Realtime: The Why
As event attendees, we are living in the moment, more than most people do on a typical day. We’ve taken a day or three out of our lives to convene with our peers, learn about new ideas, make connections, and maybe even have a little fun.
It’s an experience that can be extremely rewarding when our minds are set on fire by all these new ideas and interactions with others. But it’s not always so easy.
livecube was built from the ground up to add fuel to the fire, and to do it in 100% real time because that’s how humans communicate.
Realtime: The What
First, the messages. The lifeblood of livecube, and of communication in general.
Second, the infographics. One look at livecube and you’ll see all kinds of stats, and every single one updates in realtime. From metrics on message counts to points earned to social media reach and beyond, we’ve left little to wonder about.
Third, the points, game mechanics and leaderboards. You can earn points for almost every key action you can take in livecube, from posting to reposting, to receiving reposts and mentions. Points and badges are earned and update in realtime. Leaderboards magically move as your fellow attendees earn points and get reposted.
And lots more. There’s a big event-wide dashboard view that’s designed to be projected on a screen, and of course it updates in real time. There’s a Q&A feature that lets moderators post audience questions to the big screen. There are realtime surveys, polls, and even quizzes.
Realtime: The How
livecube is really built to scale, with a Rails4 backend, custom HTML5/jQuery frontend, and the realtime magic handled largely through Pusher.com. When you post a new message through livecube, it is sent instantly to our servers, processed, sent to Pusher.com, and broadcast out to everyone who’s listening, all in about 200 milliseconds.
Some signals are meant for everyone in an event (many infographic updates), some are for particular sessions (messages), and some for individual attendees (points earned, badges).
Realtime: What it Means to You
As an event attendee, livecube’s realtime awesomeness (can we say that?) means you’re never waiting. You can connect with great new ideas and the other fascinating attendees instantly. You see what other people are thinking as they listen to a speaker, ask a question, or offer an opinion. Your voice and viewpoint can be heard by everyone who’s connected. And the game is pretty fun to play too.
Our team went to the trouble to make this realtime experience seamless, because it’s exactly what we wish we’d had at a million events we’ve attended ourselves.
As an event organizer, your attendees are getting an amazing experience, communicating with each other and your speakers, sharing ideas, making connections, and having a great time doing it. You even get a beautiful recap after the event is over, complete with a message search engine, a tabulation of all the game mechanics, and even the ability to export to Excel.
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