6 Ways the #BlogHer15 Mobile App Will Make Your Conference Easier
We're thrilled to be bringing back our conference mobile app for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us! our mobile app will allow you to plan out your schedule during the conference, find more information on speakers and sponsors, connect with other attendees, update your social media channels, and take notes on your favorite sessions. Here's a brief run-down of the various features:
1. Attendees & Friends
One of the best parts of any BlogHer event is meeting and networking with your fellow attendees. Our conference app helps you do just that with an easy contact-swapping tool. Once you've downloaded the app, simply enter in your contact info under "My Profile." You'll see a toggle at the bottom that lets you choose to list your profile on the Attendee List. To add yourself to the list, switch this to "ON." Not publishing your profile to the Attendee List will not prevent you from contact swapping, but others will not be able to find you—you'll have to seek them out and add them to your friends list.
When you open the Attendee List and click on someone's profile, you'll see two buttons: one to request them as a friend, and one to add them to your contacts. Note: After you add your profile or if you can't seem to find a friend, return to the main screen and click the "Update" button in the upper right-hand corner.
2. Conference Events & Your Schedule
Search the events by day or track, or discover events from the list of who's speaking. You can find the sessions that most interest you and add them to your own custom schedule. You'll also be able to takes notes right from the session description page and rate the session, too—how handy is that?
You'll have at your fingertips a local map of the NYC neighborhood, and a comprehensive map of the Midtown Hilton that you'll use to navigate your way through the conference. The conference map will show the locations of all the sessions, keynotes, and sponsors. (Maps will be loaded in closer to the event, once we finalize all the logistics.)
Just click the Exhibitors icon to learn about all the sponsors who generously support our attendees and make this event possible. You can even bookmark your favorites, mark them off when you've visited them, and make notes to yourself about them.
5. Conference Info & Feeds
We have lots of places within the app for you to access all the important event information and news. Our RSS feed is linked right from the dashboard, as well as the #BlogHer15 Twitter feed, where you can join the conversation without ever having to leave the app (just make sure you add your handle to your profile)!
Closer to the event, we'll also introduce a Conference Materials section, where you'll be able to find important information. And while you're at the conference, the Alerts will keep you posted with real-time announcements!
6. Photo Gallery
We'll all be snapping away photos of the food, the sessions, and the parties on our smartphones and cameras. Why not upload those photos to the Photo Gallery in the app? You can show people the images you've captured around New York and at #BlogHer15, and see shots from your fellow attendees!
These are just a few of the many things our app will do to make your experience a easier. What's more, you can sync the app to multiple devices, so your schedule and contacts will be there with you, no matter which one you decide to use.
To download the app, go to http://app.core-apps.com/blogher15. If you are on an iPhone or Android, this link will take you to the app's download page in the app store. If you are on a BlackBerry, Windows Phone, or other smart phone, you will be able to use the web version of the app at this URL.
So go grab it, get started making contacts now, and stay tuned for more bells and whistles as we get closer to July 16!
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