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12 Must Have Mobile Apps
To Survive SXSW
#MustHave #Mobile #CoolApp #SXSWi
By Rob Garcia @RobGarciaSJ
“My top conference app is Snapchat, to keep in touch
with my teenagers back home, because I won't have a
chance to talk to...
2. Google Maps
“At SXSW, it isn’t the conference where the action is, but the networking
events. As you’re rushing from on...
“Swarm lets me know where the events and parties are
at, who has checked into which locations, especially
info on many of ...
4. Yahoo! News Digest
“Yahoo's latest News Digest App...keeps you up to
date while waiting in line”
Colin Kinsella @colink...
“Uber will be fully functional at SXSWi. Austin gets
everything right except for the taxi's being able to
handle the volum...
“The SXSW app for sure. But also get AirPnP:
‘cause you just have to go.“
Jeffrey Hayzlett @JeffreyHayzlett
Primetime TV &...
“With TextUp I can send multiple personal texts –
instead of lame group SMS – to all my contacts I want
to hit up to meet ...
“To connect all of your social media accounts in one
place so that you can see where your friends are -- and
what they are...
“GroupMe: to stay in touch with the people that you
want to connect with. An industry colleague puts
together a pre-define...
”I’ve been using ConnectUp’s beta, and I tell you, it is a
powerful little app. Before arriving at SXSW, make sure
you let...
“In recent years, I've used twitter and foursquare a ton
at SXSW... ditched email and Facebook... but i'm not
normal. I te...
“I find twitter pretty useful during SXSW chaotic times.
Hashtags allow me to see trends real-time, and DM
works better th...
Thank You!
12 Must Have Mobile Apps To Survive SXSW
By Rob Garcia @RobGarciaSJ
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12 Must Have Mobile Apps To Survive SXSW

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SXSW has become THE destination for the digital generation to meet and explore the present and future of the interactive world we are building together. Both panels and parties, official or unofficial, can be places to meet, engage,

BUT, it happens so fast and furiously that it will leave even the most avid networker exhausted.

The experts share their tips to stay on top of your game through their choices for top mobile app you can't leave home without when headed out to SXSW.

And here they are:

1. Snapchat, Ann Handley @MarketingProfs
2. Google Maps, Brett King @brettking
3. Swarm, Calvin Lee @mayhemstudios
4. Yahoo! News Digest, Colin Kinsella @colinkinsella
5. Uber, Erik Qualman @equalman
6. AirPnP, Jeffrey Hayzlett @JeffreyHayzlett
7. TextUp, Jessica Miller-Merrell @jmillermerrell
8. Connect, Heather Meeker Hass @heathermeeker
9. ConnectUp, Ted Elliott @tedelliott
10. GroupMe, Scott Monty @ScottMonty
11. FourSquare, William Tincup @williamtincup
12. Twitter, Yiying Lu @YiyingLu

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  • Definitely agree with most of these. I would also add Hotel My Phone (new this year) - when your battery dies (which will happen @SXSW) you can borrow your friend's phone and use it as your own
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12 Must Have Mobile Apps To Survive SXSW

  1. 1. 12 Must Have Mobile Apps To Survive SXSW #MustHave #Mobile #CoolApp #SXSWi By Rob Garcia @RobGarciaSJ
  2. 2. “My top conference app is Snapchat, to keep in touch with my teenagers back home, because I won't have a chance to talk to them. Snapchat is a surprisingly great parenting tool. :) “ Ann Handley @MarketingProfs Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs 1. Snapchat
  3. 3. 2. Google Maps “At SXSW, it isn’t the conference where the action is, but the networking events. As you’re rushing from one event to the other, the most invaluable tool is Google Maps – finding those restaurants and bars can be hard work!” Brett King @brettking Founder/CEO of Moven | Host of Breaking Banks Radio Author | American Banker Innovator of the Year
  4. 4. “Swarm lets me know where the events and parties are at, who has checked into which locations, especially info on many of the unofficial events/parties at SXSW.“ Calvin Lee @mayhemstudios Principal & Creative Director at Mayhem Studios Award-winning designer and brand strategist 3. Swarm
  5. 5. 4. Yahoo! News Digest “Yahoo's latest News Digest App...keeps you up to date while waiting in line” Colin Kinsella @colinkinsella CEO Mindshare North America
  6. 6. “Uber will be fully functional at SXSWi. Austin gets everything right except for the taxi's being able to handle the volume.“ Erik Qualman @equalman Motivational Speaker | Digital Dale Carnegie Digital Leadership and Disruptive Innovation 5. Uber
  7. 7. “The SXSW app for sure. But also get AirPnP: ‘cause you just have to go.“ Jeffrey Hayzlett @JeffreyHayzlett Primetime TV & Radio Host | Keynote Speaker Best-Selling Author | Global Business Celebrity 6. AirPnP
  8. 8. “With TextUp I can send multiple personal texts – instead of lame group SMS – to all my contacts I want to hit up to meet later or check on what's hot at SXSW.” Jessica Miller-Merrell @jmillermerrell HR, Tech, &HHR Tech & Workplace Futurist Digital Strategist Blogging4jobs Founder | Blogger Extraordinaire 7. TextUp
  9. 9. “To connect all of your social media accounts in one place so that you can see where your friends are -- and what they are doing.” Heather Meeker Haas @heathermeeker Founder, MeekerQuinn Global Marketing and Communications Consultancy 8. Connect
  10. 10. “GroupMe: to stay in touch with the people that you want to connect with. An industry colleague puts together a pre-defined list that’s shared in a Facebook group before the event.” Scott Monty @ScottMonty EVP Strategy, Shift Communications 9. GroupMe
  11. 11. ”I’ve been using ConnectUp’s beta, and I tell you, it is a powerful little app. Before arriving at SXSW, make sure you let your network know where you'll be. You'll be surprised at the level of engagement when you send personalized messages in bulk.” Ted Elliott @tedelliott CEO Jobscience | Salesforce Ecosystem Guru | Cloud Entrepreneur | Recruiting Tech 10. ConnectUp
  12. 12. “In recent years, I've used twitter and foursquare a ton at SXSW... ditched email and Facebook... but i'm not normal. I tend to just go to a place, hang and whoever comes, comes... instead of chasing the cool kids.“ William Tincup @williamtincup Principal Analyst at KeyInterval | HR Technology Oracle | Long Beard Wearer 11. FourSquare
  13. 13. “I find twitter pretty useful during SXSW chaotic times. Hashtags allow me to see trends real-time, and DM works better than SMS for private conversations with friends.” Yiying Lu @YiyingLu World Renown Designer | Creative Director | Twitter Whale Artist 12. Twitter
  14. 14. Thank You! 12 Must Have Mobile Apps To Survive SXSW By Rob Garcia @RobGarciaSJ

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