Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is pleased to announce that it will be providing its members with an online application for handheld devices that provides key convention information. The app was developed in partnership with Viafo (www.viafo.com) and is available for Android phones and tablets through Google Play, and will shortly be available for iPhone and iPad through the iTunes App Store.
The Chicon 7 app is an enhanced version of the software that was
previously used for Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon. The app includes a full
program schedule with item descriptions, times, and locations; a linked program
participant list; social media integration; and hotel maps. A key improvement
from Renovation is that the app now comes with an integrated version of the
program database, enabling it to be used offline. Members can resynchronize the
app at any time to provide the latest version of the program.
information and download details can be found on the Chicon 7 website at www.chicon7.org/mobile.php.
Founded by a team of mobile industry veterans, Viafo is a cloud
software provider whose mission is to dramatically reduce the cost and
complexity of integrating apps with Web Services (Social Networking like
Facebook & Twitter, Location Based Services). This allows developers to
focus on building better and more reliable apps, providing users with a better