Consider this an addendum to my last post.
So the good folks at 1000heads have invited me to South by Southwest, the annual mother of all music, film and interactive festivals/conferences in Austin, Texas. For Nokia smartphones, there is no “app for that”, but as an Android user I’m in luck.
The splash screen. Hey, I’m a blogger…
This is the app’s main interface. If you’ve a login for Schedule.SXSW.com you can plan your days and sync them to your Android device, or vice versa.
More on the film premiere that I’ll be attending here.
You can find the venue for a specific event by tapping on it, or get an overview of all venues on the “places” tab. Unfortunately MapQuest is the geolocation service of choice rather than Google Maps, so sharing options beyond the app are severely limited — at least for Android devices.
Apparently SXSW has a trade show too. I had no idea… Good thing there’s an A-Z list of exhibitors, with contact info and show floor location just another tap away.
The Social tab. Registered attendees can take advantage of SXSocial. I can’t say much about it as I myself am not yet registered.
And here’s my personal schedule. As you can see, I’ve much work to do!
Apart from the ill-informed choice to use MapQuest, SXSW Go looks like a very handy resource to have in-hand. I’ll obviously have more to say after using it on the ground, but if you’re headed to South by Southwest and are bringing a compatible handset I’d say it’s definitely worth a download in advance.