RELEASE from RNC Committee on Arrangements
Tampa, Fla. -
The 2012 Republican National Convention and the Tampa Bay Host
Committee launched a joint mobile application today that provides
delegates, media and other guests the ability to easily navigate the
convention and the Tampa Bay region.
or Kyle Downey
|August 17, 2012
National Convention and Tampa Bay Host Committee Launch
Joint Mobile Application
Will Provide First Release of Convention
Schedule and Help Guests Easily Navigate Convention
The application, or
app, provides users the ability to watch live convention coverage and
share their experiences via social media networks. Other features
include maps, transportation and weather information, local news and
Florida fun facts.
In addition, the
first release of the convention schedule will be through the convention
- Monday, August 27 convention schedule to be released August 20
- Tuesday, August 28 convention schedule to be released August 21
- Wednesday, August 29 convention schedule to be released August 22
- Thursday, August 30 convention schedule to be released August 23
Periodic schedule updates will be issued as necessary.
application, "Tampa 2012," is available on Apple and Android platforms
and was developed for the convention and the Tampa Bay Host Committee
by AT&T, the Official Wireless Provider of the 2012 Republican
Users can view the
master calendar for the convention in addition to adding their own
events. Maps of the Tampa Bay region highlight GOParty Card businesses,
which offer discounts beginning August 17 until September 3, 2012, and
numerous shuttle routes and taxi services are featured. In addition,
the mobile application provides interactive trivia games and a
scavenger hunt where users have the chance to win prizes by scanning QR
codes at a number of GOParty Card locations. The GOP Store is
also available where users can purchase convention-related merchandise.
"The mobile app will
greatly enhance the experience of both convention attendees and
non-attendees like never before," said convention CEO William Harris.
"Information will be at their fingertips. The convention
schedules will be, for the first time, available on a mobile device.
Convention guests will be more informed and better able to
navigate all the activities taking place in Tampa Bay while
non-attendees will be able to join a Convention Without Walls and all
the social conversations surrounding the convention."
"We are excited to
provide an integrated mobile application for this year's 2012
Republican National Convention," said Host Committee President and CEO
Ken Jones. "Four years ago, at the last convention, iPhones and other
smart phones were just making their debut and mobile apps were in their
infancy. Now, these devices are everywhere and we have the fantastic
opportunity to provide our guests and the public who are interested in
the convention with a mobile application that is cutting-edge,
easy-to-use and fun. More importantly, it provides users the chance to
learn about the Tampa Bay region and all it has to offer."
The mobile app is
available for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices, and through a
mobile website that will enable Blackberry and other smart phone users
to access the convention's mobile app experience. Instructions, links
to the mobile app and additional Convention Without Walls materials can
be found at http://connect.gopconvention2012.com.
About the 2012
The 2012 Republican National
Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30,
2012. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa
Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, media
and other guests. For more information about the 2012 Republican
National Convention, become part of the virtual convention at www.ConventionWithoutWalls.com
visit our website www.GOPConvention2012.com
check out our official blog,
Conventional Wisdom, at www.gopconvention2012.com/blog/