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This article was published on March 10, 2015

Google’s working on an Android app for events

Google’s working on an Android app for events
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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It looks like we may soon see a new Android app for managed events. Google released a build of what it’s calling Interactive Events to Google Play, but is keeping mum about its features.

From the screenshots, it looks like the app lets users check into conferences and symposiums, and receive information like the agenda, schedule and venue for events.

It’s not clear right now how organizers might add content for distribute event details — those tasks might require a browser-based tool.

Events 1

The app is clearly a work-in-progress: instead of a splash screen, users are greeted by a message that reads:

CONFIDENTIAL DOGFOOD
Shhh! This is a CONFIDENTIAL internal dogfood version of the Interactive Events app. Do not show this to non-Googlers and do not discuss this externally.

Events 2

There’s not a whole lot to do in the app right now, except attempt to sign in to an event with a text or QR code.

Update: The app’s description on Google Play now reads:

The Google Events App will allow guests, attending events run by Google, to interact with speakers on stage, take notes, participate in Q&A, connect to social media, and request further follow up information. The app is not available at events not organised by Google.

➤ Interactive Events [Android]

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