We always stress just how important social media is during San Diego Comic-Con – it's a way to stay connected, when your favorite booth is doing random goodie drops, and so much more. But outside of social media like Twitter and Facebook, there are some mobile apps that can make your life a lot easier during SDCC. So let's take a look.
1. The Official Comic-Con International App
If you have downloaded this yet, you really should. It's not the greatest technologically advanced app you've ever seen, but it's lightyears ahead of where it was – and it's incredibly useful. It has the schedule for all five days, and you can search it, read to full panel descriptions, and more. Plus, there is a list of exhibitors (which when clicked on, shows you exactly where they are on the floor map!), Maps, a few details on offsites, and more.
2. Compass Cloud – The Metropolitan Transit System App
We wrote about this very handy app the other week, but if you're planning on using San Diego's trolley system at all to get around, this is the way to do it. The MTS is not only offering discounts for attendees during Comic-Con ($ 5 unlimited use for one day), but it also has a map of all the stops and real-time information.
If you're headed somewhere on the Comic-Con shuttle or trolley route, there's also UBER. They'll take you pretty much anywhere you want to go, giving you the price up front (which is usually much cheaper than a taxi). This is a great way to get to the Comic-Con Museum, as there are shuttles this year.
What apps do you find useful during Comic-Con? Let us know in the comments.