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GlassBuild America app About the ShowAAMA is no stranger to live event apps, and I’m so glad there’s a new app available for GlassBuild America. Intended to support your experience at the much-anticipated industry trade show this fall, the app will make for easier networking in Las Vegas October 19-21.

Some of the reasons those going to GlassBuild will want to download the app include taking advantage of a “locate me” function, a customized schedule and a comprehensive exhibitor list. With “locate me,” you’ll never get lost on the expansive tradeshow floor, and you can more easily tell others where you can be found. Just type in the nearest booth number you see, or even just an exhibitor name, and get results. Use the app to build your own schedule around your appointments and events to make sure you don’t miss any of the action. And finally, take an early look at the list of exhibitors before getting to Vegas in order to plan ahead for who to see. Bookmark exhibitors by highlighting the gold star by their names, allowing the app’s “quick list” function to later find your bookmarked exhibitors in an easy-to-follow order. The names of those exhibiting, plus their booth numbers, are already available now. Plus, the app is always being updated to include the most recently available information.

GlassBuild America app DashboardOnce you’ve downloaded the app, start by creating your personalized app profile. Tap the gear icon at the top of the dashboard and select “My Profile.” First, upload a picture – this will help everyone at the trade show identify you a little faster either when they enter your booth, or maybe when they see you on floor later. Then, fill in your title, company name and contact information. Only the information in the fields marked by a blue globe will be shared with the general public. Details listed in the fields marked with the green people icon can only be seen by those who have accepted your friend request. And by checking off your primary business category, you will receive event alerts tailored just for you.

Once you’ve got this down, you’re ready to connect with others at the show. Tap the “Connect with Other Attendees” icon on the dashboard to see a list of who’s in Las Vegas this year. To send a friend invitation, just tap the right arrow next to the person’s name and tap the “Request Friend” button. You can highlight those you want to follow up with by tapping the star icon to the left of the name.

Track the buzz before, during and after the show with the “Social Media” icon. Read the Twitter feed from GlassBuild America partners and exhibitors. If videos are more your style, tap the YouTube icon at the bottom of the screen to go to the GlassBuild channel.

The GlassBuild America app looks great, and it’s already available for free download in the Apple app Store and on Google Play. Get it now to get a leg up on networking this fall!