We always stress just how important social media is during San Diego Comic-Con – it’s a way to stay connected, to find out 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 whole lot easier during SDCC. So let’s take a look.
1. The Official Comic-Con International App
If you haven’t downloaded this yet, you really should. It’s not the greatest technologically advanced app you’ve ever seen, but it’s incredibly useful, and has some new functionality. It has the schedule for all five days, and you can search it, click to read full panel descriptions, star it to add it to your “Schedule”, and more. Plus, there’s a list of exhibitors, maps, and more.
2. Pronto – San Diego App
The old Cloud Compass app for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is gone, and in its place is the new PRONTO app. This is the app you’ll use for the trolley, city buses, and more. We wrote about this very handy app last year, but if you’re planning on using San Diego’s trolley system at all to get around, this is the way to do it. You can load money on as you go.
If you’re headed somewhere not on the Comic-Con shuttle or trolley route, there’s also UBER. They’ll take you pretty much anywhere you want to go, give you the price up front (which is sometimes substantially cheaper than a taxi, though less and less so these days).
Similar to UBER, Lyft is a great way to get around.
What apps do you find useful during Comic-Con? Let us know on Twitter!