SXSW® GO - Official 2014 Mobile Guide to South By Southwest
By SXSW, Inc.
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SXSW® GO is the official mobile app for getting the most out of attending SXSW 2014. Browse our lineup and create your personal schedule, then login to sync it with your other devices. Find your friends and connections and see what they are up to, and network with thousands of other Attendees. You can also find your way around Austin, navigate the trade show, stay connected to the social world and more!
You can build your schedule online at schedule.sxsw.com or directly on your mobile device. With SXSW® GO, you also can sync your online schedule with your mobile device, so your info will always be up-to-date!
Please be aware that this app makes use of background location services running in the background that can dramatically decrease battery life.
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What's New in Version 5.3
- Improves EventLive functionality during Sessions - Join the Discussion
- Improves favourite syncing functionality by reducing delays under low-connectivity conditions.
Found this app to very buggy. Unexpectedly closes. Schedule scrolling often doesn't respond to touch. Filters reset themselves frequently. The button to close the full screen map falls behind the North orientation on iPhone.
Future request - Realtime updates of remaining capacity at panel sessions; red, yellow, green indicators would be welcome to know whether it's worth going several blocks to get in. Another simple feature would be showing all other sessions at a full venue during that time. If I'm at ACC room 12 and that's full, what else is happening in ACC at that moment (as opposed to knowing what happens before and after in room 12 which is easily accomplished now)
Ill thought out
Ok, so let's say this is your first time at SXSW and you're still navigating downtown Austin. One would assume this app would have the addresses mappable through at least Apple Maps. It does not.
So then is it at least copy-able so you can then paste the address in to your preferred mapping application? Nope.
The only way to get directions to the different venues is to click on the location, decide to share it with yourself via text, open up messages and then copy the address from there and then paste it into your favorite mapping application. For an event designed for Google Glass folks it's almost as asinine as paying $1500 for a dumb little screen on your face.
Reloads to discover.
When the app refreshes the schedule, it reloads to the discover screen. Even though you are already looking at the schedule. Very annoying.
The ad on the initial screen is a waste and irritates. No I will not be watching whatever show that is. Really? Attendees pay a huge chunk for the badges and the show grows year over year in attendance, but the app still needs flipping sponsor ads? Really?
Still no way to see the workshops I'm confirmed for.
Last years app was better. You have a year to make things better but this stuff still seems untested. Get some user experience testing while you build.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Mar 07, 2014
- Version: 5.3
- Size: 71.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SXSW Media, LLC.
- © 2014 SXSW, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.