Part of my job, possibly the part that’s the most fun, is keeping up with new technology/toys. I hear about something new and I quickly download it and start playing. Last week when I was speaking at the Atlanta DMA event someone asked me what new things I was exploring and I figured I’d post a quick blog about four that I’m currently playing with.
WeReward – I’ve been using this “check-in” app for a few months now and its replaced Foursquare and Gowalla for me. I’ve written about it here and we recently interviewed the CEO on the DIG:This podcast, and that should be out next week.
Tungle.me – I just started playing with this and the next one over the weekend. Tungle.me allows you to share your calendar with people via the web. I’ve been looking for an easy way to do this and have tried other tools, so far this one seems pretty cool.
Plancast – This is one I’m really excited about. Essentially you can connect with people to share what conferences/events you’re going to. I was surprised at how many people I’m connected to are already using this, which means I’m way behind on finding out about this one. I’m always interested in finding out what conferences people are going to.
Connect with me Plancast! Oh, and Plancast has my favorite logo of the bunch.
Glympse – Want to share your location with someone continuously for a limited time? Let’s say you’re at a conference and you and your colleague want to attend a few different sessions. With Glympse you can share your location with your friend so that whenever they click the link (or refresh) that Glympse sends them, they can see where you are at that point in time. And if you only want to share that for 2 hours, just set the time range.
Glympse has worked great when I’ve been running errands and my wife wants to know when I’ll be home to help with the kids. She can refresh the link and see exactly where I am in my route.