A new mobile application that gives instant access to conference information will be available to the attendees of this year’s COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition.
The conference, which will be held this year at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, on April 26-29, is the largest IBM i user group meeting of its kind. With over 400 sessions, open labs and workshops, and more than 100 presenters speaking on topics that range from modernization to security, it can be challenging to connect the conference-goers with the content they are looking for.
“We’re proud of the enormous amount of educational options available at the Annual Meeting, and in this mobile world, our attendees want access to that information instantly so that they can get the most out of their conference experience,” states Manzoor Siddiqui, COMMON’s Interim Executive Director. “The COMMON mobile app meets the attendees’ needs by literally putting the conference information at their fingertips, and goes with them everywhere throughout the event.”
COMMON partnered with Profound Logic Software to create the mobile application named “COMMON UG”. The development team, comprised of David Russo and Antonio Ruballos, used the Profound UI Suite’s Visual Designer and integrated mobile application tools, along with PhoneGap, to create the application. This is the same method Profound Logic customers can use to quickly and easily create native mobile interfaces for their IBM i applications.
The COMMON UG Mobile Application puts information about the conference sessions, schedules,
and venue at the attendees’ fingertips
The COMMON application will give users the abilities to:
- Build a personal conference schedule
- Browse the Session and Speakers Guides
- Search by keyword, speaker name, day, or course of study
- Find maps of the venue and surrounding area
- Follow COMMON’s Twitter feed for event announcements
“We would like to thank the folks at COMMON for giving us the opportunity to partner with them on this application - especially COMMON’s IT Manager, Fred Pritchard, for his hard work on the project,” says Profound Logic Senior Developer David Russo. “We look forward to an ongoing partnership with COMMON and continuous enhancements to the mobile application over many events to come.”
About COMMON – A Users Group
COMMON – A Users Group is the largest independent user group community of IT professionals and IBM technology users. Representing a membership of over 20,000 IT professionals, COMMON is an integral part of the Business Computing community with leading initiatives in education, networking, and certification. The membership organization is comprised of everyday users, industry experts, vendors, renowned speakers, and members of the academic community. COMMON has been serving its membership for 55 years with mission of enhancing members’ careers.