Longstanding Collaboration Between UBM Tech and DoubleDutch Continues, Bringing Mobile Technology to New Developer Conferences
LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO – November 4, 2013 – Game Developers Conference Next (GDC Next) and the co-located App Developers Conference (ADC), today announced a partnership with DoubleDutch, the leading event application provider, to power the conferences’ mobile application. GDC Next and ADC are taking place November 5 through 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the events mark the twenty-second application DoubleDutch has developed with organizer UBM Tech. Other events powered by DoubleDutch include industry-defining shows like Interop, Black Hat, Enterprise Connect, DesignCon, and Online Marketing Summit.
GDC Next and ADC attendees can access the latest schedule, create a personalized agenda, network with other attendees, and compete for the top leaderboard spot by downloading the event application today: ddut.ch/gdcnext
“We believe that event applications are a must-have at conferences and tradeshows no matter how big or small,” said Alex Dunne, General Manager, Online of UBM Tech. “Organizing a conference for developers themselves, we also knew we’d be judged by the quality of our own event app, and DoubleDutch’s combination of price and features made their platform the right choice for us. DoubleDutch knows how to build an app that attendees will engage with, and they have a great customer service team that has kept us coming back for more than twenty conferences.”
GDC Next will address the future of the gaming industry, giving attendees a glimpse at the game experiences of tomorrow through a variety of sessions presented by leading industry experts. The App Developers Conference (ADC) also a brand-new event, centers on the very best development, UI, marketing and business strategies for apps outside of games. Downloading the combined application, event attendees can browse sessions in real time, rate speakers and network with fellow attendees. They can also post comments and photos in the event-focused newsfeed and easily push these out to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. All in-app activity will win attendees points in the competition for badges and the top leaderboard spot. These game mechanics are unique to the DoubleDutch platform and result in much higher engagement rates than typical mobile conference applications.
“GDC Next and ADC will define how game makers and mobile-focused companies should develop, market and monetize applications,” said Lawrence Coburn, CEO and co-founder of DoubleDutch. “We’re expecting great engagement from this group, and we look forward to a continued partnership with UBM Tech.”
To learn more about the co-located conferences GDC Next and ADC visit, http://www.gdconf.com/.
To download screenshots of the GDC Next and ADC App powered by DoubleDutch, click here.
About the UBM Tech Game Network
A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the UBM Tech Game Network offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include the Game Developers Conference®, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com and network of sites, the Game Advertising Online ad network, the App Developers Conference™, the Game Developers Conference® Next, the Game Developers Conference™ Europe, the Game Developers Conference™ China, the Game Career Seminars and GameCareerGuide.com, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. Visit: www.jointhegamenetwork.com
About UBM Tech
UBM Tech, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM Tech produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM Tech’s communities and information resources monthly. UBM Tech brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM Tech is a UBM plc company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. Visit: tech.ubm.com
DoubleDutch is an award-winning provider of mobile event applications, with a unique focus on capturing and surfacing data from live events. The first to bring a data-driven technology approach to the event industry, DoubleDutch customers include SAP, AMEX, Cisco, Dell, 3M, American Hospital Association, and Bath & Body Works. Thrill attendees and demonstrate event ROI with a branded DoubleDutch app today. http://doubledutch.me
Jen Hawkins, DoubleDutch
Diana Smith, TriplePoint for DoubleDutch
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