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SXSW® GO, presented by Showtime, is the official mobile app for getting the most out of attending SXSW 2019. With SXSW GO, you can upload your badge photo, get personalized recommendations, build your schedule, network with other attendees, request SXXpress Passes, see real-time event status and more!

Sign in with your SXSW credentials to unlock these features.


FEATURES INCLUDE:

SXSW Recommends – Personalized event and attendee recommendations based on a variety of factors, including favorited events, favorited attendees, time and location.

Abby, the SXSW chatbot– Casual, fun conversational-style user experience and an easy to follow guided menu to help navigate SXSW, find out what’s happening, and get timely answers to FAQs.

SXXpress Pass – Digital pass for SXSW registrants that allows front-of-line access to Music Showcases, Film Screenings, Conference Sessions and select parties. Request SXXpress Passes with the app and learn more at sxsw.com/sxxpress/

Event Status – Check the current status of an event’s real-time popularity for conference sessions and festival events. Events will have a Green-Yellow-Red status on the day of the event to help you make any last minute decisions.

Favorited By – See how many people have starred any session, showcase, or screening. Not only will you be able to see how many people favorited an event, you can also see who!

Schedule - Browse the entire SXSW 2019 schedule and plan your week. Watch Film trailers, listen to Artist’s tracks, learn more about Session speakers. Star events as My Favorites and easily sync your favorites between devices.

Networking - Search the directory for other Attendees and quickly send direct messages. Boost your networking with personalized recommendations from SXSW Recommends. Opt in to location services to see who’s around you.

Exhibitors - Browse the Exhibitor directory for all exhibitions, including SXSW Art Program, Gaming Expo, SXSW Marketplace, Virtual Cinema, Flatstock, Startup Spotlight, Trade Show, and Wellness Expo. Use maps to easily navigate the exhibit halls.

SXSW GO 2019 is presented by Showtime and powered by Eventbase.

What’s New

Version 12.2

New for SXSW 2019:
-Abby the SXSW chatbot delivers inline recommendations. Favorite events and build your schedule directly from Abby’s conversational UI.
-The SXSW Recommends algorithm has been optimized for the 2019 event with machine learning! Get personalized recommendations and opt in to notifications for real-time recommendations.
-Bug fixes and UI enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
225 Ratings
225 Ratings
Execute ,

Ads compound problem

This app is useful. It’s easier to access than the web schedule.

Although the functionality is limited (hard to scroll, slow response, can’t search by location) it’s actually one of the best conference apps since most conference apps are horrible.

However, the app has many, many ads. Every time you launch, there’s a non -skippable ad. My device is a bit old (6S) and this takes 5 seconds. It’s the same ad for Showtime. I’m already a subscriber. You can’t turn this off. It takes 5 seconds to load and tap “skip ad.”

When you’re browsing the schedule, there’s a non-skippable banner ad with 15-20% of the screen. Again for showtime. With the other navigation wrapper, this means you can only see 3-4 items and scrolling is jerky. This means when you swipe you go past where you want.

This conference is paid. I understand trying to get some ad revenue, but it’s worsening your user experience. Comically, there are dozens of sessions with great designers about design. There’s probably some SXSW employee weeping at having to sacrifice design principles for the release of this app.

I would prefer just a giant pdf and text search (not available).

Oh yeah, the capacity feature is neat, but not very accurate or useful. Although I don’t think this is a flaw in the app. Likely the data capture and estimate.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your detailed feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our app. I will take this feedback to our mobile dev team. If you have any additional thoughts we would be happy to hear them. Please let us know more at mobiledev@sxsw.com.

Jemma Radick ,

Needs serious improvement.

1. The red/yellow/green indicators don’t help. The event staff controlling the door/line for each session should really be able to manually change the indicator to yellow & red based on the line ups they are seeing before a session starts. If I see a green indicator 20min before a session and run across downtown to get there only to find there is a line up equal to double the room capacity - that’s a serious failure in communication. If the door staff had changed it to red when they knew the rooms capacity was lined up in the hall, then I would know it wasn’t worth hustling across town to try and make it.

2. The location services really need to include maps inside each building showing where the rooms are. And it also needs step by step navigation / direction so the people can quickly find the rooms they are seeking.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your detailed feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our app. I will take this feedback to our mobile dev team. If you have any additional thoughts we would be happy to hear them. Please let us know more at mobiledev@sxsw.com.

sb cmo ,

Clunky

User experience on this app is awful. There’s no way to stop seeing items that you’ve looked at and don’t want to attend so you have to keep scrolling past them as you look for new stuff you might want to see. Many of the companies that are here are not listed as exhibitors even tho they have a major Presence here. Example Twitter - not listed but they have a Twitter house - why?
Was overall very disappointed in the app given that this is SxSW - expectations for cool tech are high. I saw better venue apps at the national retail federation and others. Given how this event is spread out all over Austin it is imperative to have an app that helps navigate. Although your map feature is nice. Would be nice to be able to see on a map what you’ve favorited so you can tell if you can get from one to the next easily.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your detailed feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our app. I will take this feedback to our mobile dev team. If you have any additional thoughts we would be happy to hear them. Please let us know at mobiledev@sxsw.com.

Information

Seller
SXSW Media, LLC.
Size
138.3 MB
Category
Entertainment
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
©2018 SXSW, Inc.
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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