Dur­ing today’s gen­eral ses­sion, Brad Rencher intro­duced the Sum­mit 2011 Com­pan­ion App. The com­pan­ion app will be your side­kick while you’re here with us at Sum­mit; you’ll be able to access your cus­tom sched­ule, fol­low and join the Twit­ter con­ver­sa­tion, view the list of speak­ers, and get gen­eral info about the event such as maps and shut­tle schedules.

A few quick tips to help opti­mize your com­pan­ion app experience:

  • Be sure to login with the same email address and pass­word you used when you registered.
  • We’ve made some last minute updates to the app, so make sure you’ve down­loaded the lat­est ver­sion for iOS or Android.
  • Take advan­tage of the social fea­tures: “Check-in” at all Sum­mit ses­sions and event and upload your pho­tos. All of your activ­ity will post to the “Event Feed.” Stay up to speed on the “Event Feed” to stay con­nected to what is going on at Sum­mit and where you should be to make the most of the event

Con­test and Give­away: We’ve equipped the app with a point sys­tem and badges. You receive points when­ever you use the app to check-in, share, com­ment, etc. The top 20 app users will be entered into a draw­ing to win one of three Motorola Xoom tablets run­ning the new Android 3.0 (Hon­ey­comb) oper­at­ing sys­tem. Win­ners will be announced and prizes will be awarded dur­ing the final gen­eral ses­sion. You can check the curent rank­ings any­time by tap­ping on “Leaderboard.”

If you have any ques­tions, leave us a com­ment or send a tweet to @omtrsummit. Have fun!