That’s right! You heard that correctly. The Guidebook App for the 2013 FALL IN convention held by HMGS Inc. on the weekend of 15-17 November 2013 is published and ready to be downloaded. Why so early? Fall-IN! Convention Director Dan Murawski approached me at Historicon 2013 with a desire to publish a guidebook app much earlier than usual so that the word can get out to the people who would like to see something like a guidebook app, but didn’t hear about it in time. There’s no reason why not; many elements of the convention aren’t even close to being finalized yet, such as Event Room layouts, Exhibitor Hall layout, Tournaments and the Hobby University schedule. However, we do have 90+ games recorded now and that number is growing. So, what the heck, we published it early. Don’t be alarmed or annoyed or complain loudly when you don’t see some features you are used to– I’ll have tournaments and Hobby U and the Vendors and the Maps added in when they are finished, and that will be a lot closer to the convention. Right now I’m trying to schedule major updates to the guidebook to coincide with PEL releases and program book deadlines. When I do any kind of update, Guidebook.com will publish it directly to the master schedule file they have on their servers. The next time you open Guidebook, you’ll get a prompt saying “Hey, Guidebook for FALL IN 2013 has been updated. Download Update?” That’s how you’ll get the maps and other stuff added in when they are finished. BE SURE TO UPDATE THE WEEK OF THE CONVENTION.
I’ve posted about what Guidebook is several times on this blog, so rather than type it all out, again, read my post about the HISTORICON 2013 Guidebook app to get an idea of what it is and how to use it. Just don’t click on any of the links to guidebook.com in that post, the Historicon app is obsolete and not available to the public now.
How to get the FALL IN! guidebook:
Fall IN! 2013 has gone mobile using Guidebook!
We strongly encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at Fall IN! 2013. You’ll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps and general show info.
The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site at m.guidebook.com.
- Download ‘Guidebook’ from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace
- Visit http://guidebook.com/getit from your phone’s browser
- Scan the following image with your mobile phone (QR-Code reader required, e.g. ‘Red Laser’, ‘Barcode Scanner’). This will direct you to the GUIDEBOOK APP itself, not the FALL IN GUIDE I CREATED.
The guide will be listed under the “Download Guides” section of the application. Or skip down a few sections and QR code scan it, if you’re a technophile.
See you at the event!
– Fall IN! 2013 Team