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SharePoint Saturday Mobile App

Introducing … SharePoint Saturday Mobile!

The SharePoint Saturday Mobile application is now available for Android, and Windows Phone 7 devices and is currently awaiting approval in the Apple marketplace for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad devices! SharePoint Saturday Mobile supplements a SharePoint Saturday event nicely by making important conference related information readily available on mobile devices.

When you attend a SharePoint Saturday conference you need to find out where the event is and how to get there, what time it starts and ends, what sessions are available to attend, who the presenters are, what room the sessions are in, what time they begin, etc. SharePoint Saturday Mobile will put all of this information at your fingertips as well as giving you the ability to build your own personal event schedule and submit feedback on the event and the sessions you attend.

Please read on to find out about additional features you will find in SharePoint Saturday Mobile.

SharePoint Saturday Mobile is being released in a phased approach to gather community feedback as subsequent versions are created and released. The first phase of the application is currently available in the Google, and Windows Phone marketplaces and awaiting approval in the Apple marketplace.

Phase one functionality includes:

  • Cross device compatibility
  • Browse upcoming SharePoint Saturday events
  • Search for upcoming SharePoint Saturday events
  • View individual SharePoint Saturday event details including:
    Date, time, location, Bing map, link to event web site, Twitter hash tag, event contact information
  • Contact an event organizer
  • Submit feedback about the application

Phase one screenshots:

Main Page – View upcoming SharePoint Saturday events.

Event Detail Page – View all the details for a given SharePoint Saturday event.

Find An Event Page – Find a SharePoint Saturday Event based on dates and country.

About Page – Learn more about SharePoint Saturday Mobile and submit feedback.

We have an aggressive development schedule in place and subsequent phases will be forthcoming shortly. Future phases for the application introduce many new features and capabilities, as detailed below.

Phase two:

  • Search and browse the sessions for each SharePoint Saturday event

Phase three:

  • Browse speaker details for each session
  • Browse all the sessions a speaker is presenting

Phase four:

  • Allow users to log into the application and personalize it for their SharePoint Saturday event. This includes the following things.

    -Select which SharePoint Saturday event you are attending

    -Browse sessions and add them to your personal schedule for a given SharePoint Saturday event

    -View your personal session schedule

    -Add sessions to your personal email calendar

    -Submit session evaluations

    -Submit event evaluations

Everyone at SharePoint Saturday is very excited about SharePoint Saturday Mobile and we’re looking forward to seeing it grow quickly in subsequent phases! Please spread the word on Twitter with hash tag #SPSMOBILE.

Frequently asked questions

What devices does the SharePoint Saturday Mobile application support?

The SharePoint Saturday Mobile application is available on several mobile devices including the Android, and Windows Phone 7 devices and as soon as it is approved in the Apple marketplace you will also be able to use it on you iPhone, iTouch, and iPad devices.

Who created SharePoint Saturday Mobile?

The SharePoint Saturday mobile application is brought to you by Canviz Consulting and the Darrin Bishop Group. Todd Baginski, Vice President of Mobility and SharePoint Solutions at Canviz Consulting, and Darrin Bishop, President of the Darrin Bishop Group, lead the architecture and development efforts for the mobile application. Todd and Darrin, both SharePoint MVPs, have a passion for mobile technologies and lead the effort to build the mobile application to enhance the SPS experience for attendees around the world.

How can I submit feedback?

If you have a suggestion to help improve SharePoint Saturday Mobile, or you encounter what appears to be a bug, please email us and let us know.

Does SharePoint Saturday Mobile integrate with Twitter?

Right now SharePoint Saturday Mobile displays the Twitter hash tag for a SPS event if one is known. In the future, the application may likely support the ability to Tweet about a given SPS event directly from the application.

Does SharePoint Saturday Mobile integrate with Facebook or LinkedIn?

Currently there are no plans for this level of integration.

Does SharePoint Saturday Mobile integrate with the SharePoint Saturday event web sites?

Currently, SharePoint Saturday Mobile provides links to the web site for each SharePoint Saturday event. In subsequent phases the application will integrate directly with the SharePoint Saturday event web sites. Specifically, the event details, session details, speaker details, personal schedules, and the ability to submit event and session feedback will be available in both places.

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