Google makes things easy for those joining or simply interested in the upcoming Google I/O 2012 conference by launching a companion app. The app, which is free for download at the Google Play Store, enables users to plan their schedule for the conference side by side with the conference agenda.
Details of each session are available, helping participants anticipate what will happen. The app also comes with information about the speakers, including their photos, biographies, and in true Google loyalty, their Google+ profile. On the other hand, those who wish to get information about the participating companies may view the Developer Sandbox, where this information is located.
Participants with Google+ accounts can add a +1 for the sessions they like straight from the I/O Conference app. They can also join in talk using the #io2012 hash-tag on Google+.
In case users get lost within the venue, or simply need directions, the app also makes available a conference map that details the locations of the sessions.
An alert reminding participants several moments before the sessions also helps them not to miss them. Those who wish to recall the details on a session may play pack video streams from I/O Live. This feature, however, is only available on device with at least Android 3.0 installed.
Meanwhile, those who have at least Android 4.0 may sync conference sessions into their personal schedule right on the Calendar. They moreover can send information about a particular session to another Android Ice Cream Sandwich-powered device through Android Beam, Android 4.0’s NFC-enabled functionality.
As an added treat, Google will soon make available the app’s source code for public view over at Google Code, the Mountain View company’s developer portal.
The Google 2012 I/O conference is happening this coming June 27 to June 29 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The gathering is usually attended by those in web developing, mobile developing, and enterprise developing industries.