Team App Recommendations for DevLearn

No doubt some of you are on your way to Las Vegas this week for DevLearn. I’m enjoying the sunny weather here already, and thought I’d share a few app recommendations, particularly if you will be with your team at the conference (as I will).

DevLearn 12 – Official Conference App - Find out what’s going on when and where. Make your own personalized schedule. Share pics. Connect with speakers and attendees. Tweet. Login: Use the email address you used to register for the conference. Password: devlearn (all lower case, no spaces)

Tappestry - Record what you’ve learned to share with your team, and take the opportunity to connect with others, as well. There is a special group for DevLearn… I’m told that logging in to Tappestry, choosing to join a group, and using 8990 as the PIN will put you in the group.

Glassboard - This is our app for ongoing conversation. It’s private and great for anything from “where are y’all eating?” to “cool stuff happening here now”.

CamCard Lite - When you get a business card from someone else, you can use a card scanning app to snap a picture and OCR it into your contacts. I tested a few of them last year for TechKnowledge and liked CamCard Lite best. There is also an ad-free version for $5. (Tip: Even if you don’t want to OCR received cards in the moment, snap a picture. That way, you can’t lose the info, and you can import/OCR it later. I highly recommend doing the same with any receipts… because I lose them.)

We’re also testing out some apps for group collaboration… I’ll report back after the conference what we found and liked.

Got app recommendations? Feel free to share!