The NPM Convention app for iPhone and iPad makes the Convention experience more pleasant, and more productive.
Designed for Convention goers, users can choose to use the 2017, 2016, 2015 or 2014 Convention books on their iPads or iPhones. For iPad users, the Program Book is enabled with daily bookmarks, a helpful display always-on option (for when you're using the Liturgy parts and don't want the iPad to dim or turn off) and annotations. All users of course, can appreciate the remember-where-I-was-before-I-got-distracted feature or the 1-tap advance to page _.
We have integrated with Apple Maps for walking/driving directions to off-site venues.
Calendaring features make sure you don't miss the time or location of the session you're scheduled for and your parish is counting on you attending. The 'Now' button advances to the very next scheduled session.
Daily news keeps you up-to-date with the latest Convention goings-on and tips on how to get the most out of the app. Reload button checks for downloads at your convenience. Selected session handouts are available as downloads, and annotatable too.
The iPhone and iPad versions of the app are meant to be complements not substitutes. Convention-goers can download the program onto their iPhone, can see details of sessions including maps and share Favorite sessions (if both iPhone and iPad have same Apple ID and iCloud service). Annotations and Keep-Display-Awake are iPad only features.
Improvements to the Notes feature for iPad makes a universal notes file for each program year which can be emailed or printed.
For iPhone 6S, 7, 6S Plus and 7 Plus users, we've implemented two QuickActions for the most productive experience. You can use 3DTouch on the iPhone home screen icon of the app to jump right to the next scheduled session or your next Favorited session.
Thank you for your suggestions. We've built what you asked!
• No (lots less) light gray text - easier to read the small print on small screens.
• Search Faves - when the blue star is showing you're searching through your Favorite events.
• Bigger "<" back button target - so more folks can go back.
• Now the app highlights the Event in the Schedule list that you had last tapped.
• All the content is up-to-date with the latest. We're all set for Cincinnati. Are you? Check out the Read Me (News). Be sure to stop by our booth at the Exhibit Hall to say hi and get a free badge sticker "I've got the App"
Ratings and Reviews
It's a start...
Great to have a convention app! ...poor use of iOS, though. Could be so much better. I know there are great convention apps out there and was hoping for so much more out of the gate.
Feature request for future versions: a dashboard that has my schedule with quick links to submit surveys, exhibitor info (maybe even ads and discount codes to pull me to a booths that want yo buy ad space), online store links to some of the merchants, interactive maps of the convention/hotels/and the area, session quick list where I can tap to save to my schedule, speaker bios and info, show documents and downloads, photo galleries others can share from sessions, videos posted by session speakers, maybe a twitter feed for npm, and a quick link to like the npm Facebook page for starts.
App will not open
I was able to download the app, but it will not open. When I click on the icon, I see the start of the opening screen, then it immediately closes and takes me back to the desktop.
Awesome app for the convention. I can't wait to use it!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.