08-04-2012, 02:57 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
iOS (Android) Apps to use at Dragon*Con
This thread on Dragon*ConForums seemed too good not to share:
It's all about Apps that you could use on your iPhone/ iPad/ Android device to enhance your Congoing experience.
I'll include the original post from the thread here, although I don't think I can go back and forth and maintain the updates in live journal.
I don't have an android device, so I will have to let others post that here, but here are a few tips and tricks to try to get the most out of your iPhone/ iPad at Dragon*Con.
(1 ) Should your iPhone/ iPad get lost, put information on it in a way that an honest person could get it back to you. This could be a sticker, or for me, I take a picture of "if found, please call XXX-XXX-XXXX and say you found Trathor's phone" where XXX-XXX-XXXX is the number of a buddy who I plan to be around most of the con. Then I make this the screen you see when you press the 'home button' (without having to log in). Not saying a lost phone will make it back to you, but at least gives a chance to get it back.
(2 ) Enable location services on your device, so apps can use them (and you can find your phone it if get's lost):
(3 ) Install 'Find my iPhone' (Free):
If you loose your iPhone, you can ask anyone else to install this app (or maybe they have it installed already), and you can log into the app on their phone with your information - it will tell you where your phone is, let you send alerts/ sounds (in case you lost it under your bed/ etc), and even remote wipe.
(4 ) Install Find my Friends:
You can set up temporary (or permanent) rights for friends to see where you are on a map.
Trying to meet up and not sure where in the heck anyone is? Perfect App for that. Remember you can set it to expire anytime, and you can disable visibility of where you are with the touch of a button.
(5 ) Install Phream:
Want to take pictures at Dragon*Con, but only want to share them with a limited group of friends (and not everyone you know on Facebook, including your parents)? Phream lets you join and share pictures to specific groups, and even let's you retract pictures the next morning when you realize you have shared more than you intended.
(6 ) Install Bump:
To be honest, I always do this manually, but bump let's you add contact information between new people you want to add you your contacts list with low effort.
(7 ) Facebook:
OK, so maybe you do want to share your Pictures with the world, or just do general updates:
(8 ) Install Photosynth
Cool/ easy app for taking fully panoramic pictures.
Those were some of the top ones I recommend. If you have ones you like, tell us here and why you like them.