[LCA2015-Chat] conference app...

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Thu Jan 8 12:45:02 EST 2015

Another thing that would be really good is a web app that allows delegates to tell the organisers which lectures they want tk attend and a scheduling app that allows the organisers to devise a schedule that has the minimum number of conflicts.

On January 8, 2015 12:37:03 PM GMT+11:00, Anthony Towns <aj at erisian.com.au> wrote:
>Hey all,
>For some years now I've thought there should be some sort of android
>that lets you figure out which talks you want to go to and stuff like
>I couldn't find an easy open source way of doing that (I can't program
>android apps to save my life, and I couldn't find anything open source
>was similar; I tried just using google calendar directly, but that
>to suck IMNSHO), but there's a few SaaS-style things that do stuff like
>that, and one of them lets you set up a thing for free. So I did that,
>imported the ical file, and tried it; I kinda like it.
>URL is http://guidebook.com/g/nzqw3xiy/
>It seems to work okay on Android, and is supposed to work on iPhone
>fwiw. I
>put in a map, some twitter and youtube bits, and a couple of graphics
>well as the schedule, so it's not /totally/ bare. I only did the
>version, so it'll presumably stop working once 200 people download it.
>well, 199 now...
>(The Guidebook site/app seems pretty great to me, except that it's not
>source. It'd be $1750 (or more) per conference to allow unlimited
>downloads, though. That's only $3 or $4 per attendee though... If the
>organisers want to add to it or make it official, apparently I can add
>co-admins or something)
>Anyway, I think I'll find it useful so maybe others will too. If
>who /can/ program android/iphone apps to save their life wants to see
>doing a similar thing but GPLed, that'd be cool too...

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