Is there still a place for voting keypads?
It seems that this is a popular time for people to start doubting the relevancy of the interactive solutions that started “eventtech” all those years ago.
We have heard people state that voting/polling was not really used anymore and should therefore not be a key consideration when selecting on site solutions. Following this, we wrote an article about whether we thought this was the case.
We recently read an online guide to the most common event technology terms where they discussed audience response systems. In this section, the post stated that event apps had replaced the need for separate clickers and this got us thinking: is there still a place for voting keypads in events?
The old British saying ‘horses for courses’ springs to mind as the best solution to use depends upon the type of event, who the client is, who the attendees are and what the requirements are. In light of this, I would say there is definitely still a place for voting keypads. In fact we regularly receive requests for our keypad solution, which supports this conclusion.
If you are utilising a solution that requires attendees to download an app to their own device in order to participate in polls, it is also important to consider download rates and engagement levels to determine whether these are acceptable to the client. Event apps are still only downloaded by around 50% of delegates and not all those that download it actively use it during an event.