Conference apps are crap and (mostly) pointless

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It’s increasingly commonplace for conferences (both tech and otherwise) to offer delegates a mobile app. These promise to help them find talks and make connections, but in practice, often fail to deliver. Nobody is more aware of this right now than the UK’s Conservative Party. For those not following British politics: The ruling Conservative Party is currently holding its annual party conference in Birmingham, England. It’s a high-security affair, with much of Birmingham’s city center transformed into a heavily-policed ring of steel. If only we could say the same about the conference app, however, which is rife with an array…

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