Mobile app provider Core-apps acquired privately held event management software company GoExpo in a deal that the company says will provide event organizers with more online services without an extra price attached.
“Event organizers will save money on many fronts as a result of this acquisition,” contends Jesse Snipper, cofounder and president of Core-apps, in a statement. “This savings comes from our ability to bundle services together, as well as offering our web services at no cost when working with third-party vendors.”
Founded in 2009, Core-apps now creates mobile apps and wayfinders for more than 700 events each year around the world. By acquiring Las Vegas-based GoExpo’s software platform, Core-apps officials say they will have a comprehensive software product that provides exhibitor clients with session and user schedule building, e-newsletter, exhibitor invitations, matchmaking, hosted buyer programming, sponsorship sales and integrated financials capabilities.
“We already integrate with Core-apps,” says GoExpo co-founder Steve Goulder, in a statement. “This allows us to immediately offer a seamless content integration with their mobile app and wayfinder products.”
Core-apps CEO and co-founder Jay Tokosch says his customers have been asking him for a more inclusive software package that will allow them to stop using multiple vendors in the development of their apps.
Tokosch says he went to industry experts for an evaluation on GoExpo’s software package before making his decision.
“They confirmed it was better than anything they had seen on the market,” Tokosch says in a statement. “I knew this was the way to go.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.