NGS 2012: A new conference mobile app
WorldVitalRecords and MyHeritage are gearing up for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) conference, set for Cincinnati, Ohio, from May 9-12. Read more about the NGS conference here.
Mobile App for NGS
NGS just released a mobile app for the conference. Several recent events – such as Jamboree 2011 and Rootstech 2012 – also provided very popular mobile apps, used by many attendees to check sessions, special events, speaker information and much more on their smart phones, IPads and other devices. No longer do conference attendees need to carry around a heavy printed syllabus.
Some of the mobile app’s best features:
With the Mobile app, you can browse the entire schedule by day, speaker, and topic (track). You can also check topics by audience skill level – beginner, beginner intermediate, intermediate, intermediate advanced, advanced and all. Can’t decide which level is appropriate for you? There’s probably an app for that!
- My Schedule
As you flip through the pages of speakers, topics, levels, simply click to add those of interest to “My Schedule” to your calendar. Remember to have your smartphone or device turned on, the guidebook app running and calendar running to be reminded of events you select.
- Social Media
Twitter – Are you a tweetaholic? This app is perfect for you. Keep up with the latest tweets - and post your own – from within the guidebook app. Plan to attend events with your geneabuddies – plan where to eat dinner and much more with this great app.
News Flash – The NGS Blog and news is available from the main app screen and shows all the latest news and updates from the conference.
- Exhibitors – Go Mobile
WorldVitalRecords and MyHeritage – and more than 100 additional exhibitors – will set up shop in the Duke Energy Convention Center. We look forward to greeting you at our booth, where visitors can learn all about the latest news and updates. Come ask all your questions about WVR and MyHeritage. To find your way around the large exhibit area, use the NGS mobile app to pull information about each exhibitor, booth numbers and more. MyHeritage’s booth numbers are 331 and 430.
- To Do list: Keep track of speakers you’d like to meet and more with this app function.
- Photos: Add your own event photos and see those posted by others.
- Maps: You won’t get lost with the app’s maps of the Exhibit Hall, classrooms and downtown Cincinnati.
We look forward to meeting you at NGS 2012. Do utilize the new free NGS app for a more effective and social conference. Learn more about it and download here.
The MyHeritage App – updated
MyHeritage also has a mobile app that will be very handy while on the go at NGS.
The updated app allows users to not only access their trees but to also research and search the newly released 1940 census. Download the MyHeritage app from the Apple Store or from Google Play for Android devices.
Hope to see you at NGS!