ISTE 2013 Onsite Mobile Guide
By QuickMobile Inc.
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Your ISTE 2013 command center! Navigate the ISTE 2013 Conference and Exposition, onsite and while you plan your trip to the conference.
The official conference app has everything you need to navigate, sync, gamify and discover all that ISTE 2013 has to offer:
- Stay up to date on conference news, updates and social media.
- Play the conference game and compete for a trip to ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia!
- Browse all conference sessions, speakers and exhibitors.
- Build your conference schedule online or in the app and sync with all your devices.
- Discover new contacts and introduce yourself via the attendee messaging center.
- Review all program content with individual surveys of each session.
- Download a PDF of the final printed program and leave your paper copy at home.
- Find recommendations for local restaurants and activities in San Antonio.
What's New in Version 3.2
- UI Enhancements
Improved, but still needs work
This is a fantastic companion app for the ISTE conference. It has improved a lot over the last few years. However I already have some suggestions for further improvement; specifically with the conference planner and I don't know where else to provide feedback for it. It would be nice if the planner portion included the icon codes (or other some other designation format) for the different strands, formats, etc. I know you can filter in the overview view, but I would like to be able to glance at my own saved planner and know which of the sessions are Posters, Spotlights, Registration required, etc. It would be helpful to filter by more than one criteria per category (for instance Posters AND Lectures). A nice integration of the planner with the map would be a fabulous addition if possible. For example, click on the session to see where it is located on the map. I would appreciate the planner more if I could see a "grid" view of my schedule. I'm very disappointed that the conference map is "buried" under Info Booth and not available for full screen view. Heck, it's not even available in landscape view, so I have to turn my iPad to look at it correctly! Overall, I like the smooth integration of the social media networks, the planner, and the other relevant conference information. The interface is clean and easy to navigate.
So close to a great app
This app has been very useful, but some serious usability issue make it really annoying to use.
Having to dismiss every modal popup is tedious. For example, when checking a message (which, honestly does anyone really need another mail account to check?), it takes 3 taps to exit out of the messaging mode. If you're one level deep, like in the session Overview mode, why can't the user just tap outside the modal to dismiss it?
The Coming Up feature should really hide events that have already past. It might be doing it, just inconsistently. I really just want to see what my options are if I'm bailing out of a session. What else just started? How far away is it?
I would love to have a notes feature associated with the exhibitors, including access to the camera. Just as exhibitors can scan attendee's badges, I would like to take a picture/video of the booth, product, demo and have that stored in the context of the exhibitors record. Exporting at data is a must.
I echo the features that folks have mentioned: a usable map feature (with navigation?), syncing planner data between devices and the ISTE planner page, adding personal appointments to the My Planner or dumping the feature entirely and using the devices' native calendar.
Adequate but in need of tweaks
I was very glad to see an app for ISTE. I was happy to see the helpful maps (once I located them), and enjoyed the app game, despite having earned few points. However, there are some things that could be improved upon.
It would have been helpful to have been able to filter the pre-registered and paid sessions for those who were browsing for content. Filtering (or being able to organize) the sessions per area would have allowed attendees the chance to see what all was being offered in the Tower View area (for instance) all in the same time block. Lastly, the planner needed to some tweaking. Perhaps the ability to see the day separated/organized in to time chuncks, to be able to highlight a session as "This is the most important in this time block and this is the one I'll go to if the other is full." Maybe even the ability to make easily-viewed notes (from the main planner page) to remind oneself why a particular session may have been selected over another.
Overall, I found the app to be adequate to the task and infinitely better than a paper catalogue. Thank you for putting it together.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jun 18, 2013
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 11.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Quick Mobile
- © QuickMobile Inc. 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.