ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has officially launched its 2012 Marketplace Conference mobile application.
The mobile app, which is sponsored by the Emerson Group, offers a toolkit for conference attendees to enhance planning and the overall experience for the NACDS Marketplace Conference. This year’s NACDS Marketplace Conference will be held June 23 to 26 in Denver.
The app provides attendees with hands-on access — right on their smartphone or tablet — to information to assist in planning ahead, as well as conducting business while on site at the conference. Exhibit floor maps, exhibitors list, schedule of events, speakers and photos are just a few of the tools that attendees can access using the mobile app.
By downloading the app, attendees also will receive alerts on upcoming events and activities to ensure the most up-do-date information regarding the conference. Attendees also can follow NACDS’ social media activities on Twitter and Facebook.
In addition, attendees can personalize their schedule for the conference with the “My Schedule” feature. Bookmarking an event on the conference schedule will display the event to the “My Schedule” feature. Custom items can also be added to “My Schedule,” enabling attendees to coordinate meetings and events.
In addition to the mobile app, the NACDS mobile website — m.NACDS.org — is fully updated with information about the meeting and all 2012 NACDS events.
“NACDS utilizes cutting-edge innovations in technology to enhance efficiencies and experiences in its member programs and services,” NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson said. “It’s through these innovations that NACDS members will continue to see the value and impact of NACDS conferences and meetings in their day-to-day business.”
The 2012 NACDS Marketplace Conference Mobile App can be downloaded on a number of mobile platforms. For iPhone (plus, iPod Touch and iPad) and Android phones: visit the App Store or Android Market on the phone and search for "2012 NACDS Marketplace Conference" and download the mobile app. For all other smartphones (including BlackBerry and all other Web browser-enabled phones) direct the mobile browser to http://m.core-apps.com/nacdsmp2012. From there, download the proper version of the app to match the device, or bookmark the page for future reference.