This year, exhibitors, sponsors and spectators can stay up-to-date with the 2013 World Pork Expo application featured on many smartphones. Craig Boelling, director of industry resource development for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is part of the team that developed the app. The app is sponsored by the National Pork Producers Council and the National Hog Farmer. With this app, convenience is key. It’s versatile, allowing people to access a realm of different sectors related to the Expo. Categories within the app interface include: exhibitors, maps, events, speakers, seminars, twitter, local places, my downloads, weather and swine shows.
App Benefits for Exhibitors
The application meets needs and demands of busy people wanting to organize their WPX experience. With smartphones becoming more popular, along with major technological advancements, it is vital to stay connected through these types of interfaces. The app’s dashboard allows users to explore the different facets of the program. It features easy-to-follow graphics and is user friendly.
Ever feel lost within the hustle of the Expo? The new 2013 World Pork Expo app can assist by providing a virtual map of the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
|Maps Main Page|
After selecting a venue on the fairgrounds, the app will then direct you to the virtual map.
You can “pinch” or “span” to zoom-in on the specific vendor you are wanting to visit.
Need to know when important deadlines and shows are? The app allows exhibitors to use and set alerts, such as entry deadlines, check-in times and weight cards collection.
After selecting a show or event to add to your calendar, the alert window will show up.
|Schedule of Shows|
This option allows
families to access things they want to do after show and in their downtime. This section lets them explore restaurants, attractions, and other things to do around Des Moines.
Weather: Preparing for a week at WPX is complete with the weather section of the app. Exhibitors and their families can show up to the fairgrounds prepared for Mother Nature’s plans.
Seminars: Wanting to stay up-to-date and hear from the leading experts in the swine industry? It can be done at WPX. Through the app the seminars and speakers are highlighted though separate interfaces that show which skilled professionals are speaking, as well as when and where.
|List of Speakers|
Speakers:Leading professionals can be found within this part of the app. If a certain speaker is selected, another page will then show their title, topic, and time and place of their presentation.
NOTE: All screenshots were captured on the iPhone version of the application.