We've reinvented our mobile experience from the ground up, adding a brand new iPad app to our existing iPhone and Mobile Web apps and providing conference organisers with a great way of sharing event information with their attendees and making it even easier to discover new events using Lanyrd.
Today we're proud to announce a brand new iPad app for Lanyrd, along with a completely redesigned iPhone app and major updates to our cutting edge HTML5 Mobile Web app. All three versions provide full offline storage of event information, making it easy to take key event information with you even when travelling abroad or without reliable WiFi.
Our iOS app is now universal, which means it is optimised for the iPad as well as the iPhone and iPod touch. Functionality is identical across tablets and phones, but the app now expands to two columns to take advantage of the extra space on a tablet screen.
We've found that this two column navigation is ideal for exploring an event schedule, as it lets you see the overview for the day on the left while browsing through the detailed talk descriptions on the right.
Also new in the iPad (and regular) apps: we now show video, slides and notes that have been added to sessions - with icons on the schedule view and thumbnails in the page. We link out to the right places to view the content, and if you have the YouTube app installed we'll event send you straight in to that app to watch the video.
We've completely redesigned our apps for phones. Gone are the four fixed tabs at the bottom of the screen, replaced instead by a side menu activated by the menu icon at the top right (we've been calling this the "burger bar").
Our HTML5 mobile web app at m.lanyrd.com also now sports the new look. We've built it responsively, so at larger screen sizes (on tablets for example) the menu stays visible.
We've completely rethought how we suggest events for you to attend. The "Discover events" page now algorithmically recommends the best possible events for you based on a combination of your contacts from Twitter, LinkedIn and Lanyrd, the events you have been to in the past and the topics, guides and teams you have expressed interest in.
The "Suggested" tab shows you our top picks based on our new recommendation algorithm. The other tabs can be used to see all upcoming events that your contacts are attending, or all events that match your tracked guides or topics.
Our suite of mobile apps provides a fantastic way to help your attendees get the most out of your event. Check out all these great benefits you get, for free:
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Our iPhone and iPad apps can be installed today from the App Store.
To try out our Mobile Web app, just point your favourite mobile browser at m.lanyrd.com
Our Mobile Web app provides a great experience on Android devices today, but we also have a full native Android application on the way. Let us know if you'd like to try out the alpha.