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  1. Schedule, private speaker ratings, survey, and (most importantly) organizer push notifications… Those would be amazing.

    The Twitter stream and checkin thing is a waste of time. People have apps for that.

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    1. Ulrich

      @Bryan – Do you have a recommendation for an android app that let’s quickly check a tag?

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  2. Andrew

    create a QR code so I can scan other members contact details from their WordCamp profile into contacts.

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    1. Wow, that’s a really interesting idea- so would the person’s name tag / badge have a unique QR code printed on it so that the person can selectively give out that contact info?

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  3. I want the app to do the following:

    1) List of schedule of WordCamps (like a calendar type thing)

    Think the eventbrite / meetup.com apps

    2) Schedule/sessions of each WordCamp (as they are added by the people running each WordCamp)

    It is nice to have, and the room they are in, this applies to WCs that have more than one stream.

    3) Be able to register/buy ticket on the app for WordCamps
    I can do this with eventbrite/meetup.com apps

    4) Design a WordCamp speedo
    Why are swag bags always t-shirts? variety

    5) Include the website/e-mail/twitter/tumblr/facebook/etc…social media of the speakers on sessions I am attending

    When speakers register to speak, they should fill their social media links on that registration form. The app can include those social links on sessions/schedule info.

    6) Bars/Restaurant around for after the WordCamp Day (for two-3 day WCs).

    When we go drink/eat after the day’s sessions.

    7) Floor map of building that WordCamp is taking place, in case there is more than one stream.

    It is nice to know where the rooms are without asking people all the time.

    8) Coffee places in the area.

    If you want me to be there for 8am registration then expect me to want coffee.

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  4. An app definitely should have a way to contact other attendees. In Leiden (WCEU) it was very difficult to get in touch with people you have known virtually only for a long time already. I guess that is the case with each WordCamp, so in my opinion an app should have something to facilitate that.

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  5. I like the idea for the standard things that a WordCamp would have. Part of the fun for me with attending WordCamps is their individuality. I would hate to see that stripped away for the sake of having an app. So that’s why I say the standard things. Schedule. Reviews. Tickets… things like that. Yes definitely. Things like what’s around and twitter feeds. Nah. We all have our preferences for those apps. Maybe an app isn’t a great thing after all.

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  6. We’re hoping to have a separate app of some sort for WordCamp Orlando this year, but not specifically to manage the camp, but to help with a new event that we want to try this year. It’s still rather early in the process, but I’m glad to see that it’s something that other people want to work on too!

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  7. This is a great idea with huge potential. While the original app may be limited, once it’s built there is no reason it can’t be expanded to serve the growing and changing needs of the community. An app that allows attendees to find the talk they want to go to, connect with other attendees, and give feedback immediately after a talk will make the lives of both attendees and organizers a lot simpler.

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  8. eherman24

    An interactive map of the venue your currently in. Maybe if not interactive, just a visual representation of some sorts of what talks are being held where.

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