I still want to do this

Earlier I posted this about a really cool idea that I have. I’ve written it up to the first revision, had a rough mock done and was ready to move forward.

Until I found out that Apple recently patented my idea. Well, not exactly, but pretty dang close. Close enough for me to put the brakes on it and go about it in a different way.

The Idea

This one came to me during my 8 hour long drive from Las Vegas after the last AMVIV. I missed a few things during the event that were changed, and so did a few other people. This got me to thinking. Wouldn’t it be cool to follow an event?

Twitter would be pretty keen, but what if you aren’t following the right people? Or, what if you are following the right people but the noise gets in the way and you miss important information about the event/conference that you are attending? Wouldn’t it be cool to have a twitter-like experience at the next conference or meeting or [insert large event here]? Full push updates to your smart phone, updates as they happen and reminders about schedules?

Yea.

Not to worry. instead of trying to find the funds and people necessary to completely build this out from scratch (which might still happen), I am instead going to start doing this with WordPress, a handful of plugins and twitter.

If you are looking for a way to keep your event goers up-to-date on the latest news and information about your event, let me know. I’m going to be putting something like this for the upcoming MTTS as a test, but would be interested in setting it up for one other event for a _smokin’ good price_.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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