Webapp is going Live!

We’re very pleased to launch our webapp* today. We’ve worked hard designing and building it and we’ve tested it on a fair number of you — thanks!

You should have received a link which will take you to your personalised webapp page. If you’ve received that email but you want to access the webapp on a different device, simply forward or copy and paste the original link in any messaging or email service. The webapp is optimised for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, but will work on a computer.

After you’ve clicked that link on a device, just going to www.fsconference17.co.uk will take you to your page again.

The conference will be paperless and you’ll need the webapp to navigate through the day, so you might want to make a shortcut to the page on your homescreen. This is normally done by opening the page, pressing the menu button and then selecting something like ‘add to home screen’. If that doesn’t work for you, check out more detailed instructions here. We’ve also noticed that some email apps open links in a preview page. If that happens, you should be able to select ‘open in browser’ then make the shortcut.

Before the day, you might want to look at the sessions and speakers we’ve lined up. You can use our bookmarking feature to save the ones you particularly like the look of. However, we should say that capacity for all the breakaway sessions is limited and there is no sign-up. It will be first come first served, except for delegates with mobility requirements. So if there’s something you really don’t want to miss, make sure you get there on time. The webapp also has all the info you need for planning your day or travel.

During the conference, you’ll be able to use the webapp to navigate from session to session and ask questions of the speakers. You can also use it to contact the organisational team if you have any issues or questions. Of course, there will be in-person help for any technical issues if you can’t get online. (If you’re coming on Friday, don’t worry, your pages won’t fill up with Thursday’s stuff. It’s separated.)

And afterwards, we hope you will evaluate the conference through our feedback questions. We’ve carefully designed them and user tested them so they’re as quick and easy as possible for you and as useful as possible for us. You’ll still be able to see the market stalls, speaker and session information, in case you want to check back on something. And best of all you don’t have to think about whether to delete the app, as it’s just a site!

*a webapp is a type of website that opens in an internet browser but is designed for mobile/tablet and behaves likes an app. The pages are personalised and remember your settings. You don’t have to download anything.