MCLEAN, Va.

Cvent, a provider of event management solutions, has acquired CrowdCompass, a creator of mobile applications for business and association events. The purchase of the company will enable Cvent to offer an app to enhance communications between attendees via social media. Cvent and CrowdCompass will offer a solution that combines industry leading event management tools and the ability for planners to easily create iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry apps for their business events.

CrowdCompass specializes in creating native mobile applications for all major mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.  The company has built 435 apps, which received a total of over 500,000 downloads by event attendees in the last year.

CrowdCompass has completed apps for numerous corporations, including  E*Trade, Daimler, and Intuit; several meetings industry organizations, like The Meetings Technology Expo; and various associations, such as the American Bar Association, Association of General Contractors and American Society of Anesthesiologists.

This acquisition comes on the heels of Cvent's purchase of Seed Labs, a leading provider of apps for consumer events, such as festivals, concerts and sporting events.