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8 Apps To Make Sure You Don't Miss The Good Stuff At NADA 2011!

Keynote speakers, workshops, client meetings, vendor booths, casual lunches, classy dinners, vendor parties, VIP gatherings and more. So much to do at NADA 2011 in San Francisco.

Everyone wants to see it all, nobody wants to miss a thing and no one wants to leave feeling like they missed the "good stuff." Here's a quick list of some of the hottest new tools behind the micro-trend centered around helping improve group communications, social activities and relationship building.

  • GroupMe: Free, private group text application with the ability to name your groups, add unlimited users, add/delete users, share photos and also mute the group if needed. (I have a group created for NADA 2011 with 15 members already - shoot me your cell # if you'd like to be added as well)
  • Beluga: Another free private group text application with the same feature set plus the ability to mark your location - a nice addition. Groups within this app are "Pods."
  • Fast Society: More private group activity here. Neat feature: The ability to create an expiration date for the group...no unwanted texts after the event if you happen to forget to remove yourself.
  • Yobongo: Same deal here...only problem with Yobongo is the fact they've been very slow to issue invite codes. A lot of pre-launch buzz surrounding this app.
  • Hashable: This is positioned simply as a fun, new way of tracking the new people you meet. Which is something we'll all be doing at NADA 2011. It also tracks the strength of those connections based on your activity. Very simple - when tweeting, use a hashtag with specific activity such as: #intro, #breakfast, #coffee, #lunch, #dinner, #beers, #with, #justmet. (For other hasthags, just use: cc @hashable to track the connection)
  • Plancast: Plancast helps you find out about events and other social activities ahead of time so you don't miss out on them. Use this to plan your NADA 2011 events and workshops Link your profile to your social profiles to ensure everyone can see your plan & get involved. Connect with me on Plancast
  • Instagram: A great free mobile photo sharing app. Share your pictures of NADA 2011. Cool filter features help customize your photos; link your profile to your social profiles as well.
  • Picplz: Another neat mobile photosharing app with with the similar features.
  • CarZar: I'd be out of mind if I didn't mention CarZar - the 1st location based automotive photosharing app. There should be a decent crop of cool rides on display at NADA 2011 - everyone will take photos of them, why not share them within the one community created specifically for the automotive enthusiast?

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How do you plan on making sure you see the good stuff at NADA 2011?

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