Cool Gadgets: New Smartphone App for PhotoPlus Expo

This post is the latest in the series Cool Gadgets, which profiles Kike´s selection of machines, inventions, tools, toys and gear in the interest of photographers, travelers and explorers.



PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has announced a new app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices is now available for this year’s event, scheduled October 23-26, 2013, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.  The new app provides tremendous support to attendees to register for the show and search, plan, and bookmark “favorite” seminars, exhibitors and events directly through their handheld device from anywhere in the world.

¨Attendees can now monitor and bookmark all events, seminars, exhibitors, floor maps and more directly from their mobile device,¨ explains Scott Heath, Executive VP at Synergy Communications.  ¨Adjustments, additions, and modifications to “favorite” activities can be made on the go, from anywhere. You can create “favorites” for seminars you want to see, exhibitors you want to visit, and other activities that help maximize the time you have at the show. The app is available as a free download.¨

“There is a lot to see and do at PhotoPlus Expo and the ability to prioritize specific activities or modify as needed is an enormous benefit to attendees who want to experience everything important to them at the show, explains Lauren Wendle, VP and Publisher, The Photo Group.”  “The PhotoPlus Expo mobile app is an effective and efficient way for attendees to manage, maintain, and modify their time and schedule while attending PhotoPlus Expo,”

¨If you are a photographer or photo student, PPE is the only U.S. trade show that combines the industry’s top manufacturers to see the latest in imaging technology,¨ describes Heath. ¨With more than 90 seminars and panels designed to teach the newest techniques and business practices needed to run a successful business today.¨

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and video. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services – everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage – all from the industry’s leading manufacturers.  The show also offers photography, video and digital imaging seminars taught by world-renowned experts with a focus on cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques.


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Award-winning photographer, journalist, and author Kike Calvo (pronounced key-keh) specializes in culture and environment. He has been on assignment in more than 90 countries, working on stories ranging from belugas in the Arctic to traditional Hmong costumes in Laos. Kike is pioneering in using small unmanned aerial systems to produce aerial photography as art, and as a tool for research and conservation. He is also known for his iconic photographic project, World of Dances, on the intersection of dance, nature, and architecture. His work has been published in National Geographic, New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, among others. Kike teaches photography workshops and has been a guest lecturer at leading institutions like the School of Visual Arts and Yale University. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic blog Voices. He has authored nine books, including Drones for Conservation; So You Want to Create Maps Using Drones?; Staten Island: A Visual Journey to the Lighthouse at the End of the World; and Habitats, with forewords by David Doubilet and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Kike’s images have been exhibited around the world, and are represented by the National Geographic Image Collection. Kike was born in Spain and is based in New York. When he is not on assignment, he is making gazpacho following his grandmother’s Andalusian recipe. You can now buy Kike´s products: You can travel to Colombia with Kike:

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