If you have started packing your bags for IBM Impact, don’t forget your toothbrush. Equally important is your mobile phone.
This year there are more opportunities than ever to use your smart little plastic brick as a networking device.
The developerWorks team has put together a trial mobile web application to pull together conversations and information from across the conference. From this one handy reference point, you can follow the latest updates on Twitter, get the official word from the Impact blog, immerse yourself in Flickr and YouTube and even figure out what session you should attend next using the agenda builder.
To get started, either point your QR code reader at this:
That’s it… no downloads or bloatware to get rid of after the event.
For those technical-minded folk out there, we have built this app using JSON and the Sencha Touch HTML5 framework to create an application that mimics the controls and navigation typically found on a native phone app.
This is a newer area for us and we definitely welcome your feedback (either in the comments or @cagedether).
See more about other mobile tools for navigating Impact through Ryan’s post on the Impact Blog.
Remember to tag your content ‘IBMImpact’ (using the ‘#IBMImpact’ hashtag on Twitter) so it can be shared across Impact’s mobile social landscape.