A buzzing IAAPA 2018 for Apple Industries
Apple Industries is celebrating its 17th consecutive year as an exhibitor at IAPPA, where innovative and cutting-edge technology debuted while adhering to what amusement professionals need to be more competitive and profitable. Apple Industries lived up to this reputation with a new take on its annual exhibit booth.
Apple’s IAAPA booth was one of the busiest at the show with over 3,000 visitors over the course of four days. Contributing to this draw was a series of new products: The Marvel Adventure Lab, The Photo Studio Prism with the latest licensed photo content from Universal Pictures and -the world’s first app-powered printing kiosk -: Print Budii.
There is a strong chance that the “Marvel Adventure Lab” will be considered the most innovative photo-vending product of 2019.
Apple COO Scott Avery revealed “This is an exclusive amusement machine concept developed by Apple Industries in partnership with Marvel! The in-house software technology and magical interface create the most unforgettable user-experience ever witnessed within an amusement machine. This is truly unique and amazing “. IAAPA visitors were waiting in line in front of the “Marvel Adventure Lab” for a chance to use the booth and become part of a customized comic book with Marvel characters (Spiderman, Ant Man, Thor, Black Panther, Captain America, Guardians of The Galaxy, The Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk).
Additional fun at the show came from Apple’s latest Face Place photobooth “Photo Studio Prism”, a compact new version of Photo Studio Deluxe.
“Due to its monumental size, the popular Photo Studio Deluxe could only be installed in very large environments,” said Apple CEO, Allen Weisberg, “and following so many requests from our loyal partners and distributors, we decided to develop “Photo Studio Prism”, a smaller and more compact version to fit within many more locations”. Visitors were also waiting in line to use the “Photo Studio Prism” and enjoy interactive videos such as “Santa”, a festive experience to take a picture with Santa Claus! Apple Industries also revealed a brand new licensed content including Universal properties such as “Trolls”, “Jurassic Park”, “Back to the Future”, “Fast & Furious”, just to name a few.
One would think that both new products would be enough for Apple to launch at IAAPA, but the Company raised the bar with another surprise: Print Budii, the new Apple Industries division dedicated to digital photo printing via self-service kiosks.
“Print Budii is the world’s first app-powered printing kiosk,” explained Apple COO Scott Avery. “Print Budii App enables customers to use their smartphone to access photo galleries and social media, then customize, transfer and print photos! All done by phone!” added Scott. With the Print Budii App, IAAPA visitors printed thousands of photos from the kiosks installed on the exhibit booth over the course of four days. The kiosk is very easy to install and plugs into any standard outlet. Print Budii owners can add their own localized content including promotional and fun overlays. This option will help our partners to raise brand awareness on Social Media as customers can share their customized photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Allen Weisberg, Apple CEO, mentioned “This year was very special for us as we showcased incredible products which were exclusively revealed at IAAPA 2018. This is also a unique opportunity for our Sales Team to book multiple appointments with our international distributors, potential new clients and all the Industry Leaders gathered for one week under the same roof!”.
Click below to view the photo gallery of the Apple Industries IAAPA 2018 exhibit booth: