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#1 Aux10

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

So anyone know if there're plans to use the Guide Book App again this year? I really loved using it last year, especially with the instant schedule updates.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:49 PM

I hope they do, it was great!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:35 AM

We do plan to use Guidebook again for Otakon 2012.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

Awesome. I wish Anime Central would do the same. >_> They're going paper only, which is stupid. What if something changes? Are they gonna depend on signs on the doors near panels rooms etc? >_>

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

Awesome. I wish Anime Central would do the same. >_> They're going paper only, which is stupid. What if something changes? Are they gonna depend on signs on the doors near panels rooms etc? >_>


Well... yeah. That has worked for the last few millenia reasonably well. It's still used widely by many conventions and it has the advantage of being available to people who don't have $90/month to shell out for a smartphone. We use it ourselves; Guidebook was an experiment that worked well, but we still manually update the room signage and schedules, and stream the schedule via interwebs to the screen on the other side of the BCC for live updates.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

Having joined the 21st century and actually bought a smartphone this year, I am looking forward to using the guide app. Glad to hear it's coming back.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:06 PM

seeing as how i depend on all the apps in my phone this sounds really good.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:25 AM

I honestly would always assume that signs outside panel rooms would be the definitive word on changes.

And I don't even WANT a smartphone. I'm on the internet way too much as it is without having it in my pocket.

Not saying the app isn't great for people who use it. It just irks me when people act like they can't live without their phone.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:48 AM

I have my tablet, so I should be able to update when I can get wi-fi, lol.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:09 PM

Anyone know if it will be available on the Windows phone marketplace?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:46 PM

Anyone know if it will be available on the Windows phone marketplace?


Here you go~

http://guidebook.com/getit/wp7/

Well... yeah. That has worked for the last few millenia reasonably well. It's still used widely by many conventions and it has the advantage of being available to people who don't have $90/month to shell out for a smartphone. We use it ourselves; Guidebook was an experiment that worked well, but we still manually update the room signage and schedules, and stream the schedule via interwebs to the screen on the other side of the BCC for live updates.


FWIW, you can get Guidebook on your tablet of choice; my Nook Color fed me everything I needed to know about the schedule last year. But I digress....

Guidebook was fantastic last year, I'm so excited for its return to Otakon in 2012. Groups of people kept asking me if they could sneak a peek at the updated schedule since my screen is so big and pretty. Posted Image

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

YAY! This was an awesome feature! I love building my own schedule and it sending me reminders! I wish my other cons would do the same but they seem really reluctant! Shame. So thank you for making MY con time a better experience!
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:09 AM

Awesome. I wish Anime Central would do the same. >_> They're going paper only, which is stupid. What if something changes? Are they gonna depend on signs on the doors near panels rooms etc? >_>


Also according to a post on 5/1/12 on the guidebook app, someone used it during Anime Central.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:13 PM

never heard of guidebook...sounds interesting

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:15 PM

Any word on when this year's guide will be available for download?

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