Case Study: American Gastroenterological Association

"Having never created an app....we didn’t know what we didn’t know, and weren’t sure if we wanted to find out!"
— Sandra Megally, AGA

The Challenge

When the wonderful team at AGA faced the idea of going mobile for their upcoming event, they weren’t shy about their hesitations. There were some fears around their audience not embracing such a tech-savvy approach. Having a brand new process to tend to before during and after their event? Scary! Wondering how the attendees would feel about it at the end of the day….sure seemed like thoughts were swarming their heads! After assuring them that this is totally normal and discussing all of the benefits of offering a mobile app for their attendees they decided to take the jump into today’s tech!

Our Solution

Creating an app that works seamlessly across multiple devicesIt was clear early on that AGA attendees had personal mobile devices that they’ve come to depend on. Having to learn a new app on a completely unfamiliar device was simply unacceptable. Providing AGA with a mobile app solution that could function on multiple platforms was our goal. With our intergrated platform solution, our app could be used on the most popular smartphones and tablets seamlessly.

Providing support all the way through to the end of the eventYou plan for every possible scenario, but things do happen, especially when you're trying something out for the first time. We understood how important it was for AGA to have a backup plan in the case of an emergency during their event, and that's exactly what we wanted to be: their backup plan. With "live" 24-hour tech support, we would be just a phone call away to address any and all concerns about their app before, during, and after the event to ensure a successful debut.

The Results

Unbelievable! Their app was an amazing success! With a phenomenal adoption rate and some serious engagement inside the app, it was no secret that the attendees were all over it! They earned a 68% adoption rate, witnessed major activity in attendees downloading presentations from their sessions and even received direct feedback on how much they liked the app through the surveys feature.

Working with great clients always brings out the best experience. They deserve credit for making the great decision to implement a mobile solution, working as a great team to achieve success and for putting trust in PI Interactive to deliver an awesome mobile app and a stress-free experience to remember! Thank you AGA!


In 2015, the AGA made the wise decision to use a meeting app for the very first time in our organization’s history. Having never created an app or even worked with a vendor who did so, the Education Department was nervous. We didn’t know what we didn’t know, and weren’t sure if we wanted to find out! Contracting with PI Interactive Solutions to design our app was the best decision we could have made. Nicole Pearlman was by our side every step of the way, from training us on how to add users, to making sure she and her team were available at odd hours (before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. sometimes) to upload last minute presentations. PI (and Nicole specifically) did an amazing job [showing our] attendees how to get the most out of the app. We had such a great experience with PI Interactive Solutions that we’re looking for ways to work with them again. Thank you Nicole, Bill, and Clinton for all your help in making the Clinical Congress app! Our attendees loved it and repeatedly complemented the sleek design and ease of use!
— Sandra Megally, AGA

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