I just recently purchased a new smart phone and I am trying to change from the Blackberry I had to the new Droid X. I am not afforded the luxury of having the iPhone as I am not with their carrier. I know that many of you also struggle with the technology as it comes out and I know that most users have no idea the capabilities of their phones. This makes our smart phones for dumb users as I like to tell my wife. The problem is that the technology is growing faster and faster and we have no way to keep up with what is available in most phones. We have somewhat of the problem with the Go Go Gadget syndrome, never knowing what is going to pop out next.
I know that most organizers of events are now looking to become more mobile as the technology grows and as we become more sophisticated with using it. Are you “mobile” yet? That is the question I get from a number of vendors and suppliers of mobile applications out there. We are seeing the number of iPhone apps being very difficult to review let alone, even count at this point in the game. They are growing at a pace nobody can seem to keep up with. We have the mobile applications section of Conventions.net and I encourage you to take a look at that page and familiarize yourself with what is available. I have the new Android phone and that also has an applications store and we are now into complete overload as it relates to the application market. We are now entering into the mobile world and we are seeing many new applications that are related to the event and conventions and conference world. Are you mobile? If you are mobile what is your favorite mobile applications? If you are a mobile applications builder and you have an application for the convention industry please let me know about it!