SXSW® GO, presented by Showtime, is the official mobile app for getting the most out of SXSW 2020. With SXSW GO, you can build your schedule, network with attendees, upload your badge photo, get personalized recommendations, request SXXpress Passes, see real-time event status and more!
Schedule - Browse the entire SXSW 2020 schedule and plan your week. Watch Film trailers, listen to Artist's tracks, learn more about Session speakers. Star events as My Favorites and easily sync your favorites between devices.
Networking - Search the directory for other Attendees and quickly send direct messages. Boost your networking with personalized recommendations from SXSW Recommends.
SXSW Recommends – Personalized event and attendee recommendations based on a variety of factors, including favorited events, favorited attendees, time and location.
SXXpress Pass – Digital pass for SXSW registrants that allows front-of-line access to Music Showcases, Film Screenings, Conference Sessions and select parties. Request SXXpress Passes with the app and learn more at sxsw.com/sxxpress/
RSVP – Secure your seat! Signup for Mentor Sessions, Round Tables, and select Conference Programming Sessions.
Abby, the SXSW chatbot – Casual, fun conversational-style user experience and an easy to follow guided menu to help navigate SXSW, find out what's happening, and get quick answers to FAQs.
Event Status – Check the current status of an event's real-time popularity for conference sessions and festival events. Before the event use the venue size and # of favorites to plan. Events will have a Green-Yellow-Red status on the day of the event to help you make any last-minute decisions.
Exhibitors - Browse the Exhibitor directory for all exhibitions, including SXSW Art Program, Gaming Expo, SXSW Marketplace, Virtual Cinema, Flatstock, Startup Spotlight, Trade Show, and Wellness Expo. Use maps to easily navigate the exhibit halls.
SXSW GO 2020 is presented by Showtime and powered by Eventbase.
Events Nearby: a new feature for SXSW 2020 that uses a registrant’s current location and current Event Status to show a real time list of events happening near the user’s locations with a Green Event Status and within a walkable distance.
Ratings and Reviews
Lacks certain functionality
Good content but app needs to allow filtering of same across dimensions - eg venue, time - to edit content to more manageable levels for scrolling on iPhone is Samsung screens
Also syncing attendees caused slowdown of performance and didn't add any value for the user.
This doesn't connect to the sxswSocial data so any schedule you have needs to be entered twice.
The desktop browser is a much better way to search events and plan what your going to attend, but mobile is obviously the best tool on the ground so it's frustrating that it can't simply grab that data from your sxswSocial account.
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- 172.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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