing virtual experiences, and is now exploring new, digitally-enabled safety measures as we eye a return to in-person events.
    Given the critical role of technology in helping event organizers adjust to change—plus the ubiquitous nature of technology in people’s daily life—it’s likely that hybrid events that combine face-to-face and online interactions will continue to expand.But what makes for a truly successful hybrid experience? 

How Jomablue supports COVID safe in-person experiences

  • The threat of the Coronavirus remains with us, but recent months have brought new hope for a return to in-person gatherings in the future. As COVID-19 vaccines progress —and depending on the location and size of the event—meeting face-to-face is again being considered in some parts of the world. For businesses that depend on live events for marketing and revenue, it’s an obvious boon. Attendees’ too, are eager. One survey found 80% were keen to return to live events provided they’re tempered by health and safety measures.

Create impact during virtual experiences

  • Jomablue Community creates highly impressive experiences for attendees of virtual events while continuing to capture the event intelligence for which Jomablue is known. Businesses can bring their community together by hosting virtual events while large scale business events aren’t possible. Once COVID restrictions end, online event content can reach both in-person and remote audiences with hybrid events hosted in Community.

What is a Progressive Web App?

  • Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) are driving down costs and transforming the way organizations build and deliver apps to such an extent that they have changed how we define what an app is. Previously users would have to download an app from the Apple App or Google Play stores and store it on their mobile device. PWAs, however, utilize advancements in browser-based technology to present the same experience and valuable information while removing this significant barrier to use.

Matt Hnatojko explains what engagement means in the context of virtual events

  • We spoke with Jomablue’s Chief Technology Officer Matt Hnatojko to get some clarity about what engagement means in a virtual context and the best way to define and measure it. A key aspect of Matt’s leadership role at Jomablue is to understand customer’s goals and use that information to drive product strategy.

Enable face-to-face discussions online with Video Tables

  • Now you can use the Jomablue platform to deliver small group activities or private conversations within a virtual setting, such as workshops, breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, networking activities, and sales/introductory meetings.

Create wow moments in Jomablue Community

  • Now that many experiences are happening online, event creators are adding sophisticated digital design to the event mix. If running events sit at the core of your marketing or operations, you’ll need tools that allow you to create a rich, virtual user experience with multi-layered elements that capture attention, surprise, and delight attendees.

Why page design is vital for connection during virtual events

  • One of the biggest frustrations for event organizers looking to pivot to online events is being able to match the engagement levels of live, in-person activity. How can you deliver the same vibrancy in a virtual context? After all, event organizers have always used physical space for branding, to cultivate ambiance and facilitate intimacy and involvement.

How to get the best from your virtual event investment

  • Hybrid events hold the key to reaching a broader audience even after current social restrictions are lifted. Event organizers can host an in-person event for those who wish to physically attend and complement this activity with a virtual iteration hosted online. 

Event Technology Awards 2019 – Jomablue wins

  • Jomablue are no strangers to the Event Technology Awards. Attending for the fourth consecutive year as a finalist is something we celebrate. Winning awards … well, we’ll never stop being absolutely thrilled to get that recognition on a global stage.