When we were turned on to Trover just days before South By Southwest we knew they had something special. Trover didn’t get any of the Mashable mentions prior to or during SXSW yet they were still all over the place. Discovery was the hotest app category at SXSW this year. Last year group apps were
On Tuesday at South By Southwest Interactive Rdio introduced and announced new features to both their web based and mobile apps. The features include drag and drop playlist creation, more personalization and private playlists. They’ve also made Rdio more social by allowing users to view music, playlists and other user’s networks. Now all users can
There’s a lot of buzz about the marketing project “Homeless Hotspots” this year at South By South West Interactive. In the project, seen in the above Mashable video, 13 homeless men were charged with the task of recruiting passerbys to use their wifi for a nominal donation. The average donation was $2.00 for 15 minutes.
The Tweets, Google Plus messages, Facebook Status’ and even Instagr.am photos are echoing the same theme; at South By Southwest smartphone and tablet batteries aren’t keeping up. We’ve seen pictures of people bringing multiple power strips to the Austin Convention Center. Samsung has stationed several of their “airport” charging stations all over the convention center
For those of you familiar with the Pulse news reader app for Android you are well aware of the awesome interface and easy reading ability of your RSS feeds via Pulse. Well Pulse was on hand at South By Southwest in Austin Texas this weekend to announce new local features. Local news has become an
Anyone who’s familiar with Cyanogen Mod, and Team Douche, knows K-Mobs. If you know K-Mobs he’s one busy dude. K-Mobs is busy studying to be a doctor, working on cyanogenmod, being a resident tech guru and riding his bike around the streets of Austin Texas. That’s why he tweeted @thedroidguy and @mypowerbag with his location
If you haven’t heard of the travel website mygola.com then you’re missing a great bit of information. If you’re a frequent traveller you may want to check out the site which puts a different spin on travel. What separates Mygola from other travel sites is that the site does more than just hook you up
Monstro is a cool new app for Android that aggregates what’s popular and trending musically on Twitter. It’s the first music site that unleashes the full potential of Twitter when it comes to music search, sharing and discovery. Once the music is aggregated Monstro links the user to where they can buy it, or stream
Despite all the hubub of Highlights, Glancee and Instagram, there are some other great apps breaking out here at South by Southwest. One of those apps is rawporter. rawporter combines the world of citizen, social and somewhat crowd-sourced news with a freelance model that allows publishers and other media outlets to source video from everyday
This year Google took over a whole street at South By Southwest. Rainey Street was turned into the Google Village. Unbeknownst to Google when they booked this fun shindig it would rain all weekend so it was a great street to be on. Google took over the Lustre Pearl bar which was the same bar
South By Southwest is filled with “brand ambassadors”, promoters and flyer passer outers, in fact we’re doing a little of that too. It has always been a fact of life and most people are nice about taking flyers because the mentality of the South By Southwest attendee is absorb every piece of info you can.
We meant to bring you continuous coverage from south by southwest 2012. However, we were majorly delayed by a gigantic line for badge pickup. We’ve already given away 10 power bags from mypowerbag.com. No worries as they are plenty more where they came from. All you have to do is tweet @thedroidguy and @mypowerbag with
Since 2009 South By Southwest has been known as the go-to place for new start ups, especially in the app space. Big wins come out of SXSW. Big losers do too. Then there’s the occasional app like Bizzy that rocks out of SXSW and for some reason doesn’t make it in the end (story later).
If you’ve ever been to a South By South West festival in Austin Texas than you know there’s literally over 500 different events going on during the 12 day festival (March 6-18). It’s very hard to keep up with everything because the entire downtown portion of Austin is the festival grounds. That’s why you need