Your guide to the Web Summit Qatar mobile app

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Maeve Harris

Our inaugural Middle Eastern event is just around the corner! Here are some tips for making the most of the Web Summit Qatar mobile app – your event companion.

With the excitement of checking out our latest high-profile speakers, noting your favourite talks and planning your trip to Doha, you may feel overwhelmed about setting up our custom-built Web Summit Qatar mobile app.

To help you out, we’ve created a guide to show you how to navigate the app, from accessing your tickets to creating your profile, and more.

Accessing your ticket

If you’ve already downloaded the Web Summit Qatar mobile app, you can access your ticket from the ‘My ticket’ tab, which you will find by tapping the menu icon (≡) on the top left corner of the app.

On this tab, you will find your unique QR code, which you will need to access to the event.

If you have any problems accessing your ticket, visit the Web Summit Qatar ticket dashboard.

Logging in to the mobile app

Once you receive your ticket via email, download our mobile app from the App Store or Google Play Store. You can log in using the email associated with your ticket or your ticket reference code.

The first step is to fill out your personal information and interests on your event profile. This will allow fellow attendees to check out your profile and interact with you on the app. Your information will also be used to help generate personalised recommendations for talks to attend and people to connect with.

The information we request on the mobile app includes:

  • Basic personal information, including your job title and where you’re based
  • Topics you’re interested in and topics you have expertise in
  • A profile picture to make your app profile more personal

Once you’ve entered these details, you will be taken to the mobile app home screen.

In the mobile app

Exploring talks and building your schedule

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Discovering new talks

Your first stop is the ‘Schedule’ tab, located on the menu bar at the bottom of your app screen. Here, you’ll find all talks, masterclasses, Q&As and experiences taking place at Web Summit Qatar 2024.

The schedule tab shows the full lineup of sessions and events, listing where they’ll take place and the topics that they’ll cover.

Searching for talks

Alternatively, the ‘Explore’ tab, located at the bottom right of the app screen, allows you to quickly find talks and other sessions based on track, date, topic or content format. You can easily refine your search with the filters at the top of the screen, or by selecting the ‘Filters’ button at the bottom left of the screen.

Adding talks to your event calendar

When you’ve found a talk that you’re interested in on the ‘Schedule’ tab, tap the calendar icon to the right of the title. This will add the session to your personal event calendar.

Checking your event calendar

View your personal event calendar by tapping on the ‘Schedule’ tab at the bottom of your app screen and then selecting ‘My schedule’ from the menu on the upper left side of the screen.

Finding attendees, messaging and organising meetings

Searching for attendees

To find attendees to connect with, start with the ‘Explore’ tab, located at the bottom right of the app screen and select the ‘People’ filter.

Scroll through our full list of attendees, including speakers, investors, startup founders and members of the media, and filter people based on their role, industry and location by selecting the ‘Filters’ icon.

Alternatively, search for attendees by name or company by using the search bar at the top of the screen.

Illustration of a mobile phone open on the Web Summit Qatar app. The app is open on an attendee profile. The attendees name is Lucy Mitchell and they work as a data scientist for Prime Startups Group.Image: Web Summit

When you’ve found someone you want to connect with, visit their event profile and tap the ‘Connect’ button.

You can connect with attendees you meet in person by using the QR code icon at the bottom of your app screen and scanning another attendee’s lanyard. This will import their event profile information directly to your mobile app.

Sending a message

To start a conversation with another attendee, tap the chat icon at the top of your app screen. This will take you to to your full conversation history and message requests. From this screen, tap the message icon in the bottom right corner and search for an attendee you’d like to reach out to.

You can also message attendees by searching for their name on the ‘Explore’ tab, tapping their event profile, and selecting the chat icon.

Illustration of a phone against a solid background with two triangles in the bottom left corner. The phone is open on a conversation in the Web Summit Qatar mobile app.Image: Web Summit

Setting up a meeting

To set up a meeting with an attendee, use the ‘Explore’ tab, located at bottom right of the app screen. Tap the ‘Filters’ icon and select the ‘People’ filter to scroll through our attendee list. Filter people by role, industry and location using the filters icon, or search for an attendee you want to meet by using the search bar at the top of the screen.

Arrange meetings with existing connections by tapping the ‘Connections’ tab at the bottom of the screen and selecting who you’d like to meet.

Once you are on the attendee’s profile, scroll down to tap ‘Request a meeting’, and fill out the relevant information. This attendee will then receive a notification and, if they accept the request, the meeting will be added to your personal event calendar.

You can also schedule a meeting by tapping on the ‘Schedule’ tab at the bottom of your app screen. From there, select ‘My schedule’, tap the ‘Create meeting’ button, input all of the meeting details and add the participants you’d like to attend the meeting.

Checking your connections and importing contacts

Checking and exporting connections

Once you have connected with attendees through the app, view this list of connections by tapping the Connections tab at the bottom of your app screen.

Export the connections you make during Web Summit Qatar to follow up and stay in contact with people after the event. To do this, go to the ‘Connections’ tab, select ‘Accepted connections’ and tap the download icon in the top right corner of the screen. This will automatically send your connection list to the email address associated with your app profile.

Importing contacts

The ‘Contacts’ tab allows you to automatically add contacts from your mobile device to the Web Summit app. You can also securely connect your phone contacts to the event app.

To import your contacts, tap the menu icon (≡) in the top left corner of the app and select ‘Contacts’. From there, tap the ‘Securely sync your device contacts’ button and follow any device prompts.

Editing your profile and changing app settings

Editing your profile

If you want to edit your profile to update your contact information, tweak your highlighted interests or swap out your profile picture, go to the main menu by tapping the menu icon (≡) in the top left corner of the app. Select ‘Profile’ and tap the pen icon in the top right corner to edit your information.

Changing app settings

You can change your app settings, including the displayed time zones, by tapping the menu icon (≡) in the top left corner of the app and selecting ‘Settings’.

Download the app today to get the most of the event!

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