Hill: Before the main course, a Winter Meetings app-etizer

From SABR member Benjamin Hill at MiLB.com on December 4, 2013:

The Winter Meetings are next week — Monday, December 9 through Thursday, December 12 to be exact —  and, as such, I’ve got the Winter Meetings on my brain.

Also, as of yesterday, I’ve got the Winter Meetings on my phone. This year, for the first time ever, baseball’s premier industry confab is coming equipped with its own app. It is free to download, and available via Apple and Google Play (search “Winter Meetings”).

The Winter Meetings app is courtesy of the Professional Baseball Promotions Corp, a subsidiary of Minor League Baseball. (Minor League Baseball is headquartered in St. Petersburg, as you may recall.) Anyone who has attended the Winter Meetings knows that they are a sprawling, multi-faceted, and altogether overwhelming affair, and the purpose of the app is simply to help attendees make sense of it all (to the extent that that is possible).

Steve Densa, executive director of communications for Minor League Baseball, writes that the app has many features that should come in handy. Highlights include a list of Trade Show exhibitors that functions as a “walking Buyer’s Guide,” detailed maps of each hotel so that attendees can locate meeting rooms, a “full schedule which shows every main event/meeting by day,” and, finally, the ability to share schedules, comments, and contact info with fellow attendees.

Read the full article here: http://bensbiz.mlblogs.com/2013/12/03/before-the-main-course-a-winter-meetings-app-etizer/

Originally published: December 4, 2013. Last Updated: December 4, 2013.